Creese Re-Appointed as Manager, Vitale Voted Chairman
Board of Supervisors meets for 2011 re-organization meeting
The Moon Township Board of Supervisors retained Manager Jeanne Creese in her position, but voted down a motion to re-elect 2010 Chairman Tim McLaughlin.
Supervisor Frank Sinatra questioned the residency status of Creese, who has lived in Beaver County since she was appointed manager two years ago.
"What is your status, Jeanne?" Sinatra asked. "You are not living in the township at this time.
"It's been two years," Sinatra said. "Where does she live? I don't think there was a fair effort [from Creese]."
Creese said she has been unable to sell her home due to the difficult economy and housing market.
"I am not a resident at this time," Creese said. "I could not achieve residency. I will become a resident of the township."
Creese said the board discussed her residence in Beaver County when it retained her in her position two years ago. She also said living in Beaver County has not hampered her ability to serve township taxpayers.
"I would be more than happy to sell my home and move to Moon Township," she said.
The board ousted former Chairman McLaughlin from his position at the beginning of the meeting. In his place now is supervisor Jim Vitale, an 18-year resident of the township who serves as an account executive of the Tyler Mountain Water Company. Vitale's term expires in 2013, according to the township's website.
During the vote, Supervisor Marvin Eicher questioned the future of McLaughlin's residency in Moon.
"Tim, my question is, what's your status?" Eicher said. "Your house is up for sale."
McLaughlin said the sale of his home would not affect his ability to serve the board.
"Where are my taxes paid?" McLaughlin said to Eicher.
Following the board's re-organization meeting, board members also:
- Established PNC Bank as the official depository for township funds.
- Granted sponsorship and naming rights to Clearview Federal Credit Union for a shelter at Moon Park.
- Announced the following public reports will be made available for review by residents: Animal control, building permits, transportation authority, fire department, police department, public library, planning commission and parks and recreation.