A late arriving crowd to Wednesday night’s South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting would have been sorely disappointed not to mention lonely.
In a meeting that featured a sparse agenda and was devoid of Commissioner Dale Daubert who was absent, the four remaining commissioners did not vote on a single ordinance or resolution and discussed but two issues during a prompt and focused meeting.
The first topic dealt with the rate reimbursement for the township’s engineering firm, The Pidcock Company, who is seeking a 2.5 percent increase for their services.
The firm has held their rates for the last few years, given the economic climate of the region and nation, but has requested the increase, which will amount to less than $1,000 overall this year, according to township Manager Jon Hammer.
Commissioners agreed to the put the issue on the agenda for their next meeting on Jan. 16 for a vote.
In another matter, commissioners instructed Hammer to place on the next agenda a resolution for his reappointment to manage the township. Appointments to administrative positions in South Whitehall Township are typically done every other year, as is the norm for a first-class township, according to township Solicitor Joseph Zator, whereas second-class townships usually perform the task annually.
Commissioners also discussed a zoning issue with a township resident regarding a fence during courtesy of the floor.
The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16.