Volunteer needed for Founders’ Day; Conary says he won’t seek reelection in 2013
By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times
POCOPSON — 2013 made a quiet entrance in the township as the Board of Supervisors held Monday’s reorganization meeting before an empty house.
Supervisors Steve Conary and Georgia Brutscher were reelected as Supervisors’ Chair and Vice-Chair. Susan Simone will continue as Township Secretary, Peggy Lennon as Treasurer, Ricki Stumpo — who is also the third Township Supervisor — as Receptionist and Mark Knightly as Director of Public Works.
Richard Jensen will continue as Pocopson Township Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Marshall and pending approval by the Governor, 2013 Emergency Management Coordinator.
Township meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month except May, October, November and December, which will be held the 1st and 3rd Monday. The next Board of Supervisor’s Meeting will be January 28th at 7:30pm at the township office building – 740 Denton Hollow Road.
Supervisors announced the township is in need of a resident to head up the Founders Day committee. Founders Day is a yearly celebration held at Pocopson Park in September which commemorates the anniversary of Pocopson Township.
Supervisors said the celebration draws more than 1,000 residents and friends of the township for an afternoon of games, entertainment, food and community. But it appears, supervisors noted with some sadness, that Founder’s Day 2013 will have to be cancelled if a chair is not found within the next month.
Please see the township website at http://www.pocopson.org/index.htm if interested in volunteering for the position.
In closing Monday’s meeting, Chair Steve Conary recapped his time dedicated to township. Conary said he first became a member of the township planning commission in 2000 and served on several committees until successfully becoming a township supervisor in 2007.
Conary announced that he would not be seeking re-election and said he and his family plan to “undertake some new endeavors.” Conary stated that he is extremely satisfied with the many projects the township has completed during his time in office. He noted he will have a busy year ahead with several projects “still in the works” for 2013.