Ed Pisani

Ed Pisani

By Barbara Ormsby
Times Correspondent
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> Township Manager Ed Pisani resigned from his position at the Jan. 22 meeting of the board of commissioners. But he won't have
to leave the township administration building for his next job.
Later in the meeting he was appointed director of public safety by the commissioners, shortly after  they voted to establish that position.
"Ed's experience speaks for itself," said board President Bob Willert, adding that establishing the position of public safety dirctor is the "way to go for the township."
"It's a win, win for the township," Willert said.
Resumes for the manager's position will be accepted at the township administration building until Jan. 29. Willert said applicants should have a strong business background and 10 years of managerial experience.
Pisani, 55, was serving as fifth ward commissioner when he was appointed township manager in 2014. He received Cornell University Management
Certifiction and has more than 25 years of management experience. He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Academy in Glynco, Ga., and served
as an Amtrak police officer in both Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. He was a state constable and an Eddystone police officer.
Pisani said he has a working relationship with the township fire companies, Crozer EMS and the Delaware County Emergency Management
Department. He is certified in emergency management and notes that he is familiar with Ridley Police Department practices and procedures.
"I think there is a lot I can do for the township (in the new job). I enjoy dealing with the residents and I will still do that, but in a different capacity,"
Pisani said. "I will also work hand-in-hand with the code office on problem properties."
Willert praised the work Pisani has done while serving as township manager. He said Pisani's salary as public safety director is still being negotiated.
In another matter, Engineer Charles Catania reported that the low bid of $1,278,000 for the Bullens Lane bridge replacement over Crum Creek was
awarded to Loftus Construction Inc. Funding is through PennDOT. The bridge in question is in the Woodlyn section of the township and is in close
proximity to the Bullens Lane overpass at the Blue Route.
Additional action by the commissioners authorized the naming of a small stretch of street off Seventh Avenue in the Milmont Park section as Bella Way. The previously unnamed street was the scene of a devasting fire earlier this month that destroyed the home of the Toland family. Neighbors unanimously
agreed on the name in memory of the dog that perished in the fire.

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