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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

Organizational Meeting--January 3, 2022--Jackson Township Supervisors

 

Meeting called to order by:

 

Present were :

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Motion to appoint                                              as Temp Chairperson, by                , sec       . Vote

 

Motion to appoint                                              as Temp Secretary by                      , sec       . Vote

 

Motion to appoint.                                             as Chairperson for the year, by        , sec      . Vote

 

Motion to appoint                                              as Vice Chairperson by                    , sec      . Vote

 

Motion to appoint                                              as Secretary/Treasurer by                 , sec      . Vote

 

Motion to appoint ___________________ as Roadmaster for the year by           , sec        . Vote

 

Road Crew—Steven Austin, Richard Kintz, Abram Bonham

Wage scale for road crew is set by the Union.

 

Motion to hire the supervisors as employees by             , sec                  Vote

 

Motion to set the Secretary’s’ wages at                              by                         ,sec.          Vote.

 

Motion to set the Maintenance personnel wages at                by              ,sec.           Vote

 

For part time secretary not covered by the union contract:

Motion that there be   paid holidays, prorated at daily hours and to give Thursday or Monday off if holiday falls on a Fri, Sat or Sun by           , sec               Vote

Motion to give            personal days per year, prorated at daily hour, after working a full year

by             , sec         Vote

 

Motion to appoint.                              as delegate and ___________ as alternate delegate for North Central Sewage Agency by           ,sec            Vote

 

Motion to appoint _ ____________as Site Use Officer by                         , sec            Vote

 

Motion to appoint                               to the Municipal Authority by              , sec               Vote:

 

Motion to appoint                               as Township Solicitor by                 , sec                        Vote

 

Motion to appoint ___                  as Right to Know Officer for the year    by           , sec               Vote

 

Motion to use the prevailing federal rate for use of own vehicle  ($0.585 )   by           , sec         . Vote

 

Motion to make the following recommendations to the Auditors:

Pay scale for Supervisor/employee:

   if Secretary/Treasurer                                                                                  

   if Roadmaster                                                                                            

   for laborer w/CDL                                                                                     

   for laborer w/o CDL                                                            ____________

   Maintenance                                                                         ____________  

Set the Secretary/Treasurer bond at                                                               

            Motion by             , sec                  Vote

 

Motion to appoint                                as chairman of the vacancy board

 by                   , sec             Vote

 

Motion to adopt Resolution R1-22, designating depositories for Township funds

by          sec    .  Vote

 

Motion to adopt Resolution R2-22, authorizing the Secretary to pay noted bills out of approved accounts by               , sec                       Vote

 

Motion that monthly meetings be held on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Monday of the month, with the exception of November 1st to be held                           , by          , sec               Vote

            (Election Day)

           

Motion that the Supervisors be allowed to attend the State convention, and that ______________

be the voting delegate, by                   , sec                      Vote

 

Motion to compensate supervisor at                rate @ day for attending convention

            by       , sec                      .  Vote

 

Motion that the Supervisors get paid       ______ by                , sec                     Vote

 

Motion to reaffirm the following:

Working supervisors get paid their regular working rate (1/2 day class)

Working supervisors get paid their regular working rate (All day class)

Non-working supervisors get paid $100.00 (All day class)

Supervisors get paid $50.00 for a night class or meeting

A Supervisor who gets called out outside normal hours gets paid a minimum of 2 hours time

All employees who go to classes or meetings when asked to do so by the Supervisors, get paid their hourly wage or a rate set by the Supervisors

Full-time working supervisors are entitled to hospitalization and insurance

                        Motion by                     , sec                         Vote

 

 

Motion to adjourn made by                            , sec.                    Vote

 

 

AGENDA

– SUPERVISORS MEETING –

January 3, 2022

 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY:

 

PRESENT:

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

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Acknowledge Visitors:

 

Motion to accept the minutes for the Regular Meeting of December 7, 2021 by       , seconded by        .   Vote

