Governing body to expand
LOWER FREDERICK >> Local government in this township is about to get larger.
During the Nov. 6 election, Lower Frederick voters approved a ballot measure to increase the size of the board of supervisors from three to five members.
According to results posted on the Montgomery County Elections website, the “yes” votes were 980, or 54.93 percent and the “no” votes were 804, or 45.07 percent.
As a result, in the next municipal election in 2019, candidates for two new seats will be on the ballot.
In addition to the expansion of the board of supervisors, a new township agency may soon be formed.
At the Dec. 4 supervisors’ meeting, a vote will decided whether to create a new township Environmental Advisory Commission, Township Manager Kevin Tobias confirmed.
The ordinance has already been advertised and would create a commission to advise the supervisors on environmental matters.
Tobias said the group is likely to look at efforts to increase recycling as well as advise on open space issues.
If approved by the board, they would also likely be involved in the township’s pending comprehensive plan efforts, Tobias said.