Supervisors Appoint New Vice Chairman For 2013
Supervisors unanimously appointed Ed Partridge as Newtown Township's Board of Supervisors vice chairman and reappointed Joe Catania as chairman.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Newtown Township will see a new vice president to help lead the Board of Supervisors in 2013. Supervisors unanimsously approved the appointment of Ed Partride as vice chairman and reappointed Joe Catania as chairman at a reorganization meeting on Monday night.
Partridge will replace Supervisor Dr. Ross Lambert as vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Partridge, who previously served as a school board director of the Marple Newtown School District, won the primary against former Supervisor Linda Houldin on May 17, 2011.
After the meeting, Partridge told Marple Newtown Patch that he's looking forward to the challenge as the vice chairman of the board. In addition, "I'm looking forward to working with the chairman and the support of the board and residents."
A few things Partridge said he will be focusing on this year include: continuing to work on the township Act 537 sewer plan; continuing to work on the proposed zoning ordinance changes on Route 3/West Chester Pike; and continuing to work on the budget to make it a cost-effective operation.
Township Manager Mike Trio was also reappointed as township manager by supervisors with a salary of $105,000 and a bonus of $9,000. Richard Sokorai was also reappointed as township solicitor; Stantec Engineers reappointed as township engineer; John McDevitt as vacancy board chairman; Building Inspections Underwriters, Inc. as assistant zoning officer and plumbing inspector; Herbert E. MacCombie Consulting Engineers as sewage zoning officer; Paul Coy reappointed as landscape inspector/arborist; Joseph Romano as health officer; Public Works Director George Sharretts as Roadmaster; Chris Lunn as Newtown Chief of Police; Karl Keehn as fire marshal/fire suppression engineer/assistant emergency management coordinator; Dr. Ross Lambert and Joe Certo as assistant fire marshals; Dr. Ross Lambert and George Sharretts as emergency management coordinators; and Rainer & Company as appointed auditors.