Yeiser, Hexter Re-Elected to Lead Lower Frederick Board

LOWER FREDERICK PA – Lower Frederick Board of Supervisors’ Chair Chuck Yeiser and Vice Chair Marla Hexter were returned to those leadership positions by their colleagues in unanimous votes held Monday (Jan. 5, 2021) evening during the annual township reorganization meeting.

Although reorganizations occasionally signal political power changes and sometimes significant upheaval, things went smoothly during Lower Frederick’s event. Most if not all township appointees remain unchanged.

So too did supervisors’ meeting dates – they continue on the first and fourth Tuesdays of each month, starting at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building on Spring Mount Road (at top), or on the Zoom conferencing platform while pandemic conditions still exist. There are two exceptions, Manager Mark Hudson noted: supervisors will meet Nov. 3 rather than Nov. 2, due to Election Day 2021; and Dec. 21 rather than Dec. 28, due to the Christmas and New Year holidays.

To handle its money, the board named Victory Bank, Univest Bank, and Great Eastern as township depositories. It tapped Hudson to represent the township as its delegate to Montgomery County’s Tax Collection Committee. It also set tax rates for 2021, with real property taxes unchanged from last year, and also approve the 2021 schedule of fees for services provided by the township.

Bond amounts were fixed at $500,000 each for the township’s treasurer and assistant treasurer, and at $300,000 for the manager.

It agreed to pay township Zoning Hearing Board members at the rate of $50 per hearing they attend. It also reauthorized requirements for volunteer fire fighters to receive a tax credit. For travel expenses incurred by township employees, supervisors set the 2021 mileage reimbursement rate to correspond with that set by the Internal Revenue Service.

Now that the reorganization is behind them, supervisors will return to Zoom tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 5) at 7 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting. It’s free to attend and open to the public, and can be seen online here.

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