Avon Grove's five townships and two boroughs reorganized in their first meetings of 2006.

Franklin, London Britain, London Grove, New London and Penn townships reorganized Jan. 2 or Jan. 3. The Second Class Township Code, Article VI, Section 602, requires townships to reorganize on the first Monday in January of each year. Townships may reorganize the following day if that Monday is a legal holiday. This year, the first Monday was a legal holiday due to the New Year, thus many townships reorganized on the following day.

Similarly, Subsection 1001 of the Borough Code requires boroughs to reorganize on the first Monday. If that day is a holiday, they may reorganize on the first Tuesday. Avondale reorganized on Jan. 2, and West Grove on Jan. 3.

Franklin

Board members elected Dick Whipple as chair and Teddy Price as vice chair. Newcomer Roger Wilson took the oath of office as supervisor.

The board re-appointed Debbie Hinderer to the Zoning Hearing Board, and Richard Squadron and Dave Hoffman to the Planning Commission. All other people who held positions in the township were re-appointed.

The board of supervisors will meet on the second and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the township building, 20 Municipal Lane, just off Appleton Road near the Kemblesville Post Office.

London Britain

Aileen Parrish took her seat as supervisor. London Britain rotates its chair and vice chair, thus Glenn Frederick became chairman and David Owens became vice chair for 2006.

Supervisors appointed Jim Shanahan and John Steichen as Zoning Hearing Board alternates. Carolyn Matalon was appointed township secretary and Sally Cheyne was appointed secretary of open space and natural resources. Board members chose William Hutchings to fill a vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Board.

The other people who held positions in the township were re-appointed.

The board of supervisors will meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the township building, 81 Good Hope Road.

London Grove

Newcomers William Welsh and David Eckerd were sworn in as the newest members of the Board of Supervisors.

The board elected Tom Houghton as chair and elected Edward Bordas as vice chair.

Houghton removed himself from the Planning Commission, and the board appointed Eckerd as its liason for the commission.

Board members appointed Joanne DiJoseph as the township's tax collector.

James Ryan stepped down from the Zoning Hearing Board, and the township is looking for a replacement.

Board members appointed Chuck Freese as the emergency management coordinator and Charles Harrison as the assistant emergency management coordinator.

All other appointees were re-appointed to their positions.

In addition to a member for the Zoning Hearing Board, Township officials are also looking for members for the Historical Commission and for the Board of Appeals. Interested parties should write a letter of interest to: Steve Brown, Township Manager, 372 Rose Hill Road, Ste. 100, West Grove, PA 19390.

The board of supervisors will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Township Office, 372 Rose Hill Road.

New London

Newcomer Gerard Porter took the oath of office as supervisor.

Supervisors elected Dale Lauver as chair and Bob Barto as vice chair.

Samuel Wilson, who was an alternate in the Zoning Hearing Board, was appointed as a regular member to the board. Eileen Sparling was appointed to the Planning Commission. Otherwise, people who held positions in the township were re-appointed.

The board of supervisors will hold its regular meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. and its workshop sessions on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 902 State Road, half a mile east of Route 896.

Penn

Supervisors elected Curtis Mason as chairman and Henry McKinney as vice chairman.

They appointed Stephen Selinger and Thomas Sinsheimer to the Planning Commission to replace Edward A. Bartels Jr., who is no longer on the board.

Frank Roberts was appointed to replace Jane Tripp as a member of the Zoning Hearing Board.

Supervisors appointed Spence Andress to the new post of ACT 537 Sewage Planning.

They appointed David Nunn, Herbert MacCombie, Raymond Mackey and Carlton Snow as members of the

Board of Appeals and Calvin Bonenberger as the alternate.

Scott McGibbon is no longer on the board.

The board's regular meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. and work sessions will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 260 Lewis Road.

Avondale

Newcomer Patrick Harrison was sworn in as the newest council member.

Council members elected Jesse Pusey as president and Fred Bryan as vice president.

Council members made no new appointments for 2006.

The board of supervisors will meet the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. except they will meet Jan. 24 instead of Jan. 17. Meetings will be held in the municipal building, 110 Pomeroy Ave.

West Grove

Stephen Black took the oath of office as the new mayor.

Council members elected Richard Turkington as president and Rarbara Wood as vice president.

People who held positions in the township were re-appointed.

Council's regular meetings will take place the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., and workshop sessions will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 117 Rosehill Ave.

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