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Jackson Township

41 Back St, PO Box 48
Millerton, PA  16936
570-537-6367

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Monthly Minutes And Agenda

 AGENDA

– SUPERVISORS MEETING –

September 7, 2021

 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY:

 

PRESENT:

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

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Acknowledge Visitors:

 

 

 

Motion to accept the minutes for the Regular Meetings of August 3, 2021 by       , seconded by        .   Vote

 

 

Treasurer’s Report:                                                             

                                                                                                                        2021                                                                2020

General Fund: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $   237,241.43                        $     268,664.48

            Regular Checking FCCB         $     10,459.94                        $       13,669.72

            FCCB CD#1                            $     94,584.56                        $       93,692.49

            Term                                         $              0.00                        $                0.00

            Prime                                        $   305,658.31                         $     409,111.15

            Petty Cash                                $            45.55                        $              46.80        

State Fund:

            Checking (PLGIT)                  $   314,936.13                       $      240,183.99

            Savings (FCCB)                       $          517.66                       $             517.40

            FCCB CD’s                              $       5,911.00                       $          5,899.19

            FCCB CD                                $     14,521.84                        $        14,449.46

            FCCB CD                                $       9,528.18                        $          9,480.69

            Term                                         $              0.00                       $                 0.00          

            Prime                                        $   272,756.46                        $      272,546.74

Capital Reserve: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $     82,514.64                        $        62,505.74

            FCCB CD                                $     20,221.00                       $        20,175.58                      

Capital Rsv Marcellus Shale:

            Checking (FCCB)                    $   231,594.74                        $      287,163.17

            BEVFD  (CD)                          $   129,017.70                       $      128,278.27

            MVFD   (CD)                           $   129,017.70                       $      128,278.27

            BEVFD (CD)                           $     14,733.03                       $        14,550.58

            MVFD (CD)                             $     14,733.03                       $        14,550.58

            BEVFD                                    $     11,379.72                        $        11,323.00

            MVFD                                      $     11,379.72                         $      11,323.00

JT Investment Fund                             $          295.93  General Funds  $         290.99

            Term  (PLGIT) (11/20/19)        $              0.00                           $             0.00

            Prime                                        $   304,296.54 Marcellus Shale $ 304,062.60

JT 2015                                                 $              0.00                               $         0.00

Community Center-Park

            Prime (PLGIT)                                                   $    25,540.85                                                          $            25,521.23

 

Parks and Recreation

            Checking (FCCB)                    $     12,632.78                             $  14,188.41

            Savings (SCU)                          $            27.07                             $         25.00

            CD1 (SCU)                              $       6,558.31                             $    6,516.91

            CD2 (SCU)                              $       1,973.19                             $    1,943.87

 

American Rescue Act Plan Funds

            Term (PLGIT)                          $     97,710.18

           

Bills paid outside approved accts:

   General:

            Penelec                                         $      396.48                              ck#8600

            AT&T                                           $        60.15                              ck#8603

            UGI                                              $        90.26                              ck#8601

            Empire Access                              $        96.82                              ck#8602

            Amtrust North America               $   2,021.00                              ck#8610

            Robert Rundell                             $      100.00                              ck#8604 (lawnmower gas)

            Gannon Associates                       $   4,062.00                              ck#8605

            Robert Rundell                             $      264.29                     ck#8609 (lights for PO, mower maintenance)

                                                                               

Motion by                   , sec                           to approve the Treasurer’s Report.

 

Committee Reports:

            Parks & Recreation: 

           

 

            Sewer Agency: 

 

 

            Municipal Authority: 

                 

 

            Tioga Tax Collection Committee: 

 

Road Report:

Motion by                   , sec                           to approve the Road Report

 

 

Secretary Report:

Motion by                   , sec                           to approve the Secretary’s Report

 

 

Old Business:

Trees: Bid for Stump Grinding at office and Tree Removal at Park:

 

Ordinance 2-04: Change Right of Way Distance

 

Dust Control:

 

New Business:

Bill for Roupe Fence:

 

Sign for Houser Park:

Union Contract:

 

Wages on Treasurers Report:

 

Landscaping at the Parks:

 

Protect A/C Units at GMC: Railing?  Covers?:

 

Miscellaneous:

G Smith Subdivision

 

Classes:  

Dirt and Gravel Roads ESM Training:  Not eligible for Dirt and Gravel Roads funding without ESM Training

 

County Convention: Oct 7, 2021:  3PM – 7PM

 

 

Motion to accept the bills on the Bill List by                       , sec                         .  Vote

$3,665.30 out of Gen’l;  $14,966.23 out of State;  $0.22 out of Marcellus Shale

 

 

Motion to adjourn by                    , seconded by                            Vote 

 

 

 

 

– DRAFT SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES --

August 3, 2021

 

JACKSON TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

 

The Regular Meeting of the Jackson Township Supervisors was called to order at 7:03pm by Chairman

D Hoffman.

