October 9, 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 the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.
Executive Sessions Held:
Public Comments Concerning Agenda
Steve Yurasek commented, I would like to thank you for fixing that bump up there on Benshoff Hill before somebody ended up getting hurt.
Chairman Baker said, Bill. . .did you come up with a contract for them. Solicitor Barbin replied, yes. . I can do that this morning. . it’s about a page and a half. Baker continued, and with the motion to accept the bid. . .they’re going to have to do it on our time schedule or do I need to add that to this motion? Barbin answered, you need the motion to accept the contract instead of accept the bid.
Motion Wallet, second Bracken to award R. L. Asbestos Inc. the contract for the asbestos abatement at the Jackson Township Senior Center in the amount of $29,845.00. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Wallet, second Bracken to approve subdvision of Michelle Smoter to JETSA for the purpose of erecting a pumping station as part of the Brazil - Cherrywood Sewer Project. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Bracken, second Wallet to approve subdvision of Lewis & Marilyn Ramirez to JETSA for the purpose of erecting a pumping station as part of the Brazil - Cherrywood Sewer Project. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Bracken, second Wallet to appoint John Letizzia Jr. to the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board as an Alternate Member to fill the remaining term left vacant by Lynda Shirk. Vote-3 yes.
Motion Wallet, second Bracken to appoint Craig Gibson to the Jackson Township Zoning Hearing Board as an Alternate Member to fill the remaining term left vacant by Janet Hagerich. Vote-3 yes.
Other New Business:
Motion Wallet, second Bracken to approve subdivision of Brian & Gloria Mackell to Wade James. The motion was open to public comment and there were no comments made. A vote was then taken. Vote-3 yes.
George Burkey said, We just have some information. . .we’re going to get the Snowmobile Club without that pump. . .we’re going to get gravity instead of putting that pump in there. I got a call yesterday and they’ve finally worked out whether we’re going up through Golians and we finally got that straightened out and they shot the grade out there and they can get the Snowmobile Club without the pump. We just wanted to know if we were going to go within 150 foot of the Snowmobile Club like everybody else or put it on your property which is 70 foot or save the $3,000.00 for the pump so we put the extra 30 foot in there. Supervisor Baker said, yes. .before they use it. Burkey added, that would have ruined the pump. Supervisor Wallet said, it wouldn’t have been working. . .as I understand it, you can go on vacation and they shouldn’t be putting water in it. Burkey said, everything else is going pretty good. Wallet said, it looks like it. . .when their completion date on that George? . . . when are they supposed to be done. . March? Burkey said, April on Cherrywood and January on the other. They only have six months. . .less than that to do the work. The Brazil Lane will be done quicker. . there’s no pump stations. . . .when we’ll be able to get people to tap in, I don’t know, because January. . . the weather.
Chairman Baker announced, The Board of Supervisors next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 5:30 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. The Jackson Township Annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company will be held in Vinco on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 pm. Parade line-up begins at 1:00 p.m. at Griffith Avenue & Rose Branch Street. Treat tickets are available by contacting the Fire Hall at 322-3155. Trick or Treat Night will take place in Jackson Township on Thursday, October 30, 2008 from 6 to 8 pm. East Taylor Township will also hold their Trick or Treat Night the same date and time. Free reflective Trick or Treat bags are available at the Municipal Building, Water Authority, Sewer Authority, Fire Hall, Police Station and Senior Center. Anyone wishing to participate in Trick or Treat Night and welcome Trick or Treaters should leave their porch light on. Free treats will also be available at the Municipal Building from 6 to 8 pm on that evening.
Motion Wallet, second Bracken to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 a.m. Vote-3 yes.
David M. Hirko, Secretary