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February 19. 2013 4:40PM
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Tax collector Jackie Latosek attempted to find answers to residents' concerns about income tax returns from 2011 during the Jackson Township supervisors meeting on Nov. 5. Latosek says she has received calls from residents who have yet to receive their returns from last year. She noted that the township and school districts are short on tax revenue as well, but wanted to know if there was someone residents could contact to get their returns.

Solicitor Jeffrey Malak said the only thing residents can do is to contact their state representatives to put pressure on the companies to pay. He said, at this time, Berkheimer is not processing 2011 returns and the process is stalled in court. He added that municipalities and school districts will receive tax dollars before individuals.

Jackson Township is behind about $179,000 in tax revenue, which accounts for approximately 22 percent of its income.

Malak reported the township received word that it is in compliance with DCED for flood plans.

The board authorized Malak to post a second advertisement for a part-time police officer as the first advertisement received only one applicant.

Supervisors also requested Malak to contact Larksville Borough in an attempt to reach an agreement on the maintenance of Steele Road. For years, the two municipalities have shared the responsibility for the road, but Larksville Borough fell behind on its end of the financial responsibility. Back maintenance fees have been paid, but now the two municipalities need to come to a new agreement before the end of the year or terminate the contract.

Chairman John Wilkes Jr. announced that the yard waste and recycling center will be open from 8 a.m. to dusk on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 18 for those residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Then next Jackson Township supervisors meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 in the municipal building.

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