Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Board of Supervisors passed the Northampton Township's 2013 budget Wednesday night in a unanimous vote. They also announced and awarded the Council Rock School District elementary school students 29th annual Fire Safety in the Home essay winners.
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a $28 million budget for 2013 Wednesday evening. The spending plan covers operating, capital and trust funds for the township. There were no increases in taxes, no employee layoffs and no service cuts. Supervisor George Komelasky approved of the bill but still noted financial issues the township faces, which are not unlike the federal government. He said that while there were no tax increases and services and jobs are intact, there is still a deficit of more than $400,000 due to spending rates that are consistently higher than revenue. “This is the same problem we have in Washington,” Komelasky said. “We’re still in a position where our expenditures exceed revenue.” Komelasky…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. for its monthly meeting.
The Board of Supervisors have many items on the agenda for tonight's meeting, including the 2013 budget. During the meeting there will be a presentation for the 2012 Living Tree Award, the winners of the CPCU Fire Essay Awards, and Employee Service Awards will be presented. Four agenda items are up for discussion as well. The supervisors will discuss the authorization to advertise a right-of-way management ordinance and the authorization to advertise a zoning ordinance amendment regulating telecommunication facilities. Additionally, the board will consider the final adoption of the 2013 budget and a resolution authorizing state of emergency for Hurricane Sandy. The meeting will take place at the administration building at 7:30 p.m. The …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Board of Supervisors wil discuss the 2013 budget at the regularly scheduled meeting tonight.
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the regular monthly meeting. At the meeting, there will be a dedication of Willow Estates and the board will authorize advertising the 2013 preliminary budget. Additionally, three presentations will take place: a flag presentation, the 2012 Living Tree Award and a presentation to the police department. View the entire agenda on the township's website. The meeting will take place at the Northampton Township Complex, located at 55 Township Rd., in Richboro.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The board will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
The Board of Supervisors will meet this Wednesday, Nov. 14, for its monthly meeting. This meeting is a little earlier in the month than usual, as the supervisors usually meet on the fourth Wednesday. During the meeting, there will be a flag presentation, a presentation for the 2012 Living Tree Award and a presentation to the police department. Additionally, Chairman Frank Rothermel will conduct the dedication of Willow Estates and will discuss the 2012 preliminary budget for the township. The meeting will take place at the administration building at 7:30 p.m. The entire agenda can be seen here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 7:30 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting.
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the regular monthly meeting. At the meeting, the board will consider a financial services agreement with the Northampton Library, and there will be a dedication of Willow Estates. View the entire agenda on the township's website. The meeting will take place at the Northampton Township Complex, located at 55 Township Rd., in Richboro.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Board of Supervisors will meet tonight with the township's boards and commissions to discuss their tentative budgets for 2013.
Northampton Township's various boards and commissions will meet with the Board of Supervisors tonight to discuss their tentative budgest for 2013. Finance Director Robert Armelin said that the groups present their tentative budgets for the next year, though its a casual conversation with no decisions being made. "Nothing formal gets decided," he said. "Actually, no decisions are made." The boards and commisisons—such as representatives for the library, Parks and Rec and more—come with a "wish list" that the supervisors will use when working on the budget. An actual budget session will take place next month, Armelin said. The township calendar shows that a budget workshop is scheduled for Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. He added that the meeting on Monday…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Rails to Trails project is among the agenda items for the Board of Supervisors monthly meeting.
The Rails to Trails project has sparked much conversation throughout the township with many people believing it would be a good use of the land and others thinking it will be detrimental to the residents. The Board of Supervisors will discuss the possibility of converting an unused SEPTA rail that runs through the township into a multi-use trail at tonight's meeting In addition to the Rails to Trails project, the supervisors will consider bids for purchasing de-icing salt, the execution of the solar power purchase agreement for the Senior Center and more at the monthly meeting. There will also be two flag presentations at the beginning of the meeting for U.S. Army Private Terrence McGovern and U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Drew Sestito. The …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Council Rock Senior Center bocce team beat the Northampton Township Supervisors team for the third time in a row.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The 2012 Northampton Days Festival kicked off at 9:30 a.m. with the annual bocce challenge, which took place between the Council Rock Senior Center bocce team and the Northampton Township Supervisors team. The two-time defending champs the Seniors once again defeated the Supervisors in a best of three match. The Seniors took the first two matches 11-4 in game one and 11-9 in game two to win this year's challenge.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors approved a settlement with American Tower Corporation.
After months of public outcry, private and public meetings and a "plethora of litigation," Northampton Township's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a settlement with American Tower Corporation on Wednesday. As part of the settlement, ATC agrees to remove 12 cell phone towers, or nodes, from residential areas and relocate them to other areas in the township consistent with heavily traveled streets, Township Solicitor Michael Savona explained. In addition, both the township and ATC will discontinue all litigation relating to the towers. Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter A representative from ATC was not present at the township meeting on Aug. 22, but Savona read a letter from the …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors will gather at the administration building for their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will begin with a flag presentation ceremony for Army Private 2nd Class Terrence McGovern. Then during the public hearing portion of the meeting, the Supervisors will receive an update on the Final Subdivision & Land Development Plan for Leehurst Farm, located at 536 Hatboro Rd. Supervisors will give indiviudal reports before the close of the meeting. During that time Chairman Frank Rothermel will update the board on the Traymore Water Line Installation Project. Construction should be underway at the time of the meeting. To view the full agenda, click here.