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COME JOIN THE FUN AT HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2007 WANT A BOOTH AT THE FESTIVAL?
The Jackson Township Heritage Festival continues to draw more and more people each year. This year will be the 4th year for the Heritage Festival and while the big "draw" continues to be the great entertainment and food, the Festival has plenty more to offer those attending. New this year will be new decorative lighting and electrical facilities throughout Veterans Park allowing activities to continue into the evening hours. In addition there will be continuous entertainment alternating on two stages both Saturday & Sunday. The quality of the entertainment this year is better than ever and is made possible by having a very supportive sponsor base. The Heritage Festival will be held this year on Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22. Kicking off the Festival in a big way this year will be a 18 piece jazz orchestra called Jazz In Your Face who are quite popular around the region so come early for a good seat. They will be playing from noon until 2 pm. From 2 to 3:30 the Irish folk group, Tree will take the stage. Following Tree from 3:30 to 5 will be the Rhinelanders who will entertain the crowd with German traditional music and polkas. From 4 to 8 the Classic Clowns will be on the Festival grounds doing face painting, making balloon animals and just clowning around. Magician & Illusionist John Robertson will take the stage from 5 to 6:30 to entertain young and old alike. Back by popular demand are the Fabulous Flashbacks who will perform from 7 to 11. They were a big hit last year with their Oldies Show and this year will be extra special as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! They have many special surprises planned and those attending are encouraged to dress in the fashions of the 50's to add to the fun! A spectacular Fireworks display will be held at 9:30 as the Flashbacks take a much deserved break. Sunday will begin with a Community Church Service from 10:30 to 11:30 featuring Rev. Tom Smith, evangelist and gospel recording artist who performs throughout the northeastern United States. The Masters who perform gospel music and are based out of Jackson Township will put on a concert from 12-1:30. Beavercreek, a real crowd pleaser will put on an excellent show with Bluegrass Music as they once again take the stage from 2-5. One of their members even won a State Fiddling Championship! Clay Bowser will be returning to the Festival to perform from 5-6:30. Clay plays a wide variety of music and even takes requests. Appearing for the first time will be the polka band, Crusade from Toledo, Ohio. They will be playing from 6:30-9:30 and are led by Eddie Biegaj . The band who are known as the "Bad Boys of Polka" have won many national awards and have made numerous recordings. Come early to get a good seat! Seating will be provided at the Festival but come early. You may even want to bring your own favorite lawn chairs for comfort and to guarantee your seats. There will be plenty of activities for children of all ages. The Cambria County Community Arts Center will be hosting a Children’s Craft Tent on Saturday from 2 to 6 and on Sunday from 2 to 5. This will be for ages 5 through 12. Children will enjoy making their own crafts under the guidance of the Community Arts Center staff. Always a big hit is Big Bouncy Bunch of Fun which will feature a new Atlantis theme this year with an "under the sea" type of atmosphere. A.J. Devlin will be giving hayrides on Saturday from 5 to 8 and on Sunday from 3:30 to 6:30. Jackson Township Boy Scouts Troop 204 will provide a wide variety of games for the young and young-at-heart. Another popular attraction is the elaborate model train display which will be operating in the Senior Center Building. As a new special added attraction, there will be children's games and contests on Saturday & Sunday broken down into 3 age groups, ages 5 to 6, ages 7 to 9 and ages 10 to 12. The games will include Duck-Duck Spray, Tunnel Race, Big Foot, Ice Fishing, Water Balloon Toss, Cats In The Corner, Cream Whistle, Spoon Water Relay, Apple Bobbing, Mirror Throw, Ping Pong Relay, Pasta Trail, Jelly Bean Relay, Clothes Basket Relay, William Tell Race, 3 Legged Race, Wheel Barrow Race, Potato Picker, Pinkie Link and 3 Way String. Saturday's games will go from 2 to 