Interlocal Proposal for Chester Police Ready
Chester Township’s final draft of the interlocal proposal should be in the hands of the borough for review next week.
According to Chester Township Councilman Brian Murphy the interlocal proposal for contracting police services* is in a final draft phase and after a pair of meetings later this week, should be ready to hand off to Chester Borough for their take.
“We have been working sort of behind the scenes on the shared services with the borough,” Murphy said. “We have a draft of an interlocal agreement and we could possibly get it over to their police committee next week.”
Chester Township Mayor Bill Cogger and Councilman Matt Kass were supportive of the progress, but curious as to the timeline.
“Mayor Davis would like to have this sorted out by July 15,” Murphy said. “I think August 1 is workable for the timeline.”
Cogger saw a little more wiggle room timewise.
“I think the drop dead deadline is August 15,” Cogger said.
Murphy didn’t think the process would take that long.
“I have been meeting with the attorneys and the proposal is in final draft form,” Murphy said. “Once it is done we will follow up next week and see how it goes.”
Editor's Note: According to the last set of minutes publicly available dated May 15, there was a discussion on the continuing efforts of police contracting. There have been no minutes posted since then, but those interested should check here for updates.
Patch was unable to chronicle the discussion that took place. Feel free to air your comments and opinions here.
*A sample of an interlocal agreement between Washington Township and Washington Brough in Warren County is attached to this story.