Slatington is once again without a borough manager.

Steve Salvesen, who was appointed to the post Nov. 24 at a salary of $60,000, has stepped down.

Contacted Thursday, Salvesen told the TIMES NEWS he left the position because he has chosen to "retire."

Salvesen, 70, of Hanover Township, said he informed borough council "recently" of his intentions.

Efforts to contact borough solicitor Edmund J. Healy and council President Galen Freed in time for today's publication were unsuccessful.

It is unknown as of this time what course of action the borough will take to find a replacement.

The position has been a revolving door as of late. As Salvesen was Slatington's third borough manager within the past two-and-a-half years after he was hired to replace Herb Pfeiffer.

Hired Sept. 15, 2008, Pfeiffer was fired on a 6-0 vote by council at a workshop session in May of 2009.

Pfeiffer replaced John Kasten, who resigned from the position in March of 2008.

In June, Pfeiffer filed a federal lawsuit against borough officials, one year after he was terminated from the position.