May 10, 2012

The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 8:00 a.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 Chairman Bruce Baker with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:


Old Business:

New Business:
Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve ten year lease with the Chickaree Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club with two five year options for renewal. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to reinstate Part-Time Police Officer, Charlie Nagel and move him into inactive status until all mandatory updates are completed. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Cambria County SERT (Special Emergency Response Team). Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to approve 2012 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Program. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:

Public Comments:
Larry Custer
said, I would like to let you know what's happening with the CDBG Funds there. Here's a handout of the 2nd Public Hearing that was held. We advertised and held two Public Hearings in order to get input on the Community Development Block Grant Program. On the last page it outlines what's been happening over the last two years with the Community Development Block Grant Program. Last year, Jackson Township's allocation was $99,208. For Federal Fiscal Year, 2012, this year it's $82,878. This is a 17% decrease in funding. Over the past 2 years, the County lost a third of it's CDBG Funding. This year Jackson Township has $82,878 to allocate or make an application for. At the Public Hearings we went over a list of the past projects and things and I want to give everyone an update of just where we are at with the funds that we do have. We are working on 3 projects. We have the Chickaree Hill Road Sanitary Sewer Extension that comes up from the Borough of Vintondale and catches about 6 houses to the Brown Property. The drawings are done and PennDOT's reviewing them but we haven't heard anything back from PennDOT. As soon as we get approval from PennDOT then we'll go advertise and build that because we already have the money for that first phase. We also have the drawings and specs for the Chickaree Hill Road Water Pressure Reducing Station. . that's funded. Whenever we get the environmental clearance we will go ahead and advertise that as well. We also have repairs to the Senior Center and we're going through the environmental review and as soon as we have that clearance we'll go ahead and advertise. All these projects will be done this year. We went through a list of projects in the Jackson Township Redevelopment Plan and talking with the Supervisors about this years funds, they felt that we should just go ahead and extend the Sanitary Sewer on Chickaree Hill Road and go to the next phase. We'll probably have to use both this year's monies and next year's monies to significantly gather properties. We have 11 houses yet that won't be tapped in to Phase I so we'll be doing 5 and 6. Chairman Baker asked, what size line is that up there? Rich Wray replied, 8 inch. Solicitor Barbin said, the changes in amounts from 2011 and 2012. . is that because of population? Custer replied, yes. . that kicked in with the 2010 Census. Cambria County lost an entitlement community. . Northern Cambria Borough because they're population went under 4,000 so they're out of the CDBG Program. The money comes to the County now. Barbin said, anybody under 4,000 has to go through that pool. . the County's money. We're lucky to have our own. Custer said, we already had requests from Northern Cambria.

Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. 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.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 am.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary