Eldred Township's board of supervisors held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 3 with few changes.
Clair Borger was reappointed as chairman, Gretchen Gannon Pettit as vice chairman and Sharon Solt as secretary/treasurer. Michael Kaspszyk remains the township solicitor.
Other appointments that were approved 3-0 include:
Ÿ Hanover Engineering Inc., specifically Brien Kocher and Chad Peters as township engineers, at the rate specified in their Dec. 16, 2011 letter
Ÿ Russ Kresge as alternate township engineer
Ÿ Borger as road master
Ÿ Hanover Engineering, specifically Jacob Schray, Scott Brown, Janice Buskirk, Jeffrey Huff and Christopher Taylor as township sewage enforcement officers, at the rates specified in their Dec. 16 letter
Ÿ Pettit as administrative assistant
Ÿ Ellerslie Helm as zoning and codes officer
Ÿ Marilyn Ludwig of Hanover Engineering as building code official (BCO) and any certified third party inspector to administer the UCC inspection
Ÿ Bruce Gower as UCC Joint Board of Appeals officer
Ÿ Berkheimer Associates, via the Monroe County Tax Collection Committee, as the Earned Income Tax Collector
Ÿ Solt and Pettit as Earned Income Tax Collection Liaisons
Ÿ Monroe County Tax Collection Committee Appointee as Earned Income Tax Appeals Officer
Ÿ Gary Hoffman as Emergency Management coordinator
Ÿ Gary Hoffman as Vacancy Board chairman
Ÿ Archie Craig and Philip Marano, Planning Commission, to four year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015
Ÿ Daniel Lyons as Planning Commission solicitor
Ÿ Albert Aumack as Zoning Hearing Board member, with the term to expire Dec. 31, 2014
Ÿ Chad Martinez as Interim Zoning Hearing Board solicitor, until the board convenes and holds its reorganization meeting
Ÿ Solt as voting delegate to PSATS State Convention
Ÿ Pettit as the Open Records officer
Ÿ Solt and Craig as members of the CJER Regional Comprehensive Plan Committee
The board also approved:
Ÿ to secure a Treasurer's Bond in the amount of $200,000 from Traveler's Casualty and Surety Company of America, from H.A. Thompson
Ÿ to secure a Public Employee Bond from Traveler's Casualty and Surety Company of America, from H.A. Thompson
Ÿ Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company as the primary designee, subject to the 9-1-1 Center assessment of need to cover Eldred Township
Ÿ West End Ambulance as the primary designee to cover Eldred Township, subject to the 9-1-1 Center assessment of need
Ÿ the township funds are to be deposited in First Niagara Bank and PLGIT
Solt made a motion, seconded by Pettit and it was voted 3-0, to currently keep the township employees wages at the 2011 level, except for an increase to one of the part-time road crew since he is now working on a regular basis. (It was noted that the working supervisors' wages are subject to the auditors approval.)
The 2012 wages are:
Ÿ Roadmaster: $20.00 (working supervisor)
Ÿ Full-time road crew: Employee #1, $17.70; Employee #2, $17.29; Employee #3, $16.14
Ÿ Part-time road crew: Employee #1, $13.84; Employee #2, $13.00
Ÿ Secretary-treasurer: $17.81 (working supervisor)
Ÿ Zoning officer, $13.84
Ÿ Administrative assistant, $13.77 (working supervisor)
Ÿ Maintenance: Employee #1, $11.53
Ÿ Planning Commissioners and Zoning Hearing Board members: $25.00 per meeting.
The board approved 3-0 to retain the benefits as outlined in the employee policy handbook and retain the current Blue Cross PPO for eligible employees, as designated in the Employee Policy Handbook: 13 holidays; two sick days per year; this can be carried over to the following year(s).
Ÿ All other benefits as designated in the Employee Policy Handbook
It was voted 3-0 to use the IRS mileage rate of 55.5 cents per mile.
It was voted 3-0 to keep the first Wednesday of each month as the supervisors' meeting date, at 7:30 p.m., held in the municipal building.