JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS

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Fall, 2005

VETERANS MONUMENT DEDICATION SET
The long awaited Jackson Township Veterans Monument & Memorial will be dedicated on Friday, November 11, 2005, Veterans Day. The ceremonies will begin at 11:00 am at Veterans Memorial Park located behind the Jackson Township Senior Center located at 200 Adams Avenue, Vinco. Details are still being ironed out but we know that State Representative Tom Yewcic along with the Cambria County Commissioners will be attending. Many other participants and local groups will be involved. Over 770 Jackson Township veterans names have been verified and many others are in the verification process. The monument is being made from Vermont granite and will be a five-sided pentagon shape. Dale Wyse of Wyse Memorials on Pike Road is erecting the monument. The monument is to set on a concrete "star-shaped" base and at each tip of the star will be a flag representing a branch of the military service. There will also be a United States Flag at the center behind the monument. From the parking lot to the "star base" will be a decorative brick walkway and some landscaping. Many residents have worked on this project to help make it a reality. Some of those who have contributed include Joe Baxter, Al Slippy, Dave Hirko, Connie Fetzer, Frank Singel, members of the Jackson Recreation Commission, the Jackson Township Board of Supervisors and members of the Jackson Township Senior Center. In addition, a special thanks goes out to Bill Kish, a Jackson Township resident who works for the Veterans Outreach Administration. Mr. Kish has been instrumental in helping verify all the submitted names for military service. We hope that everyone who has a family member or loved one submitted to the monument will be sure to attend on November 11th for the dedication in order to give all of the Township veterans, past and present, the honor and respect they so rightfully deserve. Due to the nature and scope of the memorial / monument project, there is no guarantee that names submitted will appear on the monument if the verification or engraving process can not be completed before the dedication on Veterans Day. This project is ongoing and names will continue to be added annually as they are submitted and verified. If you have any questions about the monument or Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact the Jackson Township Municipal Building at 749-0725.

HALLOWEEN PARADE SET
The Jackson Township Fire Company will hold it’s annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 2:00 pm. The lineup will be at the intersection of Rose Branch Street & Griffith Avenue beginning at 1:00 pm. Treat tickets can be obtained at the Fire Hall prior to the parade or by calling 322-3155.

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INFORMATION NEED UPDATED?
If you received this newsletter and your name or address information is incorrect, or if you know of any resident of Jackson Township who didn’t receive it, please call the Township Office at 749-0725.

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ROAD PROJECTS COMPLETED
Jackson Township can be proud to have many roads completed. The Road Crew along with Roadmasters Bruce Baker & Dave Bracken worked closely with contractors and the road department in seeing the road paving and sealing projects through completion.  The following roads that have been paved all or in part this year are as follows: Leidy Lane from Bracken St. to Adams Ave. / Lorain Rd. from Turkey Path Rd. to the Nanty Glo Borough line. The following roads that have been seal coated (tar & chipped) all or in part this year are as follows: Bald Eagle St. from Pike Rd. To end. / Broadwing St. from Smith Ave. To Snably Ave. / Chaser St. from Snably Ave. to Smith Ave. / Cherrywood Drive from Zurenda Lane to end. / Eagle Drive from Raymond Drive to Raymond Drive / Finntown Rd. from Fords Corner Rd. to the Nanty Glo Borough line. / Fords Corner Rd. from Rt. 22 to Plank Rd. / Kline Avenue from Venture St. to Bald Eagle St. / Lyle Street from Adams Ave. to end. / Raymond Drive from Rt. 271 to Eagle Drive / Smith Ave. from Chaser St. to Braodwing St. / Snably Ave. from Pike Road to end. / Venture Street from Pike Road to end. /  Zurenda Lane from Adams Ave. to end. The road projects are part of an ongoing plan to maintain all Township roads and insure that they are in the best condition possible for residents to safely use and enjoy.

