The Kutztown Borough Council appointed Gabriel A. Khalife as the new borough manager on May 27."He was the most qualified," said Councilman Kevin Snyder.

"He has 12 and a half years of management experience. He has been the manager of Salisbury Township," said Councilman Mark Gangewere.

The borough received about 30 applications who were narrowed down to four candidates. Council interviewed three of the candidates; the fourth withdrew before the interview process.

Khalife will start on June 16. Interim manager David Woglom is expected to stay on for about two weeks to assist with the transition.

Khalife was not present for the meeting.

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