Newly elected Sandy Township Supervisor Salandra

Newly elected Sandy Township Supervisor Kevin Salandra, left, was welcomed at Tuesday’s reorganization meeting. At right is Supervisors’ Chairman Jim Jeffers.

DuBOIS — Newly elected Sandy Township Supervisor Kevin Salandra was welcomed by his fellow supervisors at Tuesday’s reorganization meeting. Salandra will serve a six-year term.

Jim Jeffers was re-elected supervisors chairman and Dave Sylvis was retained as vice chairman. The other supervisors are Andy Shenkle and Mark Sullivan.

The supervisors collectively thanked township employees and the volunteers who serve on various boards and commissions.

Other appointments included Barbara Miller as secretary-treasurer, Shelly Reasinger as assistant secretary-treasurer, Bob Wilson as Vacancy Board member, David Monella as township manager, Perry Bowser as township engineer and Ferraro, Kruk and Ferraro of Brockway as township solicitor.

Depositories for township funds – local banks and the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust – were also retained.

Jeffers will be the voting delegate to the state convention.

Regular meetings will continue to be held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Work sessions will be scheduled as needed.

Swift Kennedy Insurance was retained as township insurer.

The treasurer’s bond will remain at $500,000.

Keystone Collections will be paid a commission of 1.7 percent on earned income and local services taxes.

Elected township tax collector Elizabeth “Libby” Roudybush will be paid 2 percent commission on collections.

Township holidays include New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The township office will be closed the day after Thanksgiving with employees using a personal day.

Barbara Miller will continue as the township’s representative to the county’s Act 32 Tax Collection Committee with David Monella as the alternate.

Resolutions dealing with wages and benefits and destruction of specified records were approved.

The supervisors, who also serve as the township’s Municipal Authority, also reorganized, with Jeffers being named chairman and Sylvis vice chairman.

Salandra was added to the Group Life Insurance Plan.

Authorization was given to township employees to attend various workshops, seminars, etc., with prior approval of the manager or board of supervisors provided sufficient funds are budget for this purpose.

The business mileage rate for 2018 is set by the IRS at 54.5 cents per mile.

The next supervisors meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in the township building on Chestnut Street.

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