The Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors held its reorganization meeting Jan. 6.
The board arranges the reorganization meeting at the start of every calendar year, providing a chance to swear in officials, approve any remaining agreements with contractors, and prepare the township for a busy new year.
Paul Calderaio, reelected to the board of supervisors in 2019, was sworn in for another six-year term. Steve Mekanik was also sworn in for six years to the board of auditors.
Board of supervisors meetings will continue to be held on the secondnd and fourth Wednesdays of every month in the township building at 4613 Hughesian Drive. All members of the community can attend and stay informed on local occurrences.
Certified public accountant Bee, Bergvall & Co. will audit the 2019 fiscal affairs of the township and its officials. Ann Calderaio, the tax collector for Buckingham Township, will provide tax certifications for 2020. More information on taxes can be found on the township website under the tab General Information, then Tax Collectors.
The board approved slight raises in the newly adopted fee schedule of Subdivision and Land Development, Zoning, Building, and Other Fees. The complete fee schedule is available in pdf format on the township website under Board of Supervisors then Ordinances & Resolutions.
Buckingham Township renewed its agreements with three fire companies for this year, including Midway, Lingohocken, and Doylestown. Central Bucks Emergency Medical Service also remains for 2020.
In the first step towards preserving historic land, the board acknowledged a proposal for an Agricultural Security Area on the corner of Swamp and Dark Hollow roads. The area, totaling more than 58 acres, was previously approved for a four-lot subdivision. Should the path to preservation remain clear, it appears that no homes will be built on this old family farm.