SUPERVISORíS MEETING
October 29, 2009

Public Hearing
The Public Hearing was called to order by Bruce Baker, Chairman with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Solicitor Bill Barbin said, we're here for a Public Hearing on a Zoning Ordinance Amendment. The Jackson Township Planning Commission held a Public Meeting to discuss the Amendment on October 19, 2009. The Cambria County Planning Commission approved the form of the Amendment in September of this year and the Township has a copy of this letter with their approval. The Jackson Township Supervisors are here tonight to conduct a Public Hearing with testimony under oath if anyone wants to provide testimony concerning the substance of the Public Hearing. The Summary of the Ordinance Amendment being considered is an Ordinance of the Township of Jackson amending sections of the Jackson Township Zoning Ordinance as follows: to provide criteria for use in request for change of non-conforming uses, adding additional items to a list of activities permitted in the Industrial District and providing for public water or sewage facilities serving residents of the Township being located as a permitted use in all Districts. These are the 3 items that are subject to this Ordinance tonight. Chairman Baker asked, is there any public comment? Bernard Smith said, I'm not sure it's testimony but I'd like to see the Ordinance go through. . that's what I came here to do. . this is all I have to say. Baker said, if there are no other comments, we will close the Public Comment portion of the Hearing. Barbin added, that concludes the Hearing.

Regular Meeting
The Jackson Township Supervisors held their regular meeting at 5:20 p.m. immediately following the Public Hearing 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.

Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.

Executive Sessions:
(None)

Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
(None)

Minutes:
Motion
Wallet, second Bracken, to approve the minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meetings held on September 24, 2009 and October 8, 2009. Vote-3 yes.

Township Financial Report:

FUND

Balance
9/25/09

Receipts

Disbursements

Balance
10/29/09

GENERAL

$   117,633.40

$ 93,135.41

$     125,382.63

$   85,386.18

CAPITAL RESERVE

$ 1,008,330.17

$ 18,342.09

$       63,860.27

$  962,811.99

HIGHWAY AID

$     97,122.78

$       27.48

$                .00

$   97,150.26

SR. CENTER FUND

$     32,180.07

$   4,837.86

$         4,531.65

$   32,486.28

MITCHELL PARK

$     62,555.86

$       17.69

$                .00

$   62,573.55

Expenditures:
Motion
Bracken, second Wallet to approve the bills for the period of September 25, 2009 through October 29, 2009. Vote-3 yes.

General Fund

Highway Aid Fund

Senior Center Fund

$      125,382.63

$          .00

$        4,531.65

Township Police Report
The September, 2009 Police Report submitted by Police Chief Bob Fatula was presented. The figures for September, 2009 were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 274 Reportable Part I Crimes: 8 broken down as follows: Burglaries-4 and Larceny-4. Reportable Part 27 Crimes: DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-9, Disorderly Conduct-3, Drugs-2, Drunkenness-2, Stolen Property-2, Vandalism-1 and all others-8. Calls Resulting in Cases: 23, Total Arrestees: 17, Total Suspects: 1, Total Victims: 13, DUI Arrests: 7, Traffic Citations: 31, Non-Traffic Citations: 10, Total Warnings: 3.

Correspondence:
(None)

Old Business:
(None)

New Business:
Motion
Wallet, second Bracken to approve subdivision of Timothy & Jeffrey Otolinsky. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to adopt Ordinance # 162 which amends Ordinance # 118 and provides criteria for use in requests for change of non-conforming uses, adding additional items to list of activities permitted in the Industrial District and providing for public water or sewage facilities serving residents of the Township to be located as a permitted use in all districts. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to adopt Ordinance # 163 authorizing participation in an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cambria Township and Ebensburg Borough for the establishment of a Joint Codes Enforcement Program. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Baker to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with Cambria Township and Ebensburg Borough for the establishment of a Joint Codes Enforcement Program. Vote-Baker & Wallet-yes. Bracken did not vote. There was no opposition to the motion.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to adopt Ordinance # 164 authorizing participation in an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cambria Township and Ebensburg Borough for the establishment of a Central Cambria Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with Cambria Township and Ebensburg Borough for the establishment of a Central Cambria Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to appoint Bob Ditchcreek as a member to the Central Cambria Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet to appoint Jack Houston as a member to the Central Cambria Building and Housing Code Board of Appeals. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to approve Capital Reserve Fund bill list for the period of September 25, 2009 through October 29, 2009 and transfer $ 63,860.27 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the General Fund. Vote-3 yes.

CAPITAL RESERVE FUND BILL LIST (9/25/09 - 10/29/09)

Vendor

Purchase Detail

Amount

Keller Engineers

Engineer Services - Business Park

$   23,787.37

Naugle Insurance

November Installment & Workers Comp.

$    8,747.59

Hegemann & Wray Engineering

Swigle Mountain Water

$    8,530.00

Richard Sutter & Associates

Phase II Planning - Cen. Cam. Coalition
Planning & Consulting - Business Park

$    5,325.00
$    2,850.00

Sherwin Williams

Paint for Line Painting of Roads

$    4,485.00

Luther P. Miller

Fuel & Heating Oil

$    3,251.31

Budget Transmission

Two Police Vehicle Transmission Rebuilds

$    2,795.00

Lichtenfels Nursery

Aerate, Fertilize, Lime & Seed Leidy Park Fields

$    1,879.00

12th Cong. Reg. Equip. Center

Excavator Rental for Mitchell Park

$    1,710.00

Nanty Glo Public Library

Contribution for Fund Drive

$      500.00

TOTAL

 

$ 63,860.27

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to approve Ordinance # 165 approving Loan Guarantee for the Swigle Mountain Water Project, subject to DCED approval and authorizing Township Officials to obtain and execute all documents required for DCED approval of the Loan Guarantee. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Bracken, second Wallet on approving the time sheets from September 20, 2009 through October 3, 2009 and October 4, 2009 through October 17, 2009. Vote-3 yes.

Motion Wallet, second Bracken to approve Capital Reserve Fund bill list for the period of August 28, 2009 through September 24, 2009 and transfer $ 22,208.82 from the Capital Reserve Fund to the

Other New Business:
(None)

Public Comments:
Clair Michaels said, I thought the meeting was starting at 5:30 instead of earlier like it did tonight. Solicitor Barbin replied, there was a Public Hearing at 5:15 with the Meeting follow after. Michaels said, the calendar said 5:30 so that's when I came out at 5:30 and I wasn't expecting it. Chairman Baker said, yes, but there was an announcement in the paper that there was a Public Hearing at 5:15 for the Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for the Swigle Mountain Project. Barbin added, we had an advertisement that over-rode the monthly calendar. Michaels said, well I missed that then. . that's why I was late. Barbin said, it was on September 30th and October 13th but yea, you had to see it. Baker said, plus the Hearing only lasted a minute.

Announcements:
Chairman Baker
announced, The Board of Supervisors next regularly scheduled meetings will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM and Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal Building. Election Day is next Tuesday, November 3rd. Please take time to vote in this important election. A Veterans Day Program will be held on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:00 am at Veterans Park to honor all veterans past and present. The program will feature special guest speaker, Capt. Blaze McCombie , special music and the Menoher VFW Post 155 Honor Rifle Team. Come out and show your support to honor our veterans. Jackson Township will hold itís 4th Annual Light-Up Night at Veterans Park on Sunday, November 29, 2009 from 5:30 to 8:30 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.

Adjournment:
Motion
Wallet, second Bracken to adjourn the meeting at 5:28 pm. Vote-3 yes.

Respectfully submitted,
David M. Hirko, Secretary

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