Ross Township Board of Commissioners President Grant Montgomery expects a new township manager to be on board by the first of the year.
"We've narrowed our search down to three to four fantastic candidates," said Montgomery. "After another round of vetting, I expect the board to make a decision by the end of the year."
Unlike former manager Wayne Jones, who was fired in August, the new township manager will not serve as finance director.
"After the township manager is hired, the board will evaluate its next steps in regards to selecting a finance director," said Montgomery.
A consultant, Deborah J. Grass of Delta Development Group, Inc. of Wexford, has been running the day to day operations of the township.
Montgomery said he expects Grass to stay on and help in the finance office until a new finance director is hired.