October 27, 2011

TThe Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors Bruce Baker, John Wallet and Mark Westrick 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.

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
Clair Michaels said, where are you doing work with engineers on the park. . .which park are you talkin about. . Leidy or Mitchell? Supervisor Wallet said, up on the mountain, the Business Park. Solicitor Barbin added, Industrial Park.

Wallet, second Westrick to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on September 29, 2011 and October 13, 2011. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:







$   71,278.95

$ 74,942.23

$       70,696.83

$   75,524.35


$ 698,020.20

$ 21,161.46

$       10,608.23

$  708,573.43


$ 226,322.49

$       47.51

$         3,222.69

$  223,147.31


$   32,768.19

$  2,352.68

$         1,596.67

$   33,524.20

Westrick, second Wallet to approve the bills for the period of September 30, 2011 through October 27, 2011. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$      70,696.83

$       3,222.69

$        1,596.67

Township Police Report:
The September, 2011 Police Report statistics were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 408 Reportable Part I Crimes: 3 broken down as follows: Larceny-2 and Burglaries-1. Reportable Part II Crimes: 31 broken down as follows: DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-7, Disorderly Conduct-4, Public Drunkenness-3, Receiving Stolen Property-3, Forgery-2, Fraud-2, Vandalism-2, Drugs-1, Family Offenses-1, Sex Offenses-1 and all others-5. Calls Resulting in Cases: 16, Total Arrestees: 11, Total Suspects: 0, Total Victims: 2, DUI Arrests: 6, Traffic Citations: 45, Non-Traffic Citations: 6, Total Warnings: 0

Manger Hirko
said, we received a letter from the Nanty Glo Public Library. It says Dear Supervisors, The annual fund drive is in progress at the Nanty Glo Library. Over the past several years the library has had cuts in State Funding and the state of the economy has caused a decrease in the local support that we receive. An increase in the amount of the Township donation would help us continue to be a great asset to the community. Nearly half of our registered patrons reside in Jackson Township and the Township has been a faithful and generous supporter of the library for many years.

Old Business:

New Business:
Wallet, second Westrick to authorize advertisement of proposed budget for Jackson Township for 2012 pending review and approval by the Township Supervisors. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Westrick, second Wallet to approve contribution to Nanty Glo Public Library for $500.00. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Westrick to approve Capital Reserve Fund bill list for the period of September 30, 2011 through October 27, 2011 and transfer $ 10,608.23 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the General Fund. Vote-3 yes.



Purchase Detail


Team Force

Police Equipment & Installation for Township Police Vehicles

$    8,940.40

Keller Engineers

Work on Business Park Project

$    1,667.83



$ 10,608.23

Motion Westrick, second Wallet on approving the time sheets from September 18, 2011 through October 1, 2011 and October 2, 2011 through October 15, 2011. Vote-3 yes.

Other New Business:

Public Comments:
Chairman Baker said, I would like to thank the Scouts for their presence at our meeting tonight. It’s good see a bunch of smiling faces.

Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next regularly scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM and Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. We’re a week early in November because of Thanksgiving. Trick or Treat Night will take place in Jackson Township tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. Please take time to vote in this important election. A Veterans Day Program will be held on Friday, November 11th at 11:00 am at Veterans Park to honor all veterans past and present. The program will feature special guest speaker, Lt. Col. James E. O’Donnell, native of Jackson Township, who retired after 23 years of active duty in the United States Air Force. Also participating will be the Menoher VFW Post 155 Honor Rifle Team and other groups and individuals from the community. Of course our Scouts are always there to help us out too! Come out and show your support to honor our veterans.

Wallet, second Westrick to adjourn the meeting at 5:35. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary