The March 6, 2001 Special Board Meeting of the Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors convened in the High School Library with President Craig Roadarmel in charge of the meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.
President Roadarmel welcomed everyone followed by a roll call of Board Members:
Francis Berger Linda Kreischer-Absent Craig Roadarmel
Elsie Bittner Karl Meyer Daniel Yeager
Dr. Steve Wilcox, Superintendent; Joseph Springer, Business Manager; Richard J. Roberts, Jr., Solicitor; district residents; and members of the media.
District resident Richard Gotshall addressed the Board concerning the tax study commission.
Dr. Wilcox requested an Executive Session following tonight’s meeting for personnel issues. He then asked Attorney Roberts to review the criteria for selection of members for the Tax Study Commission.
DISCUSSION – TAX STUDY COMMISSION
The Board proceeded to review each application for the Tax Study Commission. Charles Shultz was deemed ineligible, as he is a relative of a school employee. The Board discussed the Board Representative to the Commission with Karl Meyer volunteering to take the position.
Board members, in turn, stated their top choices from the remaining applicants. The top choices were compared and ranked by number of mentions. The top 4 choices overall were: Kay Duncan (6); Joyce Fisher (4); Michael Yeager (4); Thelma Helwig (4). The Board proceeded to vote on the completed motion as follows:
MINUTES – TAX STUDY COMMISSION
On a motion by Yeager and second by Berger, appointing the following individuals to serve as members of a Tax Study Commission under Act 50 of 1998 was approved:
Ø Karl Meyer, Board Representative
Ø Kay Duncan, Member
Ø Michael Yeager, Member
Ø Thelma Helwig, Member
Ø Joyce Fisher, Member
Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
Karl Meyer commended the community for their interest and participation. Craig Roadarmel echoed his comments and thanked the Board for their contributions to the process.
Richard Gotshall asked for clarification on the compensation of tax collectors and commented that the taxpayers should have a say in taxation. Mike Yeager commented that he will do his best on the commission in his role as a taxpayer and parent. Mr. Gotshall commented that how taxes are collected and how the money is spent should be viewed separately. Mike Lester, Press Enterprise, asked when the first meeting might be. Craig Roadarmel responded that the meetings will be advertised.
On a motion by Porter and second by Bittner, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. Motion carried by unanimous affirmative voice vote.
Susan J. Helwig