March 29, 2012


The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors Bruce Baker, John Wallet and Mark Westrick along with Secretary/Treasurer/Manager Dave Hirko and Solicitor Bill Barbin. The meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker, Chairman, with a moment of silence for fallen former Township Supervisor, Dave Somogyi followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:

Wallet, second Westrick to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on February 23, 2012 and March 8, 2012. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:







$  25,865.86

$ 93,612.86

$       94,038.95

$   25,439.77


$ 767,755.48

$ 15,615.42

$       16,247.65

$ 767,123.25


$ 182,944.47

$       37.26

$       13,234.14

$ 169,747.59


$  30,322.05

$  2,620.25

$         2,609.66

$   30,332.64

Westrick, second Wallet to approve the bills for the period of February 24, 2012 through March 29, 2012. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$      94,038.95

$     13,234.14

$      2,609.66

Township Police Report:
The February, 2012 Police Report statistics were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 457 Reportable Part I Crimes: 2 broken down as follows: Assaults-1 and Larceny-1. Reportable Part II Crimes: 24 broken down as follows: Disorderly Conduct-9, Drugs-2, Public Drunkenness-2, Family Offenses-2, DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-1, Receiving Stolen Property-1 and all others-7. Calls Resulting in Cases: 9, Total Arrestees: 7, Total Suspects: 1, Total Victims: 1, DUI Arrests: 1, Traffic Citations: 101, Non-Traffic Citations: 0, Total Warnings: 0


Old Business:

New Business:
Wallet, second Westrick to approve the Subdivision of John Butala to Chris and Jessica Kabo. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to approve the Subdivision of Thomas & Sharon Hill to Jack & Faye Houston. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve Resolution 02-12 asking the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania General Assembly to eliminate or amend the State Prevailing Wage Act (Act 442 of 1961). Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to approve Capital Reserve Fund bill list for the period of February 24, 2012 through March 29, 2012 and transfer $ 16,247.65 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the General Fund. Vote-3 yes.



Purchase Detail


Naugle Insurance Company

Deposit on 2012 Insurance Package

$  16,247.65



$ 16,247.65

Motion Wallet, second Westrick on approving the time sheets from February 19, 2012 through March 3, 2012 and March 4, 2012 through March 17, 2012. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:

Public Comments:
Cameron Hoffman said, I'd like to thank you guys for letting me talk about the Skate Park. I've been coming to the last meetings. . I've been talking. . I've been doing research and I have grant applications. This is one grant application from the Tony Hawk Foundation and this is the American Ramp Company Foundation. The American Ramp Company Foundation will give you 25% of all money raised to go to the Skate Park and the Tony Hawk Foundation will grant up to 25,000 to go to the Skate Park. Chairman Baker asked, have you applied or made application other than just print this? Cameron Hoffman said, like for Tony Hawk Foundation you need grants and fundraising. Baker said, we're willing to provide a suitable location but you guys are going to have to apply and seek these funds to put the park in. Baker said, we looked at what we had location wise and right now depending on what size it ends up, we think that Leidy Lane would be the best facility to utilize. We thought Leidy Lane would be better because it's highly visible so the Officers on patrol or even the general public driving by would see it. We support the idea but you're going to have to get this group organized and started and move from there. Cameron Hoffman said, I there a goal we should have for fundraising? Baker said, reach for the sky and accept anything in between. Wallet said, but you guys can kick it off. . you got to start somewhere and get organized and we'll provide you with the space for it. I give these guys, obviously your son, a lot of credit. . all these guys. . they've been very persistent and very organized.

Caroline McGraw said, I'm the President of the Nanty Glo Library Board and first of all, thank you all for your annual contribution to the Library. We have experienced substantial reductions the last several years in Library Funding. When the State cuts funds, the Federal cuts funds immeasurably . . it's a reflection of the State cut. I guess when your Budget's set for this year but please think of us. Chairman Baker said, thank you and we will take that into consideration.

Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next meetings will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:00 am and Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. The Jackson Township Supervisors along with the Recreation Commission will hold their 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mitchell Park on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Primary Election Day will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Be sure to get out and vote in this important election.

Westrick, second Wallet to adjourn the meeting at 7:25. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary