When: Meeting of the commissioners of the canton of Mannheim, 4 April.
What happened: In a unanimous vote, the board hired Debbie Mazzone as Director of Human Resources for an annual salary of $90,000.
Background: Mazzone, of Berks County, previously served in municipal government. She left a position in the private sector to serve the township of Manheim. She will take office on April 25.
job summary“The Director of Human Resources will plan, direct, direct, develop and coordinate policies and procedures, as well as all aspects of human resources, including but not limited to benefits, payroll, recruitment, training and legal compliance.” Manheim Township has 177 full-time employees and 180 part-time employees.
Background: Mazzone follows Barbara Beare, the former director of human resources, who was hired on October 20 of last year. The former and first Director of Human Resources, Steve Schlegel, served for three years prior.
Pickleball courts: Resident David Martin has asked the municipality to set aside funds to build pickleball courts. Chair Donna DiMeo responded that the council had applied for a grant, which it will receive in the fall, for eight pickleball courts at the Weaver Road sports fields. The grant is for a maximum of $250,000.
And after: Commissioners will meet again at 6 p.m. on April 11. In addition, a public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 18 regarding abandoned and dumped vehicles and equipment at 2310 Fruitville Pike. The council will host a public forum at 6 p.m. on April 18 on Places2040, a plan for Lancaster County, with the motto “think beyond borders.”