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Township enters release agreement with former manager

12/06/2016 10:53AM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw
Staff Writer

London Grove Township has entered into a settlement agreement and general release between its board of supervisors and former township manager Steven Brown. The announcement was made at the board's Nov. 30 meeting.
On advisement from the township's solicitor, the board did not provide any additional information at the meeting, regarding reasons that led to the agreement.
The agreement will be addressed by the supervisors at their Dec. 7 board meeting at the township building, beginning at 7 p.m.
In a phone interview with the Chester County Press, London Grove Township solicitor William Lincke of Beatty, an attorney with the Media law firm of Beatty Lincke, emphasized that Brown was not involved in any inpropriety that may have caused his dismissal from the township. 
"I have worked with the townhip for the past 13 years, and in that time, I know the positive feeling that others have had about Steve," Lincke said. "It's simply a matter of the board feeling that there needs to be a change in that position. There's nothing out of the ordinary here. At some point in time, a governing body simply wants to work with someone new."
Brown's position is being filled by Terry Woodman on an interim basis. From January 1986 to January 2001, she served as assistant manager and zoning officer for Tredyffrin Township, and then served as manager for the East Whiteland Township from January 2001 to April 2015. Woodman has been serving in her new position for the past two weeks. The supervisors voted to advertise the available position, at their last meeting.

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