 

Present were Supervisors Walter Barnes, Frank VanDelinder, Donald Hoffman, the Secretary, and 5 guests. 

 

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Visitors were acknowledged at this time: Herb Dunham commented on the nice patching by the township on Lake Road, much better than the patching completed in the area on state roads.

 

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Motion to accept the meeting minutes for the Regular Meeting of July 6, 2021 by F VanDelinder, seconded by W Barnes. Unanimous Approval.

 

Treasurer’s Report:                                                             

                                                                                                                        2021                                                                2020

General Fund: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $   236,174.91                        $     194,116.57

            Regular Checking FCCB         $     17,681.67                        $         2,497.23

            FCCB CD#1                            $     94,584.56                        $       93,692.49

            FCCB CD#3                            $              0.00                        $                0.00

            FCCB CD#4                            $              0.00                        $                0.00

            Term                                         $              0.00                        $                0.00

            Prime                                        $   305,647.89                        $     494,158.43

            Petty Cash                                $            46.95                        $              48.20       

State Fund:

            Checking (PLGIT)                  $   320,185.94                       $      243,164.40

            Savings (FCCB)                       $          517.60                       $             517.34

            FCCB CD’s                              $       5,911.00                       $          5,899.19

            FCCB CD                                $     14,503.56                       $        14,431.27

            FCCB CD                                $       9,516.19                       $          9,468.76

            Term                                         $              0.00                       $                 0.00          

            Prime                                        $   272,747.16                       $      272,486.56

Capital Reserve: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $     82,513.85                       $        62,505.54

            FCCB CD                                $     20,221.00                       $        20,175.58                      

Capital Rsv Marcellus Shale:

            Checking (FCCB)                    $   328,875.08                       $      320,977.93

            BEVFD  (CD)                          $   129,017.70                       $      128,278.27

            MVFD   (CD)                           $   129,017.70                       $      128,278.27

            BEVFD (CD)                           $     14,733.03                       $        14,550.58

            MVFD (CD)                             $     14,733.03                       $        14,550.58

            BEVFD                                    $     11,379.72     

            MVFD                                      $     11,379.72

JT Investment Fund                             $          295.93  General Funds  $         290.98

            Term  (PLGIT) (11/20/19)        $              0.00                           $             0.00

            Prime                                        $   304,286.17 Marcellus Shale $ 303,995.46

JT 2015                                                 $              0.00                               $         0.15

Community Center-Park

            Prime (PLGIT)                                                   $    25,539.98                                                          $            25,515.59

 

Parks and Recreation

            Checking (FCCB)                    $     12,301.01                             $    5,322.09

            Savings (SCU)                          $            27.07                             $    8,673.27

            CD1 (SCU)                              $       6,558.31                             $    6,496.66

            CD2 (SCU)                              $       1,973.19                             $    1,936.63

 

American Rescue Act Plan Funds

            Term (PLGIT)                          $     97,709.24

           

Bills paid outside approved accts:

   General:

            Penelec                                         $      422.46                              ck#8577

            AT&T                                           $        61.54                              ck#8573

            UGI                                              $        89.31                              ck#8572

            Empire Access                              $        99.31                              ck#8574

            Amtrust North America               $   2,021.00                              ck#8578

 

           

Motion by F VanDelinder, second W Barnes to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Unanimous Approval.

 

Committee Reports:

Parks & Recreation:  F VanDelinder reported that Jeanine Stone will be including an article in the next newsletter regarding the need for more volunteers at recycling.  Recycling in August will be August 21st.  Next meeting is Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021.  There has been a lot of vandalism on the slides in the park.  One slide is broken.  Bob Rundell has blocked the entrances with plywood.

 

Sewer Agency:  F VanDelinder reported that there is nothing new.

 

Municipal Authority:  D Hoffman reported that the money saved by refinancing the bond has been placed in a 6 month CD (capital reserve).  JTMA purchased a $2600 piece of equipment to send signals for locating lines with a PA 1 Call.  The municipal authority has been having some difficulty with tracking lines. 

