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BOROUGH MANAGER

 

Pat Brandenburg

I am excited and honored to have been hired to serve as the Wyomissing Borough Manager effective June 28th, 2018. I am looking forward to providing the day-to-day operational and administrative leadership that is necessary to ensure the Borough continues to be an excellent place to live, work and do business. My professional association with the Borough began back in 2015 when I was employed as the Assistant Township Manager and Commissioner of Public Safety in the Borough’s neighboring municipality of the Township of Spring. When the Borough and the Township of Spring entered into an agreement for Fire Rescue Services, I participated in that process to create the inter-municipal agreement and was responsible for providing top-level operational management and oversight for the Borough’s Fire Marshal and Fire Rescue Services.

I am from northern Virginia, by way of Frederick, Maryland where I was born and spent the first part of my career as a sworn law enforcement officer. I relocated to Berks County over 6 years ago, in January, 2012, after I retired from a 25+ year career in public safety working in county level government as an employee of Loudoun County, VA. During my tenure with Loudoun County, VA, I had many years of administrative and operational leadership experience and held upper level management positions in areas including:  Risk Management, Safety, Human Resources, Professional Standards and Ethics, and Logistics and Fleet Management.

Upon retiring from Loudoun County, VA, I accepted a position as Fire Commissioner/Fire Marshal with the Township of Spring in January 2012 and relocated to Berks County. In 2013, I was promoted to the position of Assistant Township Manager and Commissioner of Public Safety for the Township. The responsibilities of this position included top-level oversight of the Fire Marshal, Zoning Officer, Codes Department, and acting as the liaison to Western Berks EMS and Westside Regional Emergency Management Agency. I am confident that my past work experience will enable me to succeed and have a positive impact in my role as your Borough Manager.

Please be assured that, along with the Borough Council and Borough Staff, I will be working hard to make sure we are focused on ensuring efficiency and fiscal responsibility and that we are always striving to ensure that our residents continue to enjoy the high quality of life the Borough of Wyomissing has provided for residents for so many years.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, or if there is anything that the Borough staff or I can do to assist you with any issues now or in the future, please feel free to email me at pbrandenburg@wyomissingboro.org or call the Borough Office at 610-376-7481.

BOROUGH SECRETARY

Marti Hozey

Marti Hozey

Marti is a longtime resident of Pennsylvania. She has lived and worked in Berks, Bucks, Lancaster, and Montgomery counties. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has served as an administrative assistant, an office manager,and a personnel benefits coordinator for local government, non-profit, and business organizations. This experience has provided her with a variety of methods to solve problems and meet challenges. When she’s not working, Marti likes to travel. She also enjoys reading, dining out, and caring for her pets.  Marti has been employed at Wyomissing Borough for over eleven (11) years now and loves her job.  She hopes to be here until she retires.

Please feel free to contact Marti at mhozey@wyomissingboro.org.

BOROUGH COUNCIL

l-r (seated) Mike Forester, Greg Portner, Chris Hartman-Solicitor, Steve Brunner; l-r (standing) Tom Bausher, John Woodward, Tom Moll-Council Pres., Fred Levering-Mayor, Bill Jenckes

The function of Wyomissing Borough Council is to orchestrate the many vital organizations within the Borough. They are a body of officials elected by the voters of the Borough of Wyomissing.

The Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month to review the minutes and recommendations of the several boards, committees and commissions. Council addresses matters brought to its attention by the Borough Manager, as well as matters brought to its attention by the Mayor or members of Council for discussion and/or action.

WYOMISSING BOROUGH COUNCIL 2018

Frederick C. Levering, Mayor
flevering@wyopd.org
Thomas M. Moll, Borough Council President
tmoll@wyopd.org
Thomas M. Bausher, 1st Vice President
tbausher@wyopd.org
John C. Woodward, 2nd Vice President
jwoodward@wyopd.org
Stephen D. Brunner
sbrunner@wyopd.org
William S. Jenckes
wjenckes@wyopd.org
Gregory L. Portner
gportner@wyopd.org
Jody W. Menon
jmenon@wyopd.org

COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS

  • CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

    The Civil Service Commission’s function is to prescribe, amend and enforce rules and regulations for the examination for positions in the Police and Fire Departments and for promotions, which rules and regulations shall prescribe the minimum qualifications of all applicants to be examined and the passing grades. The Commission prepares and posts the final list of eligible candidates for the vacant position(s) for Borough Council action.

    The Commission consists of three residents. Members serve a six-year term and are appointed by Borough Council. The Borough Manager and Chief of Police serve as Borough representatives on the Commission. The Commission meets as necessary at Borough Hall.

