2018-10-11 / Front Page

Township Officials Meet For 96th Annual Convention

By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Executive Director David Sanko informs the Fulton County Convention of Township Officials of PSATS updates, laws and a salary survey at Hustontown Firehall on Monday, October. 8. Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Executive Director David Sanko informs the Fulton County Convention of Township Officials of PSATS updates, laws and a salary survey at Hustontown Firehall on Monday, October. 8. The Fulton County Association of Township Officials held its 96th annual convention on Monday, October 8, at Hustontown Firehall. Fulton County Association of Township Officials President Delmas Bard welcomed everyone to the convention and introduced State Rep. Jesse Topper. Rep. Topper thanked all the supervisors for what they do, as well as for the information they gather and bring to Harrisburg in order to better serve the townships. He then addressed questions concerning the Pennsylvania Real ID and the struggles of family dairy farms.

Sen. John Eichelberger spoke briefly at the convention and wished everyone a prosperous future. Sen. Eichelberger will be retiring after 12 years in office this November.

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Executive Director Dave Sanko gave updates to PSATS membership and informed the convention of the new salary survey that was put out earlier this year. Sanko then presented the following updates from Harrisburg: Act 54 – residency for elected officials; HR 291 – an earned income tax study; Act 31 – oversize vehicles; Act 33 – redevelopment; Act 42 – fiscal code; and Act 45 – eminent domain.

Fulton County Commissioner Pete Lynch discussed county related news and was followed by Brian Barton, Fulton County Emergency Management. Commissioners Stuart Ulsh and Rodney McCray did not attend.

During the convention supervisors were able to explore several vendors such as Keller Engineers, Commonwealth Code Inspection Service, Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT), Chemung Supply and more. Fulton County Medical Center also had a booth set up to test blood pressure, glucose levels and to also offer information.

John Pesze of PennDOT and Clem Malot of PA Municipal Code Alliance, also gave presentations. After the lunch break, members of the Fulton County Conservation District gave updates, as did Mary K. Seville from the Fulton County Planning Commission. The convention closed with the election of officers.

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