CURWENSVILLE – A municipality facing an economic crisis cut another member of the municipality’s work force.
Curwensville Borough Council temporarily laid off police officer Jim Ward, effective Friday. Curwensville Borough Council is now down to two police officers, Chief Dave Johnson and Officer Mike Rowles.
Mark Curulla, council president, indicated that the move was made to save the borough money. While a total dollar amount of what will be saved by the borough was not available at or after the meeting, Curulla said it would save the borough about $2,000 a month from having to not pay Ward’s insurance.
Earlier this year Curwensville Borough Council laid off a member of the borough crew and part time police officers.