Brown kept her on as a Deputy Administrator. He then named her Acting Director, and at a salary of $91,790, when Luis Campos abruptly resigned earlier this year.
That position only has a six-month life span.
As expected, Brown has nominated her again as Director of Administration, and at the same salary she currently earns. He notified Council of this appointment on November 10. Under a Northampton County law sponsored by Hayden Phillips and Bob Werner, nominations must be submitted at least seven working days before the next scheduled Personnel Committee. Council lacks the authority to take action until December.
In addition to the foreclosure, I previously told you that she was facing four tax liens.
Now it's five. A fifth tax lien was filed against her in July.
Here they are.
1) IRS v.Catherine Allen (Klages), 2008-FT-1338, filed 12/22/08, for $51,414.69 in unpaid income taxes (1040) in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
2) IRS v.Catherine Allen (Klages), 2011-FT-3697, filed 4/25/11, for $6,060.33 in unpaid income taxes (1040) in 2007.
3) Pa. Dept of Revenue v. Catherine Allen-Klages, 2015-J-8690, filed 9/23/15, for $1,551.15, in unpaid personal income tax in 2008.
4) Pa. Dept of Revenue v. Catherine Allen-Klages, 2015-J-11366, filed 12/7/15, for $1,857.99, in unpaid personal income tax in 2010.
5) Pa. Dept of Revenue v. Catherine Allen-Klages,, 2016-J-6704, filed 7/29/16, in an unknown amount. (I will update this post later today with the exact amount).
That fifth tax lien was filed eight days after her appointment as Acting Administrator.
I believe it is irresponsible to appoint someone with these ongoing financial difficulties to the County's second most important executive position. Council has a fiduciary obligation to the taxpayers, not some political obligation to turn the County into an ATM for a fellow Republican.
In addition to the Allen nomination, Brown has notified Council that he wants them to confirm Tim Herrlinger as Director of Community and Economic Development, and at a salary of $83,718. In Herrlinger's case, Council may have no choice but to confirm. Phil Lauer has previously advised Council that Acting Directors become the real thing unless Council moves against them at the end of six months. ... I think. Herrlinger has been Acting Director for nine months.