Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Peters Township Council made a motion to reconsider its original vote, however, majority ruled not in favor.
Not an empty seat in Peters Township Council chambers as concerned residents filed in Monday night. Council posted on its agenda that it would be reviewing its previous vote—made July 24—to eliminate the Berry Lane interconnection between The Woodlands and new Whispering Pines plans. "Council can reconsider votes," said council President Robert Lewis. "Nothing assures you that it's the final decision." Township Solicitor William Johnson and Lewis went back and forth on the legality of conducting a new vote. The Peters Home Rule Charter states a vote once taken is final. Lewis made the motion to reconsider the vote via "yay" or "nay." Council voted 4-2—Lewis and Robert Atkison dissenting—to not reconsider its previous decision to not …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Peters Township Council unanimously voted Monday to amend the firefighters' collective bargaining agreement allowing two full-time firefighters on daylight shifts.
Peters Township Council voted unanimously Monday night to amend the firefighters' collective bargaining agreement to allow two full-time firefighters on daylight shifts. “Hiring whomever is not part of the agreement," said township Manager Michael Silvestri. "That’s a separate issue, but we are able to make the selection—and we can go up to three years for any person on that contract, but we’re hoping for more permanency beyond that." Councilman David Ball then motioned to hire an additional firefighter to supplement the agreement. Council voted 7-0 in favor of the hire, to which Peters Township fire Chief Daniel Coyle said two candidates are available for immediate hire. Council voted 6-1 to move forward to negotiate with LSL Planning, …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In addition, Peters Township councilmen Robert Lewis and Robert Atkison were sworn in by District Magistrate James Ellis for a new term.
Peters Township Council made numerous reappointments—and two new appointments—at Tuesday night's reorganization meeting. Councilman Robert Lewis was voted to replace Robert Atkison as chairman by a unanimous vote. Councilman Gary J. Stiegel, Jr. was voted to replace councilwoman Monica Merrell, filling the vice chairman seat. Atkison and Lewis were sworn in by District Magistrate James Ellis for a new term.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Former board member Sandy Gregg said she returns to Tuesday's election with intentions to leave no child behind; Five candidates will fill five seats.
Former board member Sandy Gregg will return from a three-year hiatus to Tuesday's municipal election. Current school board member, and Gregg's friend, Diane Ritter stepped down for personal reasons in August. A quorum of 75 percent of the Peters Township Republican Committee then voted to place Gregg's name on the ballot. "When I heard Diane Ritter had decided to remove her name from the ballot, I knew we were losing someone that cared about this district and children," said Gregg. "That was when I seriously considered interviewing for the Republican nod of school board." As far as her position, Gregg knows where she stands. "Children are being left behind," said Gregg. "I'm getting back involved because recently the focus of buisness …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Council approved a proposal from Axis Architecture, by a 6-1 vote, to design artificial turf for a ball field in Peterswood Park.
Plans to make improvements to Ball Field No. 5 in Peterswood Park, regarding recreation availabilities in the township for adults and youth, touched off a long debate among Peters Township Council members Monday night. Council approved a proposal from Axis Architecture, by a 6-1 vote, to design artificial turf for the field at a cost of $39,500 plus surveying. It also tabled a proposal for lighting the field, pending the completion of the turf survey. Schultheis Electric was the low bidder at a cost of $199,390 for standard lighting, and $204,000 for enhanced lighting. Councilman Robert Lewis cast the dissenting vote against approval for the turf design saying that organized youth programs would be the benefactor of the improved field, and…