June 14, 2007

The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 8:00 a.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors Dave Bracken, Bruce Baker and Guy Ellenberger along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko. The meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker.

Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
Steve Yurasek said, just a comment on this thing with the Police turnover. Is it a problem that they can’t work with the Chief? Is it a problem of wages? I mean. . I think the Supervisors need to look into this. It seems like every month we’re hiring people and they’re resigning. Either we’re not giving them enough hours. . .there’s something wrong. . . the turnover’s too great. It’s either wages or they can’t work with the Chief or something. There has to be a reason why our turnover’s so great. Chairman Baker replied, we’re looking into that. We’re going to create an exit survey to find out what’s going on with them. We agree. . . we don’t know what it is but we’re looking to find out what it is. Yurasek said, there’s just something here that’s just not right. Baker added, we agree.


Old Business:

New Business:
Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to accept the resignation of Josh Smail as a Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to appoint Mark Croft to the position of Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for Jackson Township. Vote-3 yes.

The Board then reviewed the Seal Coating Bid Results. Chairman Baker said, the results for this year’s proposed tar and chipping project were, New Enterprise Stone & Lime-$81,325.62, Russell Standard Company-$85,877.08 and Quaker Sales-$99,687.00. Manager Hirko said, New Enterprise was the lowest. Baker said, Bill hasn’t looked at these yet. . right? Hirko replied, no. Supervisor Bracken said, I think we could probably ok it contingent that Bill look it over to make sure everything is in order. It looks like New Enterprise is about $4,000. cheaper than anybody else.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to award bid for "Seal Coat" to New Enterprise Stone & Lime for Road Projects scheduled for 2007 contingent upon the Solicitor’s review of the bid. Vote-3 yes.

The Board reviewed Miscellaneous Stone Results bids. Chairman Baker said this is paving, right? Manager Hirko said, this is all miscellaneous materials. Grannas was the lowest for all the stone. On paving, there’s options listed on the bids plus there’s the State Contract which is available too.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to award bid for Miscellaneous Stone to Grannas Brothers contingent upon the Solicitor’s review of the bid. Vote-3 yes.

The Supervisors reviewed the Miscellaneous Paving Materials Results. Chairman Baker said, we received several bids but Quaker Sales is on the State Contract and it’s a lot lower than what the bids came in on that, so I would table these bids for pavement because we’ll use Quaker Sales on the State Contract. Manager Hirko said, we should have a motion to table the bids. We don’t need a motion to use the State Contract. Baker replied, correct.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to table the bids on blacktop. The motion was opened up to public comment and there were none. A vote was then taken. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to approve Resolution 06-07 supporting the 2007 International "Tour de Toona" event and the use of local roadways in Jackson Township for bicycle racing to be held on July 23, 2007 through July 29, 2007. Vote-3 yes. Supervisor Ellenberger asked, do you know what roads they’re going to be using. Manager Hirko replied, they’re going to start on Chickaree, come up 22 and down 271 and from there down to Mineral Point and they end up in Davidsville after going through Richland, Windber. . .it’s a pretty long ride. Chairman Baker said, actually they’re not going to use any Township roads. Hirko replied, they wanted the support of the municipalities they’re going to be in so they can get approval from PennDOT. They actually close one lane down and the area moves as the race goes on

Other New Business:

Public Comments:



Chairman Baker announced, the Board of Supervisors next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Also the Cambria County Courts will sponsor a Youth Fair with emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention at Leidy Park in Mundys Corner on Wednesday June 20th 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.


Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to adjourn the meeting at 8:13 a.m. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary