The Winslow Township Supervisors started the new year with a couple of meetings on January 6—the reorganization meeting and the regular meeting with the auditors’ reorganization meeting in between.
The board welcomed new member Rick August who takes over for Marty Strouse. Strouse served on the township board for twelve years.
Robert Krajewski was reelected as board chairman. August will serve as vice chairman. Brian Mottern, Sr., will remain the roadmaster and Mary Greeley will continue as secretary.
Regular meetings will be held on the second Mondays of every month at 6 p.m. at the township building.
Tim Kougher replaced August on the auditor’s board. Tina Bernarduci will remain the chairwoman of that board. The annual audit will begin the week of January 27.
During the regular meeting that followed, the supervisors handled routine business until the very end of the meeting. Supervisor Krajewski then distributed a letter from the township engineering firm, the EADS Group. The letter was a proposal to assist the township with the Soldier Water System at a cost of $10,000.00.
Township employee Brian Mottern, Jr., explained how the testing is done for the system and how it was reported. During the discussion, the supervisors stressed the water was fine and the tests were all good. The problem was the missing paperwork for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). That paperwork, including plans for sampling, monitoring, operation and maintenance, and others, was flagged by a DEP inspection report dated October 30, 2019.
The EADS proposal would assist the township in correcting the violations.
“Whatever we do, we have to do it right,” supervisor Ed Mohney stated.
In the weeks to come, the supervisors plan to continue to lay the groundwork for bringing the water system’s paperwork into compliance with what the DEP requires.