Sandy Township holds reorganization meeting|
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
By Ian Erickson Staff Writer
DUBOIS - Last night, Sandy Township held its reorganizational meeting for the board of supervisors and municipal authority.
Those elected will hold the same positions for both the board of supervisors and municipal authority.
The following were elected: Brady LaBorde, chairman; Jim Jeffers, vice chairman; Dick Castonguay, manager; Barb Miller, secretary/treasurer; Shelly Reasinger, assistant secretary/treasurer; Perry Bowser, engineer; Jim Jeffers, voting delegate for state convention; Ferraro, solicitor; and Don Sneddon, vacancy board.
The following were elected to multiple-year positions: Bill Beers Jr., two-year term as fire chief; Walt Casebo, four-year term on zoning commission; Dan Corbet and Bob Fleck, three-year terms on planning commission.
Supervisors voted to keep holding regular meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m.
Supervisors approved Keystone Collections Group as the collector for both the earned income and local services taxes. They also approved Lee Ann Collins as the elected tax collector at 2 percent commission.
The insurer for the township will be Swift Kennedy Insurance Group, and the bond is currently $500,000.
Castonguay discussed a payment agreement between the township and Bureau Veritas. He said there were permits that were not going to be completed or inspected after they made a switch to Pennsafe. He said the settlement will pay the township back $62,702.42 that it already paid to Bureau Veritas in advance.
In other business:
• the supervisors appointed Castonguay as a member of DUFAST to replace Jim Baker in January 2015.
Castonguay noted that the township received a CCIDA grant/refund check for assistance with the waterline on state Route 255.
• Jim Keck, zoning/code enforcement officer, noted that a public hearing is set for Feb. 4 for a zoning amendment change to the Metaltech property.
• the supervisors voted to adopt Resolution 1-2013 for wages and benefits.
The next Sandy Township board of supervisors and municipal authority meeting will be held Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.