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Township Officials

Webmaster:
Jesse Shutt
Supervisior/Chairperson:
Ira Kulp, Jr.
Supervisior/Vice-Chairperson:
Edward Webster
Supervisior:
Justin Hoover
Roadmaster:
Edward Webster
Township Secretary/Treasurer:
Robyn Loesch
Township Tax Collector:
Dale Faust
Township Auditors:
Elaine Steigman
Robin Urich
Danielle Zearing
Township Engineer:
Light-Heigel & Associates, Inc.
Township Sewage Enforcement Officer:
Light-Heigel & Associates, Inc.
Township Solicitor:
Reager & Adler Associates
Township Emergency Management Coordinator:
Don Shutt, Jr.
Township Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator:
Jesse Shutt

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ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS!!!
If you are on home oxygen or are disabled, please contact the Jackson Township Emergency Management Cordinator and let them know, This listing will be utilized in township wide emergencies to help with evacuations if the need ever arises.


ATTENTION RESIDENTS, For ALL Building Permits, please contact Light-Heigel & Associates, Inc., at 1-800-257-2190 and ask for Chris Hoover.
AS OF JUNE 2012, JACKSON TOWNSHIP HAS A POLICY THAT THE TOWNSHIP WILL NOT CONSIDER UNSIGNED COMPLAINTS.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS

Comcast is providing a new program called Internet Essentials. This program was designed with the assistance of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help bridge America's digital divide. In conformity with the National Broadban Plan, the program addresses key barriers to Internet access and adoption by providing affordable Internet access, the opportunity to purchase a computer and training to low-income families with at least one child receiving free lunches under the National School Lunch Program.

The Internet Essentials program will be available starting in the 2011 "back to school" season. Eligible participants will receive:

  • Comcast home Economy Internet service for $9.95 per month plus applicable taxes and fees, with no activation fees, no additional equipment rental charges, no credit checks, no price increases and no long-term contracts.
  • The option to purchase a pre-configured computer for $149.99 (plus applicable taxes); and
  • Access to online, in print and classroom based digital literacu training.

    An entire household will be eligible to participate in the program if the household i) is located where Comcast offers Internet service; ii) has at least one child receiving free lunch through the National School Lunch Program; iii) has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days; and iv) does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.

    Additional information on the program can be found at www.internetessentials.com.


    TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE INFORMATION

    Pennsylvania Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech disabled to communicate with anyone using a regular telephone. This is done by using a keyboard machine called a text telephone (TTY) to send messages over the telephone network. A Communications Assistant reads the typed messages of the TTY used to the person using a regular telephone. The Communications Assistant then types the response of the regular user to the TTY user. All calls are handled with strictest confidentiality.

  • TRS is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • TTY users can reach the TRS Center by simply dialing 7-1-1 or . (Para asistencia in Espanol para usuarios de TTY, llamendo).
  • People who do not have a TTY, can reach he TRS Center by simply dialing 7-1-1 or (Para asistencia in Espanol si no tiene TTY, llamando).


    TELECOMMUNCIATION DEVICE DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (TDDP)

    Pennsylvanians with disabilities may qualify for telecommunication devices to help them use telephone services.

  • Devices available include the following: TTY, Amplifier, TTY with Braille Display, Voice-Carryover TTY, and TTY with large visual display. For a complete list of the devices available and to obtain information on applying for the program contact:
    TDDP Progam Manager
    Pennslyvania's Initiative on Assistive
    Technology (PIAT)
    1755 North 13th Street
    Student Center, Room 411S
    Philadelphia, PA 19112
    Voice:
    TTY: 866-268-0579
    FAX: 215-204-9317
    Email: TDDP@temple.edu

    Or visit the PIAT site at: http:/?disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive.tddp.

    To learn more about PA TRS and 711, you can go to the PA Public Utility Commission's website at: http://www.puc/state/pa/us/telecom/telecom_relay_service.aspx.

