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Franklin Township welcomes new supervisor and plans upcoming year

01/09/2018 10:14AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

The Franklin Township Board of Supervisors got the year off to a start on Jan. 2 by appointing a chairman and vice chairman.

John Auerbach was re-appointed chairman with a 4-0 vote, with Auerbach abstaining. He then made a motion to appoint David Snyder as vice chairman. Snyder was appointed with a 4-0 vote, with Snyder abstaining. New supervisor Nancy Morris took her place on the board and was welcomed by Auerbach. Morris replaced former supervisor Penny Schenk.

In the list of appointed positions for the township, Joan McVaugh will continue to be township manager and treasurer, and Sharon Norris will continue as township secretary for the coming year.

The list also includes:

Solicitor – Lamb McErlane

Building inspector/zoning officer: LTL Consultants

Auditor for six-year term: Jim Johnston

Planning Commission for four-year terms: Dave Hoffman and John Gontarz

Planning Commission Alternate for four-year term: Paul Lagasse

Planning Commission Alternate completing four-year term vacated by former supervisor Penny Schenk: Donna Dea

Emergency Management Coordinator for one-year term: Harold Walls

Historical Commission for five-year terms: Joe Neuman and Nan Latimer

Zoning Hearing Board for three-year term: Dave Francis

Zoning Hearing Board alternate for three-year term: Jack Nystrom.

The board also approved the 2018 township meeting dates and the schedule of holidays and office closings for the coming year. Board of Supervisors meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 p.m., except for the September meeting, which will be held on Sept. 26, and the November meeting, which will be held on Nov. 14. Planning Commission meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. Historical Commission meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month immediately following the Historical Commission meetings. Emergency Management meetings will be held the first Monday of every month beginning at 7 p.m., as needed.

For updated township information, visit www.franklintownship.us.

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email jchambless@chestercounty.com.

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