NOW HIRING – TOWNSHIP CLERK
Point Township is seeking well-qualified applicants for the position of Township Clerk. Applicants with secretarial experience are preferred and should be proficient with the technology used in a modern office setting. If you have excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to help people, please stop in to pick up an application and a full list of job qualifications at the Point Township Municipal Building located at 759 Ridge Road, Northumberland, PA between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. This is a full-time position with competitive salary, benefits and pension available. Application deadline is Friday, March 30th, 2018. Point Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Point Township Fire Department and Fire Police are in desperate need of volunteers.
The legacy of these organizations dates back to the 1950s. Ever since then they have been providing a critical and necessary service to township residents. But these services are at risk of ending. Because the township must provide these services to the residents it is vital that we maintain this volunteer spirit and service. The alternative can look very grim…by shifting to PAID services. This would mean a substantial tax increase and we have worked hard for years to hold the line on taxes.
You never know when a loved one could be in a crash, a neighbor’s house catch on fire, or a friend could face a medical emergency. These volunteer professionals respond to these calls along with the police department and truly make a positive impact on people’s lives. This is by far the most rewarding aspect of emergency services.
Some parts of the country have gone to large regional paid services. But there are some inherent benefits that come automatically with local volunteers. First and foremost, our people know our people…we know our township. On so many occasions, there is an extra ‘task list’ that goes with the actual emergency responsibilities. Local volunteers become experts at helping families cope with these immediate needs during an emergency. Having local volunteers can also reduce response times.
Maybe most importantly, having a pool of well-trained local volunteers enhances our community’s capability to deal with a major event. It is guaranteed that if a major crisis occurs, natural or man-made, a community needs resources. People will always be our greatest resource and having an extra 20 or 30 ‘veterans’ who have dealt