BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Butler Township will pay over $1,500 per week to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for the professional services of Deputy Chief Rob Streck. Streck is currently serving as the Acting Chief of Police for the township.
The contract for services was formally approved on Feb. 17.
Under the terms of the contract, the township will pay $1,501.60 per week which represents half of Streck’s salary, benefits, disability insurance, retirement contributions, and all other associated payments. In return, Streck will designate 20 hours per week as Acting Chief.
That figure compares to $2,408.57 per week for retired Chief John Cresie.
The contract also stipulates that Streck, when acting as Butler Township’s Chief of Police, will report “directly to the Butler Township Administrator or Acting Township Administrator and also be subject to the instruction and supervision of the Board of Trustees.”
The Sheriff’s Office will “insure oversight and instruct Streck to comply with the mandates of this provision.” The contract doesn’t change the terms of Streck’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office.
The contract is retroactive to January 12 when Streck was appointed and runs through May 31, 2016. Both parties may terminate the contract with seven days notice.
Butler Township Acting Administrator Erika Vogel said in an email that the contract will not come before the Board of Trustees for further approval.
“At the Trustee’s meeting on January 25, the Trustee’s authorized me to enter into an agreement with the Sheriff’s Office for the services related to the Acting Police Chief position, so it will not be coming back to the Board,” wrote Vogel.
Streck was appointed after former Chief Cresie retired from the department in January. Cresie was placed on administrative leave on January 11.
At the January 11 meeting, Trustees Nick Brusky and Joe Flanagan, as well as Sheriff Phil Plummer, stated that Streck would be provided at no cost to the township. The parties subsequently found provisions in state law that required the township to reimburse the Sheriff’s Office for Streck’s services.
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