Four unfilled positions in township government have been eliminated following a vote by the Township Council this week.
The eliminated positions, which had not been filled in recent years, include the deputy municipal department heads of Land Use and Community Development, Law, Parks and Recreation and Public Works.
Four other positions that have been the subject of debate including the Deputy Municipal Department Head of Finance and Public Affairs, as well as Engineering, and the directors of Land Use and Community Development, and Parks and Recreation, remain under the adopted ordinance.
Councilman John Ducey, who is running for mayor, praised the unanimous vote by council, adding he didn't think it went "far enough" to downsize.
"I am looking at all options to save money for the taxpayers," Ducey told Patch.
All eight of the positions were created in 2008, and have been at the center of controversy for over a year.
Council Democrats have said eliminating the positions is designed to save taxpayers thousands, while some opponents have quietly questioned whether the plan is underpinned by partisan politics.
One resident at the meeting praised the vote, saying "it is great for the town...[because] it will prevent these titles from being fille din the future."