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PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILAllen Township officials reorganize at the Jan. 7 supervisors meeting. Pictured are Dale Hassler, vice chairman; Gerald Montanari, supervisor; Larry Oberly, chairman; Gary Behler, supervisor; Ilene Eckhart, township manager; and Bruce Frack, supervisor. PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILAllen Township officials reorganize at the Jan. 7 supervisors meeting. Pictured are Dale Hassler, vice chairman; Gerald Montanari, supervisor; Larry Oberly, chairman; Gary Behler, supervisor; Ilene Eckhart, township manager; and Bruce Frack, supervisor.

Allen Twp. officials reorganize for 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At Allen Township’s reorganization meeting Jan. 7, most of the personnel presently on staff will remain in the same positions during 2019.

Larry Oberly remains chairman of the board of supervisors, and Dale Hassler continues as vice chairman. There were no other nominations for these two positions.

Ilene Eckhart continues as township manager.

Meetings for the board of supervisors will be held 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road. Planning commission meetings are held the third Monday of the month at the municipal building, unless otherwise noted.

Other positions approved include Michael Edelman as zoning officer, Edelman and Walter Diefenderfer as code enforcement officers and Keith Valentine as sewage enforcement officer. Valentine works in conjunction with Anthony Czonstka as public building sewer inspector.

Gary Krill is the emergency management coordinator, and Oberly is the representative to First Regional Compost Authority.

The biggest change is that Eugene Clater is stepping down from his long-tenured position as chairman of the planning commission. Clater will be replaced by Paul Link. Supervisor Gary Behler, who is on the planning commission, suggested establishing a special designation for Clater because of his knowledge of present and future projects. The board will take it under consideration. Clater made it clear he does not want to have a voting position on the commission.

The township will retain its relationship with Robert Cox, of Barry Isett & Associates, as township engineer. Barry Isett & Associates will continue to provide a wide range of engineering services to the township.

Lincoln Treadwell will continue as township solicitor.

The real estate tax rate of 5 mills was approved. There is no increase in real estate tax from 2018.

The planning commission met Jan. 21 at the fire station to hear more on the Jaindl development along Seemsville Road. There had still been open issues on the warehouse project.

A similar agenda was proposed for the December 2018 meeting, which was canceled because the details on the project were not available.

See the story on the planning commission meeting in next week’s edition.