Moore Township Hires FT Officer

By Alice Wanamaker

Moore Township Supervisors voted to approve the hiring of Jason Gianatiempo as a full time police officer for the Township. Chief Gary West brought the request to the Supervisors Monday night stating that hiring Gianatiempo would give 24/7 police coverage with two officers in the Township.

Gianatiempo has been employed as a part time officer in the township since 2009. He is currently employed full time at Lehigh University.  Supervisors readily approved the hiring, Chairman Dave Tashner noted that Gianatiempo is an effective police officer and handles himself well. He believes that Gianatiempo will represent the Township well.   With the full time hiring, Moore Township will now have ten full time police officers.

Chief West did not have a report for October prepared due to being without power for several days due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.  He noted that reports would be ready in December.

Among other items, Supervisors approved a resolution that added two parcels of land to Ag Security for Michael McNulty.

Supervisors awarded the bid for two new generators complete with propane and ready to go to Sparks Electric for $22,664.37.  The monies to pay for the generators are from the Northampton County Casino Grant Money.

Chairman Tashner noted that the new leaf vac began work early Monday throughout the township.  Leaf collection previously advertised has been moved back by one week due to Hurricane Sandy.


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