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Press photo by Samantha AndersonCommissioners Thomas Slonaker, Joseph J. Marx Jr. and Shawn E. Clary are sworn in as newly elected members of the Whitehall Township board at the Jan. 2 reorganization meeting. Press photo by Samantha AndersonCommissioners Thomas Slonaker, Joseph J. Marx Jr. and Shawn E. Clary are sworn in as newly elected members of the Whitehall Township board at the Jan. 2 reorganization meeting.

New commissioners take seats

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Samantha Anderson sanderson@tnonline.com in Local News

Hower is elected board president; Ginder named VP

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met 8 p.m. Jan. 2 for its reorganization meeting.

According to Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., this was the 58th reorganization meeting since Whitehall became a first-class township in 1902.

Commissioners Thomas Slonaker, Joseph J. Marx Jr. and Shawn E. Clary were all sworn in as newly elected members of the board.

Commissioner Dennis Hower was voted president, and Commissioner Philip Ginder was voted vice president. In a unanimous vote, Commissioner Thomas Slonaker was voted secretary.

The board unanimously voted Charles Fonzone, with the Gross McGinley firm, as township solicitor and Keystone Consulting Engineers Inc. as the township engineering firm.

The reappointment of Scott Lipson to the tax appeals board and William Fries to the zoning hearing board were also approved.