4 and again from 6 to 8. Sunday will feature the most popular games from Saturday from 2 to 5 pm. Kelly Lundren & Kathy Bortz are the game coordinators. For bingo lovers, there will be bingo at the Senior Center each day from 2 to 4. In addition the Jackson Twp. Vol. Fire Company will host their big bingo beginning at 7 pm on Sunday at the Fire Hall. The Nant-Y-Glo Tri Area Historical & Museum Society will have a large display of historical items of local interest in the Senior Center Building. In addition they will be holding their second Photo Exhibit and Contest on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. An Under 21 Concert will be held on Friday, July 20th with 5 bands performing. The event was very popular last year and this year huge crowds are expected through promotion by word-of-mouth and internet. A MySpace website has been set up for the concert. It is: www.myspace.com/concertatthepark Wade James, a local youth who has played in numerous bands over the years is organizing the event. . . in fact his band, Migrations will be the headlining group. Two out-of-state bands are also scheduled to perform. They are Urgency from Rochester, New York and Love & Reverie from Richmond, Virginia. Also playing is The Composure from Pittsburgh. There is no concert admission and refreshments will be available. Food will be plentiful this year and no one should go away hungry as there is something for everyone! A sampling of some of the food items this year will include: Apple Dumplings, Bavarian Almonds & Nuts, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Breakfast Sandwiches, Cake, Chicken Tenders, Chippers, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, Fresh Cut American Fries, Fresh Fruit Cups, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Fried Chicken, Frozen Daiquiris, Funnel Cakes, Gobs, Halushki, Hot Dogs, Hot Sausage Sandwiches, Ice Cream Cones, Ice Cream Sundaes, Italian Ham Spataro Wrap, Kettle Korn, Kielbasa Sandwiches, Loaded Idaho Baked Potatoes, Meatball Sandwiches, Mini-Doughnuts, Nachos & Cheese, Pierogies, Pigs In A Blanket, Pit Smoked Beef Sub, Pit Smoked Ham Sub, Potato Salad, Root Beer Floats, Shaved Ice Sno-Kones, Sloppy Joes and Strawberry Short Cake. Crafts this year will feature bunnies, candles, ceramic crafts, crochet items, dog collar covers, dolls, dried silk flowers, fabric items, fleece blankets, flower arrangements & baskets, framed art, gingerbread dolls, glow necklaces & bracelets, hair & neckware, hand sewn items, homemade dog treats, jewelry, lamps, loom woven rugs, hose holders, magnets, painted wood items, pillows, placemats, pillows, plastic canvas, quilts, scroll saw items, snowmen, steeler items, stoneware, stuffed animals, wall & door swags, wind spinners, wood crafts and yard signs. Other exhibitors will feature a basket raffle, brooms, informational displays, scrapbooking, sports cards and collectibles and sports memorabilia. Area businesses and organizations have been extremely supportive of the festival effort and without them, this event would not be possible. Three major sponsors that deserve special recognition are Waste Management, Amfire Mining and L. Robert Kimball and Associates whom have made sizeable contributions towards the Festival. Other sponsors include Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Dolan's Welding & Steele, Ameriserv, Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Conemaugh Health Systems, Martin Marine, Mercik's Ideal Market and Naugle Insurance Agency. Others donating towards this event include Barnes, Saly & Company, C & G Savings Bank, Committee to Re-elect John Wozniak, Cooper Signs, Donald Lecky, First Commonwealth Bank, C & R Service Center, Friends of PJ Stevens & Milan Gjurich, Martin Oil Company, P. Joseph Lehman Engineers, Rose Excavating, Warren Oil, William G. Barbin and Wix Pix Productions. Without the support of these generous businesses, organizations and individuals, this festival would not be possible. There are many expenses including entertainment, tent and chair rental, port-a-johns, electric, advertising, security, activities and more. This is a great opportunity to invite not only local but out-of-town friends, family, co-workers and guests to have a great time and showcase your community in a "positive light". Come and enjoy the fun, food, free entertainment and fireworks and have a GREAT TIME at the Jackson Heritage Festival!
