The Abington Board of Commissioners appoint Commissioner Richard Gaglianese's replacement.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
A resident asks the Abington Board of Commissioners to allow more time for public comment.
Is three minutes enough? Abington resident Paul Morse took to the microphone during last week’s board of commissioners meeting. Setting his own timer, Morse complained about not getting enough time to speak during a meeting in December on the “Wawa ordinance” — a meeting in which he was physically removed by Abington Police. “I’d like to request the current board of commissioners take into account, starting tonight, that everyone be given sufficient time to present their views … After all, you’re elected to represent we, the citizens of Abington township, not to dictate to us,” Morse said. [See the video ... it's about three minutes.] Morse also said that during the December meeting, 10 residents “could have yielded their time” to him, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Abington’s Ward 3 commissioner attends his last meeting.
Richard Gaglianese, the commissioner for Ward 3, said his goodbyes at the end of the Abington Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday night. It was the commissioner’s last full board meeting, as he will be resigning Feb. 28 due to personal reasons. "I want to take a little time just to thank a lot of people, it’s really sad to be leaving this ward," he said. He thanked his family, neighbors, the township’s department heads and thanked his fellow commissions, adding that while they didn’t always agree politically, they were always respectful. "This is a great township, with great people," he said. "We wouldn’t have this smooth operation we have without the departments and the people we have. The staff does the work and we sit up here and …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Abington’s Ward 12 Gets a New Commissioner
The Abington Board of Commissioners at a special meeting last night elected a commissioner to replace Carol DiJoseph, who retired at the end of last year. The Board elected Thomas John Farren Sr., a Louise Road resident, by a vote of 9-5. There were two nominations for DiJoseph’s replacement: Commissioner Dennis Zappone nominated Farren and commissioner John Spiegelman nominated Joe Smith. The vote went to Farren first, and he got the majority. The vote went down party lines with all of the Republicans supporting Farren. District Justice Juanita Price swore in the new commissioner, who stood with his wife and children, and then Farren quickly got to work, sitting in on the public works and code enforcement committee meetings. Farren is …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Check out what's on the agenda for tonight's meeting.
The Abington Board of Commissioners will meet at the township building at 8 p.m. Of note: The board in June approved a lease agreement with Lubavitch of Abington for a portion of Alverthorpe Manor.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Four Abington Commissioners will have to find a new way to spend their respective Thursday nights.
It was the last full board meeting for four Abington Commissioners last night. Commissioners Michael O’Connor, Ernie Peacock, Bill Lynott and John Carlin were honored by the board and received a standing ovation following comments by Abington Board of Commissioners President Carol DiJoseph. See the video. Each of the outgoing commissioners was wearing a red rose on his lapel and had an elementary school-esque gold star next to his nameplate. None of the outgoing commissioners was ousted. O’Connor, Peacock, Lynott and Carlin will be replaced by Richard Gaglianese (Ward 3), Madeleine Dean (Ward 7), John Spiegelman (Ward 11), and Thomas Bowman (Ward 15), respectively. See the election results. O’Connor served since 1996; Carlin served since …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
See what candidates for Abington Commissioner Diane Misko (R) and John Spiegelman (D) have to say with 10 minutes on the clock.
Check out the prior video bios from the candidates: Abington Commissioner, Ward 1 Abington Commissioner, Ward 3 Abington Commissioner, Ward 7 Abington Commissioner, Ward 9 -- Abington residents who live in odd-numbered Wards (1 through 15) will vote for their commissioner in November. Commissioners serve four-year terms and meet monthly on the second Thursday of each month (in addition to committee meetings) to discuss issues pertaining to public safety, public affairs, code enforcement, finance and public works. According to the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code, a commissioner shall have lived in the Ward he or she represents for at least one year continuously before his or her election.