West Chester approves 3-year contract for new administrator

New West Chester Twp. Administrator Larry Burks
New West Chester Twp. Administrator Larry Burks

The new West Chester Twp. administrator will earn $135,000 a year, drive a township-paid car and receive three weeks of paid vacation.

The trustees approved an initial three-year deal with Larry Burks, the current assistant city manager in Bellevue, Neb. He will be in the township Thursday to sign the agreement that takes effect Jan. 1.

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West Chester Twp. Trustee Mark Welch said trustees surveyed like-sized townships in the region to use as a guide for the salary and terms.

“That salary is well within the range,” Welch said. “Providing a vehicle, it’s a perk, but (the former township administrator) had a vehicle that she used for business purposes only. It’s actually pretty standard.”

Longtime administrator Judi Boyko resigned in August to become the Hamilton County assistant administrator.

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