LANDFILL GAS PROJECT UPDATE
Rager Mountain LP
along with Keystone Renewable Energies have made several important steps towards the completion of a proposed gas plant and line in Jackson Township. The subdivision and Land Development Plan were approved by the Jackson Township Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. Also a Highway Occupancy Permit has been granted by the Supervisors in order that the proposed gas line can be built along the right-of-way of a portion of Wagner Road. As part of granting this right-of-way, a Municipal Mitigation Fee Agreement has also been approved which will compensate Jackson Township for any gas produced from the Laurel Highlands Landfill and result in a 5 cents per mmbtu. Payments will be made to Jackson Township quarterly. In addition, a Sewer Service Agreement between the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Johnstown, Jackson-East Taylor Sewer Authority and Jackson Township has been approved. The Redevelopment Authority is sponsoring and acquiring a sewage / leachate conveyance line to be constructed on behalf of the Laurel Highlands Landfill. The new line will travel from the Landfill through ground owned by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and along Dishong Mountain Road through Jackson Township. The agreement establishes areas where the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority and JETSA may pick-up new customers.  Some of the advantages to Jackson Township include:
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The gas line converting landfill gas into usable natural gas will extend the life of the Laurel Highlands Landfill.
2. Jackson Township will receive 5 cents per mmbtu resulting in approximately $20,000 to $40,000 per year in additional revenues. This amount has potential to grow in future years.
3. A new sewer line will help Waste Management in transporting leachate from the Laurel Highlands Landfill to Dornick Point Sewage Plant.
4. The new sewer line will also provide the opportunity for residents along Dishong Mountain Road to have sewage.
5. The new sewer line may entice additional commercial, industrial or residential development.

WAGNER ROAD WATER PROJECT MOVING AHEAD
Residents from Wagner Road attended the August 25, 2005 Supervisors Meeting to hear an update from Larry Custer, Executive Director of the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority. The Wagner Road & Pintail Road project would serve 22 families. Paul C. Rizzo & Associates have completed the engineering work at a cost of $56,192. The Environmental Assessment Record was reviewed and approved by the Commonwealth on August 3, 2004, for approximately 20,000 Linear Feet (3.8 miles) of 6" waterline and related appurtenances along State Highways and Public Game lands. Mr. Custer said this Environmental Assessment took a lot longer than normal as you have to look at all the environmental concerns, any proposals by the State along the right-of-way on State Roads and this particular project follows along a State Road for a great distance plus it's adjacent to State Game Lands.  To date, the Jackson Township Board of Supervisors has allocated $496,749 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement funds towards the project, from Federal Fiscal Years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The most recent engineers estimate places the construction cost of the project at $615,303, thus a shortfall of funds exist. . . close to about $150,000. Applying for competitive CDBG grants beyond the regular entitlement allotted to Jackson Township each year has been unsuccessful to date.  In order the make the project more cost-effective for the competitive grant process, it was redesigned to include 15 additional families from the Chickaree Hill Road towards Vintondale. By adding the 15 additional families, the cost per residence is now below $30,000 which will increase the chances for getting competitive funding. There is also a large percentage of low to moderate income families in the Project area and is another major factor that will be taken into consideration. Mr. Custer said if additional funds are approved for the project this year, the additional environmental review and design and engineering work can begin on the Chickaree Hill portion. Approximately six months after approval, you need to allow two to three months for permitting. Construction could begin for the $1 million dollar project in the Fall of 2006 if all goes as planned. The Chickaree Hill portion of the Project can come at a later date as a "stand alone" project according to Mr. Custer and still qualify for additional CDBG grants.

GARBAGE BULK ITEM TAGS SENT IN ERROR
To set the record straight, Jackson Township has unlimited garbage curbside collection and large items. You may have received tags from Waste Management with your quarterly garbage sticker. The tags say "Bulky Item" and there is one for each month of the quarter implying you can only set out one large item per month. THESE TAGS WERE SENT OUT IN ERROR and do not reflect Jackson Township’s garbage service. According to Charlene Cervino of Waste Management, if you received those tags with your quarterly sticker, just throw them away as they do not apply to Jackson Township. Jackson Township has unlimited garbage and large item pick up and the only sticker needed by Jackson customers is the quarterly sticker.

