William Cope appointed Police Chief of Upper Nazareth

Upper Nazareth Supervisor’s Meeting – February 1, 2017

Absent: Donna Hirst & Richard Mann

Community Concerns

William Cope was appointed to the position of Chief of Police with an annual salary of $85,000 plus benefits. Cope has been acting Police Chief for the better part of a year following a car accident suffered by the former chief, Alan Siegfried.

A public hearing on the conditional use for Heritage Village will be held at 6:00 PM on March 15th.

The UNIVEST Police Pension Plan is now available for review.

The Supervisors approved the creation of a Community Day committee. The committee will plan all aspects of the township’s Community Day. This year’s celebration is scheduled for August 26th.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

PennDOT has started to close out the traffic signal project at the intersection of Route 191 and Friedenstahl Avenue. The supervisors approved two payments: $25,619 for immediate release and $56,048 to be released once the final close out documents are submitted.

An approval of an increase in the salary of the tax collector from $12,000 to $12,960 via Resolution 17-07.  The salary was last increased in 2008.

Approval of up to $1,500 to print the Spring/Summer Township newsletter and $400 for postage.

Approval of $760 and $330 to send staff members to the CD & H and GFOA conferences.

Approval of $4,509 to pay for the utility body of a pickup truck. (Came in $491 under budget)


Resident Becky Bartlett covers these meetings because citizens have a right to be informed about the actions of their government.




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