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East Penn reorganizes; office to be closed Wednesdays

Published January 10. 2011 05:00PM

The Jan. 3 reorganization meeting of East Penn Township set the office hours as Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Herb Truhe continues as the chairman of the supervisors' board.

Deanna Cunfer remains in her position as secretary with a maximum of 40 hours per week. She is the planning secretary at a pay rate of $50 per meeting. The commission is to use the services of the township solicitor. Cunfer is also the sewer billing clerk and open records officer.

Susan Porcina is treasurer with a maximum of 10 hours a week and a pay rate of $15 per hour. Supervisor Randy Pfeiffer voted no for the treasurer's appointment saying she should be an employee instead of a private contractor.

The treasurer's bond was set at $950,000.

Supervisors' meetings are set for the first Monday of the month and will be moved to Tuesday if there is a holiday.

Centax will collect earned income and local services taxes and delinquencies in those categories. Berkheimer will collect delinquent per capita taxes.

Full-time policemen Daniel Magarelli and James Danner will receive $16 and $17.50 respectively. Part-time policemen Bryan Price, Frank Buonaluto, Jeff Frace (detective) and Diane Fisher will be paid $13.26 per hour.

Cory Smith was reappointed as roadmaster with a maximum of 40 hours per week. Road-crew members are Malcolm Brown, $15.83 per hour; John Blair, $13.77 per hour; and Richard Snyder, $10. As-needed road crew members receive $9 for general work, $9.40 for laborers and $13.50 for those with a CDL license. Part-time seasonal employees may work up to 35 hours per week. Supervisor Jake Nothstein works as a part-time mechanic with wages set by the auditors.

The mileage rate for use of a private vehicle is whatever the IRS rate is at the time and will change if that changes.

Cory Smith is the voting delegate to the annual Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' convention April 17-20.

The Nanovic Law firm with representative Jim Nanovic will serve as solicitor. He is required to submit detailed invoices. Michael Hudson was appointed to the vacancy board.

William Schwab is the representative to the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission. Judy Engle is on the parks commission.

Smith was appointed to the Carbon Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Carl Wolfe is sewage enforcement officer and Scott Beaver is the alternate. Information concerning work done by the SEO is to be turned in to the office.

John Reedy was reappointed to the zoning hearing board. Two alternate positions are vacant. Richard Dietrich is the zoning permit officer.

Smith was appointed as fire chief and Robert Kleintop as assistant. Kleintop is also emergency management coordinator with Dennis Cunfer as deputy.

The engineer for the township is Bruce Steigerwalt. A breakdown of services and projects must be presented with invoices.

A Universal Construction Code list of inspectors is available at the office. Shawn Corey of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy is the township building code officer.

Ronald Elsasser is representative to the Lehighton Library.

Schwab and Dean Kercsmar were named to the Central Carbon Regional Comprehensive Plan committee. Schwab is also representative to the county local tax collection committee.

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