    Civil Service Commission Members:

    • Gregory L. Portner:  7/1/2022
    • 
Corey Jones: 7/1/2021
    • 
Jeremiah Sensenig: 7/1/2023
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

    The Economic Development Committee was formed in 2008 and consists of members of Borough Council and staff as well as Borough residents.  The Committee encourages new business as well as helping current businesses in the Borough to thrive.  Many of the meetings include guests from Berks County Business or Economic Development entities, as well as local business CEO’s and leaders.    The Committee has held two (2) Meet and Greet for Wyomissing business’s.  Please contact Borough Manager Marti Hozey for more information at mhozey@wyomissingboro.org.

    • John Woodward, Chair: 12/31/2018
    • D. Michael Forester: 12/31/2018
    • David Y. Bausher: 12/31/2018
    • Frederick C. Levering: 12/31/2018
    • Gregory L. Portner: 12/31/2018
  • FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

    The Finance and Administration Committee’s function is to make recommendations to Borough Council concerning financial and administrative matters. The Committee’s primary function is to prepare and review the budget for adoption by Borough Council.

    The Committee consists of five members, two of whom shall be members of Borough Council, the Borough Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer, and one Borough resident.  Members serve a one-year term and are appointed by Borough Council. The Borough Manager, Secretary and Business Manager serve as Borough representatives on the Committee.

    The Finance and Administration Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Borough Hall.

    Finance and Administration Committee Members:

    • Gregory L. Portner: Chair: 12/31/2018
    • 
Paul W. Brass: 12/31/2018
    • Thomas M. Moll:  12/31/2018
    • John H. Gallen, Jr.: 12/31/2018
    • 
William P. Murray: 12/31/2018
  • FIRE & POLICE COMMITTEE

    The Fire and Police Committee is responsible to Borough Council and reviews all police and fire related matters as directed by Council. The Committee consists of five (5) persons; four members of Council and the Mayor. The Fire Commissioner, Police Chief and Borough Manager are staff level representatives. Members are appointed annually by the Borough Council.

    The Fire and Police Committee meets quarterly on the last Monday of each month at 12:00pm, except there is no meeting in December.

    The Fire and Police Committee Members:

    • D. Michael Forester, Chair: 12/31/2018
    • Thomas M. Moll: 12/31/2018
    • 
Thomas M. Bausher: 12/31/2018
    • 
John C. Woodward: 12/31/2018
    • Frederick C. Levering, Mayor: 12/31/2018
  • INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

    The Infrastructure Committee is responsible to Borough Council and reviews and recommends action regarding; curb, sidewalks, storm sewers, drainage, sanitary sewers, water, streets, street lighting, or any infrastructure matter. The Committee acts as a liaison between Borough Council and the Borough’s maintenance, park and shade tree employees.

    The Committee consists of four members, three of whom shall be members of Borough Council, with the fourth member a resident of the Borough. Members are appointed annually by the Borough Council.

    The Infrastructure Committee meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at the Borough Hall at 3:00 PM.

    Infrastructure Committee Members:

    • 
Thomas M. Bausher, Chair: 12/31/2018
    • Paul W. Brass: 12/31/2018
    • 
D. Michael Forester: 12/31/2018
    • Stephen D. Brunner:  12/31/2018
    • John C. Woodward: 12/31/2018
  • PARK & SHADE TREE COMMISSION

    The Borough Park and Shade Tree Commission’s function is to make recommendations to Borough Council concerning the development of existing and all subsequently acquired land within its jurisdiction and which shall become part of the park system. It also makes recommendations as to development, formulation, implementation and pursuit of an ongoing plan and program of maintenance of the park system including, but not limited to, areas of native vegetation, waters, fields, vistas, paths, trails, flora, and trees in their natural state.

    The Commission consists of nine members, one of whom shall be a member of Borough Council, with the remaining members being Borough residents. Members serve a four year term and are appointed by Borough Council. The Borough Manager, Public Works, Property Manager and Recreation Director serve as Borough representatives on the Commission.

    In 2018, the Park and Shade Tree Commission will meet on January 25, April 26, July 26, and October 25 at 1:30 P.M. at Borough Hall.

    The Park & Shade Tree Commission Members:

    • Larry A. Walsky, Chair: 12/31/2021
    • 
Geoffrey Stoudt: 12/31/2021
    • 
Gerry Gobright: 12/31/2020
    • William S. Jenckes:  12/31/2018
    • 

Jenne Kimball: 12/31/2019
    • 
Catharine Lentz: 12/31/2019
    • 
Nat LeGrande: 12/31/2020
    • Steve Buynovsky (alternate):  12/31/2018
    • Barbara H. Reeser (alternate): 12/31/2018
  • PLANNING COMMISSION

    The Borough Planning Commission’s function is to prepare and present to Borough Council the Zoning Ordinance and make recommendations or proposed amendments thereto. An additional function of the Planning Commission is the prepare, recommend, and administer the Borough Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, and such other ordinances and regulations governing the development of the land.

