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Paint Township supervisor resigns

May 8, 2019

Paint Township resident Jeffrey Eash has returned as a township supervisor after supervisors Chairman Lewis Clark II resigned.

Clark said he had to move on with his personal life after serving as a supervisor for five years.

“I have some projects that I need to get done. My wife has a little list,” he said, laughing.

Clark said he resigned as of Jan. 1.

“We were fortunate enough to lower taxes four straight years and pay off some debts, including the building addition of $5.4 million,” he said.

“We got a lot of things accomplished — not just myself, but the other supervisors, too.”

“And there’s still a lot of things to be done in the township,” Clark said.

Eash, 57, will serve out the remainder of Clark’s term. He said he is not officially running for supervisor in the November election.

Eash was appointed to the board by the other supervisors after Clark resigned. Eash served for four years as a township supervisor about 13 years ago.

He also served on the township planning commission and now serves on the Somerset County Planning Commission. Eash works as an architect at JPT Architects, of Johnstown.

In other business, the township discussed the spring cleanup day, which will be held May 31. To participate, residents must purchase a cleanup permit for $40 at the township office between May 13 and 30.

Items must be boxed, bagged or bundled, and metals must be placed in a separate pile.

Large items can include refrigerators, furniture, air conditioners and other appliances. Items that will not be picked up include: grass clippings, yard waste, home remodeling waste, tires, batteries, car parts, hazardous liquids, paints, spray cans, chemical waste, motor vehicles, heavy equipment, computers and televisions.