A Meeting of the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors was held on October 10, 2018, at 6:00 pm
Members of the Board present were:
Others present were:
Robert Pellegrino, Township Manager
Joseph Pizzo, Township Solicitor (arrived at 7:15 pm)
Chairman Moore stated the purpose of tonight’s meeting is to hold budget hearings for the 2019 year and to fill the Township Supervisor vacancy. The budget discussions began at 6:00 pm and continued until 7:00 pm with the Board hearing budget requests as follows:
- 6:00 – 6:20 pm Volunteer Fire Company
- 6:20 – 6:40 pm Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad
- 6:40 – 7:00 pm James E. Kinney Senior Center
At 7:00 pm Chairman Moore called for Board discussion to fill the vacancy of Township Supervisor. Chairman Moore explained on September 26, 2018 the Board interviewed 11 candidates for this position.
Each Supervisor took turns outlining what they were searching for in making their decision tonight.
Chairman Moore called for public comment.
Steve McGill, 301 Briarwood Drive, asked the Board to stop pontificating over the candidates and make the announcement. Chairman Moore stated the announcement was advertised for 7:30 pm and the Board cannot announce their decision until then.
Lynne Kelleher, 119 Fairhill Drive, asked the Board to read the interview questions and when will the Supervisor be sworn in. Chairman Moore responded the candidate chosen will be sworn in right after the appointment.
A motion was made and seconded (Silver-Rose) to appoint Adam Selisker to fill the position of Township Supervisor until December 31, 2019.
Mr. O’Donnell asked to question Mr. Selisker on how he plans on balancing his time between being a Township Supervisor and still being the Fire Chief. Mr. Selisker responded he feels these responsibilities run hand in hand and he has qualified leadership that will fill any gaps within the Fire Company so he can focus on the Township Supervisor position. The Township will have his dedication on both fronts.
Chairman Moore called for additional public comment:
Steve McGill, 103 Briarwood Drive, followed up with similar questions as presented by Mr. O’Donnell.
Motion Passed 4-0.
Mr. Selisker was sworn in by Judge Benz and took his seat at the dais to participate in the additional budget hearings.
Chairman Moore ended this portion of the agenda and continued with the budget hearings as follows:
- 7:45 – 8:15 pm Library Board
- 8:15 – 9:00 pm Parks and Recreation Board
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.
Frank O’Donnell, Secretary