Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Drager will lead board in East Donegal
BY STEPHANIE BRADFORD, Correspondent
Dennis Drager succeeded Allen Esbenshade as chairman of the supervisors in East Donegal Township on Jan. 7.
Esbenshade was installed as vice chair, and John Murphy will continue as a member.
Jeff Butler was re-appointed township manager. He also was appointed secretary of the board. Joyce Boyer was appointed treasurer of the board.
Both board duties were handled by Barbara Stoner, who retired as assistant township manager in December.
Drager, elected in 2000, is in his third term. Terms last six years, and Drager has five years remaining in his term.
Esbenshade said Monday that he served as chair for "15 or 16 years."
After Esbenshade offered his center seat at the table of supervisors, Drager declined and said he had his own chair adjusted and he would "stay right here."
Drager has served for 25 on the Elizabethtown Fair Committee, including terms as president and vice president. In East Donegal, he was on the planning commission from 1992-2000, and he currently serves on the sewer authority. He also spent 12 years on the Lancaster County Agricultural Preservation board.
Scott Schaefer will continue as roadmaster and Nancy Lengle as zoning officer and building code official.
Thomas Johnstin, Phil Kling, Michael Brubaker and Cynthia Labuda will serve five-year terms on the planning commission. David Lockard was appointed sewage enforcement officer.
In other news, refuse and recycling fees will drop by $20 this year because of a reduction in cost from the hauler. The annual fee will now be $190. Residents who pay in full by Feb. 28 will receive a $10 discount.