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End of tax collection woes for Jackson Township


April 11. 2013 4:26PM
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Jackson Township solicitor Jeffrey Malak announced at the April 8 supervisor’s meeting othat township revenues are finally caught up after difficulties caused by the Don Wilkinson/Centax agency.

Supervisor Allen Fox added, “Since Berkheimer took over, there’s been a big improvement.”

Fox pointed out three other indications that things are improving in the township and started by reporting that recycling is going well in the township. The township’s recycling center is open from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Fox said compost is available at no cost to residents and that many are taking advantage of this resource.

He also reported that the construction of the township playground will resume and that a soccer field will be created at no cost to taxpayers as the cost of creating the field has been donated by a township resident.

Jackson Township supervisors announced the winning of a gaming grant they applied for in conjunction with Lake-Lehman School District has been awarded. The grant will provide for improvements to district’s sports facilities, including a walking trail and new turf for the district’s football field.

Fox pointed out to residents that skillful grant writing ensured the project would be completed at no cost to township residents and that all fees had been included in the grant.

In regular business, supervisors authorized the township engineer to advertise for bids for a stormwater improvement project on Timbergrove Road.

The supervisors also approved the co-filing of a state recycling grant with West Wyoming Borough. The grant monies would provide for recycling containers to be used in the township’s recycling program.

After the meeting, township chairman John Jay Wilkes, Jr. said the Lake-Lehman grant project was in its early stages.

“We have not received the initial paperwork,” he said. Wilkes has not yet met with Lake-Lehman personnel about the grant but added, “I’m confident that we’ll be getting together very soon.”

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