Jay supervisors discuss roads, tax collector

During the most recent Jay Township Supervisors meeting, several residents expressed concern over the dry, dusty roads, some requesting them to be watered down.Jim Burke said he spoke to State Representative Matt Gabler's office about the installation of a cell phone tower in the township. He added there is a site available for land acquisition which may make an ideal location. "A cell phone tower for the valley is long overdue," Burke said.Supervisor Francis Gustafson said he would like to see a group of 4-5 volunteers look such a project. Supervisor Murray Lilley noted that there are seven separate companies who install cell phone towers, which they then sell to cell phone companies such as Verizon, etc.The supervisors approved Jim Allegretto as the township occupational tax collector as he was the only one who sent a letter expressing his interest in the position. His commission rate is five percent. Gustafson noted Centax never responded back to the township's inquiry as it has been several months.Resident Bob Coppolo spoke to the supervisors regarding the township's duty to comply with the Sunshine Act, or face repercussions including possible fines. Township Secretary Deb Reynolds presented the treasurer's report consisting of general fund checking balance of $231,931, state fund checking balance of $1,120, state fund insured money fund balance of $91,253 and state fund CD balance of $38,028, general fund CD balance of $77,826 and another general fund CD with a balance of $50,216. Deposits for the month totaled $74,435.The supervisors also approved the payment of bills totaling $82,644.