Lower Makefield Township Supervisor James McCartney is looking forward to helping with the challenges of 2022 after being elected board chairman at the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting.
Among other tasks, the five supervisors – all Democrats – will decide how to spend or invest more than $20 million from the pending $53 million sale of the township’s sewer system to Aqua Pennsylvania. The remaining proceeds have been earmarked to pay off sewer system debt and debt at the township-owned Makefield Highlands Golf Club.
The sale requires approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, which is expected to vote soon.
“We have some big financial decisions to make,” McCartney said. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve as chair and to work with the township manager and everyone else on making the best possible decisions.”
Fredric Weiss will serve as vice chairman this year and Suzanne Blundi, who chaired the board in 2021, will be treasurer.