FALLS CREEK — It’s always good to have a backup plan.

The Washington Township Supervisors held their reorganizational meeting to start up 2018, but some continuing 2017 matters dominated the non-reorganizational section of the evening.

The Jefferson County Sewage Association is in danger of dissolving. Due to the local conservation district’s recent restructure, the district asked the association for $20,000 for the annual fee instead of the usual $10,000. The association has had officers resign and now no one is stepping up to fill the vacant roles. While the sewage authority had a meeting to discuss plans moving forward, Washington Township already came up with a back-up plan in case the association ceases to exist. They can enter into a contract with the sewage enforcement officer that the association uses, Dave Tinker, should the need arise.

As it stands, these events do not impact township residents.

In the reorganizational meeting, Supervisor Donna Cooper became the chairperson for the year and Steve McClelland was named vice-chair. Not much else changed in the township. Sarah Anderson will still be the township secretary while Dan Whaling continues as roadmaster and Ferraro, Kruk, and Ferraro continue to represent the township as legal council.

The full-time employees received a 25-cent raise per hour while part-timers got a $1 per hour raise.

The township meets again Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

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