When: Reorganization and regular meeting of supervisors of the municipality of Elizabeth, January 3.
What happened: The Elizabeth Township Board of Supervisors reorganized and voted Michael S. Diehl as president, while former president Jeff Brubaker fills the position Diehl previously held as vice president. Rodney D. May and Loren Miller were re-elected as township secretary-treasurer and administrator, respectively. May has officially served the town since the late 1970s. Miller manages day-to-day town operations.
Elizabeth Twp. supervisors plan to form emergency medical services authority
Other quotes: Glenn Martin was reappointed as superintendent of the highway system, a position he has held since 1990, while Rita Snavely was reappointed as administrative assistant. The board approved hiring the law firm of Morgan, Hallgren and Kane as township attorney, David Miller and Associates as township engineer and Duane Ober as fire commissioner at the Warwick Emergency Services Commission.
traffic sign update: Supervisors approved an application for a Green Light-Go grant, administered by the state Department of Transportation. State funds would provide funding to modernize traffic signals on Routes 322 and 501 in Brickerville. The current system, which uses a built-in ground loop system, is outdated and inefficient, said Martin, the highways superintendent. The grant would also provide retroreflective backing plates needed to improve traffic light visibility.
Quotable: “Historically, we’ve had problems with the ground loop that requires more maintenance,” Miller said, during a January 5 phone interview. “Moving to a radar/video detection system would improve traffic flow and bring control at this intersection to current technology.”
He cost: The total cost of the project is $166,200, Miller said, noting that the municipality would be responsible for paying only 20% of the cost, which comes to $33,240.
Whats Next: Grant application is due this month. Project bids will be announced and contracts awarded later this year, Miller said. The next supervisors meeting is at 7 pm on February 13th.