 

Tioga Tax Collection Committee: No Report.  Meeting is scheduled for August 19, 2021.

 

Road Report:  The Roadmaster read the Roadmaster’s report.  Motion by W Barnes, second

F VanDelinder, to accept the Roadmaster’s Report.  Unanimous Approval

 

Secretary Report:  The Secretary read the Secretary’s report.  Motion by W Barnes, second

F VanDelinder, to accept the Secretary’s Report.  Unanimous Approval

 

Old Business:

Trees:  Seeking estimates for Park Tree removal.  Tree at the office will be removed next week.  Secretary applied for grants to assist with cost of tree removal.

 

Road Signs: Butch took inventory of missing or damaged road signs and ordered new signs.

 

Memorial Day Parade Monies:  Some options for handling funds was discussed.  No decision was made as alternatives are still being considered.

 

New Business:

MVFD Variance vs.  Ordinance 2-04 – Rescind Ordinance:  Millerton Volunteer Fire Department plans to build a new firehouse at the corner of North Road and Back Street.  The firehouse will be within the footprint of the existing house located at the corner of North Road and Back Street, but within the township right of way (65 ft from center of road).   D Hoffman motioned to grant the variance, since the existing structure is already in the right of way.  Walt Barnes second.  No Vote.  Motion dropped.

 

F VanDelinder stated that if the board was going to allow the variance then the board should consider rescinding the Site Use Ordinance (Ordinance 2-04).  This would allow others to build within the right of way without seeking a variance from the township. 

D Hoffman stated that the planned firehouse would actually be farther from the corner than the existing house. 

D Hoffman stated that the township does not want to relinquish the authority to grant variances.  If the existing structure was not present they may not be ok with granting an ordinance. 

Discussion commenced about the actual distance of the planned and existing structure from the road. 

 

D Hoffman motioned to grant a variance to the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department for the construction of a new firehouse within the township right of way.  W Barnes second.  Vote:  Yes – W Barnes, D Hoffman; No- F VanDelinder.  Motion Carried.

 

F VanDElinder suggested the township change the right of way in Ordinance 2-04 from 40 ft from the edge of the road to 40 ft from the center of the road.  Fred Courtright suggested leaving the ordinance as is and continue to grant variances as needed.  Discussion of subject commenced.

 

F VanDelinder motioned to change the right of way in Ordinance 2-04 from 40 Ft from the edge of the road to 40 Ft from the center of the road, except for along SR328 and SR 549, which would remain 40 Ft from the edge of the road.  D Hoffman second.  Unanimous Approval.

 

D Hoffman stated that the township would instruct the solicitor to complete the necessary paperwork and the topic will be discussed at the next meeting.  

 

Estimate to paint the dumpbox of the F550 Ford:  Township recently had welding done on dumpbox of truck.  F VanDelinder received an estimate from Wales Body Shop for painting and mirrors.

 Right mirror – heated with temperature gauge (which is on the truck now but broken) - $750.00.

2 Mirrors without heat and temperature gauge- $325.00 each.

Paining Truck box with clear coat on new steel = $688.50.

Total price of 2 Mirrors (not heated) and new paint - $2,024.49

F VanDelinder motioned to accept the estimate from Wales Body Shop for $2,024.29 for painting the F550 Ford and the installation of the $650 mirrors.  D Hoffman second.  Unanimous Approval.  

 

Miscellaneous: 

New agenda rules beginning Aug 29, 2021:   D Hoffman explained that Act 65 of 2021 amends the Sunshine Law to create a new requirement for the townships to post meeting agendas at least 24 hours prior to the meeting, effective August 29, 2021.  The township will post agendas on the GMC door and the township office door and the township website 24 hours prior to the meeting.  If the board discusses and issue not on the agenda they must first vote to amend the agenda.  The amended agenda will then be posted for 24 hours following the meeting.

Classes:  None

F VanDelinder questioned whether the 12V battery listed on the bill list was for the JTMA and billed to the township incorrectly since the municipal authority just replaced a battery in its lawnmower. 

Motion to accept the bills on the Bill List except the 12V battery until further investigation by F VanDelinder, W Barnes second.  Vote:  Yes – F VanDelinder, D Hoffman; No- W Barnes.  Motion carried

               $8,897.06 out of Gen’l;    $5,252.86 out of State; $72,702.15 out of Marcellus Shale.

 

Motion to adjourn by F VanDelinder, W Barnes second.  Unanimous Approval.                    

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Julie Hess, Secretary