SUPERVISORíS REORGANIZATION MEETING
January 7, 2008

 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 John Wallet along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko.

Acting Chairman:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet 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:
(None)

Executive Sessions Held:
(None)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to retain Berkheimer Associates for EIT & Local Municipal Service Taxes. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to approve renewal of Treasurerís Bond in the amount of $2,000,000. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken 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 and December when they will be the week before the last Thursday. Vote-3 yes.

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

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

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

Motion Wallet second Bracken to appoint Bruce Baker to the position of Alternate Voting Delegate to the State Convention. Chairman Baker said, I wonít be attending this year. . I would decline this nomination. I would ammend that motion to appoint John Wallet. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Baker, second Wallet to table approving the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Companyís List of Activities for 2008. Vote-3 yes.

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

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to re-appoint Barry Gehosky to a three year term as a member on the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to re-appoint Janet Hagerich to a three year term as an alternate member on the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board. Vote-3 yes.

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

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

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

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

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to re-appoint Robb Piper, Jr. to a five year term as a member on the Jackson Township Water Authority. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to re-appoint George Burkey to a five year term as a member on the Jackson-East Taylor Sewer Authority. Vote-3 yes.

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

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

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

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

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to set wage increase for Secretary/Treasurer/Manager, Dave Hirko at 3% cost of living per hour with benefits to follow that of the Laborers Intr. Union Agreement. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to set wage increase for Administrative Assistant, Connie Fetzer at 3% cost of living per hour. Vote-3 yes.

New Business:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet to appoint Thomas Swope Jr. as special council for the upcoming windmill test tower zoning hearing concerning a variance extension at a rate of $ 125.00 per hour Vote-3 yes.

Chairman Baker said, next we want to discuss the Police Contract and police wages. The current Contract expired December 31st. We have not been notified by the Police Department that they would like to negotiate that Contract. That being said, the Contract the way itís written automatically extends a year. We can choose to leave the wages at the current rate or we can choose to increase the wages at some other rate. Supervisor Wallet asked, do we have to act on that tonight? Baker replied, no. . we donít have to. Supervisor Bracken said, we really should though. Baker said, I donít know that itís written that you have to. . .typically thatís when wage increases are dealt with but I donít know that you have to. Manager Hirko said, technically the Contract extends. Baker said, we donít have to do anything. . the Contractís extended. . it can stay the way it is at the rate it is. . we donít have to do anything. . itís just up for consideration. If you want to table it and discuss it at a later time at an Executive Session, we certainly can do that or we can leave them as they are. Motion Bracken, second Wallet to table police wages until a later date. Vote-3 yes.

Public Comments:
(None)

Announcements:
Chairman Baker
announced that the Board of Supervisors next meetings will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 8:00 am and Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 7:00 pm.

Adjournment:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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