Thursday, April 5, 2012

2nd Annual Forks Cleanup Day


Forks Township will be participating in the Great American Cleanup Pennsylvania on April 21th, 2012. Meet and sign in at the Forks Township Community Center starting at 9:30 AM.  If you desire, please pre—register at the front deck of the Community Center.

Last year, I picked trash along Richmond Rd! Get involved!


Every voice counts!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Forks Community Days

I had the opportunity to spend many hours at our annual community celebration. I got the chance to chat with many residents at the information booth and other venues.

Additionally, I took a tour of the log cabins and heard the history of our township. It was a great two days of fun and some sun.

Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make Forks Community Days a great success.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Forks BoS Meeting - August 4, 2011


I am sure some people are wondering about my latest vote on the Forks Township amphitheater. I always believed it was important for our community to have a common gathering place where we can enjoy family activities.  In the case of Forks Township, it will be our amphitheater.  Additionally, the amphitheater will help build a bridge between the community and our local business.  In my opinion, the debate was centered on the design of the amphitheater, not whether we should built the amphitheater. 

For the past two years, Forks Township has debated various designs and held several public meetings to review the proposed designs. The cost of the last design was about $360,000 and allot of people worked hard to reduce the cost of the present amphitheater design to about $257,000. This is about $100,000 reduction in cost.

In the past month, it has become abundantly clear we would never agree on a design. In my opinion, the recreation funds paid by developers are used to provide recreational activities for the entire community. My responsibility as an elected official is to represent the entire community and I take each vote seriously.

After my no vote, I did additional research and spoke to various residents. I came to the conclusion that I should focus my decision whether we should built the amphitheater, not the design of the building.

Yes, I did change my vote. I decided was time to vote yes and built the amphitheater for the betterment of our community.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Goddard School Graduation

To wrap-up a very busy week, I was honored by the invitation to attend the Goddard School Moving On, Moving Up Celebration held in the Forks Community Center.

I had the opportunity to watch the 2011 Kindergarten Class Graduate and the pre-school classes take a step closer to kindergarten.

Congratulations to all he kids!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Forks Approve Beer and Wine for Community Days

On a 3 to 1 vote, the Forks Township BoS approved a proposal to sell beer and wine at Forks Community Days.

The concept is to raise money for the Business and Commerce Association of Forks (BCAF). The mission of BCAF is to serve as the link among the Forks business community, residents and the supervisors. It also serves as a networking forum for business, and finally as a means for community service projects.

70% of the money raised by beer and wine sales at the Forks Township Community Days will be used locally by BCAF for community and economic development activities, while 30% of the sales will be allocated to the The Easton Area Chamber of Commerce.

To be honest, I had a hard time voting for this proposal. I had to balance the need for constructive local economic development with changing the overall character and charm of the Community Days.

I voted yes, after I received assurances the wine and beer sales would have very strict rules and would not drastically change the charm and character of Forks Community Days.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Great Forks Clean-up


I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the over 50 volunteers that participated in the Forks version of the Great American Cleanup PA.

It was cold and windy day and all the volunteers, myself included, had a good time cleaning up our township.

By the way, the post clean-up lunch was very good.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meet your Supervisor - David Billings

On every Wed from 7:00 to 8:00PM, I will be at the Giant's cafe having a cup
of coffee. Please stop by and say hi. We can discuss
any township issue that is on your mind.