CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
REORGANIZATION MEETING
JANUARY 3, 2000

The Reorganization Meeting was held at the Charlestown Elementary School. Irene W. Ewald, Paul J. Hogan, Kevin R. Kuhn, Michael J. Rodgers, Hugh D. Willig, Thomas F. Oeste, Esq., Linda M. Csete, Secretary, and those on the attached attendee list were present.

Mr. Oeste called the meeting to order at 7:40 P.M. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Citizensí Forum - Reorganization Items

Mr. Oeste asked for public comment on reorganization items only, and Anita LaBarge offered congratulations to all the new Board members.

Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Mr. Oeste opened the floor to nominations. Mr. Hogan moved to nominate Irene Ewald for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Kuhn moved to close nominations and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mr. Oeste called the vote and all were in favor. Mr. Oeste turned the meeting over to Mrs. Ewald.

Vice Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Mrs. Ewald opened the floor to nominations. Mrs. Ewald moved to nominate Hugh Willig for Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Kuhn seconded. Mr. Hogan moved to close nominations and Mr. Rodgers seconded. Mrs. Ewald called the vote and all were in favor.

Announcement

At this time, Mrs. Ewald announced that not all appointments listed on the agenda would be made this evening.

Secretary-Treasurer

Mrs. Ewald moved to appoint Linda M. Csete for Secretary-Treasurer for the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Township Engineer

Mr. Rodgers moved to appoint Surender S. Kohli of Kohli & Associates for Township Engineer. Mr. Hogan seconded and all were in favor.

Zoning Officer

Mr. Kuhn moved to appoint Surender S. Kohli of Kohli & Associates for Zoning Officer. Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Building Inspector

Mr. Hogan moved to appoint Surender S. Kohli of Kohli & Associates for Building Inspector. Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Fire Marshal

Mr. Willig moved to appoint Frederick C. Alston for Fire Marshal and Mr. Rodgers seconded. All were in favor.

Emergency Operations Coordinator

Mr. Willig moved to appoint Frederick C. Alston for Emergency Operations Coordinator and Mr. Hogan seconded. All were in favor.

Township Solicitor

Mrs. Ewald moved to appoint the law firm of Lamb, Windle and McErlane, P.C. as counsel to the Board of Supervisors and James E. McErlane, Esq. as chief counsel. Mr. Kuhn seconded and all were in favor.

Special Counsel

Mrs. Ewald moved to appoint Gary Bender as special counsel to the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Land Planner

Mr. Kuhn moved to appoint Thomas J. Comitta for Land Planner. Mr. Willig/Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Historical Architectural Consultant

Mr. Kuhn moved to appoint Dale Frens as Historical Architectural Consultant. Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Auditor

Mr. Rodgers moved to appoint Emory Todd, CPA as Auditor for Fiscal Year 1999 and Mr. Willig seconded. All were in favor.

Planning Commission

Mr. Kuhn moved to re-appoint Michael Allen and to appoint Andrew Motel to the Planning Commission, each for 4 year terms. Mr. Rodgers seconded and all were in favor.

Supervisor Liaisons

Mrs. Ewald announced that the Board would make appointments among its members to act as liaisons to the following Boards, Departments, and other interests. Each member nominated himself and received seconds as follows. All appointments were unanimously approved.

Subject Liaison Seconded By
Roads Rodgers Willig
Parks & Recreation Board Hogan Willig
Planning Commission Willig/Rodgers Kuhn
Historical Commission Kuhn Rodgers
Zoning Hearing Board Kuhn Hogan
Administration Ewald Rodgers
Valley Forge Sewer Authority Ewald Rodgers
East Whiteland Township Hogan Rodgers
Schuylkill Township Rodgers Ewald
Tredyffrin Township Kuhn Rodgers
Phoenixville Borough Willig Rodgers
East Pikeland Township Ewald Kuhn
West Pikeland Township Ewald Kuhn
Uwchlan Township Rodgers Kuhn

Tabled Appointments

The following Appointments were tabled and will be scheduled on a later agenda.

Zoning Hearing Board
Zoning Hearing Board
Parks and Recreation Board
Valley Forge Sewer Authority
Historical Commission/H.A.R.B.
Vacancy Board
Roadmaster
Animal Control Officer

Annual Resolutions

Resolution #550-2000

Mrs. Ewald read Resolution #550-2000 in its entirety, which sets the depositories for Township funds for 2000. Mr. Kuhn moved to approve Resolution #550-2000. Mrs. Ewald seconded and all were in favor.

Resolution #551-2000

Mrs. Ewald read Resolution #551-2000 in its entirety, which names the emergency service providers for 2000. Mr. Rodgers moved to approve Resolution #551-2000. Mr. Kuhn seconded and all were in favor.

Meeting Schedule for 2000

Mr. Kuhn moved to set the 2000 meeting schedule for the Board of Supervisors for each Monday of January and February, then the first and third Mondays of each month from March through December, to take place at 7:30 P.M. at the Charlestown Elementary School. Mr. Hogan seconded and all were in favor. The Secretary was directed to advertise.

Establishment of Rates of Pay

Establishment of Rates of Pay was tabled and will be scheduled on a later agenda.

Adjournment

Mr. Kuhn moved to adjourn the Re-Organization Meeting at 8:30 P.M and Mr. Hogan seconded. All were in favor.

Respectfully submitted,


Linda M. Csete
Township Secretary