BROOKVILLE — The Greater Jefferson Area Council of Governments (GJACOG) has held two meetings since the first of the year, one at the Oliver Township Community Center and the other at the Jefferson County Community Conservation Center.

At the first gathering, which was the re-organizational meeting, Washington Township Supervisor Harold Wilson was re-elected to serve as president.

Continuing in their respective positions were Larry Bowers of Gaskill Township as vice-president and Rose Township’s Mark McManigle as secretary/treasurer.

Jefferson County Conservation District (JCCD) Assistant Manager Shaun Wessell addressed the group in Coolspring regarding the statewide stormwater management regulations, enforcement, permits, and related matters.

GJACOG members voiced their support for the JCCD and its providing the contractual service to each municipality for the enforcement aspects of the stormwater legislation.

At the second session, the impact of the recent decision by members of the Jefferson County Sewage Association (JCSA) to dissolve that organization was discussed.

Although the sewage association, council of governments and the conservation district have worked cooperatively since 2009, each maintains its own identify and functions.

The decision to dissolve the sewage association will not affect overall operations of either of the other entities.

In the near future, the Council of Governments will be putting out bids for stone for road maintenance and working on programs such as work shops, training and other offerings as they have done in the past.

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