The board of supervisors has elected its officers for 2023.
(Pictured are, from left, seated, supervisors A. Eugene Gemmell and Richard G. Gallo; and standing, Gail L. McCauley, George E. Lenz and Sandi Gillette. Kris Melliger photo.)
At the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting, supervisors Gail L. McCauley and Richard G. Gallo were named chairwoman and vice chairman for the year.
Supervisors A. Eugene Gemmell, Sandi Gillette and George E. Lenz also serve on the board.
The board will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month and 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month except November, when the board will meet at 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, and December, when the board will meet at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 20.
Chris Anderson was retained as township manager, Dan Jageman was again named township engineer, Robert Ream was reappointed sewage enforcement officer and Donna Hill was retained as recording secretary for the supervisors and as secretary/treasurer for the township. The supervisors retained attorney Ryan Fritz of the Delaney & Fritz law firm as solicitor for 2023.
As prescribed by the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code and as approved in a referendum of township voters in November 1975, White Township is served by a board of five supervisors, each of whom is elected for a term of six years beginning the first Monday of January following the election.
Candidates for supervisor shall have resided in White Township continuously for at least one year before their election, and shall reside in White Township while serving on the board. A supervisor may not at the same time hold any other elective township office. A supervisor may hold an appointed position within White Township unless prohibited by another statute.
The board conducts regular public meetings at the White Township municipal building, 950 Indian Springs Road, on a schedule determined by the supervisors and advertised annually.
The township code empowers the supervisors to advertise and conduct special meetings at any time, under terms of the Pennsylvania Open Meetings Law.
In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the agenda of business to be conducted will be posted online at www.whitetownship.org and displayed at the meeting place at least 24 hours before the start of each meeting. Paper copies of the agenda will be provided to guests at the start of each meeting at the municipal building.
As provided by the Open Meetings Law, the board of supervisors accepts public comment on township issues and concerns during open public meetings. Comments are limited to 3 minutes and may be extended at the discretion of the chairperson of the board. Guidelines for public comment are set in Resolution R-10-20 adopted on July 10, 2020, by the board of supervisors.
Under terms of the township code, minutes are taken at all meetings to record the board’s formal actions, comments and discussions.
A township manager directs a professional staff of employees at the discretion of the board of supervisors. The staff provides information for the supervisors’ use in setting various policies for the daily operation of the township.
The staff serves township residents, property owners and other stakeholders during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the White Township municipal office, 950 Indian Springs Road. Township employees answer questions, provide information and instructions, and issue permits and other documents in the regular course of business. The staff also accepts comments and suggestions, hears stakeholders' concerns and guides customers to other agencies as necessary for assistance.
Visit the Contact Us page for names, telephone numbers and email addresses for the administration staff.