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Penn Township hires code enforcement officer

March 13, 2018 GMT

Penn Township has hired a code enforcement officer, filling a gap in a department that is expecting a busy year.

Township resident Mark Cypher previously worked as a tax assessor and an environmental scientist, and serves on the township library board and planning commission.

He will start at $20.67 an hour, with the potential to earn several raises in his first year as he obtains the various certifications necessary for the job.

He replaces Bill Roberts, who was promoted to director of the Community Development Department last year following the departure of previous director Dallas Leonard, who retired amidst charges that he had pointed guns at his coworkers as a joke.

With numerous housing developments in the works, having a fully staffed department to handle code enforcement will be more important this year than ever, township officials said.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646, jtierney@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Soolseem.