Board demands Radnor manager resign

March 5, 2009 8:41:51 PM PST
The Board of Commissioners has demanded the resignation of Radnor township's manager.While a few objected, most applauded Thursday night's effort to force out Radnor's township manager David Bashore.

Among the allegations for removal is that Bashore had paid himself $15,000 to $18,000 a year in bonuses without telling his bosses the township board.

"Over the past 8 years, he gave himself bonuses, payments of about $146,000," board attorney Neil Morris said.

Bashore was not at the meeting. At his Radnor home, he told Action News his attorney had advised him not to comment.

Critics charge under Bashore's watch trying to get information about how money was spent was next to impossible until a recent change in the law.

That lead them to Bashore's own employment contract which includes a $175,000 interest free loan used to buy his house.

"This 175,000 cash he got for his house was never approved in public," Democratic committeewoman Christian Perrone said.

Many here say for to many years Radnor had operated too much behind closed doors.

As for tonight's actions, attendees told Action News it was a good first step.

Under the township charter, Bashore has 10 days to request a public meeting to refute the charges in public, if he wishes.

In the meantime, the board is going to order a forensic audit of the books in Radnor and it is referring what it learns to the Delaware County District Attorney's office to see if that office is interested in pursuing any of the matters.

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