Tuesday, December 4, 2012
East Penn School Director Alan Earnshaw attends Monday night's reorganization meeting via Skype.
Usually, board reorganization meetings are pretty cut and dried. Dull even. Leave it to the East Penn Board of School Directors to find a way to spice up the traditional annual process by which new officers are elected to the board and deliver a little lesson in technology tools in the process. Last night, all nine board members were counted as "present," although only eight of them were actually in the room. Board member Alan Earnshaw attended the meeting from Tokyo, Japan, via Skype and voted using text messages. And he was elected vice president to boot. Highlights of the reorganization meeting include:
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Newcomer George DeVault welcomed to board of supervisors.
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors held a brief re-organizational meeting Jan. 3. Township Manager Dan DeLong opened the meeting with a warm welcome to the board’s newest supervisor, George DeVault, who was elected as the temporary chairman. DeVault explained to residents in attendance that in a second-class township, such as Upper Milford, the re-organizational meeting is required by a Pennsylvania state law. “We aren’t just making this up,” he said. Dan Mohr was then elected chairman and Robert Sentner vice-chairman of the supervisors for 2012. Mohr was designated as the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors representative to the Lehigh County Authority business meetings and to serve as the alternate to Township …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
First resolution of 2012 brings back many familiar faces and names for another year of service to the Borough of Emmaus.
At its Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, Emmaus Borough Council approved the following appointments for a term expiring on Jan. 6 2013:
Following reorganization, Lee Ann Gilbert to remain council president; Brian Holtzhafer to continue as vice president.
During its reorganization meeting Jan. 3, Emmaus Borough Council voted unanimously for Councilwoman Lee Ann Gilbert to again serve as president of the seven-member legislative body. Councilman Brian Holtzhafer will stay on as council vice president. At the beginning of the meeting, Gilbert and Holtzhafer were sworn in for new four-year terms on council, along with fellow incumbent Nathan Brown and newcomer Jeff Shubzda. Gilbert, Holtzhafer, Brown and Shubzda were given the oath of office by Magisterial District Judge Donna Butler. The foursome, elected in the November general election, ran as a multi-party ticket. Committee assignments will basically remain the same for the coming year, with Shubzda taking on the role of Health, …