Pine and Richland hold reorganization meetings - PineCreek Journal

Pine and Richland hold reorganization meetings

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 9:39 PM


With two new members joining the Pine Township board of supervisors, the reorganization meeting held the first Monday of the year brought with it several changes.

Returning board member Pat Avolio was sworn in along with newcomers Jack Donohue and Ryan Colombo after winning the November election.

Longtime board member Michael Dennehy, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2000 and has won multiple elections since, will continue on as chairman while Ed Holdcroft will serve as vice chairman, a role he shared with former board member Phil Henry in 2019.

Dennehy, Holdcroft and Avolio will serve as representatives to the Board of Directors of the Northern Regional Police Department with Colombo and Donohue serving as alternates. Donohue will be the representative to the North Hills Council of Governments and Colombo will be the alternate.

Colombo will also take over as supervisor liaison to Pine-Richland School District and join Holdcroft as representatives to Friends of Pine Community Parks.

Everything will remain the same in Richland Township as it has in recent years. Ray Kendrick, who will have served the township for 40 years at the end of the four-year term for which he was recently sworn in, will continue as chairman and Skip Allen continues as vice-chairman.

Dean Bastianini will continue as township manager and treasurer and Gerald Reichert continues as assistant township manager.

Kendrick, Allen and John Marshall will remain the township’s representatives to the Board of Directors of the Northern Regional Police Department, with Bart Miller and Donna Snyder serving as alternates. Marshall will remain the voting delegate and Snyder the alternate to the North Hills Council of Governments.

Both boards appointed members to a number of other committees during their organizational meetings as well as volunteers to various councils and commissions within the two townships.

In addition, both townships stressed vacancies for which they are seeking interested members of the public to serve as volunteers.

In Pine Township, there is an opening on the planning commission while Richland is seeking one volunteer to serve on the municipal water authority board and another to serve as an alternate on the zoning hearing board. Interested parties can contact Pine at 724 625-1591 or Richland at 724-443-5921 for more information.