Board Exec Session Covers Land, Legal Issues

LOWER FREDERICK PA – Discussions of what Solicitor Damien Brewster described as “anticipated litigation” and “the possible purchase of real estate” involved the Lower Frederick Board of Supervisors in a hour-long executive session Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2017), before the start of its 7 p.m. public meeting held on the same night in the municipal building, 53 Spring Mount Rd.

Brewster indicated no action had been taken by board members. He did not say when, if at all, official action stemming from the conversations might occur.

Board discussions of some legal, personnel, and real estate issues are allowed by state law in closed-door meetings, not attended by the public, under specific circumstances. Official action on any topic must be made only in public meetings.

Also Tuesday, the board:

  • Reported through Brewster the township had encountered paperwork problems with the filing of its recently approved Agriculture Security District;
  • Agreed to advertise proposed legal changes that would allow it to amend residential sewer rates by board action;
  • Heard area residents’ continued concerns about the Ragusa Tract housing community site preparation at Zieglerville and Schwenk roads;
  • Agreed to explore offering township tax abatements to volunteer emergency personnel as a way of thinking them for their community service;
  • Accepted township Manager Kevin Tobias’ suggestion to enable his payment of some utility bills online;
  • Authorized a payment to update township code manuals; and
  • Agreed to Police Chief Paul Maxey’s appointment of a replacement part-time police officer.

The Post is working on these stories and others arising from the meeting and will publish them beginning today through the weekend.

Related (to the Lower Frederick Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 31 meeting):

  • Board Exec Session Covers Land, Legal Issues

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