2012 Budget Reopened; Split Votes on New Appointments
Supervisors at Marlborough Township’s annual required reorganizational meeting Tuesday night motioned to make some significant changes to the township’s manager, engineer and solicitor.
Joan Smith was unanimously voted in as chairperson, with newly elected Supervisor Charlie Walter as vice chair. Supervisor Brian Doremus, who served as chairperson in 2011, declined a nomination to serve as vice chair.
Once Chairperson Joan Smith called the meeting to order, a motion was passed to replace Czop-Specter, Inc. with LTL Consultants, Ltd. as township engineer. Marc Jonas of Eastburn and Gray, PC will replace Frank Bartle of Dischell, Bartle and Dooley, PC as township solicitor.
In addition, Elly Sadorf will replace Paul Williams as township manager. Sadorf served as Marlborough Township manager in the past and has most recently worked for Dublin Borough.
Doremus voted against hiring Sadorf as township manager, explaining that he did not have enough time to thoroughly review her credentials.
“I received her resume yesterday and I didn’t have an opportunity to even ask for [an interview],” Doremus said.
Doremus also voted against appointing Jonas as township solicitor, giving the same explanation.
In other appointments, Smith explained that Walter will replace former Supervisor Carl Ascoli on the regional planning commission. Walter will also serve as a liaison to the Green Lane/Marlborough Joint Authority and sit on advisory committees for both the uniform and non-uniform pension plans.
In addition, supervisors passed resolution 2012-02, maintaining the Earned Income and Real Estate Transfer Tax rates at 1 percent. Resolutions 2012-03 and 2012-04 set the staff compensation rate and police pension contributions, respectively.
In addition, supervisors unexpectedly voted to reopen the township’s 2012 budget for review. The current $1.7 million dollar, unanimously approved on Dec. 22, maintains the current township tax rate at 2.25 mills.
During the motion, Doremus explained that the purpose of reopening the budget would be “to review and possibly alter specific line items.”
Finally, supervisors voted to authorize advertisement of the 2012 meeting schedule. The schedule includes a regular Board of Supervisors meeting on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.