The Jay Township Supervisors voted to eliminate the township's roadmaster position during their reorganizational meeting on Monday evening. The position was previously held by supervisor Murray Lilley.
Neither of Lilley's fellow supervisors, Francis Gustafson or Jeremy Rippey, made any motion to reappoint Lilley or name another individual to the position. Rippey later made a motion to eliminate the position altogether, which was seconded by Gustafson. Lilley opposed the motion.
When contacted Tuesday afternoon, Rippey indicated that he and his fellow supervisors are currently working together to designate which tasks are performed by the township's road crew. He also noted that the supervisors' plan to hold a special meeting on Friday at 11 a.m. at the township's municipal building to clarify the changes that will take place due to the elimination of the roadmaster position.
During the meeting, the supervisors also reappointed Gustafson as chair of the board of supervisors and Lilley as vice-chair. Deborah Leonard was reappointed as township secretary/treasurer and also as chief financial officer of the township's pension plan.
For more on this story, see the Jan. 5 edition of The Daily Press.