    A note to all PA Relay Users:
    Please note that 7-1-1 is only to be used to reach the PA TRS
    For Emergencies you should continue to use 9-1-1.


    LOWER TELEPHONE SERVICE RATES AVAILABLE FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS
    YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR LIFELINE 135 AND LINK UP AMERICA

    Frontier offers two programs to help our low income residential customers get or keep their telephone service. They are Lifeline 135 Service and Link Up America. If you are a low-income residential customer you may qualify for these programs.

    Lifeline 135 gives a monthly credit off your basic service telephone bill.

    Link Up America gives 50% off your hook-up charge, up to a maximum of $30.00. This does not included costs for inside wiring.

    Here's How To Qualify for Lifeline 135 Service and Link Up America:

    Lifeline 135 Service
    You can get Lifeline 135 if: No one claims you as a dependent on their Federal Income Tax, unless you are 60 or older and you are in one of these programs:

  • General Assistance (GA)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Food Stamps
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid
  • National School Free Lunch Program
  • Federal Publuic Housing Assistance

    or

    Your yearly household income is at or below 1135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

    Link Up America
    You mayh be elibible for Link Up America if you qualify for Lifeline 135.

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    History of the Township 
    JACKSON TOWNSHIP - 1828

    On the 23rd of August, 1828, an order was issued by the Court of Quarter Sessions to three commissioners to view and report upon the propriety of dividing the township of Halifax according to the prayer of inhabitants to the east end of said township, asking for a division, and that the new township, might be called Jackson, previsouly presented to said court. The commissioners reported that in their opinions a division of said township was necessary and proper, and that they had run and marked a division line as follows, to wit:

    "Beginning at a chestnut-oak on the top of Peter's Mountain, in Winn's Gap, on the line dividing Halifax and Middle Paxton townships; thence across Powell's and Armstrongs Valleys, north 3-1/2 degress west 6 miles and 280 perches to a hickory on the line between Upper Paxtang and Halifax townships, on Berry's Mountain, at a small curve in said mountain about three-quarters of a mile west of Woodside's Gap."

    This report was confirmed by the court at November sessions, 1828. It was thus named for the then President of the United States, Gen. Andrew Jackson, and as thus established was diminished by the erection of Jefferson in 1842. The early settlers in the township were the Hoffmans, Enders, Fishers, Millers, Snyders, Fetterhoffs, Werts, Shotts and others, many of whose descendants remain in the locality. Armstrong's Creek rised in this township, flowing southwest, empties into the Susquehanna above Halifax.

    FISHERVILLE
    Fisherville was laid out in 1854 by Adam Fisher, now deceased, then an extensive land-holder. It is now a flourishing little village, containing a neat frame school building, stores, etc. The Methodist Episcopal Church edifice was erected in 1859, and is supplied by the Halifax Circuit. Of the United Brethren congregation, Rev. Jacob Funk is pastor, those formerly being the same as at Jacob's Church in Wayne township, and St. John's in Mifflin township. The Evangelical Lutheran Church was erected many years ago. It is a one-story brick building.

    JACKSONVILLE
    Jacksonville was laid out about 1825 by George Enders and Joseph P. Lyter, most of the houses being on the lots owned by the former. It was named in honor or Ex-President Jackson. Joseph Bowman built the first house. William Enders had the first store. The first blacksmith was Joseph P. Lyter; the first physician was Dr. McGuire. The post-office was established under President Pierce's administration in 1854. The present post master is J.F. Helt, and the first one was William Enders, after whom the office was called "Enders Post Office." There are two churches, the Lutheran and Reformed (Star of Bethlehem), a neat frame edifice erected in 1875, and the United Brethren built in 1873. Rev. Isaac Erhart is pastor of the former, and Rev. Jacon Funk of the latter.

    East and northeast of Jacksonville are the following churches: Stearn's, Miller's (Reformed, of which Rev. A.S. Stauffer is pastor), and the United Brethren, at Deitrich's.

     

     
     



     
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    phone: (717)-362-9909

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