Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Kimberly Rose is the new chair of the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors.
Kimberly Rose was appointed chairwomen of the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors during a reorganization meeting Monday. Rose is the second woman to lead the governing body in its 291-year history, former chair Frank Rothermel noted. Rose is a chiropractor and teacher of "Seniorcize" Northampton Senior Center, according to a bio posted in 2011 on Patch. She has lived in the township more than 20 years. Prior to being appointed as chairwoman, Rose served as board treasurer. During the reorganization meeting, Jim Cunningham was selected to remain as vice chairman. Eileen Silver will continue as secretary and former chair Rothermel will now be treasurer.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Residents gave their take on the change of power coming to the board next year.
The Northampton Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $26.35 million dollar budget for next year during Wednesday night’s meeting. Residents of the township will not be facing a tax increase under the approved budget for next year. The final budget figures are down about $450,000 from the $26.8 million dollar budget that was proposed in November. The figure was lowered after it was discovered the township is expecting to receive increases in the amount of money it brings in from earned income tax and real estate taxes. The majority of next year’s budget will utilized by the general fund. “There will be no anticipated change in service levels,” Township Manager Bob Pellegrino said. Pellegrino pointed out that Northampton came in under…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A political website that surfaced a little more than a week ago was brought to the Board of Supervisors by concerned citizens, some of whom were specifically targeted.
An anonymously owned political website that has been circulating in the community was severly criticized at the Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday night. The Friends of Northampton website, first registered in August, 2009, is updated with information about the current election. The site, though not endorsed by the Northampton Republican Party, takes a Republican slant on many township issues such as water in the western end, the GIANT hearings and recent tax increases. Supervisor and Republican candidate Vincent Deon said during the meeting that he has no connection to the website whatsoever. On Deon's own website, Friends of Deon, he posted a statement asking the creator to take it down. "Despite the fact that I have no control over …