Dorrance Board Salutes Veteran Twp. Employee

Dorrance Supervisor Chair Gary Zane asked those in attendance at the March 10, 2014 municipal meeting to join him in a ‘moment of silence’ in support of long-term employee Don Fetterman.

Later in the meeting, Zane asked for a “motion to advertise for a full-time position in the Road Department. A Commercial Drivers License is mandatory; and pay will be based on experience.”

With Fetterman’s wife Marge a regular at township meetings, many neighbors asked about her husband’s health after the meeting. Mrs. Fetterman said she was appreciative that the supervisors had offered prayers for her husband, Don, who is battling cancer. She said that the board is advertising for a new employee, but she assured that, “they are saving a spot for Donnie” when he is ready to return.

In reports, Road Master Todd Badman provided his February summary addressing winter storm clean-up, equipment maintenance, and the clearing of storm damage and storm drains.

Zoning Officer Alan Snelson advised that it was a relatively ‘quiet” month with only one permit issued for a ‘single family home’ on a private road in the township.

In other business, Snelson stated only 49 people availed themselves of the opportunity to participate in the “recent survey on the township. That’s only 4% of the township.”

Snelson explained that he tabulated the responses, “In a nutshell, duration of residence ranged from 5 to 48 years… The predominant answer as to ‘why people like Dorrance Township’ is that they like the quiet, friendly, peaceful, clean wide-open spaces away from city life.

“There were 23 residents that gave some dislikes. Those were all over the board and those will also be published.

See Salutes page 4