WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve an ordinance Monday night that requires administrators to gain their approval before spending any money from the township's Lafarge Fund.

The checks and balances ordinance was spurred last month after some commissioners were less than thrilled that money was borrowed from the fund to finalize the sale of the Prydun Farm property which the township wanted to preserve as open space.

The creation of the fund dates back to July 1998 when the township sold land to the Lafarge Corporation in connection to opening a quarry.

In other business Monday night, commissioners also gave Keystone Consulting Engineering the OK to forge ahead with updating the township's Act 537 Plan.

The act was created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1986 to correct existing sewage problems and curtail future issues.

The act requires local municipalities, such as Whitehall Township, to have proper planning in all types of sewage disposal situations.

Keystone serves as the township's engineering firm.

Commissioners approved improving and replacing aspects of the township's police department security system to the tune of about $27,800 and the purchase of a 2015 Mack Tandem axle dump truck for the public works department.

The legislative body also approved a litany of appointments to various boards in the township, including, Stephen Burda to the township's zoning hearing board, Alberta Scarfaro as a regular member to the zoning hearing board and Roger Wall to the township's zoning code board of appeals.

Vice President Phillip Ginder was absent from Monday night's meeting.