    The Commission consists of seven members, two of whom may also be on Borough Council, but currently all are Borough residents. Members serve a four year term and are appointed by Borough Council. The Borough Manager, Code Enforcement Officer and Borough Consulting Engineer serve as Borough representatives on the Commission.

    The Planning Commission meets on the first Monday of the month at 3:30 P.M. at Borough Hall with exception of certain dates that fall on a Borough holiday.

    The Planning Commission members are:

    • John C. Woodward, Chair : 12/31/2020
    • Michael C. Herr: 12/31/2021
    • Paul W. Brass:  12/31/2021
    • Eric Ostimchuk: 12/31/2019
    • Ronald C. Stanko: 12/31/2021
    • Robert M. Keith: 12/31/2018
    • Richard Kimball: 12/31/2021
  • RECREATION BOARD

    The Recreation Board is responsible for supervising and maintaining all recreation areas and facilities in the Borough. In addition, the Board oversees all programs at the playground, pool and tennis courts. The annual Easter Egg Hunt, Earth Day, Fishing Rodeo, Concerts in the Park, Memorial Day Parade, Fourth of July Parade and the Lighting of the Greens are sponsored by the Recreation Board.

    The Board consists of nine members, and one is a member of the Borough Council. Members serve a five-year term and are appointed by Borough Council. The Parks and Recreation Director and Borough Manager serve as Borough representatives on the Board.

    The Recreation Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at Borough Hall.

    Current board members:

    • Eric Esterbrook: 12/31/2021, President
    • Dr. Charles F. Barbera: 12/31/2018
    • Stephen D. Brunner: 12/31/2018
    • Eric Donahue: 12/31/2019
    • Angie Drebushenko: 12/31/2022
    • Kate Fanning: 12/31/2022
    • Peter Beck: 12/31/2022
    • Hallie Guiseppe: 12/31/2018
    • Randy Weidner: 12/31/2020
    • Trevor Jackson, Student Representative (no term)
    • Tylor Smock, Student Representative (no term)
    • Angela Duen, (Alternate) 12/31/2018
    • Sally McAvoy (Alternate): 12/31/2018
  • REFUSE & RECYCLING COMMITTEE

    The Refuse & Recycling Committee makes recommendation on how best to handle, what is commonly called, “trash”.  The Borough has developed an extensive refuse and recycling program for the Borough.  To learn more about the program click here.

    The members of the committee are:


    • D. Michael Forester, Chair: 12/31/2018
    • 
William S. Jenckes: 12/31/2018
    • Mary Ann Reardon: 12/31/2018
    • 
Eric M. Donahue: 12/31/2018
    • Gregory L. Portner: : 12/31/2018
  • ZONING HEARING BOARD

    The Zoning Hearing Board has those functions authorized in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended. The Board’s primary function is to conduct public hearings and make decisions as to granting or denying variances and/or special exceptions from the terms of the Borough of Wyomissing Zoning Ordinance.

    The Board consists of three Borough residents. Members serve a three year term and are appointed by Borough Council. The Zoning Officer serves as the Zoning Secretary as well as the Borough representative on the Board. The Board also retains a Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor.

    The Zoning Hearing Board meets as necessary at Borough Hall.

    The Zoning Hearing Board Members:


    • David D. Rothermel, Chair: 12/31/2018
    • 
Robert T. Ullman: 12/31/2020
    • 
Najila A. Bathish: 12/31/2019
    • 
Larry Logero (Alternate): 12/31/2020

Click here to view a PDF outlining Committee and Commission Meeting Dates for 2018.


Honoring 2018 Retiree

Honoring Retiree

(l-r) D. Michael Forester, Borough Council Member Emeritus; Martha L. Hozey, Borough Secretary and Thomas M. Moll, Council President

Honoring Retirees

2017 Retiree Luncheon

(l-r) Thomas M. Moll, current Council President; Daniel A. Phelps, Council Member Emeritus; Barbara H. Reeser, Tax Collector Emeritus and David Y. Bausher, Mayor Emeritus

"LIghting of the Greens" on December 1st (Rain Date: Sunday, December 2nd) at the Stone House from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be hayrides, the children's craft tent, music , food and much more. Please join us! Sponsored by the Wyomissing Recreation Board.