Birmingham joins West Chester area emergency group

Birmingham Township supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to approve township participation in the West Chester Area Regional Emergency Management Group.

The action is in accordance with Act 93 that amends Title 35 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code. Act 93 creates a system of intrastate mutual aid between municipalities in the state and is based on, the resolution said, “…that emergencies transcend the boundaries of a political subdivision and that intergovernmental coordination is essential for the protection of lives and property and for the best use of available public and private assets…”

The West Chester regional group consists of East Bradford, Westtown and other townships, according to Lloyd Roach, Birmingham’s emergency management coordinator.

Other business

Supervisors appointed J. Jay Montieth to the Recreation, Parks and Open Space Committee. Montieth is to serve out the term being vacated by Carol Leeson, a term that expires at the end of 2012.

The board members also appointed the accounting firm of Umbriet, Korengel & Associates to perform the 2009 audit for a f

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Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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