October 25, 2007

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, Guy Ellenberger 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:

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:

Bracken, second Ellenberger to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on September 27, 2007 and October 11, 2007. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:







$     97,734.63

$  138,913.68

$     105,360.25

$    131,288.06


$ 1,728,428.88

$    73,849.06

$       16,486.66

$ 1,785.791.28


$     27,296.19

$        218.05

$         6,226.01

$      21,288.23


$     24,531.46

$     2,987.74

$         1,971.43

$      25,547.77

Ellenberger, second Bracken to approve the bills for the period of September 28, 2007 through October 25, 2007. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$     105,360.25

$        6,226.01

$       1,971.43

Township Police Report
The Township Police Report was not available at this time.


Old Business:

New Business:
Ellenberger, second Bracken to authorize advertisement of proposed budget for Jackson Township for 2008 as follows: General Fund $ 1,517,400.00 , State Fund $ 148,875.00, Fire Hydrant Fund $ 11,000.00, Rescue Fund $ 8,750.00, Capital Reserve Fund $ 1,676,693.00, Senior Center Fund $ 55,900.00; Total of All Funds $ 3,418,618.00. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger on transferring $ 16,486.66 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the General Fund - $8,475.00 to Richard Sutter & Associates for planning & consulting services, $5,741.66 to Naugle Insurance for November installment, $1,370.00 to I-Snych Systems for computer equipment for Jackson Township Police Department, $600.00 to Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company for Halloween Parade expenses and $300.00 for contribution to Home Nursing Agency. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Ellenberger, second Bracken to authorize contribution to the Tri-Area Historical Society in the amount of $10,000. to put towards their building renovation project and also offer them a $10,000. Building Matching Grant. The motion was opened up to public comments and there were none. A vote was then taken. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Ellenberger on approving the time sheets from September 23, 2007 through October 6, 2007 and October 7, 2007 through October 20, 2007. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:

Public Comments:
Bob Benedict
said, I want to make it a matter of record. . . New Enterprise had left some pipe up there that you fellows might need for your roads or whatever and I would sell it to you for half price. . .whatever is left up there. Also Iím being told that those concrete barriers up there are going to be mine because that outfit went bankrupt so they may be available in the future if you need any Jersey Barriers. I have 18 on property that they did lease and there a couple hundred on property. . . Ann Way. . .they went bankrupt. . . .thatís who it was. Iím being told by several people. . I donít know. . . but if the Township needs any, then I could probably give them a good deal on them later on because I havenít received any rent from those people. . okay?

Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 8:00 am and Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Vinco on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:00 am. Please come out and show your support to honor our Veterans. Itís always a very nice ceremony. Jackson Township will hold itís 2nd Annual Light-Up Night at Veterans Park on Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 5 to 8 pm. There will be over 15,000 lights, trees decorated by businesses, organizations, churches and families, model train display, refreshments, caroling and a special visit from Santa. Anybody belong to a group or organization who would like to decorate a tree, itís a real good event. Itís a lot of fun. . a lot of people participated last year. If you personally canít do it and you know somebody, weíd appreciate your spreading the word for us.

Ellenberger, second Bracken to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary