The Jackson Township Public Works Department consists of five employees who are responsible for maintaining 47 miles of township streets and roads. This includes the construction of new, reconstruction and patching of existing roads, placement and maintenance of road signs. They conduct the Township’s fall leaf pickup, the spreading of anti-skid material and snow plowing when needed and street sweeping in the spring. They maintain the Township buildings and grounds, recreation areas and the fleet of public works vehicles and equipment. Also, they operate the wastewater treatment plant and assist with the repair and maintenance of the Township’s sewer lines and eight pump stations.
Fall Leaf Pickup:
The public works department began a fall leaf pickup program in 2013 as the result of a mandate by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to disallow the burning of any refuse, brush, or leaves.
Snow Removal/AntiSkid Material:
Snow removal is always challenging for our Public Works Department. Typically the Public Works Department will begin plowing snow off of the officially adopted Township roadways when the snow has subsided or when accumulation reaches a depth of 3 to 4 inches or more. Anti-skid materials will be applied for ice control and/or after snow plowing is completed. All vehicles must be removed from Township streets and roads in the event of a declared Snow Emergency which will be broadcast over local radio and TV channels.
Street Sweeping is conducted in the spring as needed and subject to the availability of rental equipment.
After a rough, cold, snowy winter. The Board of Supervisors for the first time in 2014 had authorized the Public Works crew to conduct a Spring Yard Waste collection the first week of May for Township residents. Collection consisted of small limbs, branches and shrub trimmings. NO, grass clippings, weeds or construction debris were accepted.