Agenda: Council Looks to Introduce Temporary Budget, Codify Emergency Management Office
Manchester Township Council will meet at 6 p.m. in Municipal Complex courtroom
Resolutions introducing and authorizing a temporary budget to take the township through the remainder of 2012 and an ordinance establishing an emergency management office will be introduced when Manchester's Township Council meets Monday evening for its second of two regular meetings in September.
During the 6 p.m. meeting in the Municipal Complex courtroom, the $15.7 million temporary budget is scheduled to be introduced and authorized through resolution, according to the draft resolution posted to the township's website.
Manchester is in a transitional period, having switched from a fiscal year to calendar year operation, meaning that a temporary budget is required to finish out 2012. In May, the council approved the township's switch from a July-through-June fiscal year operation to a January-through-December calendar year plan.
Also on the agenda is an ordinance putting into township code the Office of Emergency Management, which is within the Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Services. An Emergency Management Coordinator and Deputy, appointed by the mayor, staff the office for three and one year terms, respectively.
The ordinance would put the responsibilities of those already working in the office into township code. Arthur Abline serves as Emergency Management Coordinator and Marisa Wilkins was recently appointed as deputy.