Birmingham continues virtual meetings

Birmingham Township will continue holding virtual meetings at least through July. That was the word coming out of the Board of Supervisors' July 6 meeting conducted via Zoom.

Township solicitor Kristin Camp told the board that while some other municipalities are having in-person meetings, they have been in townships with outdoor areas where people can gather safely.

Supervisors' Chairman Scott Boorse said Birmingham's meeting room is too small for in-person meetings when social distancing is a factor. He said keeping chairs six feet apart would allow only eight people to be in the room.

Other business

Supervisors agreed to hire a new police officer for the township's force. Andrew DiPolo was hired at a rate of $20 per hour. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and attended the Temple University Police Academy.

The board appointed Daniel Campbell to be the architect for Birmingham's HARB.

Supervisors waived penalties and interest for a late sewer bill for the Holiday Inn & Suites. Boorse said the hotel contacted the township earlier in the spring to say that it couldn't pay its bill on time because of the governor's lockdown. The board voted to waive the $494 because the hotel had always paid its sewer bills on time before and contacted the township early to say there was a temporary financial problem. The hotel has since brought the account up to date.

About Rich Schwartzman

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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