 

Treasurer’s Report:                                                             

                                                                                                                        2021                                                                2020

General Fund: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $   191,570.68                        $     139,589.71

            Regular Checking FCCB         $       9,169.78                        $       13,867.17

            FCCB CD#1                            $     94,811.05                        $       93,916.23

            Term                                         $              0.00                        $                0.00

            Prime                                        $   305,699.97                         $     311,160.11

            Petty Cash                                $            50.00                        $              50.00        

State Fund:

            Checking (PLGIT)                  $   211,886.15                       $      204,181.96

            Savings (FCCB)                       $          517.73                       $             517.47

            FCCB CD’s                              $       5,913.98                       $          5,902.17

            FCCB CD                                $     14,540.14                        $        14,467.67

            FCCB CD                                $       9,540.19                        $          9,492.64

            Term                                         $              0.00                       $                 0.00          

            Prime                                        $   272,793.63                        $      272,667.69

Capital Reserve: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $     82,518.29                        $        82,508.45

            FCCB CD                                $     20,231.19                       $        20,188.26                      

Capital Rsv Marcellus Shale:

            Checking (FCCB)                    $   230,954.69                        $      192,436.85

            BEVFD  (CD)                          $   129,131.52                       $      128,488.44

            MVFD   (CD)                           $   129,131.52                       $      128,488.44

            BEVFD (CD)                           $     14,825.51                       $        14,641.67

            MVFD (CD)                             $     14,825.51                       $        14,641.67

            BEVFD                                    $     11,394.03                        $        11,337.27

            MVFD                                      $     11,394.06                         $      11,337.27

JT Investment Fund                             $          295.93  General Funds  $         290.99

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

            Prime                                        $   304,338.01Marcellus Shale   $ 304,197.53

Community Center-Park

            Prime (PLGIT)                                                   $    25,544.33                                  $          25,532.55

 

Parks and Recreation

            Checking (FCCB)                    $     10,746.15                             $  12,033.86

            Savings (SCU)                          $            27.07                             $         27.07

            CD1 (SCU)                              $       6,565.12                             $    6,533.84

            CD2 (SCU)                              $       1,980.12                             $    1,951.22

            CD3 (SCU)                              $       2,000.44

American Rescue Act Plan Funds

            Term (PLGIT)                          $     97,714.49                            $            0.00

           

Bills paid outside approved accts:

   General:

            Penelec                                         $      931.23                              ck#8742

            AT&T                                           $        61.01                              ck#8740

            UGI                                              $      405.44                              ck#8741

            Empire Access                              $      100.26                              ck#8743

            Gannon Associates                       $   1,250.00                              ck#8744 (secretary bond)

            Amtrust North America               $   2,021.00                              ck#8752

           

Payroll October:

            Payroll YTD:   $176,384.72                                                                     

            Payroll October:   $17,979.43

            NYS Teamsters Council Health and Hospital (November)             $4,346.72                      ck#8717

            NYS Teamsters Conference Pension (November)                           $2,944.48                      ck#8716

            NYS Teamsters Council Health and Hospital (January)                  $1,733.32                           ck#8745

                                                                                                                                                                       

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:

Ordinance 2-04:

 

 

Dust Control: Fleming Truck Purchase for Brine Tank:

 

Sale of Snowplow behind Shop:

 

New Business:

 

R3 – 22:  TCCC Voting Delegate Resolution:

 

C Harris Letter of Resignation Municipal Authority Board:

 

Appoint new Municipal Authority Board Member:

 

Big Elm Fire Dept. Tanker:

 

J Collum Lot Addition/ Subdivision with NonBuilding Waiver:

 

Classes:  

None

 

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

out of Gen’l;   out of State 

 

Motion to adjourn by                    , seconded by                            Vote

 

 

 – SUPERVISORS MEETING --

December 7, 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 9 guests. 

