Ira Kulp, Jr.
Township Tax Collector:
Light-Heigel & Associates, Inc.
Township Sewage Enforcement Officer:
Light-Heigel & Associates, Inc.
Reager & Adler Associates
Township Emergency Management Coordinator:
Don Shutt, Jr.
Township Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator:
Jesse ShuttLinks Section
|Welcome to the home of Jackson Township CELEBRATING OUR 186TH YEAR|
Site last updated on 10/14/14
ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS!!!
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.
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:
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.
TELECOMMUNCIATION DEVICE DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (TDDP)
Pennsylvanians with disabilities may qualify for telecommunication devices to help them use telephone services.
TDDP Progam Manager
Pennslyvania's Initiative on Assistive
1755 North 13th Street
Student Center, Room 411S
Philadelphia, PA 19112
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:
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
Your yearly household income is at or below 1135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Link Up America
|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.
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.
450 Bastian Road Halifax, PA 17032