JACKSON RESIDENTS SURVEY NEEDS COMPLETED & RETURNED
Included with this newsletter is a Residents Survey which will be used to help develop a Comprehensive Plan for Jackson Township and act as a blueprint in planning for the future. Please take time to answer the questions the best you can and then mail the survey back in the postage-paid envelope also enclosed. Your input is important!  The survey was originally approved by the Jackson Township Planning Commission but was never mailed out until the Comprehensive Planning Process was underway. Richard Sutter & Associates is now working with the Planning Commission on developing a new Comprehensive Plan for Jackson Township and the feedback from the survey will help in determining what the residents of Jackson Township would like to see in the future in various areas such as recreation, sewage, water, transportation, development, etc. It is hoped that the survey will help reflect a wide range of views and input from all those living in Jackson Township. 100% of the households in Jackson Township are receiving the survey in order to obtain everyone’s input. If you know of anyone who has not received one, please tell them to contact the Jackson Township Office at 749-0725.  The questions for the survey were created by the Planning Commission members as well as Richard Sutter & Associates, a consulting firm helping develop the plan. Many municipalities use a survey to find out what people truly want in their community and it is hoped that this will be a "key" tool in planning for Jackson Township’s future. For additional information, contact Bruce Baker, Chairman of the Planning Commission at 749-0725.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Jackson Township welcomes anyone interested in serving on a Authority, Board or Commission to submit a letter of interest in the event that any openings should occur. If you are interested, your letter would be kept on file at the Township office where you would be contacted if an opening would occur. Authorities include the Sewer Authority and Water Authority. Commissions include Planning & Recreation. There is also the Zoning Hearing Board. All letters should be mailed to Jackson Township Supervisors, 513 Pike Road, Johnstown, PA 15909.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Recreation Commission -
Term expires December 31, 2005 and candidate will be reconsidered for a five year term re-appointment.  Commission meets once a month plus any special meetings. Involves working with current recreation needs and projects as well as planning for future needs. To be considered please send a brief note or letter to the Jackson Township Supervisors, 513 Pike Road, Johnstown, PA 15909 or email office@jacksontwppa.com.

Recreation Commission - Term expires December 31, 2008 - (Same duties as listed in above position). To be considered please send a brief note or letter to the Jackson Township Supervisors, 513 Pike Road, Johnstown, PA 15909 or email office@jacksontwppa.com.

Heritage Festival - Help needed for planning the 2006 Jackson Heritage Festival.
Leaders needed in the following areas:
Parking
Advertising
Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers needed in the following areas:
Under 21 Dance
Festival Layout
Sponsors & Fundraising
Parking
Vendors
Children’s Activities
Entertainment
Advertising
Volunteers
Floaters

For more information on what each committee entails or If interested in leading or helping on a committee, please call Dave Hirko at 749-0725 or email office@jacksontwppa.com

POLICE REPORT
Submitted by Police Chief, Bob Fatula
June - August 2005

911 Calls Dispatched to Police: 1,141
Reportable incidents: 100
    Harassment-18
    Theft-15
    Criminal Mischief-14
    Burglary-9
    Assault-8
    DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-7
    Disorderly Conduct-5
    Vandalism-5
    Trespassing-3
    Arson-2
    Drugs-2
    Threats-2
    Underage Drinking-2
    Vehicle Theft-2
    Homicide by Vehicle-1
    Public Drunkenness-1
    Rape-1
    Receiving Stolen Property-1
    Resisting Arrest-1
    Stalking-1
Total Accidents Handled: 40
Non-Traffic Citations issued: 20
Traffic Citations Issued: 83
Criminal Charges Filed: 39
   
DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-7
    Harassment-7
    Assault-5
    Disorderly Conduct-5
    Criminal Mischief-3
    Drugs-2
    Threats-2
    Underage Drinking-2
    Public Drunkenness-1
    Receiving Stolen Property-1
    Resisting Arrest-1
    Stalking-1
    Theft-1
    Vehicle Theft-1

HERITAGE FESTIVAL A SUCCESS
The 2nd Annual Jackson Heritage Festival proved successful despite hot, sticky weather conditions and the threat of Hurricane Dennis passing through. Plans are already underway for a bigger and better 3rd annual Heritage Festival next year. The Festival is a great opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to get together for a weekend of fun, food and entertainment. Many people from outside the area attended as well including people from other states. We would like to thank all those who participated or helped in anyway to make the festival a huge success! Those who deserve special thanks include:

