Falls Appoints New Chairman, Vice Chair, Fills Vacancy
The Falls Township Board of Supervisors swore in two officials for new terms and chose a new chairman and vice chairman during Monday night’s reorganization meeting.
The board appointed Jeffry Dence as Chairman and Jeff Boraski as Vice Chairman.
Following the resignation of former Board Chairman Bob Harvie - who vacated his seat to serve as a Bucks County Commissioner - the Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Fallsington resident John Palmer to finish Harvie’s remaining two years on the board.
District Judge Jan Vislosky swore in Palmer, as well as Boraski for a second term.
“I’m looking forward to serving the township for another six years,” Boraski said.
Palmer, who served 11 years on the Pennsbury School Board, resigned from that post to join the Falls Board of Supervisors. He works as an operator for the Township of Falls Authority. In addition to his service to the school board, Palmer’s community involvement is evident through various head coaching positions in basketball, baseball and football. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter at Levittown Fire Co. No. 1.
“It’s an honor to be up here,” Palmer said. “I’m going to do my best and hopefully fill Bob’s shoes to the best of my ability.”
In terms of filling the board vacancy, Dence said Palmer’s previous school board roles as municipal liaison for Falls Township and board finance committee made him the ideal candidate for the position.
Other appointments included Supervisor Jeff Rocco as secretary/treasurer; and Assistant Township Manager Matt Takita as assistant secretary/treasurer.
The law firm of Rudolph Clarke was reappointed as township solicitor; and Jones Engineering Associates was reappointed as township engineer.
In other business, the Falls Supervisors set its meetings for the third Monday of the month for 2020.