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The search is on for new Solebury manager

Dennis Carney will retire after 12 years leading township


Birgitta Wolfe

The hunt is on for a new Solebury Township manager.
Dennis H. Carney, who has led the municipality for 12 years, plans to retire June 30.
The Worcester (Montgomery County) resident, who will be 68 in August, said he and his wife plan to travel the country and Europe during his new-found leisure.
Supervisor Chair Mark Baum Baicker on Jan. 6, however, lamented the pending resignation, saying, “We’ve had it too good.”
He especially lauded Carney for work on the Aquetong Spring Park project.

Nevertheless, work is underway to find a replacement.
However, since Carney also served as the public works director, that post might also have to be filled by someone.
The deadline for submitting applications is mid-February and the supervisors hope to vote on a candidate by March, Baum Baicker said.
He said the plan is to set aside one day and interview all the candidates via Zoom. Their names and the finalists’ names will not be made public.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or other related field, and a minimum of five years of municipal management experience. A master’s degree is preferred.
The manager’s salary is set between $135,000 and $165,000, depending on qualifications and experience. That person is responsible for the direct oversight of all township departments including: Administration, Finance, Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement, Land Preservation, Parks, Police, and Public Works.