SPONSORS:
Jackson Township Vol. Fire Company
Waste Management
Amfire Mining
Dolans Welding & Steel Fabricating
Dominion Peoples
Atlantic Broadband
Martin Oil
Mercik's Vinco Ideal Market
Cambria County Commissioners
P. Joseph Lehman Engineers
Barnes, Saly & Company
Congressman John P. Murtha
Cooper Signs
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Hagerich Auto Sales
Paulette Baker, Tax Collector
Vantage Physical Therapy
Hagerich Auto Sales
Ameriserv Bank

In addition, many others helped to contribute in someway including the Jackson Township Supervisors, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company, Jackson Township Road Department, Jackson Township Recreation Commission, Jackson Township Senior Center, Heritage Festival Committee, Donna Davis, Paulette Baker, Dave Hirko and others too numerous to mention. Special thanks also goes out to those advertisers who helped to sponsor a two page advertisement in the "Weekender" section of the Tribune-Democrat. They are: Amfire Mining, Barnes, Saly & Company, BCI Flooring, Cooper Signs, Crossroads Restaurant, Direct Value Outlet, First Summit Bank, Gilkey Pools, Kaschalk & Sons Construction, Lorrco NFL Shop, Orange Blossom Restaurant, Park Hill Drugs, Pit Stop 271, P. Joseph Lehman Engineers, Tire Outlet, Tops It Off, Vantage Physical Therapy, Vinco Pharmacy and Waste Management.  Without the support of the business community, local churches and organizations and volunteers, this would not have been possible. If you didn't get to attend this year, make sure you do next year. . . you missed a great time right in your own back yard and an event that you can be proud to invite those from outside Jackson Township to. It takes many volunteers to pull off a successful event. If you would like to help with the 2006 Heritage Festival, please contact Dave Hirko at 749-0725.

RECREATION NEWS
Recreation has been extremely busy with many projects this year. You’ve probably noticed the new park entrance signs done by Cooper Signs right here in Jackson Township. Also landscaping was added to make a nice appearance as people are entering each park. Mitchell Park saw the construction of two new backstops which were the result of a County Community Initiative Grant. Concrete was also added to the dugouts. Leidy Park had the second utility field "roughed out" and drainage work was added. Some new playground equipment will be added as a result of a Department of Community & Economic Development grant in cooperation with the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority. The Recreation Commission also did a tremendous amount of work at Veterans Memorial Park. This included landscaping, new electrical facilities to host various events, a sound system and a bridge connecting the Senior Center & Fire company parking lots. Perhaps the biggest project was taking on the planning and construction of a Veterans Monument / Memorial to honor those who served from Jackson Township. This project has gotten tremendous public support with over 770 names verified for the dedication set for Veterans Day this year. The monument will be five-sided and will be on a star shaped base with a flag on each point of the star representing a branch of the armed forces. In addition a DCED grant was recently received to install lighting along the walking path and parking lot. Another important project is working with Pashek Associates in the development of a Master Recreation Plan for Jackson Township. This project is the result of a $25,000 Dept. Of Conservation & Natural Resources grant. By developing the plan, Jackson Township may be eligible for larger grants in the future. The Recreation Commission has also taken an active role in the Jackson Heritage Festival as well as helping out groups such as the Jackson - East Taylor Little League. Currently there are two positions open on the Recreation Commission. If you are interested, please send a brief note or letter to the Jackson Township Supervisors, 513 Pike Road, Johnstown, PA 15909 or email office@jacksontwppa.com.

SEWER AUTHORITY NEWS
The Jackson / East Taylor Sewer authority would like to take the opportunity to "Thank" the Jackson Township Supervisors for their generous grant offer of $250,000.00 to expand the main sewer lines to the Cherrywood / Brazil Lane areas of Jackson Township.  At the August 11, 2005 JETSA meeting, the Board voted unanimously to authorize their engineer, Keller Engineers, to begin the design phase of the Cherrywood / Brazil Lane sewer line expansion and to apply for all the necessary permits needed for a Pennvest Loan. Since August, Keller Engineers has already completed the fly-over of this area for the mapping. JETSA would also like to notify the residents in the Cherrywood / Brazil Lane areas that tentatively by the end of October or beginning of November, Keller will be surveying the area and shooting house elevations. Keller Engineer’s logo or name will be on the vehicles that will be used during the survey, so if seen in these areas, the residents will be aware of what work is being completed in their neighborhood.  Once Keller Engineers completes the survey, house elevations, and edits the maps, JETSA anticipates the layouts will be available for review at the Sewer Authority Office in January of 2006. If you have any questions about the project, please contact JETSA at 322-3444.

