Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Forks Township sets the times and dates for its government meetings at its recent reorganization meeting.
Forks Township has announced its meeting schedule for 2013: The municipal building will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Governmental appointments made for 2013 at Forks Township reorganization meeting.
The Forks Township government is set for 2013. Besides naming a chairman and vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors last Monday night, other governmental appointments were made for 2013 for Forks Township. Zoning Officer Tim Weis was reappointed along with Fire Chief Charles Chapman and Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Weis. Township Manager John Cornell will serve as right-to-know officer and Rich Bassett as emergency management coordinator with Tim Weis and Bryan Weis serving as deputies. While Karl Kline is the township solicitor, Steve Goudsouzian will serve as alternate township solicitor. Michael Shay will serve as zoning board solicitor. Gilmore & Associates will serve as township engineer and France, Anderson & Basil as auditor. For tax …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Forks Township Solicitor Karl Kline will earn same pay per hour as he did in 2012.
Forks Township Solicitor Karl Kline sought $163 an hour, a $2 increase for 2013, to continue in his position. While Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss and Supervisor John O'Neil both thought at Monday night's reorganization meeting that that price was right, other supervisors objected. In fact, they offered a cut. Supervisor David Billings proposed $147 an hour. "I think $147 an hour is reasonable," said Supervisor Dan Martyak, who has stressed that Forks Township pinch its pennies. "I think a $2 increase is wrong." Chuss said that Kline was deserving of the raise, "knowing everything Karl has done." Supervisor Bob Egolf thought that $147 an hour was too low. "How about something in the middle, like $155," Egolf said. Billings revised his …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors holds its reorganization meeting Monday night.
The song remains the same in Forks Township. At Monday night's reorganization meeting, the board selected its chairman and vice chairman for 2013. Supervisor Erik Chuss will remain as chairman while Supervisor John O'Neil was named vice chairman, replacing Supervisor Dan Martyak. O'Neil's appointment was unanimous, but Supervisor David Billings voted against Chuss being appointed again. "I very humbly accept the position," Chuss said. "Hopefully I'll do better this coming year than I did last year." Supervisor Robert Egolf was chosen to once again serve as secretary/treasurer of the board of supervisors. In other appointments, John Cornell will remain as township manager, Tim Weis as zoning officer, Chuck Chapman as fire chief, Scott …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Reorganization meeting and work session for Forks supervisors will be held Monday instead of Thursday.
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors usually meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. But with a reorganization on the agenda, the board will gather this Monday instead. Forks Township Manager John Cornell said state law dictates that when a municipality must reorganize, the first Monday of the year is mandatory unless it falls on a holiday. The supervisors will reorganize at a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, with a work session to follow at 7:30 pm. At the reorganization meeting, the board is expected to name its president and vice president for 2013.