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Visitors were acknowledged at this time: Heather Mitchel was present.  Heather’s family owns a farm on Bailey Creek Rd near Rt549 and Jobs Corners.  Heather expressed feels the road from Wood Lane (adjacent to the Mitchell Property (3055 Bailey Cr Rd)) to Jobs Corners is dangerous, the speed limit should be decreased and it should be made a no passing zone.  This section of road is winding and drivers tend to speed in this area.  Heather researched the section of road and determined that from 2011 to 2020 there were 7 crashes reported with 1 fatality.  These numbers do not count the number of unreported pull outs Heather’s family has assisted with from people going off the road and into the ditch.  Heather contacted Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation and PA DOT requires the township request a speed study on that stretch of road before any changes can be made to the speed limit or passing zone.

 

D Hoffman stated that the Supervisors have no objection to the request.  The secretary will submit the request to PA DOT.

 

Steve Wilbur was present.  Steve reported that people are not slowing down on Back Street and expressed specific concern about fire personnel not stopping at the stop signs on Back St.  Steve reported that he contacted the state police and they can only address the issue if they visibly see a person failing to stop at a stop sign.  He has notified the township and the fire department about his concerns. 

 

D Hoffman stated that the township has no power to stop people from running a stop sign.  The township can post a request in the township newsletter asking residents to slow down and stop at signs.  The only other choice would be for the township to hire a police force or ask the state police to sit at the stop sign.  The township only has 1800 residents and it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for the township to hire a police force.  D Hoffman and S Wilbur discussed the feasibility of hiring a police department.

 

S Wilbur also expressed concern about lighting on Back St.  He would like to have a pole light on his property.  He wanted to know if he was allowed to have a pole light in his yard.  D Hoffman stated that S Wilbur would need to contact this electric company that owned the pole in his yard.to see if he could install a light on the pole.  The pole is property of the electric company and the township cannot make determinations about lighting on an electric pole. 

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Motion to accept the meeting minutes for the Regular Meeting of November 3, 2021 by W Barnes, second F VanDelinder.  Unanimous Approval.

 

Treasurer’s Report:                                                             

                                                                                                                        2021                                                                2020

General Fund: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $   197,673.30                        $     159,911.35

            Regular Checking FCCB         $       7,392.77                        $         5,847.43

            FCCB CD#1                            $     94,811.05                        $       93,916.23

            Term                                         $              0.00                        $                0.00

            Prime                                        $   305,689.53                        $     311,138.54

            Petty Cash                                $            38.91                        $              45.60       

State Fund:

            Checking (PLGIT)                  $   265,760.19                       $      210,782.76

            Savings (FCCB)                       $          517.73                       $             517.47

            FCCB CD’s                              $       5,913.58                       $          5,902.17

            FCCB CD                                $     14,540.14                       $        14,467.67

            FCCB CD                                $       9,540.19                       $          9,492.64

            Term                                         $              0.00                       $                 0.00          

            Prime                                        $   272,784.31                       $      272,648.79

Capital Reserve: 

            Checking (PLGIT)                   $     82,517.34                       $        82,507.55

            FCCB CD                                $     20,231.19                       $        20,188.26                      

Capital Rsv Marcellus Shale:

            Checking (FCCB)                    $   231,710.02                       $      192,380.60

            BEVFD  (CD)                          $   129,131.52                       $      128,488.44

            MVFD   (CD)                           $   129,131.52                       $      128,488.44

            BEVFD (CD)                           $     14,779.45                       $        14,596.30

            MVFD (CD)                             $     14,779.45                       $        14,596.30

            BEVFD                                    $     11,394.03                       $        11,337.27

            MVFD                                      $     11,394.06                         $      11,337.27

JT Investment Fund                             $          295.93  General Funds  $         290.99

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

            Prime                                        $   304,327.61Marcellus Shale   $ 304,176.44

Community Center-Park

            Prime (PLGIT)                                                   $    25,543.46                                              $          25,530.78

 

