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The 2010 Census needs help for Eldred Township

Published February 09. 2010 05:00PM

Eldred Township supervisor Sharon Solt addressed the board and those in attendance in regards to the 2010 Census. She said that the Census Bureau really needs people to help take the Census in Eldred Township. She said it would be a great opportunity. A person can work between 20-40 hours a week and earn between $14-18 an hour and get paid $.50 a mile. The job could last between five to eight weeks.

This would be great for stay-at-home moms/dads, part-time college students, retired persons, and even for those who are collecting unemployment. Solt said that if someone is collecting unemployment and wanted to work for the Census, the unemployment would be suspended for the time period of working for the Census and then resume when the Census job has been completed without a person losing what he/she is entitled to.

The Census is also looking for someone to man the Helps Desk at Eldred Township's municipal building for the period of March 19-April 19. The schedule would be 15 hours a week with a pay rate of approximately $10.50.

Anyone interested should call Solt immediately at 610-381-4252.

At the supervisor's meeting held on Jan. 20, Supervisor Solt mentioned that the township received a letter requesting support of the Aquaschicola-Pohopoco Watershed Conservancy's (APWC) petition to upgrade the Aquaschicola Creek to an Exceptional Value classification. There was some discussion but the matter was tabled until the supervisors had more time to consider the matter with supervisor Gretchen Gannon Petit saying she would like to research it before making a decision.

At the Feb. 3 meeting, Eldred resident Marion O'Donnell asked the board of they had made a decision concerning the support of the APWC petition.

Supervisor Petit said there was a lot of material to be found on the Internet and she did some research but would like time to do more.

Supervisor Chairman Clair Borger said he believed that if the creek was changed to exceptional value it could affect people living along the stream and impact their property, opening a whole other can of worms.

Supervisor Gannon Petit said she would like to continue doing more research.

No decision was made on whether or not the board will support the petition.

It was suggested that maybe someone from the Monroe County Conservation District could come to a future meeting and help the board better understand what is involved in upgrading a stream from High Quality to Exceptional Value.

The Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co.'s 2010 officers are: Chief, Kyle Frable; Assistant Chief, Leon Frable; Captain, Louis Salerno; 1st Lieutenant, Kara Frable; 2nd Lieutenant Chris Conarty; Safety Officer, Ray Miller.

The members of the board of directors for the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. are: President, Leon Frable; Vice-President, Ray Miller; Treasurer, Terry Van Buskirk; Secretary, Nicole Belanger; Financial Secretary, Lou Salerno; Director, Kyle Frable; Director Chris Conarty; Director, Kara Frable; Director, Drew Haycock.

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