Washington Twp. reorganizes, reappoints most officials
Josh Friebolin retained the position of chairman of the supervisors at the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting in Washington Township. Roy Dengler is vice chairman.
JoAnn Ahner is secretary-ttreasurer at a rate of $19.86 per hour, a 3 percent increase. She will receive $150 for meeting attendance. Sally Mantz is earned income tax collector and clerk at $16.15 per hour, also a 3 percent increase.
When there were objections from the audience to the raises, Friebolin said there had not been any given last year.
Zoning and planning officer Justin Yaich will received $18.20 per hour and $50 for attending township or planning meetings.
Roy Dengler was named roadmaster with Tom Dengler as an assistant roadmaster and vacancy board official. Tom Dengler will received $20.21 per hour, a 3 percent raise.
John Ashley was retained as solicitor at $90 per hour.
Keystone Consulting Engineering will be the township engineer represented by Roy Stewart.
Buckno Lesicky and Company was hired to do the audit at a cost not to exceed $8,500.
Monthly supervisors' meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Zoning hearing board meetings will be held the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. if there is something for the board to consider. The planning commission will meet the last Monday.
Zoning board members will be paid $40 per hearing not to exceed two in one night.
Preston Williams was named to the zoning hearing board and Brian Hoffman to the planning commission.
A bond of $300,000 was set for the treasurer and of $350,000 for the EIT officer.
Laborers will receive $18.15, a 3 percent raise, plus all benefits. Part-time laborers will receive $12 per hour with no benefits.
The three supervisors and secretary were certified to attend the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' convention April 17-20. Supervisor Gerald Phillips is the voting delegate.
Mileage for use of a personal car remains at 48.5 cents. The township has a car that is used in most instances.
The annual street light fee is $40.80 and fire hydrant fee is $31.22. Both are the same as last year.
Five miles of roads are expected to be improved. Subject to change is using superpave on Hill, High Hill, Church and Walnut roads. Double bituminous will be used on Spring Valley Road and Valley Road. The Slatedale Fire Company parking lot will also be paved.
Chris Knoll was named sewage enforcement officer with Joseph Bednarik and Daren Martocci named as alternates. Knoll will also do dry well inspections.
George Kern was named emergency management coordinator.
The millage rate was set at .9 mill.