Parks and Recreation

            Checking (FCCB)                    $     11,040.51                             $  12,052.97

            Savings (SCU)                          $            27.07                             $         27.07

            CD1 (SCU)                              $       6,565.12                             $    6,533.84

            CD2 (SCU)                              $       1,980.12                             $    1,951.22

            CD3 (SCU)                              $       2,000.44

American Rescue Act Plan Funds

            Term (PLGIT)                          $     97,713.37                            $            0.00

           

Bills paid outside approved accts:

   General:

            Penelec                                         $      617.46                              ck#8705

            AT&T                                           $        60.90                              ck#8703

            UGI                                              $      132.45                              ck#8706

            Empire Access                              $      104.06                              ck#8704

            Amtrust North America               $   2,021.00                              ck#8713

           

Payroll October:

            Payroll YTD:   $158,405.29                                                                     

            Payroll October:   $14,023.37

            NYS Teamsters Council Health and Hospital (October)             $1,545.60            ck#8702

            NYS Teamsters Conference Pension (October)                           $2,208.36            ck#8701

            NYS Teamsters Council Health and Hospital (October)             $1,086.68                    ck#8715

            NYS Teamsters Conference Pension (October)                            $764.80              ck#8714

           

           

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

 

Committee Reports:

Parks & Recreation:  C Gilbert asked supervisors to pay for wreaths at Memorial.  Discussion tabled until later in the agenda.   C Gilbert reported that the board is researching shrubs and replacement trees for the park.  Looking into 6 or 7 ft trees instead of 12 ft trees and barrel shrubs that need little or no trimming.  They are thinking 6 shrubs, 3 on each side of the sidewalk at the parking area behind the flag pole, far enough apart to mow around and keep people from parking on the lawn.  C Gilbert is making plans to block the slide.  C Gilbert reported that Nick Root went to the local cemeteries and compiled a list of Civil War Veterans so bricks could be made for the Memorial at the park.  The Parks and Rec Board had 7 bricks left to order and approved to pay for the additional bricks out of the Parks and Rec funds.  All bricks for Civil War Veterans have been ordered.

D Hoffman requested that someone from Parks and Rec be appointed to raise and lower the flags in Houser Park.  It was brought to his attention that the flag was not at half-staff, as it should have been.

 

Sewer Agency:  F VanDelinder reported the NCSA will be voting to approve the budget at the Dec. 15 meeting.  D Hoffman asked is there would be any surprises in the budget.  Frank replied no.

 

Municipal Authority:  C Gilbert reported that the budget had been presented and would be voted on at the meeting on December 8, 2021.  C Gilbert reported that the secretary has been having some health issues and C Harris and M Cogswell have been working with her to pay bills and process payments. 

 

Tioga Tax Collection Committee: None

 

Road Report:  The Roadmaster read the Roadmaster’s report.  Motion by F VanDelinder, second

W Barnes, to accept the Roadmaster’s Report.  Unanimous Approval

 

Secretary Report:  The Secretary read the Secretary’s report.  Motion by F VanDelinder, second

W Barnes, to accept the Secretary’s Report.  Unanimous Approval

 

Old Business:

Ordinance 2-04 – Change Construction Setback from Right of Way:  Township is waiting to hear from the solicitor.

 

Dust Control: Fleming Truck Purchase for Brine Tank:  F VanDElinder reported that he has looked the truck over, if the owner does not come down in price it will not be worthwhile to purchase.  W Barnes reported that he thinks the truck looks better than it is.

 

Houser Park Lane Application:  The Secretary submitted the Private Lane Name Application for Houser Park.  The Tioga County GIS team selected Houser Park Lane for the name of the lane.  The GIS Staff sent a digitized image of the park with the location they would like to post Houser Park Lane on maps.  The image shows Houser Park Lane starting at SR328, traveling around the loop along the south side of the flagpole/monument and then along the access road/driveway along the north side of the baseball field, stopping at the property line between Jackson Township and R Drapers property.

