SUPERVISORíS MEETING
May 29, 2008

The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors Dave Bracken, Bruce Baker and John Wallet along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko and Solicitor Bill Barbin. 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.

Executive Sessions:
(None)

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
Steve Yurasek said, I wanted to comment on Sutterís bill. To me, that bill's getting out of hand. It started out. . he gave us a quote here at that meeting that said $5,000. . . .now we're paying him $12,000 something and we paid him before. . I mean. . we're kind of getting carried away with this deal. Chairman Baker replied, well. . we're the lead on that grant though and we received the grant money and we're issuing those payments to Sutter, so this isn't all Township money. . .I'm assuming that's what you're thinking. Manager Hirko added, it's part grant money, it's part Ebensburg and Cambria Township. . .that's all on our account. Baker said, yes. . we're the lead on it and that's why it seems high. Yurasek said, I was wondering why the bill was getting so high because here at the meeting he said you would only owe $5000. and all of a sudden you got some awfully big money laying out here. Baker said, now he's doing work for the Township too but the majority is the grant that we're disbursing as the payments are issued.

Minutes:
Motion
Wallet, second Bracken to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on April 24, 2008 and May 8, 2008. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:

FUND

Balance
4/24/08

Receipts

Disbursements

Balance
5/29/08

GENERAL

$     75,690.46

$ 207,020.36

$     135,034.00

$    147,676.82

CAPITAL RESERVE

$ 1,879,798.75

$   38,629.14

$  *  313,802.03

$  1,604.625.86

HIGHWAY AID

$    166,216.50

$       345.68

$                .00

$    166,562.18

SR. CENTER FUND

$     25,923.27

$    3,523.42

$         2,703.28

$      26,743.41

*Includes the $250,000. grant from the Jackson Township Supervisors to JETSA to help jump-start the Brazil Lane-Cherrywood Sewer Project.

Expenditures:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet to approve the bills for the period of April 25, 2008 through May 29, 2008. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$     135,034.00

$           .00

$        2,703.28

Township Police Report
The April, 2008 Police Report submitted by Police Chief Bob Fatula was presented. The figures for April, 2008 were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 302 Reportable Part I Crimes:
Larceny-7, Arson-1, Burglaries-1 and Rape-1. Reportable Part II Crimes: 54 broken down as follows: DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-9, Disorderly Conduct-7, Stolen Property-6, Drugs-4, Sex Offenses-3, Fraud-2, Family Offenses-1, Vandalism-1, Drunkenness-1 and all others-20. Calls Resulting in Cases: 35, Total Arrestees: 19, Total Suspects: 3, Total Victims: 27, DUI Arrests: 4, Traffic Citations: 52, Non-Traffic Citations: 5, Total Warnings: 0.

Correspondence:
Manager Hirko
said, we received a letter from the Central Cambria Midget Football League requesting permission to use Leidy Park for their 2008 season and they're also requesting the Supervisors to consider making a donation to help the league defray the cost of replacing helmets needed for the safety of the children. Another letter was also received from the Jackson - East Taylor Sewer Authority thanking the Supervisors for their generous grant of $250,000. to help jump-start the Brazil Lane-Cherrywood Sewer Project.

Old Business:
(None)

New Business:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet to approve subdivision of William & Karen Barbin. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to set fee to $50.00 for residential appeals to the Zoning Hearing Board. Vote-3 yes.

The Board of Supervisors opened and reviewed the bids received for Seal Coating. They were as follows:

 

Bidder

Single
Seal Coat
13,421 Sq. Yds.

Double
Seal Coat
3,008 Sq. Yds.

 

Total Bid

New Enterprise Stone & Lime

$      1.13

$     2.26

$     21,963.81

Grannas Brothers

$     1.22

$     2.10

$     22,690.42

Quaker Sales Inc.

$     1.34

$     2.55

$     25,654.54

HRI, Inc.

$     1.45

$     2.70

$    27,582.05

Low bids are in bold type.

Motion Baker, second Bracken to table awarding the bid for "Seal Coat" for Road Projects scheduled for 2008 pending further review. There were no public comments. A vote was then taken. Vote-3 yes.

The Board of Supervisors opened and reviewed the bids received for Miscellaneous Stone and Paving Materials. They were as follows:

Item Description
(All Pricing Based On Per Ton)

New
Enterprise

Grannas
Brothers

Quaker
Sales

HRI
Inc.