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COME JOIN THE FUN AT HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2007
WANT A BOOTH AT THE FESTIVAL?
FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
YOUTH FAIR SET FOR MITCHELL PARK
JUNK VEHICLE REMOVAL
Residents Cashing In On Scrap Metal
Many residents are getting top dollar on scrap metal. This includes automobiles that may be sitting on your property. EMF Industries of Franklin Borough accepts old vehicles and pays for the scrap metal value which has been up dramatically this year. The phone number for EMF is 536-5047.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
The figures for April were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 366. Reportable Part I Crimes: 8 broken down as follows: Larceny-6 and Assaults-2. Reportable Part II Crimes: 37 broken down as follows: Disorderly Conduct-7, DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-7, Stolen Property-4, Fraud-3, Public Drunkenness-3, Liquor Violations-2, Vandalism-2, Forgery-1 and all others-8. Calls Resulting in Cases: 30, Total Arrestees: 19, Total Victims: 6, DUI Arrests: 7, Traffic Citations: 16, Non-Traffic Citations: 2, Total Warnings: 5.
The figures for May were as follows: 911 Calls dispatched to Police: 280. Reportable Part I Crimes: 11 broken down as follows: Burglaries-7, Larceny-3 and Assaults-1. Reportable Part II Crimes: 11 broken down as follows: DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-2, Vandalism-2, Fraud-1, Stolen Property-1 and all others-5. Calls Resulting in Cases: 27, Total Arrestees: 3, Total Suspects: 5, Total Victims: 11, DUI Arrests: 2, Traffic Citations: 6, Non-Traffic Citations: 2, Total Warnings: 0.
ELLENBERGER APPOINTED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
2nd ANNUAL FISHING DERBYATTRACTS LARGE CROWD
ROAD PROJECTS SCHEDULED
CAMBRIA COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT PRESENTS AWARD TO
CENTRAL CAMBRIA COALITION
CAMBRIA CO. LIBRARY BOOK MOBILE RETURNS TO JACKSON
Thursday July 12 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Thursday August 2 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Thursday August 16 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Thursday August 30 1:45 - 2:45 pm
According to Frank Singel, the Book Mobile used to stop at the Center and was very well received. This is a great convenience for residents with the Library literally coming to their front door. It is hoped that the Book Mobile will be used by residents of all ages.
CAMBRIA COUNTY DEVELOPING COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
YOUTHS EARN SCHOLARSHIP FROM NEWLY FORMED COMMITTEE
Kathy Bortz 322-3154
Dave Cobaugh 322-4512
Deana Deetscreek 322-3503
John Letizia 535-2278
JACKSON STUDENTS EXCEL AT CEN. CAM. AWARDS ASSEMBLY
- Nate Morris Outstanding Wrestling Scholarship, Red
Devil Wrestling Scholarship
Danielle Baker - Ann C. Buffoni Kovaleskie Community Service Scholarship, 4 Year Perfect Attendance Award
Anna Bernat - Jackson Twp. Female Academic Scholarship, Math Award, Spanish Award, Air Force Math & Science Award
Lauren DiBacco - Challenge Program Class Community Service Award
Amanda Brown - Social Studies Award
Dana Cooper - Music Award, Marine Semper Fidelis for Musical Excellence Award
Richard Evans - Air Force Technology Education Award
Chelsea Fris - President’s Student Service Moose Lodge 681 Scholarship, DAR Good Citizens Award, 4 Year Perfect Attendance Award
Rosemary Gallo - 4 Year Perfect Attendance Award
Kayla Gilkey - Challenge Program Class Community Service Award
Logan Gray - Jackson Twp. Male Academic Scholarship, Tribune-Democrat Award
Lindsey James - Challenge Program Class Most Improved Awards, Air Force Technology Education Award
Mandie Jenkins - Jackson Twp. Lions Club Award
Mike Laskowski - Physical Education Award - Male
Kaitlyn Marhefka - Aaron Rusin Memorial Female Scholarship
Marya Markovich - Army Scholar Athlete Award
Courtney Revesz - Red Cross MS Blood Drive Scholarship
Earl Springer - Air Force Technology Education Award
Kenneth Wagner - Challenge Program Class Attendance Award, 4 Year Perfect Attendance Award
If you see one of these individuals, be sure to congratulate them on their achievements.
