SUPERVISORíS MEETING
April 26, 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. Solicitor Bill Barbin was not able to be present. The meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker, Chairman with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
(None)

Minutes:
Motion
Wallet, second Westrick to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on March 29, 2012 and April 12, 2012. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:

FUND

Balance
3/29/12

Receipts

Disbursements

Balance
4/26/12

GENERAL

$   25,439.77

$ 119,830.05

$       59,450.27

$   85,819.55

CAPITAL RESERVE

$ 767,123.25

$  19,616.36

$                .00

$ 786,739.61

HIGHWAY AID

$ 169,747.59

$ 152,014.86

$             46.28

$ 321,716.17

SR. CENTER FUND

$   30,332.64

$    2,620.43

$         1,742.91

$   31,210.16

Expenditures:
Motion
Westrick, second Wallet to approve the bills for the period of March 30, 2012 through April 26, 2012. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$      59,450.27

$        46.28

$       1,742.91

Township Police Report:
The March, 2012 Police Report statistics were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 517 Reportable Part I Crimes: 2 broken down as follows: Assaults-1 and Larceny-1. Reportable Part II Crimes: 21 broken down as follows: Disorderly Conduct-5, DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-5, Drugs-4, Public Drunkenness-4, Liquor-1 and all others-2. Calls Resulting in Cases: 11, Total Arrestees: 9, Total Suspects: 0, Total Victims: 0, DUI Arrests: 4, Traffic Citations: 125, Non-Traffic Citations: 9, Total Warnings: 0

Correspondence:
(None)

Old Business:
(None)

New Business:
Chairman Baker
announced, Barnes Saly & Company, Certified Public Accountants, will present the 2011 Township Audit. Terry Shook of Barnes Saly said the Audit field work was completed February 29, 2012 and the report was completed March 26, 2012. The report expressed a "clean" opinion on the financial statements that means the numbers are fairly presented with all accepted accounting principles. If we would have uncovered anything in our Audit, that would be brought to your attention and it would be mentioned in the report. We encountered no problems during the Audit and did not identify any unusual transactions which would be those that may be large or unusual in nature. We didnít have any disagreements with management on accounting or Audit matters. We didnít expect to and management was very cooperative during the Audit. Just a couple of highlights. . . the Audit was based on cash at the time of December 31, 2011. At that time it was $1,035,708 compared to 990,371 at that point the year before. The Audit was based on total revenues of $1,411,029 and expenses of $1,397.121 so revenues were over expenses of $13,908 and thatís across all funds of the Township. There are some graphs showing revenues and expenses and some charts showing taxes and income breakdowns for the last 5 years. Again, we had a very nice Audit. . we didnít have any problems. If you have any questions about the Audit or about what we did, please ask, but the results were good.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve the Subdivision of John and Thelma Butala to Ken and Scyvilla Findley. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to award bid for "Seal Coat" to New Enterprise Stone & Lime for Road Projects scheduled for 2012 pending Solicitor's review. Vote-3 yes.

SEAL COATING BID RESULTS

Bid

Amount

Russell Standard Corporation

$ 73,557.93

Quaker Sales Corporation

$ 65,044.72

Midland Asphalt Materials Inc.

$ 62,127.27

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 60,740.29

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to award Miscellaneous Paving Materials to Quaker Sales Corporation pending Solicitor's review. Vote-3 yes.

Superpave Wearing Course, 9.5 mm - per ton

Bid

Amount
FOB Plant

Amount
Delivered

Quaker Sales Corporation

$ 71.25

      *

HRI, Inc.

$ 70.00

    ---

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 69.75

$  77.95

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 68.50

     **

*Quaker Sales Corp. Tri-Axle Truck Rate - $ 73.00 Per Hour
**Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt - $ 75.00 Per Hour

Superpave Wearing Course, 19.0 mm - per ton

Bid

Amount
FOB Plant

Amount
Delivered

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 63.85

$ 72.05

HRI, Inc.

$ 62.50

    ---

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 62.00

    **

Quaker Sales Corporation

$ 62.00

     *

*Quaker Sales Corp. Tri-Axle Truck Rate - $ 73.00 Per Hour
**Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt - $ 75.00 Per Hour

Superpave Wearing Course, 25.0 mm - per ton

Bid

Amount
FOB Plant

Amount
Delivered

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 60.00

     **

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 59.85

$ 68.05

HRI, Inc.

