WASHINGTON TWP. - Not much changed for the Washington Township Board of Supervisors state-mandated reorganization meeting held via teleconference Jan. 4.

The board re-elected Mark Beichner as the Board President while Eric Bauer was re-appointed as vice chairman.

In other reorganization business, the board:

4Appointed Jacqui Blose as the secretary-treasurer and building code officer at a rate of $1,150 per month and $50 for secondary or additional and workshop meetings.

4Continued the employment of William Seitz as township roadmaster at a rate of $17.50 per hour with 13 holidays, 10 vacation days and five sick days allotted through the township benefit package.

4Appointed Robert Blose as a laborer at the rate of $15 per hour and the same benefits package as the roadmaster.

4Continued the employment of Ryan Zacherl as a laborer at a rate of $15 per hour with the same benefits as the roadmaster.

4Continued the on call as needed employment of others at the discretion of the roadmaster and one supervisor's approval at a rate of $12 per hour with no benefits.

4Re-appointed Joseph Keebler as township legal counsel at his approved rate schedule.

4Designated First United National Bank and Northwest Bank as depositories.

4Agreed all checks require the signature of the secretary and any one supervisor.

4Agreed regular bills may be paid from the account electronically.

4Re-appointed The EADS Group for engineering as needed.

4Reccommended to the auditors the secretary's bond be set at $150,000 with the supervisor's working wage rate to be set at the same rate as the on-call employees.

4Agreed any supervisor may expend up to $500 for emergency purposes without the approval of the board.

4Appointed Todd Fantaskey as primary sewage enforcement officer and Nick Melnick as secondary sewage enforcement officer and that the set fees for permit and related work subject to board approval.

4Agreed all bills be reviewed and approved by at least one supervisor before payment.

4Appointed Jacqui Blose as assessment permit officer and to be paid $5 for each permit issued.

4Set the mileage rate at the IRS maximum of 56 cents per mile.

4Approved anyone authorized by the township code be permitted to attend the state and county convention at the regular hourly rate of pay and expenses and Eric Bauer be the voting representative.

4Approved that PSATS CDL be the administrator of CDL testing and Jacqui Blose be the official contact.

4Re-appointed Shane Smerkar emergency management coordinator and Jacqui Blose as public information coordinator.

4Approved Troese and Associates appointed as CPA to perform the annual audit for the township and sewer authority for 2020.

4Approved the regular meetings to be held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. and the secondary meetings to be held the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

Both meetings will be held at the township building located along State Route 36.

This is a change from the previous schedule which saw the regular meetings held at the Washington Township Fire Hall while the secondary meetings were held at the township building.

The Washington Township Board of Supervisors held a short regular meeting after the reorganization meeting.

The board was notified the township received around $40,000 in dirt and gravel funding for road approach improvements for the Gowdy Bridge project. The funding will be for drainage pipes, gravel, ditches, mowing and general right of way improvements.

The board was also alerted that the transmission on the Ford pickup was not working. Seitz got three quotes for the cost of a new transmission and the board voted to purchase the parts from Weaver Auto Parts at a cost of $2,932.

Weaver Auto Parts had the lowest price of the three quotes.

The board authorized Beichner to obtain estimates for the repair and authorize the contract to have it completed based on his judgement of the price and availability.