FIRE COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS
SENIOR CENTER NEWS
SEWER AUTHORITY UPDATE
Act 537 approved June, 2007
PaDEP Permits approved July, 2007
Pennvest Application Revision submitted July, 2007
Pennvest funding cut-off August 28, 2007
Pennvest Board Meeting Oct. 23, 2007
File Condemnation Notices Nov.-Dec., 2007
Project Bidding Nov. 5, 2007
Project Bid Opening Dec. 13, 2007
Pennvest Loan Closing
(All Right-Of-Ways must be in hand) Feb, 2008
Begin Construction March, 2008
Complete Construction Oct., 2008
WATER AUTHORITY NEWS
Water Saving Tips Outside the Home
OTHER JACKSON TWP. NEWS
~Primary Election Results for Twp. Supervisor
This year, residents from Jackson Township had a wide array of candidates to choose from in the Primary Election for the next Township Supervisor. The position begins January 1, 2008 and is a six year term. The 5 qualified candidates included 2 former Township Supervisors, a Township Manager, a road worker and a member of the Water Authority. Results from the Primary Election show George Cooper winning on the Democratic ticket with 62% of the vote and John A. Wallet on the Republican ticket with 53.7%. The two candidates will face each other in the General Election to be held in November. Congratulations to both winners and be sure to vote in the General Election on November 6th.
~Sewer & Water Tap Assistance Program
The Cambria County Redevelopment Authority administers a Sewer & Water Tap Assistance Program. Qualification for the program depends on numerous factors and is geared for low to moderate income households. If you are interested in obtaining an application, they are available at the Jackson - East Taylor Sewer Authority, the Jackson Township Water Authority, the Jackson Township Municipal Building or you can print one at
~Glass Recycling Update
The Cambria County Solid Waste Authority no longer collects clear glass for recycling at their blue collection bins located at the Municipal Building in Mundys Corner. The reason for the change is that the clear glass recycling bin often gets contaminated by other non-clear glass items thrown into the bin. Also they say that there is less demand for clear glass recycling these days as more and more consumable goods come in plastic containers. The clear glass bin was replaced with an additional plastic bin to accommodate the growing amount of plastic containers being used. If you still wish to recycle clear glass, the green bin which is owned by Jackson Township in the Municipal Building parking lot has a bin available for you to use.
~Many Turn Out To Honor Vets
~New Bleachers Purchased for Leidy
~Senior Center Parking Lot Project
A contract was signed with LTM Paving of Hollsopple to seal-coat the Senior Center parking lot at a cost of $3,586. The agreement includes crack sealing on approximately 520 feet of the severest pavement cracks. After the cracks are sealed, a double treatment of sealer will be applied.
~CDBG Funds Designated For Loraine Road
The Board of Supervisors voted to designate this year’s Community Development Block Grant Funds totaling $108,622. towards the construction of a sanitary sewer line along Loraine Road. Larry Custer, Executive Director of the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority who administers the CDBG Funds estimated that such a line would involve about 3 years of designating CDBG monies. The proposed new line would pick up about 20 homes, many with malfunctioning septic systems. This year’s allocation will be used for design work and initiating some of the exploration activities that need to be done.
