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Commissioner Heather Lipkin (Ward 1)
Commissioner Heather Lipkin (Ward 1)
817 Lawrence Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-751-8107
hlipkin@salisburylehighpa.gov
Commissioner Alex Karol (Ward 2)
Commissioner Alex Karol (Ward 2)
941 E Federal Street
Allentown, PA 18103
484-264-1519
akarol@salisburylehighpa.gov
Commissioner Debra Brinton (Ward 3)
Commissioner Debra Brinton (Ward 3)
2011 Cypress Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
610-791-4044
dbrinton@salisburylehighpa.gov
Commissioner Rodney Conn (Ward 5)
Commissioner Rodney Conn (Ward 4)
39 W Cherokee Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
484-232-6122
rconn@salisburylehighpa.gov
Commissioner Alok Patnaik (Ward 5)
Commissioner Alok Patnaik (Ward 5)
1840 Sherwood Road
Allentown, PA 18103
484-661-5843
apatnaik@salisburylehighpa.gov

About the Board of Commissioners

Presently, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners consists of Debra Brinton (President), Rodney Conn (Vice President), Heather Lipkin (President Pro-Tempore), Alok Patnaik and Alex Karol.

Commissioners serve four-year terms, elected in two staggered election cycles. Commissioners for Wards 1, 3, and 5 are elected during the same cycle, as are commissioners for Wards 2 and 4 this guarantees that all five will never be up for election during the same election cycle. The Board elects a President and Vice-President from within to preside over Board meetings; however all members have equal legislative and voting power. All votes on matters such as resolutions, ordinances, motions and policies require a majority of those members present at a meeting in order to pass. For example, at a meeting with all five Commissioners present, a vote of 3-yes and 2-no would be sufficient, or if only three Commissioners are present, a vote of 2-yes and 1-no would be sufficient to pass the motion. However, the appointment of a Township Solicitor or Township Engineer requires a majority of the members to pass (i.e. three or more “yes” votes).

Township Meetings

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

Board Members

  • Debra Brinton, President
    2011 Cypress Avenue
    610-791-4044
    Ward 3
    Tern Expires 1/1/24
  • Heather Lipkin, President
    Pro-Tempore

    817 Lawrence St
    610-751-8107
    Ward 1
    Term Expires 1/1/24
  • Rodney Conn, Vice President
    39 W Cherokee Street
    484-232-6122
    Ward 4
    Term Expires 1/1/26
  • Tax Collector/Treasurer (Appointed):
    Treasurer: Ms. Tamara Kulik Smarch
    Phone: (610) 871-0252
    Term Expires 1/1/26
  • Alex Karol
    941 E Federal Street
    Allentown, PA 18103
    484-264-1519
    Term Expires 1/1/26
  • Alok Patnaik
    1840 Sherwood Road
    Allentown, PA 18103
    484-661-5843
    Ward 5
    Term Expires 1/1/26

 

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