Exeter names interim township supervisor, votes to place Promenade property on the market

EXETER TWP., Pa. – Exeter Township’s administrative workforce has a brand new interim supervisor.

Clarence Hamm, the township’s director of public works, was appointed interim township supervisor at Monday night time’s board of supervisors assembly.

The vote was 3-2, with Supervisors David Hughes and Michelle Kircher opposed.

Earlier, the supervisors voted unanimously to offer written discover of intent to take away Jeff Bartlett as township supervisor and to promote for a brand new township supervisor.

Promenade Purchasing Middle land

The supervisors voted unanimously Monday night time to place the previous Promenade Purchasing Middle land on Perkiomen Avenue up on the market.

Earlier than taking the vote, the supervisors mentioned having a public presentation of plans that had been beforehand ready for a brand new municipal complicated that was being proposed for the positioning. Nonetheless, it was determined to not have a presentation as a result of the plans can be found for evaluate on the township’s web site.

The township purchased the property for $2.5 million in 2019, however the supervisors voted 4-1 final month to cancel the proposed municipal complicated venture.

Service Electrical enlargement

The supervisors accredited a waiver request for Service Electrical’s proposal for a 9,000-square-foot constructing addition in addition to a 3,700-square-foot second flooring addition.

The additions might be used for extra laptop tools and servers, however Service Electrical doesn’t count on to carry any extra workers to the brand new area.

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Exeter Golf Course Estates clubhouse

The supervisors accredited a conditional preliminary plan approval for Exeter Golf Course Estates clubhouse for restoring the clubhouse restaurant which might be situated on the second flooring of the constructing.

Studying Nation Membership

After a dialogue about promoting for electrical restore bids for the Studying Nation Membership clubhouse, the supervisors determined to hunt a complete plan protecting all repairs and replacements wanted.

“We have to take a look at the entire venture and never simply bid out objects piecemeal,” Hughes mentioned.

Chairman Carl Staples agreed and mentioned, “We have to see the large image.”

In different prices associated to the nation membership, the supervisors requested for 2 extra quotes for the acquisition of a 7.5-ton rooftop HVAC unit within the whiskey bar space. A quote from Landis Mechanical by way of COSTARS, the state’s cooperative buying program, put the price of changing the unit at $16,272.96.

The supervisors additionally requested for 2 extra quotes for the acquisition of safety cameras. Alarm Tech Methods offered a COSTARS quote to improve the video surveillance system for $15,397.

In one other Studying Nation Membership motion, the supervisors accredited a mutual launch and settlement settlement between Exeter Township and Morningstar Golf and Hospitality LLC. The board licensed a one-time fee within the quantity of $2,500 to Morningstar.

Final October, the corporate was employed to function the meals and beverage service on the nation membership amenities, however final month, supervisors voted to terminate the settlement.

Police division accreditation

James Adams of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Affiliation introduced Exeter Police Chief Wendell Morris with an accreditation plaque from the Pennsylvania Legislation Enforcement Accreditation Fee.

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Adams famous, “This places Exeter Township forward of the sport so far as greatest practices are involved.”

He mentioned solely 13% of Pennsylvania police departments have earned accreditation.

Different information

The supervisors accredited the acquisition of a 2022 Mack 10-ton dump truck with plow and salt spreader at a value of $218,115. The truck is a budgeted merchandise and might be paid from the tools fund.

Vice Chairman George Bell was nominated to fill a emptiness on the police pension funding committee, which consists of a finance director, two law enforcement officials, the township supervisor and a board supervisor. The funding supervisor presents the funding outcomes for the police pension fund to the funding committee.

Bell and Hughes offered an replace on the wastewater proceeds fund funding course of. Hughes mentioned he “desires to see a greater return on the $40 million proceeds.” Bell emphasised that the township “be nimble” with the method.

By a 5-0 vote, the supervisors licensed the township board of auditors to conduct a evaluate of all programs and processes utilized by the township. The board of auditors will conduct the evaluate for gratis to the township.