~Penelec Area Outdoor Lighting Concerns
If you have a Dusk-to-Dawn light in your yard, you probably have received a letter from Penelec stating that Penelec may elect to offer ownership of the pole and fixture (purchase) and if you do not accept the offer, the light and pole will be removed. Keep in mind that the letter states this will happen in 2012 which is several years away so there is no need to have immediate concern. Also the Federal Energy Act of 2005 eliminates the manufacturing of Mercury Vapor Fixtures (white lights) so the letter goes on to say Penelec will no longer repair or replace those fixtures and in the event of a failure, they will remove the faulty fixture and stop billing for the light. Sodium Vapor Fixtures (yellow lights) will be replaced if necessary only until the year 2012. If you have concerns over the letter, they should be addressed to Penelec or the Public Utility Commission. If you are an REA customer, you are not affected.
~Recreation On The Move
The Jackson Township Recreation Commission just completed it's third sponsored bus trip this year to Baltimore Inner Harbor. The trips were very well received. In April a trip was held with one bus going to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. In May, two buses attended a trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC.and recently two buses to Baltimore Inner-Harbor. The trips were coordinated and planned by Kelly Lundgren, an Americorps worker assistant the Recreation Commission. All trips were only $25. which is a real bargain considering the price of gas these days. If you would be interested in future trips, we would welcome your suggestions on locations, events or places you'd like to go. If you have any ideas, please jot them down and mail them to: Jackson Township Recreation Commission, 513 Pike Road, Johnstown, PA. 15909.
~Wagner / Chickaree Hill Water Project Update
Jackson Township was notified at the end of 2006 that the Wagner Road Water Project was awarded $500,000. in Competitive Community Development Block Grant Funds. Work will begin on the Wagner Road portion first as engineering work has been completed. The Project has been put out for bid and construction should begin in September. Engineering work will also begin on the Chickaree Hill Road portion of the Project which involves about 12 homes.
~Tri-Area Historical Society Building Update
The Historical Society is continuing to make improvements to a building they recently purchased for a permanent museum where historical artifacts and documents can be displayed that represent the history of Nanty Glo, Jackson Twp, Blacklick Twp. and Vintondale Borough. Bids were received for acid cleaning the historic Liberty Theater Building, removing tar and paint from the outside and pressure cleaning the building. Bids ranged from $4,000. to $21,000. In addition, tuckpoint or repointing of the mortar may be done by Community Service Workers to save money. The Nanty Glo Fire Company also volunteered to hose down the building after the cleaning solutions are applied for a small donation. In addition to exterior work, much cleaning and work has been done on the inside of the building as well.
~Several Groups To Use Leidy Fields
Several groups plan on using Leidy Parks mutli-purpose field. The Central Cambria McMidget Football League plans on having practice there Monday through Friday from August 1st through October. In addition the Central Cambria High School Soccer Team will be practicing there from June through August 10th. Both teams have many participants who reside in Jackson Township. In addition, East-Taylor Jackson Little League has been using Leidy as a backup facility for some practices and games if necessary. ETJ has also started maintaining Leidy field this year in addition to the ones they already maintain at Mitchell Park.
~Supervisors Approve Contribution
The Board of Supervisors approved a contribution of $500 towards the purchase of safety equipment to be used by the Central Cambria McMidget Football League. As in the past, the Board supports those groups who are using Township Parks for games and practices.
~Fence Crown Protection Added At Parks
The Jackson Township Recreation Commission recommended that "Fence Crown" be installed at both Mitchell & Leidy Ball Fields and Playgrounds. The fence crown installed looks like yellow plastic tubing and it covers the sharp edges of the chain link fences. The Recreation Commission along with East Taylor-Jackson Little League volunteers installed the fence crown with a special tool and ties that keep it securely fastened to the fence.
