on the Uniform Construction Code appeal board, and supervisors are accepting applications to fill this position for a five-year term. Strategic Municipal Group was named flood plain administrator in a new appointment.
Pam Heard was appointed the primary Tax Collection Commission voting delegate.
Mileage will be reimbursed at 54.5 cents per mile in 2018 for all township employees and officials on township business.
First Keystone Community Bank remains the township’s bank.
Supervisors’ meetings for 2018 will be held at 7 p. m. on the first Tuesday of each month and planning commission meetings at 7 p. m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the municipal building.
Supervisors also voted to pay yearly dues of $1,434, the same fee as last year, to the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and to send personnel to the organization’s April conference in Hershey, where Pipech will be the voting delegate.
Following the reorganization meeting, supervisors held their regular meeting, where they passed a resolution expressing the township’s opposition to House Bill 1620, which would strip the township of its authority to regulate wireless facilities within and outside public rights-of-way. The state Association of Township Supervisors recommended the township adopt this resolution because of the “potential negative impact on townships,” Beck said.
In other business, supervisors amended their lease agreement with the Ice House Pub. The pub will contribute $500 to the township’s recreation fund, and the township will allow the pub to use the former fire department parking lot.
Residents were also asked to remove portable basketball hoops and refrain from parking on township roads or rights-of-way during snow plowing season.
A week after the meeting, Beck said work still had not started on the Ice Lakes dam because of required paperwork. Engineer Andy Pasonick said he didn’t know when work might start, and the start date could be contingent on weather concerns. Pasonick had earlier estimated that work would begin around Jan. 2.