Superpave Wearing Course, 9.5 mm - FOB Plant

$   54.70

 

$  62.50*

$  56.00

Superpave Wearing Course, 19.0 mm- FOB Plant

$   48.20

 

$  56.50*

$  49.50

Superpave Base Course, 25.0 mm - FOB Plant

$   46.25

 

$  52.25*

46.00

Superpave Wearing Course, 9.5 mm - Delivered

 

$   61.00

 

$  64.00

Superpave Wearing Course, 19.0 mm - Delivered

 

$   57.50

 

$  57.50

Superpave Base Course, 25.0 mm - Delivered

 

$   55.50

 

$  54.00

PA-2A Sub-Base

$   11.75

$   12.55

   

AASHTO No. 8

$   12.75

$   14.45

   

AASHTO No. 1

$   12.50

$   13.45

   

AASHTO No. 3

$   12.50

$   13.95

   

AASHTO No. 57

$   12.75

$   13.70

   

Anti-Skid Type # 2

$   12.75

$   14.45

   

* = Delivery can be provided at $70.00 per hour for a Tri-Axle Truck.
Low bids are in bold type.

Manager Hirko said, on the asphalt products, Quaker Sales will also offer us State Contract pricing as well. They did that last year too by offering us COSTARS pricing.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to table awarding the bid for Miscellaneous Stone and Paving Materials pending further review. There were no public comments. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to hire Betty Lybarger as a part-time employee at the rate of $7.25 per hour to work at the Jackson Township Senior Center as a Township employee. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to approve contribution of $500.00 to the Central Cambria Midget Football League to purchase helmets. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken on transferring $63,802.03 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the General Fund: $18,000.00 to Hegemann & Wray Engineers for work done on Fords Corner Sewage & Swigle Mountain Water Projects, $15,000.00 to U. S. Municipal Supply for Athey Belt Loader, $ 12,450.00 to Richard Sutter & Associates for planning & consulting services, $6,533.71 to Luther P. Miller for fuel & heating oil, $5,764.82 to Naugle Insurance for June installment, $2,395.00 to Ray's Lawnmower for bagger for mower, $2,346.00 to Display Sales for decorative banners at Veterans Park and $1,312.50 to Laurel Hill Trout Farm for fish for Fishing Derby. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet on approving the time sheets from April 20, 2008 through May 3, 2008 and May 4, 2008 through May 17, 2008. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:
(None)

Public Comments:
George Burkey said, we had a meeting this afternoon at 3 o'clock and opened bids for the sewer project. I have the results here. Our engineer estimated cost for Contract # 1 which was for Cherrywood with 2 pump stations was $2.4 million. Low bidder was Guyers Brothers from New Enterprise at $1,770,235. The engineer has to review the bids before the we can award a contract. Contract # 2 for Brazil Lane with no pump stations was estimated at $1.1 million. . . low bidder was D. J. Wisor & Sons from West Decatur for $836,685. Both projects were $600,000. under. We had 8 bidders. The 2nd lowest bidder on Contract # 2 was Kukurin at $888,888. . . and the other contract, the 2nd lowest bidder was D. J. Wisor & Sons at $1,947.815. The highest bid on the first contract was $2,747,000. and the highest bid on the second one was $1,259,205. According to our engineer, they've done work with Guyers and both of those contractors and both contractors are really good. Chairman Baker said, we could be slinging dirt at both ends of the Township at one time. Burkey said, we should start digging sometime around July 4th. There's some good news for a change. Baker said, good job George. . thank you to you and the Board. .

Announcements:
Chairman Baker
announced, the Board of Supervisors next regularly scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM and Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. The Cambria County Courts will sponsor a Youth Fair with emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention at Mitchell Park in Vinco on Friday, June 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Admission is free and there will be free refreshments, t-shirts, games and prizes given away including sweatshirts and bicycle helmets. All students from elementary through high school are invited to attend and bring a friend. A free concert at Veterans Park will be held on Friday, June 20th featuring Rosie & The Jammers from 6 to 9 pm. This will coincide with the Jackson Township Vol. Fire Company weekend festival held on Friday, June 20th & Saturday, June 21st.

Adjournment:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet to adjourn the meeting at 7:26 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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