Newtown Township

Technology Committee

Minutes of the meeting of April 24, 2012

Present: Chairman Ed Lipski, and members Kyle Davis, Alex Kasyanov, Dan Paramesh, Prasad Ramnath and Jon Schnell.

Call to Order: Mr. Lipski called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Approval of Minutes: Mr. Ramnath asked that the sixth paragraph of page #1 be removed from the minutes of March 27, 2012.

Mr. Lipski moved to accept the minutes of March 27, 2012 as amended. Mr. Ramnath seconded and the motion passed 6-0.

5 Year Plan Update

Mr. Davis reported that he has not been able to reach anyone in the Codes Department to review that department’s technology use and future needs. He would contact Supervisor Gallagher to ask him to arrange for a meeting with the appropriate staff.

Mr. Schnell said that he would follow up with Mr. Gallagher about the Township’s current PBX system.

At this point in the meeting, the members began to edit the draft document.

Looking ahead to the next Technology Committee meeting, the members agreed to pursue the following topics:

  • Revisions to the Plan Mission Statement
  • The Township’s vision for the future
  • Possible use of social networking by some departments
  • Risk analysis/cost of aging systems
  • Continuity plan
  • Review of current use of AMS system and its long term effectiveness (might want to involve financial planning committee in this discussion)

Member Comments: The members asked that their meeting be switched to the Supervisors Conference Room and that the projector be reserved for future meetings.

Mr. Schnell moved to adjourn at 9:30 PM. Mr. Kasyanov seconded and the motion passed 6-0.


Respectfully Submitted:


Mary Donaldson, Recording Secretary