Friday, June 25, 2010

BoS Meeting Notes – June 17, 2010

I just learned the latest Forks BoS meeting notes are posted on the FAC blog.

Please take a moment to read about the latest BoS decisions.


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Welcome to the Army Reserve Center

Today, the Army Reserve Center held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction.

I would to take this opportunity to welcome the Army Reserve Center to our township. Additionally, I would to thank the men and woman of the armed forces for their faithful and heroic service to our country.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

EASD Budget Vote

In an 5 to 3 vote, the school board passed the 2010 to 2011 budget with 72 teacher positions being cut.

In an shocking development, the school board did not publicly consider the reported $3.0M to $5.0M in union concessions.

On a personal note, I was dismayed and flabbergasted the school board did not take the time to careful consider the proposed union concessions. 

Now more than ever, get involved!  I still believe every voice counts!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Forks BoS Meeting – June 3, 2010

The following is a summary of the Forks June 3 BoS meeting.

1. The BoS approved the transfer of $23,946 from the Recreation Board Reserve funds to the township general fund.  Vote: 4 to 0

2. The Forks Township Amphitheatre construction bid of $360,000 was rejected as the BoS is engaging another firm to look at a lower cost proposal. Vote: 4 to 0

3. Braden Airpark Land Development Proposal – The board vote 3 to 1 to approve the renovation of the terminal building and the replacement of the existing 12,000 gallon fuel tank. including the addition of two new fuel tanks (6000 gallons to support Jet A fuel and a 1000 gallon tank to support automobile gas). The township solicitor ruled the Braden Airpark land development was not in violation of the existing turf agreement between the township and the airport authority.

The airport authority withdrew the proposal to waive the Recreation and Capital Improvement fees.

Finally, Suburban EMS presented a summary of the 2009 call volume. In 2009, Suburban EMS responded to 711 calls in Forks Township.  Additionally, Suburban EMS renewed the Faith Lutheran building lease for another year.

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