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Hilltown supervisors pick Jack McIlhinney as chairman


Jack McIlhinney will again serve as chairman of Hilltown’s Board of Supervisors.
McIlhinney, a Republican and long-serving supervisor, was named to the post at the board’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 3.
He has served multiple terms as a supervisor and been chairman for years. McIlhinney began his current six-year term in 2018.
Jim Groff will be vice chairman of the three-person board, which locally governs the township, overseeing things like police protection, public works, land development, land preservation and municipal property taxes.
On Jan. 3, supervisors also made appointments to key internal township positions for 2022.

Lorraine Leslie remains township manager/treasurer, while Christopher Engelhart will continue to lead the Hilltown Township Police Department as chief of police. Thomas Hess will be director of public works.
Meanwhile, the board made professional services appointments for the year as well. Those include naming the law office of Jack D. Wuerstle as township solicitor and Wynn Associates Inc. as township engineer.
Heinrich & Klein Associates Inc. will be township traffic engineer.
Among other moves, supervisors reappointed David Hersh to the local zoning hearing board. He’ll serve a three-year term that concludes Dec. 31, 2024. Keith Wiess was again named to the water and sewer authority, where he’ll serve a five-year term through 2026.