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Special meeting scheduled tonight

Published January 17. 2011 05:00PM

A special meeting will take place tonight at 7 o'clock between two governing bodies in Lower Towamensing Township.

At that time, the township's board of supervisors and board of auditors are scheduled to meet, according to township secretary Christine Wentz.

Wentz said the purpose of the meeting is to "change the wording of the auditors (Jan. 10) meeting for the state convention."

"So the payroll part of it is what they're looking to change," Wentz said. "We do (also) have an extension that has to be approved by the board of supervisors because we got it later (than expected)."

At its reorganizational meeting last week, the auditors approved an expense allowance for Supervisor Jesse Mendez of $50 per day and all expenses to attend a state convention in Hershey.

But, instead of paying the full salary, Mendez will be granted $75 per day for a maximum of four days, as agreed to by the auditors.

Also at that meeting, the auditors set the wages and benefits at $14.82 per hour, with no benefits, for any elected supervisors when any or all three should be called out to work on the township roads on a strict, call-out basis to be determined by the road foreman.

That came after the township's board of supervisors, at its Jan. 3 reorganizational meeting, recommended to the auditors the supervisors pay and benefits for those supervisors hired as township employees.

Also at that meeting, supervisors approved a motion to employ elected supervisors as casual employees to perform work on the roads when necessary and/or needed on a call-out basis at the discretion of the township road foreman.

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