Reichard resigns as supervisor, accepts new role

WAYNE HEIGHTS—Washington Township Supervisor Chad Reichard is stepping away from his role to take a new position in the township.

On Monday Reichard, who has served as chairman of the Board of Supervisors, resigned. He has accepted a job with the township as assistant planner/zoning officer.

“For the past five years, it has been my privilege to serve the residents of Washington Township as a supervisor,” Reichard said. “Recently, the opportunity to join the professional staff at the township was discussed and I accepted this opportunity to continue service in local government on a full-time basis.”

Reichard’s salary will be $50,000 per year.

Taking Reichard’s seat on the board is Scott Stine, a resident of the Zullinger area, who was appointed Monday. Stine is currently a member of the township’s Zoning and Hearing Board.

Stine will fill out the remainder of Reichard’s term, which expires Dec. 2021.

The board will appoint someone to fill Stine’s seat on the Zoning and Hearing Board at the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting, as well as a new chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

In the meantime, Stewart McCleaf will serve out the remaining two meetings this year as chairman of the board.