Board of Supervisors Re-Organizational Meeting Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Board of Supervisors Re-Organizational Meeting Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A re-organizational meeting of the Board of Supervisors was conducted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 commencing at 7:00 p.m.  Present was Supervisors Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Taylor via telephone connection.  Also present was Township Solicitor, Mr. O’Keefe, Township Engineer, Mr. MacCombie, Township Building/Zoning Officer, Mr. Lowry, Township Manager, Mr. Walters, and members of the community.

A moment of silence and Pledge of Allegiance was observed.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to elect Mr. O’Keefe as temporary Chairman.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Taylor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to nominate Dave Reynolds as Chairman.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to nominate Mr. Moore as Vice Chairman.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to appoint Linda Shank as full-time Township secretary.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to adopt Resolution 2018-01 appointing Linda Shank as Open Records Officer.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Taylor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to appoint Mr. Reynolds as Liaison to the Police Department.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Taylor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Reynolds, to appoint Mr. Moore in charge of all Parks and Recreation.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to appoint Mr. Taylor as Road Master with Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Moore as the Assistant Roadmasters.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to appoint Mr. Moore as Liaison to the Planning Commission.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds Made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to appoint the following list of the Townships Professional Consultants:  Lamb, McErlane, PC as Township Solicitor, Gawthrop, Greenwood, & Halsted, P.C. as Alternate (conflict) Solicitor, Buckley, Nagle, Brion, McGuire, Morris as Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor, Herbert E. MacCombie, Jr. P.E. as Township Engineer, Mallie, Falconiero & Company LLP as Accounting Advisor,  Maulo & Company, Ltd. as CPA, Berkhiemer Associates as Deputized Tax Collector, Santander Bank/Fulton Bank as Bank Depository, The Grafton Association as Consultant, Municipal Support Services for Building/Zoning Officer, Siana, Bellwoar & McAndrew LLP as Labor Attorney, Keystone Collections Group for the EIT & LST Collector.  With Mr. Taylor having a question about the Municipal Support Services and Mr. Lowry being the Building/Zoning Officer.  Mr. Taylor stated that Mr. Lowry has had some conflicts with residents and some of the residents are irritated with him, and his pay scale is enormous.  Mr. Lowry responded that he has issued 104 permits in 2017 and his salary is covered under the permit fees and not paid by the tax payer.  His fee is $82.40 per hour.  Mr. Taylor will vote “aye”, on all the consultants with the exception of Municipal Support Services, for which he will vote “nay”.

Mr. O’Keefe stated it would be best to vote on the Consultants separately.  Since the one in question is Municipal Support Services there should be a separate vote on it.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion to retain Municipal Support Services as the Township Building/Zoning Officer, with there being no second, the motion did not pass.

Mr. Taylor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to hire Code Inspections and Jim Dickey as the Building Inspector.  With there being no questions from the public, Mr. Reynolds voting “nay”, the motion passed.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to appoint Earl Taylor as Liaison for Public Safety, Fire Protection services, and Emergency Management Services.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to set the dates and advertise the regular Board of Supervisors meetings to be the first Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  The dates are February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, Wednesday November 7, December 4.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to schedule the Planning Commission reorganizational and regular business meetings to be held on the Second Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to schedule the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting dates all to be held at 7:00 p.m. January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26, and no meeting in December.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to retain Whitford Insurance Company as the broker of record for the commercial package, commercial fire, and commercial automobile, workers comp. Insurance.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to appoint John Lymberis to the Planning Commission with a term to expire 2021.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to adopt Resolution 2018-02 appointing Michael Klingman to the Zoning Hearing Board with a term to expire 2021.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to adopt Resolution 2018-03 appointing Magdalena Salewski to the Zoning Hearing Board wit a term to expire 2020.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion to appoint Michael Klingman to the Vacancy Board for 2018.  Mr. Reynolds stated Mr. Klingman will give up the Zoning Hearing Board for the Vacancy Board.  With there being no second to the motion, the motion did not pass.

Mr. Taylor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore to appoint Tom Greenfield to the Vacancy Board.  With there being no questions from the public, Mr. Reynolds voting “nay”, the motion passed.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to establish the Secretary/Treasurer bond at $1,500,000.00.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Taylor, to establish the Assistant Secretary bond at $500,000.00.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Taylor asked Mr. O’Keefe if the Board could appoint a Treasurer and Mr. O’Keefe said that the Board can.

Mr. Taylor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to appoint Tammy Russell as Township Treasurer temporary until a salary can be determined.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Taylor stated the budget will have to be reopened so that the position of Treasurer can be put back in the budget and money allotted for the salary.

With there being no further business, Mr. Reynolds made a motion, seconded by Mr. Moore, to adjourn the re-organizational meeting.  With there being no questions from the public, the Board voting “aye”, the motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda Shank
Secretary