SUPERVISOR’S REORGANIZATION MEETING
January 4, 2010

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

Acting Chairman:
Motion
Wallet, second Westrick to appoint Bruce Baker to the position of Acting Chairman. Vote-3 yes. Acting Chairman Baker called the meeting to order beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
Bob Albright
said, I just have two comments. . .one on this # 20. . I think it might be a good idea if you discontinue this First National Bank service as soon as possible for as many of the residents and constituents have had disfavor of them pulling out and not to give any of the residents or constituents of this Township consideration and I think as soon as possible, you can do away with patronizing this First National Bank and going with Somerset. Also. . # 35. . .setting hourly wage for Manager, Mr. Hirko. . whatever you gentlemen decide to give him, I think you ought to double it for the amount of work that guy does on the internet. That's my comments. . thank you.

Executive Sessions Held:
(None)

Reorganization:
Motion Wallet, second Westrick appoint Bruce Baker to the position of Permanent Chairman. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Baker, second Westrick to appoint John Wallet to the position of Vice-Chairman. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to re-appoint Bruce Baker and John Wallet to the position of Roadmasters and appoint Mark Westrick to the position of Roadmaster. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to re-appoint William G. Barbin and the law firm of Gleason, McQuillan, Barbin & Markovitz to the position of Township Solicitor. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to re-appoint Calvin J. Webb and the law firm of Smorto, Persio, Webb & McGill to the position of Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to re-appoint Barry Rouzer to the position of Vacancy Board Chairman. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to appoint the Middle Department Inspection Agency to the position of Building Codes Enforcement Officer. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to appoint Bruce Baker to the position of Regular Attending Member to the Cambria County Association of Township Officials. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Baker to appoint John Wallet to the position of Alternate Attending Member to the Cambria County Association of Township Officials. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to retain Berkheimer Associates for EIT & Local Municipal Service Tax Collection. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to retain First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Ameriserv and PLGIT as Township depositories and add Somerset Trust Company as a Township depository. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve renewal of Treasurer’s Bond in the amount of $2,000,000. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to set regular monthly meeting dates for the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 am and the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm except for in November when it will be held on Thursday, the 18th. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to adopt Tax Structure as follows: 3 3/4 mills Real Estate, ˝ Mill Fire Hydrant, 1 Mill Rescue Service, ˝% Earned Income Tax, ˝% Real Estate Transfer Tax, $5.00 Per Capita Tax & $10.00 Local Municipal Services Tax. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to authorize Supervisors and Manager to attend County Conventions and to be compensated at their regular rate of pay. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to authorize Township Auditors and Tax Collector to attend County Conventions. Vote-3 yes.

Motion to approve Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company’s List of Activities for 2010. Manager Hirko said, I do not have that list. Motion Baker, second Westrick to table this motion until we see the list. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to re-appoint Dave Hirko as Driveway & Street Encroachment Officer. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to re-appoint Ellen Pentrack-Ocilka to a three year term as a member on the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to re-appoint Paul Wyrwas to a four year term as a member on the Jackson Township Planning Commission. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to re-appoint Denny Grove to a five year term as a member on the Jackson Township Recreation Commission. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to appoint Bruce Baker as Member to Cambria County Sewage Enforcement Agency for 2010. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to appoint Mark Westrick as Alternate Member to Cambria County Sewage Enforcement Agency for 2010. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Baker to appoint John Wallet as Member on the Central Cambria Coalition Steering Committee. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to set hourly wage for Secretary/Treasurer/Manager, Dave Hirko at $18.75 per hour. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to set hourly wage for Chief of Police, Bob Fatula at $17.25 per hour. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to set hourly wage for Administrative Assistant, Connie Fetzer at $ 11.75 per hour. Vote-3 yes.

Public Comments:
Bob Albright
said, I just want to mention again that it's a slap in the face that you don't do a correction on tabling that bank down there. . .maybe you need 400 or 500 residents coming out here and telling you that they're dis-satisfied with that. Chairman Baker replied, we can't control what a private business does in the Township and secondly we're under contract with them. . we just can't pull up stakes. Albright continued, I understand that. . why didn't you mention that there. . . .that you're going to look into it. Baker said, we still have to name them as a depository. . .we just can't not name them as a depository. . .we're under contract with them for this year. Manager Hirko added, there's a transition too. Albright said, I just mean that when it's feasible for you gentlemen to drop them, I think it would be in the best interest of the Township and you fellows to drop them. Baker said, but we have to name them. . that's the point. . . we can't just drop them tonight. Hirko said, Somerset Trust isn't opening until the first or second week of February so we have the first part of the year to worry about. Supervisor Wallet said, trust me Bob. . we are just as dis-satisfied with what happened as you are. Hirko said, and we've really done a lot to get Somerset into this Township. Supervisor Westrick said, I think we should make every move possible to get away from First National Bank.

Announcements:
Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next meetings will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:00 am and Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

Adjournment:
Motion
Wallet, second Westrick to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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