Tunkhannock Township supervisors reorganized last Tuesday night (Jan. 2), and Randy White was elected chairman, replacing Veto Barziloski, who did not seek reelection.
Glenn Ace Shupp was reelected as vice chairman. White will serve again as emergency management coordinator and newly elected supervisor Hoyt Keiser was asked if he would be interested in serving as EMA backup, but did not commit during the meeting .
Ken White will be retained as roadmaster, Judy Gingher as secretary-treasurer, Paul Litwin as solicitor, and Rebecca Kilmer as clerk. Carlton Shupp Jr. agreed to serve again as sewage enforcement officer with Joe Reese as backup. Sewage permit fees remain the same, but if the SEO has to dig the test holes, there will be an additional $10 for the permit from $40 to $50.
John Davenport has agreed to serve as vacancy board chairman, and the Lazybrook Park Manager will continue to be the Board of Supervisors. Bureau Veritas will serve as the building code enforcement agency.
The 2018 budget shows revenues projected of $1,691,390 and expenses of $1,697,905. The millage rate is 4.5 mills for general and 1.5 mills for fire protection.
Ginader Jones & Co. was appointed to conduct an audit of 2017 expenses.
Gingher and Keiser will attend the PSATS Conference April 22-25.
The supervisors will regularly meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, with the exception of last Tuesday, and (Labor Day), when they will meet the following Tuesday (Sept. 4). If a second meeting is needed, it will be held on the third Tuesday of the month.
Comment period during a regular meeting by the public is limited to five minutes.
During the regular meeting, Gingher gave the road report suggesting that the work was mostly snowplowing.
Police Chief Ed Morristell gave his monthly report and noted all of his officers had completed CPR and First Aid Training on Dec. 19, and their certification was good for another year.
A notice was given that Mountain Energy had sought renewal of water withdrawal from the Tunkhannock Creek, with no comment to follow.
Correspondence about ID badges was read from Ken Johnson, with supervisors suggesting they were good and would not need new ones.
The supervisors reviewed a land development plan for Dorothy Mikulsh on Stony Mountain Road and suggested it had already been cleared for septic.
A thank you note for a $2,500 donation to the Tunkhannock Public Library was read into the record.