April 12, 2012
The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors Bruce Baker, John Wallet and Mark Westrick along with Solicitor Bill Barbin. Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko was unable to attend the meeting. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bruce Baker with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.
Public Comments Concerning Agenda
Motion Wallet, second Westrick to adopt Amended Flood Plain Ordinance # 170 for Jackson Township. Vote-3 yes.
The Supervisors reviewed the bids for Heating Oil and Diesel Fuel. Luther P. Miller, the current supplier, submitted the only bid. Solicitor Barbin said the bid and bond was in proper order.
Motion Wallet, second Westrick to accept bid from Luther P. Miller for Heating Oil and Diesel Fuel. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Westrick, second Wallet to accept the resignation of Jeremy Scislowicz as Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Wallet, second Westrick to accept the resignation of Jason Owens as Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Westrick, second Wallet to hire Trevor Law as a Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township at the current part-time wage. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Wallet, second Westrick to hire Matt Reihart as a Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township at the current part-time wage. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Westrick, second Wallet to hire Mark Hagerich for part-time seasonal work @ 12.00 per hour. Vote-3 yes.
Other New Business:
Motion Westrick, second Wallet to terminate Charles Nagle as a Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township for failure to maintain qualifications. The motion was opened up for public comment and there was none. Vote-3 yes.
Eugene Kist said, I filed that suit against the Township in 1982 and we still havenít received 3 loads of fill since 1982 so I talked to my Attorney. . Mr. Barbinís your Solicitor and he said to file in Federal Court. I donít want to do that. When youíre grading, whatís happening to all the fill? Chairman Baker said, weíre not grading. .weíre cleaning out some ditches and I think most of it is just put off to the side. Kist said, why may I ask? Solicitor Barbin replied, you canít require us to truck it to your place. What happened in 1982 was Township people were taking it to peopleís places and you rightly argued that if other people are getting fill, you were entitled to it too, but you canít force us to drive fill to your property. Kist said, you get all the State and Federal money. . is it too much to ask for fill after all these years. . 3 loads since 1982. Barbin said, I object to my tax dollars going to pay for extra work where itís not necessary to haul fill over to your place. Kist said, youíre hauling it somewhere else. Barbin said, weíre not hauling it anywhere else. You just heard that answer. The fillís right there where they took it out. Kist said, I want it on the Allbaugh ground down there. Barbin said, if they dig it up on your property, they leave it on your property. Thatís what we do. Kist said, what about the other fill thatís in the Township? Barbin said, we donít want fill. Kist said, I know better than that. Baker said, we do haul it to the nearest location but our property. If weíre on that side of Vinco, weíre not going to Mile Hill. We are on Mile Hill right now but I donít how much fill. . theyíre taking the leaves out of the ditch. It canít be very much fill. Iíll check to see if there is any being dumped anywhere. Kist said, now the Township lost in Federal Court and Bill wasnít here at the time. Barbin said, there was a settlement made. I talked to Attorney George Gvodzich about the case at the time. I did talk to the Township Solicitor at the time. There was a settlement made. . they didnít lose in Federal Court Eugene. . thatís not true. You know that as well as I do. Kist said, Iím getting angry over it. Barbin replied, well Iím getting angry about people misleading and making false statements.
Chairman Baker announced, The Board of Supervisors next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Primary Election Day will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Be sure to get out and vote in this important election. The Jackson Township Community Rod & Gun Club along with the Jackson Township Recreation Commission will be hosting the 7th Annual Fishing Derby at Woodland Park Campground on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Motion Wallet, second Westrick to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 am.
David M. Hirko, Secretary