CLEARFIELD — The Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors welcomed its newest member Jeremy Ruffner and reelected Randy Powell as chairman at its reorganizational meeting last night.

“I’m looking forward to working with you,” Secretary Barbara Shaffner said to Ruffner.

Randy Powell was also unanimously reelected chairman and Dan Mitchell was elected as vice-chairman.

The board also made the following appointments:

1 Schaffner reappointed as secretary/treasurer at a wage of $18.35 per hour, which is a 1.35 percent increase from last year. She will also be paid $50 per meeting and overtime must be approved by two supervisors. Her holidays and benefits will be the same as the road crew.

2 Debra Finkbeiner was reappointed as code enforcement and zoning officer and to give her a 4.7 percent pay increase to $14.05 per hour, for 32 hours a week, overtime to be approved by two supervisors, 36 hours per week maximum.

3 Reappoint Zachary Lawhead as maintenance personnel to fire the furnace.

4 Reappoint James Naddeo as solicitor at a retainer of $1,400 per month.

5 Reappoint Douglas Clark as police chief as per contract

6 Reappoint Mitchell as police liaison.

7 Reappoint Ronald Woodling as roadster at $20.54 per hour, which is a raise of 2.7 percent.

8 Reappoint Jamie Collins as animal control officer at $480 per month or $5,760 per year.

9 Reappoint Heather Olson as administrative assistant for the police department at $11.30 per hour, an increase of 2.7 percent.

The board also:

  • Set the wages of seasonal employees at $14.80 per hour, an increase of 2.7 percent.
  • Reappointed Carmen Barba and Howard Hunt as recycling personnel at $10.20 per hour.
  • Reappointed Kelly McCracken as tax collector at a 3 percent commission.
  • Set the meeting dates as the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the township building on George Street.
  • Retained Walter Hopkins of Clearfield as auditor.
  • Retained Stiffler, McGraw & Associates of Hollidaysburg as engineer.
  • Retained Pennsafe Inspection Agency as Building Code Officer and inspector.
  • Reappointed Paul Snyder as Emergency Management Coordinator.
  • Reappointed Jack Woolridge to the vacancy board.
  • Retained Kim Kesner as Zoning Hearing Board solicitor.

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