$ 57.50

    ó

Quaker Sales Corporation

$ 57.25

$   *

*Quaker Sales Corp. Tri-Axle Truck Rate - $ 73.00 Per Hour
**Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt - $ 75.00 Per Hour

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to award bid for PA-2A Subbase, AASHTO # 8, # 1, # 3, # 57 Miscellaneous Stone Materials and Antiskid Type # 2 to New Enterprise Stone & Lime pending Solicitor's review. Vote-3 yes.

AASHTO No. 8 Stone - per ton delivered

Bid

Amount

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 14.85

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 13.95

 

AASHTO No. 1 Stone - per ton delivered

Bid

Amount

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 13.85

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 13.00

 

AASHTO No. 3 Stone - per ton delivered

Bid

Amount

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 14.10

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 13.00

 

AASHTO No. 57 Stone - per ton delivered

Bid

Amount

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 14.30

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 13.95

 

Antiskid Type # 2 - per ton delivered

Bid

Amount

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 14.85

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 13.95

 

PA-2A Subbase - per ton delivered

Bid

Amount

Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt

$ 12.25

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$ 11.35

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve license for temporary use of the property of Donald Leckey on Saturday, July 21, 2012 for the purpose of holding a fireworks display during the Jackson Heritage Festival. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet on approving the time sheets from March 18, 2012 through March 31, 2012 and April 1, 2012 through April 14, 2012. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:
(None)

Public Comments:
Ed Smith presented a letter to the Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors asked him to summarize the letter. Smith said, this is a concern that Jackson and East Taylor Township residents are subject to Pressure Testing and I raised these concerns before to JETSA and now because of the publicity from the City of Johnstown I wish to voice those concerns here. This is a very high standard for Sewer Systems. This is not gong on in the other communities in the System. In the City of Johnstown where most of the problems are, they are not doing this. The requirements were put on to eliminate stormwater but it's stormwater and not toxic waste. Johnstown now wants to accept fracking waste water and there was news in the Johnstown Tribune about a new plant to treat it. Waste now going to Ohio would be treated in Johnstown at the new plant and then go to the Dornick Point Sewage Plant. Our system is probably one of the newer systems in the Johnstown area but during times of heavy rain there's been an overflow and flooding of our pump station. Chairman Baker said, there's a harm and a lot of cost to the JETSA system too with the infiltration. Smith said, the problems are curable thru inspection for illegal connections through the use of dye or smoke. Tom Beyer said, the reason they would take frack water is because they get paid for that where they don't get paid anything for all of the stormwater in the system from illegal connections.

Clair Michaels asked, what roads are you going to be seal coating this year? Chairman Baker replied, we're going to do Hunts Road, Mile Hill Road, Turkey Path and Finntown Road.

George Burkey said, at our last meeting we had almost half of the people comply with pressure testing and repairs that were required if their test failed. During a rainstorm, we have meters that measure the amount of water going through our system and we're down over a million gallons of water which we were taking in before we started this. It's not just stormwater going through this system but also raw sewage and if it's not going into that Dornick Plant, it's in the river. This is why you have to stop all this extra water from going in the System. It's a consent order from the DEP going into the plant and they're making everybody, not just us. . . everyone going into the Dornick Point Plant system will have to pressure test their lines. We didn't start this and in the beginning didn't do it because we knew it would cost people. In the Cherrywood, Brazil Lane areas we made everyone pressure test and we've had not a bit of problem with those pump stations and no overflow but the rest of this system, we were pumping water out of there with tank systems every time it rained. We haven't had to do it since. This was ruining our system. . .the pumps run longer, the electricity bills were higher. Supervisor Wallet asked, to the best of your knowledge, do the other communities have to pressure test or just us? Burkey replied, they're going to have to. Tom Beyer said, I know Richland does. Burkey said, a member of our Board works for Highland Sewer & Water and they're doing the same thing. Ed Smith said, I read the Consent Order and seen where Johnstown City was ordered to eliminate the overflow but there's no requirements in the tributary communities. Clair Michaels said, my sister had to and she lives in Westmont. Smith said, if it's happening in other communities, that's to be recognized but it's not a requirement from DEP. Burkey said, the requirement is to eliminate stormwater and the only way to find it is pressure test. You can't smoke test it. Any engineer will tell you the same thing.

Announcements:
Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next meetings will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8:00 am and Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. The Jackson Township Community Rod & Gun Club along with the Jackson Township Recreation Commission will be hosting the 7th Annual Fishing Derby at Woodland Park Campground on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Jackson Township Senior Center will be hosting a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at Veterans Park to honor all veterans past and present. Please come out and show your support for our Vets.

Adjournment:
Motion
Wallet, second Westrick to adjourn the meeting at 7:38. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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