A split decision leads to a policy change at Tuesday night’s Millcreek Supervisors meeting.
Millcreek Supervisors approve an amendment by a vote of two to one to a policy that’s been around for decades.
The policy requires Millcreek Township oolice officers running for political office to take a leave of absence.
The amendment now requires all employees with enforcement authority who are running for office to take a mandatory leave of absence or resign after using all paid time off first..
Supervisor John Groh the only one to vote against the policy change.
Groh says, “Under the ethics law, you got problems. Whether you’re a candidate or a public official like myself. You violate that law, you’re in big trouble.”
Brian McGrath says, “If someone has the policing powers, if they have enofrcement opportunities or enforcement duties as part of their job, they should not be out there in the public running for office.”
Also, a public hearing for an ordinance that would set up zoning districts for medical marijuana to be processed or distributed announced in the meeting.
The hearing will be held on March 14th at 9:30 a.m. at the township building.