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Brightbill Denies Interest in Silva's Job

Departing deputy mayor dismisses reports that she will take over for parks and recreation director placed on administrative leave

says she has heard the talk about how she will taking over for absent

But there is no truth to reports andsaying that she has been tapped to succceed Silva, who is currently on an indefinite , Brightbill said.

"I have heard those same rumors," Brightbill said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "There is no truth to the rumors that I will take [Silva's] job."

Brightbill, who will leave office on Dec. 31, has said she wants to continue volunteering on one or more She is wrapping up six years of service as an elected official to the,

However, replacing Silva, who was placed on paid leave by the earlier this month, is not on Brightbill's radar.

The deputy mayor's extensive resume of includes times on the advisory board to the parks and recreation department and other volunteer activities relative to township government and the local school district.

Meanwhile, programs continue as planned even while a within the department goes on according to township administration.

, the sole administrator overseeing continues to be paid while absent from work. Staff supervisors are overseeing activities at individual recreation venues township administrators have said.

No date has been set for Silva to return to work pending the resolution of certain personnel issues according to

Brightbill, , and Vannest have all declined to discuss specific details regarding the investigation into Silva's office citing personnel matters.

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