D Hoffman motioned that the map of the Houser Park Lane location was reviewed and the name (Houser Park Lane) and the location meets the approval of the township.  F VanDelinder second.  Unanimous Approval. 

 

2022 Budget:  Approve Proposed 2022 Budget: 

Motion W Barnes, second F VanDelinder, to adopt the 2022 Budget.  Unanimous Approval.

 

Set Tax Rate:

 

Resolution R8-21:  FIXING THE REAL ESTATE TAX RATE FOR THE YEAR 2022

 

BE IT RESOLVED AND ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, that a tax be and the same is hereby levied on all real property within the Township of Jackson subject to taxation for the fiscal year 2022 as follows:

The Tax Rate for General Purposes shall be 4 (four) mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, being further described as $ 0.40 on each one hundred ($100.00) dollars of assessed valuation of taxable property.

 

Motion by F VanDelinder, second W Barnes, to set the Tax Rate at 4 mills.  Unanimous approval.

 

W Barnes and D Hoffman reported that the rate has not changed in more than a decade.

 

F VanDelinder reported that he contacted the company about the new truck.  It is not likely that the township will receive it be the first of the year.

 

New Business:

Clever Clovers 4H group request to use the GMC one Friday a month:  W Barnes motioned to let the Clever Clovers use the GMC one Friday a month.  F VanDelinder second.  Unanimous Approval. 

 

Wreaths at Memorial:  The Parks and Rec Board request the township purchase 5 wreaths ($25 each) for the Memorial.  They also request the township consider purchasing the wreaths in perpetuity.

W Barnes motioned that the township pay $125 for the wreaths out of general funds this year.  F VanDelinder second.  Unanimous Approval.

 

The supervisors discussed purchasing wreaths in perpetuity and requested that Parks and Rec. board ask again next year.

 

JTMA Request for ARPA funds:  Jackson Township received a letter from Robert Cogswell, Chairman of the JTMA Board.  JTMA agreed to waive late fees and interest due on customers from April 01, 2020 to December 31, 2020 due the Covid pandemic and Gov. Wolf’s declaration of a state of emergency.  JTMA is requesting financial aid in the amount of $3,384.81 ($2,810.00 in waived fees and $574.81 in interested amounts) from Jackson Township’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund monies, allocated under the America Rescue Plan.

D Hoffman reported that the federal government has provided no guidance on how these monies can be used.  The Board of Supervisors will consider this request but take no action at this time.

 

Suitkote Meeting on December 22, 2021:  F VanDelinder motioned to take the roadcrew, 3 supervisors and the secretary to the Suitkote meeting on December 22, 2021.  W Barnes second.  Unanimous Approval. 

 

Sale of Snowplow Behind Shop:  W Barnes reported that the township has 3 old snowplows that they do not use and one fits one of his personal vehicles.  He would like to offer to purchase the plow.  Steve Austin reported that the plow is in rough shape.  It was replaced several years ago and was on the ,02 Mack.  W Barnes offered to pay $100 for the plow.  F VanDelinder reported that extra money had been invested in the plow to make it fit on the truck.  C Gilbert stated that really nice plows are selling on Municibid for as little as $1200. 

D Hoffman stated that the board has the offer in hand and would take it under advisement.

 

Complaint about Lighting in Town:  See “Visitors Acknowledged at this Time” Above

 

Concern with Residents Running Stop Signs on Back St.:  See “Visitors Acknowledged at this Time” Above

 

Classes:  None

 

 

Secretary reminded the board and visitors that the next meeting will be on Monday, January 3, 2021.

 

Motion to accept the bills on the Bill List by W Barnes,  F VanDelinder second.  Unanimous Approval.        $5,272.53 out of Gen’l;    $53,876.88 out of State;  $535.00 out of Parks and Rec.; $794.64 out of Marcellus Shale

 

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

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Julie Hess, Secretary