SUPERVISOR’S REORGANIZATION MEETING
January 3, 2005

The Jackson Township Supervisors held their reorganization meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors David Bracken, Bruce Baker and Bob Stephens along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko.

Acting Chairman:
Motion
Baker, second Stephens to appoint David Bracken as Acting Chairman. Vote-3 yes.

Acting Chairman Bracken called the meeting to order beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
(None)

Reorganization:

Motion Stephens, second Baker to appoint Dave Bracken to the position of Permanent Chairman. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Stephens to appoint Bruce Baker to the position of Vice-Chairman. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to re-appoint Dave Hirko to the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to re-appoint Dave Bracken & Bruce Baker to the position of Roadmasters. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to affirm the Supervisors as employees of the Township. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to re-appoint William G. Barbin to the position of Township Solicitor. Vote-Baker & Bracken-yes, Stephens-no

Motion Baker, second Stephens to re-appoint P. Joseph Lehman as Township Engineers. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to re-appoint Barry Rouzer to the position of Vacancy Board Chairman. Vote-Baker & Bracken-yes, Stephens-no

Motion Stephens, second Baker to re-appoint Harry Baker to the position of Zoning Officer. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to retain Berkheimer Associates for EIT & Emergency & Municipal Service Taxes. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to retain First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Ameriserv & PLGIT as Township depositories. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to set meeting dates as follows: Last Thursday of each month except in November when the meeting will be held on Nov. 17, 2005. Supervisor Stephens commented that the Second Class Township Code requires us to have one regular meeting per month and having it on the last Thursday of the month, particularly when it falls on or about the last day of the month doesn’t give us sufficient time to comply. He then suggested that we have it on a date earlier in the month which would give us sufficient time in the event of an emergency. A vote was then taken. Vote-Baker & Bracken-yes, Stephens-no

Motion Stephens, second Baker to adopt Tax Structure as follows: 3 ½ mills Real Estate, ½ Mill Fire Hydrant, 1/4 Mill Rescue Service, ½% Earned Income Tax, ½% Real Estate Transfer Tax, $5.00 Per Capita Tax & $5.00 Emergency & Municipal Services Tax. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to authorize Supervisors and Manager to attend County & State Conventions. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to appoint Dave Bracken as Voting Delegate to the State Convention. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to appoint Bob Stephens to the position of Alternate Voting Delegate to the State Convention. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to authorize Township Auditors, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor & Zoning Officer to attend County Conventions. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to approve Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company’s List of Activities for 2005. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to appoint Dave Hirko as Driveway & Street Encroachment Officer. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to set mileage reimbursement rate at 40.5 cents per mile (IRS approved rate for 2005). Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to re-appoint Bill Ragley to a three year term as a member on the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to re-appoint Janet Hagerich to a three year term as an Alternate Member of the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to re-appoint Don Knopsnyder to a four year term as a member on the Jackson Township Planning Commission. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to re-appoint Darin Brown to a five year term as a member on the Jackson Township Recreation Commission. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Stephens to re-appoint Don Hrapchak to a five year term as a member on the Jackson Township Water Authority. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to appoint Bob Stephens as Sewage Enforcement Agency member. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to appoint Dave Hirko as Alternate Sewage Enforcement Agency member. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to appoint Bob Stephens as Building Codes Enforcement Agency member. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Stephens, second Baker to appoint Dave Hirko as Alternate Building Codes Enforcement Agency member. Vote-3 yes.

Motion to set wages / salary for Secretary/Treasurer/Manager, Dave Hirko. Supervisor Stephens asked if this would be an increase and Supervisor Baker replied it would. Stephens asked if we would just be voting on an increase or be establishing the hourly wage. Baker said this would be to set the actual wage. Motion Stephens to give a .50 an hour raise. Baker said he would like to amend the motion to $15.00 per hour. Supervisor Bracken seconded the motion. A vote was then taken. Vote-3 yes.

Motion to set wages for Administrative Assistant, Connie Fetzer. Motion Stephens to increase wages by .30 an hour which is 3%. He said the current rate was $10.00 per hour. Supervisor Baker thought the increase should be .35 per hour or the same as the Road Crew. Supervisor Stephens said we went .25 an hour on one. Baker pointed out that was for the Police Contract and he thought we were going to follow the Road Crew. Stephens said the percentage was off though as the percentage on the road crew would be more giving them a higher rate. Baker said last year’s was .30 and then .35 and .35 the following years which would make it $1.00 over three years. Stephens said they were at around 13+ an hour and with inflation at 2.8% under the Federal Guidelines we come up with around .37 cents and we rounded it off to .35 and Connie’s 3% should be about the same but said he was ok with the .05 cent difference. Baker amended the motion to set the wage at $10.35 per hour. Supervisor Bracken seconded the motion. A vote was then taken. Vote-3 yes.

Public Comments:
(None)

Adjournment:
Motion
Baker, second Stephens to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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