September 11, 2008

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 John Wallet along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager Dave Hirko and Solicitor Bill Barbin. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bruce Baker with a moment of silence in memory of the terrorist attack on 9-11 which took place seven years ago today. The moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Executive Sessions Held:

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:


Old Business:

New Business:
to appoint Calvin J. Webb as Special Counsel to prosecute Mandatory Tap Ordinance violators. Solicitor Barbin said, Agenda Item # 8 shouldn’t be adopted as there were some ifs, ands and buts after going over it with Attorney Webb so we probably want to table it. Motion Bracken, second Wallet to table Agenda Item # 8. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to adopt Resolution 08-08 which urges the Cambria County Board of Commissioners to restore coal assessments to levels existing prior to 1997. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:

Public Comments:
Steve Yurasek
said, my only comment is on that bump over there at the road because the snow plow operator, whoever he is for the Township. . . .we’re plowin it so we’re liable for our operating if somebody gets hurt. It’s not on your mind all the time and when you hit that. . . .if the trucks don’t move out of the way, they’ll break their truck or the blade or whatever they’re using. Supervisor Bracken said, that’s the one that Moreau said about. Chairman Baker added, we’re well aware of it. Yurasek said, there’s a permanent sing up now that says bump. . .it’s that old military style thing. . rather than fix the problem, put a sign on it.

Chairman Baker
announced, the Board of Supervisors next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. A Public Meeting will be held concerning a Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan being considered for adoption by the communities comprising the Central Cambria Coalition. The Meeting will be held at the Cambria Township Municipal Building on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 a.m. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary