According to the Pottstown Mercury, Jason Bobst, Pottstown's Borough Manager since 2009, announced his plans to leave his current position and take a job as West Norriton's new Township Manager, a Bobst's last day will be sometime in August.
"I saw an opportunity that opened up and it piqued my interest," Bobst told the Mercury.
"I think Jason was doing a really good job and in the last two years, I think this borough took two steps forward," Borough Councilman Mark Gibson told the Mercury. "I sure hope we’re not going to take one step backwards now."
Bobst reportedly said that he looked forward to the opportunity West Norriton's assets – a private water company, a municipal sewer system and a township-owned golf course – would give him to “allow me to focus on the job at hand.”
Bobst also made it clear that he knows West Norriton's details.
“They have a codes office, public works, just under 30 people and 20 police officers; their budget is about $12 million and they have about 17,000 people in 5.9 square miles,” Bobst told the Mercury.
West Norriton officials are expected to officially announce their decision tonight at a meeting at the township building at 5:15 p.m.
Read more about Bobst's history as borough manager in Pottstown and his reasons for leaving here.