~DCNR Recognizes Master Recreation Plan
The Department of Conservation & Natural Resources chose Jackson Township’s Master Recreation, Parks & Open Space Plan as one of three "model projects" which will be recognized in DCNR Training Material handed out at workshops throughout the State of Pennsylvania this year. The Board of Supervisors officially adopted the Master Recreation, Parks & Open Space Plan as the official document and recreation plan for Jackson Township. The Plan was created by Pashek Associates of Pittsburgh with much public input. This allowed the closing out of a grant Jackson had previously received for $25,000. from the DCNR. Jackson has now applied for the remainder of the grant money and will be receiving the final payment.
~Route 22 Reconstruction Project Update
The Route 22 Reconstruction Project is winding down to a close although there is some remaining work to be done. The major item of course is the final paving. Other items are mostly finishing work and include re-seeding, drainage, line painting, signs, reflective markers and addressing concerns of some property owners along the new route. Lighting has been installed by Dixon Electric on three jug-handles (turn arounds) as well as the Route 271 Interchange.
~Jackson Recommended for $25,000 Grant
Through the efforts of Pennsylvania State Representative Tom Yewcic, Jackson Township's Veteran Park Lighting & Electrical Project is recommended for a $25,000. Grant. Notification came from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development and official funding is likely after a preliminary review is completed. Veterans Park was previously awarded a grant for $45,000. also through the efforts of Representative Yewcic.
~Luther P. Miller Awarded Fuel Bid
Luther P. Miller was the lone bidder for this year’s Heating Oil, Regular No Lead Gas and Diesel Fuel. Six bid packages were sent out but only Luther P. Miller replied. The price was .12 cents above the OPIS average. OPIS stands for "Oil Price Information Service"
~Board Approves Emergency Services Mutual Aid Agreement
The Board of Supervisors approved an agreement proposed by Cambria County Emergency Management. Each municipality in the County was asked to pass such an agreement which allows for municipalities to assist one another in times of emergency as directed by Cambria County. The agreement applies to the occurrence or threat of a manmade, natural or war-caused disaster. It covers distribution of materials, staffing, equipment and many other pertinent items that are critical in the event of such an emergency.
~Free 911 House Numbers Available
The Jackson Township Supervisors in a cooperative effort of the Police Department & Fire Company want every home and business in the Township to have their 911 address number prominently displayed. In times of emergency, every minute is critical and it is important that emergency personnel be able to find you. If your house is not numbered, please stop at the Township Building at 513 Pike Road and we have free reflective numbers we can give you. The Township also has mounting plates available if you need one. Numbers are available in black or white. If you are not able to stop by the Township Building between 8 AM & 4 PM, leave a phone message at 749-0725 with your name, address and telephone number where you can be reached in order that we can get the numbers to you.
Several Jackson Township Ordinances were recently amended. Ordinance 148 amended Ordinance 131 and expands the circumstances under which sewage holding tanks may be allowed for temporary camping facilities. The basic change was to expand the number of days of usage to 5 days in a one month period from the previously 2 consecutive 24 hour days in a 1 month time period. In addition, Ordinance # 149 amended Zoning Ordinance # 118 to cover various miscellaneous items. One item is providing new definitions of campgrounds, campsite, camping structure and no-impact home business. Another item includes permitting no-impact home businesses in all Residential Districts. Other items being addressed includes Permitting campgrounds as a Special Exception in the Agricultural & Conservancy Districts, Permitting crematoriums with commercially manufactured incinerators in the Industrial District, Permitting private game preserves as a Special Exception in the Agricultural District and providing special provisions for signs along the Route 22 Corridor.
~Cambria County Christian School Signals
Some of you may be wondering why the flashing school zone signals on Pike Road have not yet been installed. There was a delay by the contractor Tel-Power out of Hollidaysburg, but a one call has been placed and they are scheduled to be installed and will be in working operation for the start of the 2007-2008 school year.
