Sellersville is searching for a new borough manager.
Current Borough Manager David Rivet is scheduled to retire in May. Borough officials hope to have a top-notch replacement in place in advance of that.
Rivet’s expected departure comes on good terms. “I will be 66 and it was just time,” Rivet told the Herald.
Sellersville officials are working with consultant Dave Woglom to find the new manager. Woglom, who was borough manager in Quakertown for about 20 years, is associate director for public service at Lafayette College, where his duties include using his decades of experience in municipal management to help municipalities.
At its Sept. 8 meeting, Sellersville Borough Council approved, at Woglom’s suggestion, having a private detective, Inter County Investigations, perform a background investigation on a final candidate once that person is identified.
With a population of about 4,300, Sellersville lies in the Pennridge School District in Upper Bucks County. In recent years, the borough has been working to “revitalize” its downtown to make it a more attractive destination for shopping and dining.
The next manager will supervise all day-to-day operations of the borough and coordinate with the seven-member borough council, staff and community, while administering a municipal budget that stands at about $4.1 million. Salary range for the position is $105,000 to $120,000, but actual salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.
“The borough has a long history of stability in the position,” an advertisement for the manager position reads.
In other news out of the Sept. 8 meeting, the borough is moving forward with having engineers Cowan Associates prepare plans and specifications for streets that will be paved or reconstructed in 2021.
Those streets include parts of Hughes Avenue, E. Pine Street, Grenoble Drive, Calais Drive, W. Church Street, Old North Main Street, E. Fairview between Diamond Street and Hughes Avenue, and others, such as Noble, Cherry and West Church.