SUPERVISOR’S MEETING
July 26, 2007

The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 7:08 p.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Prior to the meeting was a Public Hearing to consider the proposed Comprehensive Amendment to the Jackson Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (# 150). Members present were Supervisors Dave Bracken, Bruce Baker, Guy Ellenberger along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko and Solicitor Bill Barbin. The meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker, Chairman. The meeting was called to order by Bruce Baker, Chairman with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Public Hearing:
A public hearing was held prior to the start of the Board of Supervisors Meeting at 7:00 p.m. to consider the proposed Comprehensive Amendment to the Jackson Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (# 150). A court stenographer was present to record all public comments during the hearing. The Public Hearing ended at 7:08 p.m.

Supervisors Meeting:
Board Roll Call
was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Executive Sessions:
Chairman Baker
said, I would like to announce that an Executive Session was held today, July 26, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for personnel matters.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
(None)

Minutes:
Motion
Ellenberger, second Bracken to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on June 28, 2007 and July 12, 2007. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:

FUND

Balance
6/28/07

Receipts

Disbursements

Balance
7/26/07

GENERAL

$    122,863.97

$ 98,085.31

$       84,693.22

$    136,256.06

CAPITAL RESERVE

$  1,614,163.16

$ 77,637.64

$       32,184.39

$ 1,659,616.41

HIGHWAY AID

$    147,670.04

$     587.00

$         8,449.21

$    139,807.83

SR. CENTER FUND

$     22,879.71

$  8,755.54

$         7,574.22

$      24,061.03

Expenditures:
Motion
Bracken, second Ellenberger to approve the bills for the period of June 29, 2007 through July 26, 2007. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$      84,693.22

$         8,449.21

$        7,574.22

Township Police Report
The June, 2007 Police Report submitted by Police Chief Bob Fatula was presented.
The figures for June were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 204 Reportable Part I Crimes: 13 broken down as follows: Larceny-6, Burglaries-4, Assaults-2 and Robberies-1. Reportable Part II Crimes: 19 broken down as follows: Vandalism-5, Stolen Property-2, DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-1 and all others-11. Calls Resulting in Cases: 23, Total Arrestees: 7, Total Suspects: 6, Total Victims: 25, DUI Arrests: 1, Traffic Citations: 2, Non-Traffic Citations: 1, Total Warnings: 0.

Correspondence:
(None)

Old Business:
(None)

New Business:
Motion
Ellenberger, second Bracken to adopt Comprehensive Amendment to the Jackson Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (# 150). Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to appoint Barry Gehosky as a member of the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board to fill the remainder of the term left vacant by Sam Marchu. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to accept the resignation of Renee Dickert from the Jackson Township Historical Preservation Committee. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to hire Jeremy Scislowicz as a Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to continue into 3rd year of 5 year agreement with PennDOT requiring Jackson Township to perform winter maintenance on Benshoff Hill Road in exchange for reimbursement of $8,236.80 from PennDOT. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to approve Deed of Right-of-Way and Easement between Jackson Township and the Jackson / East Taylor Sewer Authority for the Brazil / Cherrywood Sewer Project. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to approve request PennDOT to conduct a traffic study on Chickaree Hill Road to reduce the truck speed limit. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to renew Amfire Mining road bond for a six month period to continue using 1.32 miles of Pike Road East. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to approve agreement between Jackson Township and the Cambria County Industrial Development Authority. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger to approve contribution of $1,000.00 to the Miners Community Food Pantry. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger on transferring $ 32,184.39 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the General Fund - $5,124.66 to Naugle Insurance for August Installment, $5,000.00 to Tel Power for School Zone Signals by Cambria County Christian School, $4,968.30 to Smorto, Persio, Webb & McGill for Zoning Hearing Board hearing expenses, $4,127.13 to P. Joseph Lehman Engineers for stormwater management and road study, $3,586.00 to LTM Paving for paving of Senior Center parking lot, $2,759.00 to General Recreation for player benches and table at Leidy Park, $2,150.00 to Eastern Door Controls for sensors installed on automatic doors, $1,721.00 to Summit Supply for benches for Leidy Park, $1,425.00 to Richard Sutter & Associates for planning & consulting expenses and $1,323.30 to Cooper Signs for 911 house numbers and mounting plates. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger on approving the time sheets from June 17, 2007 through June 30, 2007 and July 1, 2007 through July 14, 2007. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:
(None)

Public Comments:
Ed Westrick
said, down where I live right below Aurandts on 271 where that pumping station is. . . the Sewer Authority pumping station. . it has stunk so bad, you can’t stand it there for months. . . now me and my neighbor talked to the crew on the Sewer Authority and they kept trying different things to improve the smell and stuff to no avail. I went to the last Sewer Authority meeting and there has been nothing done since. In fact tonight, when I came out past there, you couldn’t stand it and I’ve had comments from a lot of people when they drive by. . they got to make sure their car windows are closed. It doesn’t stink bad at times, but last night it was terrible, this morning it was terrible and this evening, it’s terrible. I mean. . . it’s raw sewage and we shouldn’t have to live like that and then pay for sewage too. Can you guys help us out? Chairman Baker replied, we’ll talk to them and see what the problem is. Westrick said, they even admit there’s a problem but it seems like they don’t want to spend no money doing anything. We got to get somebody in there that knows what they’re doing. Somebody got to get somebody in there that knows what they’re doing and get it corrected. Baker asked, is there something they can spend money on? Westrick replied, there should be. Solicitor Barbin said, there’s a chemical you can add. . the sewage sits in the line and rots and it doesn’t flow enough. Westrick said, they complained about spending that $6,000. But we shouldn’t have to live like that. . nobody should. Steve Yurasek said, people were down at the antique store and Clair Michaels can verify that and the smell was so bad with the door open at my antique store that you couldn’t stand it. Wasn’t that a few weeks ago? Clair Michaels replied, it was a little longer than that but somewhere in that neighborhood. Westrick said, I live over 300 yards from that and there’s nights that I have to close all my doors and windows cause I can’t stand it. They have that ozone thing. .they claim that there was something wrong with it and they sent it out. . it took months to get it fixed. They had another one in there in it’s place and it wasn’t doing the job. They got this one back now and I see nobody down there even attempting to do anything so they got the one back that was supposed to have been repaired and it still smells just as bad. Baker said, we’ll go see them to see if we can’t get something resolved. Westrick said, I would appreciate it.

Steve Yurasek said, I want to thank the Township Supervisors and everybody that was involved with those fireworks. . that was one beautiful display. That was nicer than any of these surrounding communities. . .they city of Johnstown’s stunk. . .that’s how bad they were. They were beautiful. . I ended up. . I had 55 people at my place watching fireworks.

Announcements:
Chairman Baker
announced, the Board of Supervisors next scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 8:00 am and Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building.

Adjournment:
Motion
Bracken, second Ellenberger to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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