~Leidy Playground Improvements
Through the efforts of Larry Custer and the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority, about $30,000. of improvements will be made to the Leidy Park Playground. This will include site preparation, excavation, grading, installation of a Play Activity Zone with wood edging, crushed aggregate and geotextile fabric as well as a concrete paved walkway and other various amenities. This is made possible through Community Development Block Grants. Five other communities will get similar playgrounds as part of the Multi-Municipal Grant. They include Ashville Borough, Daisytown Borough, Lorain Borough, Blacklick Township and West Carroll Township. Snyder Excavating of Jackson Township was the low bidder for installation of the new area.
~Safety Improvements On The Way
Several projects are either completed or underway to improve safety at various Township facilities and locations. Penelec has been authorized by the Board of Supervisors to begin the process of moving 2 utility poles off of Adams Avenue onto private property where an easement has been obtained. The poles are located between Vinco and Devlin's Hill. The cost of moving the two poles was $7,899.63 which Jackson agreed to pay Penelec before any work could begin. Sensors were recently installed on the automatic doors at the entrance to the Senior Center. Eastern Door Controls of North Huntingdon did the installation at a cost of $2,150. The sensors will provide an extra level of safety. Bids will be solicited on a new Steel Handicapped Ramp to replace the crumbling concrete one located on the upper end of the Senior Center Building. Although the current ramp is still structurally safe, it is deteriorated to the point where it will need replaced. A steel ramp should last well into the future.
~Miscellaneous Materials Bids
The Board of Supervisors awarded Grannas Brothers a contract for miscellaneous stone and antiskid for the coming year. Grannas Brothers came in as the low bidder on each individual item. Concerning paving materials, the Board opted to go with the Pennsylvania State Contract rather than accepting any bids on those items.
~Tour de Toona Coming to Jackson!
The Tour de Toona International Bicycle Race will be coming to Jackson Township this year! Sometime during the week of July 23 through July 29 a race will be scheduled beginning at the Waste Management's Laurel Highlands Site. The route will be as follows:
Chickaree Hill Road (SR 3045)
US 22 East
Route 271 South
Mineral Point Road (SR 3030)
Beech Hill Road (SR 3035)
Clapboard Run Road (SR 3026)
Solomon Run Road (SR 3033)
Mt. Airy Drive
Fifty Acre Road
Main Street (SR 3015)
Locust Street (SR 3015)
Eisenhower Boulevard (SR 3006)
State Route 4041
PA Route 403 South
State Route 4039
PA Route 601 North
State Route 1031
PA Route 160 South
Waste Management Road
~Want to Schedule An Event At A Jackson Park?
If you are interested in reserving a pavilion for a family get-together, party or event, please contact the Jackson Township Municipal Building at 749-0725 to make a reservation. A pavilion is available at Mitchell, Leidy & Veterans Park. Other recreation facilities that can be reserved depending upon availability include baseball fields at Mitchell & Leidy and Volleyball Courts at Leidy.
~Tire Recycling Available
The Laurel Highlands Landfill offers recycling. Tires can also be put in a recycling bin for a minimal cost of $1.00 per normal-sized vehicle tire. This does not apply to any commercial establishments
~Need to Sign Up For New Garbage Service? - Jackson Township’s garbage contract provides for unlimited curbside garbage pick-up as well as any large items you have to dispose of with a few exceptions (i.e. - hazardous items, Freon, tires, etc.)If you are interested in signing up for garbage service you need to call 1-800-677-4884. The cost for 2007 is $37.82 per quarter.
Jackson Township has a valuable source of information to help keep you informed. If you haven’t checked out the Township Website, please feel free to visit www.jacksontwppa.com The website is constantly updated with new information. As always, you can read the monthly approved minutes of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Meetings. Check out the Calendar of Events to find out what’s going on in Jackson Township. Check out the updated pages including the Links page where there are hundreds of resources for you to use. The kids have their own links section. . just click on the Jackson Township Kids Page and check out Kidslinks. To see some of the pages that have been updated recently , click on "Whats New" on the home page. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see on the Jackson Twp. Website, please call Dave Hirko at 749-0725 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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