WATER AUTHORITY NEWS
The Jackson Township Water Authority recently installed 2 meter pits - one in the Vinco Tank and one on Swigle Mountain Road. These meter pits will aid in locating leaks on the system.  New rules and regulations regarding the billing procedures were adopted at the July 28, 2005 meeting. All customers were notified with the September billing of these changes. A quick overview of the changes are: one place for payment - the Water Authority Office, after 30 days delinquency, the customer’s property will be posted, there will be a shut off fee of $50.00 and the turn on fee will increase to $50.00. The Mundy’s Corner Tank had their first year anniversary inspection. The inspection was conducted on Thursday, August 11, 2005. At the inspection, deficiencies were noted and presented to the contractor for remedial action. At the time of the inspection it was determined that a subsequent follow-up inspection with the painting manufacturer was necessary to determine the proper remedial procedures. That inspection was conducted Tuesday, August 16, 2005. The Authority has received a summary of that inspection along with field repair procedure and application recommendations which have been forwarded to the contractor. The contractor has begun some exterior repair work at the base of the tank and some interior repairs in the tank. The Authority hopes to have the tank back on line at the beginning of October. On September 17, 2005 a Public Notice was published in the Tribune-Democrat concerning the Jackson Water Authority’s Trihalomethanes results. Total Trihalomethanes are a result and by-product of chlorination. Chlorination is the process by which your water system is maintained as a potable, that is, drinkable water product. Chlorination has been in use worldwide for over a century and is the preferred method of public water disinfection (purification from harmful bacteria such as cholera and dysentery). You do not need to use an alternative drinking water supply. The Authority is working closely with the PaDEP, Nanty Glo Water Authority and Blacklick Water Authority to resolve this problem.

FIRE COMPANY NEWS & EVENTS
The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire company wishes to thank everyone who helped support the first annual Aaron Rusin Battle of the Barrel. This is a new fundraiser for the Fire Company and any money collected goes towards the Aaron Rusin Memorial Scholarship Fund set up with Central Cambria School District. Aaron was a dedicated Firefighter that was killed in the line of duty while serving in Iraq. The Fire Company also expresses its thanks to all the residents and non-residents that supported the Cambria County Fireman’s Convention held in Jackson Township this year. They especially wish to thank the neighbors surrounding the Fire Company grounds for their patience and support as that was a long week for some of them. The Fire Company did its best to keep disruption to a minimum and again they wish to express their thanks.  Township residents are asked to check the 911 house number of your address and make sure it is visible from the roadway. Every second counts in an emergency! Please make it easy for emergency personnel to find your home and make sure your 911 address number is visible from the road. Upcoming events include Fire Prevention Week from October 9-15 where there will be Fire / EMS personnel at schools. A Jewelry Raffle will be held at the Fire Hall on October 29 beginning at 6 pm. The Halloween Parade will be held on October 30th and the annual Turkey Raffle is scheduled for November 19th starting at 7 pm. In addition there is bingo scheduled every Sunday evening. For information on any of these events, please contact the Fire Hall at 322-3155. The Fire Company wishes to extend their greetings for Happy Holidays to everyone!!!

SENIOR CENTER NEWS
New Officers were elected on Wednesday, June 29th for the year starting July 1, 2005. They are Frank Singel, President, Alice Gary-Vice President, Mary Govekar, Secretary and Phil Boyer, Treasurer. They will serve for a full year until July 1, 2006.  A new Apprise Coordinator has been appointed for Cambria County. He is Rex Davis and he will be available to counsel Seniors with their questions and problems on the new "Part D" Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Benefits & other insurance issues. He is scheduled to be at the Jackson Center at 10:00 am on the following dates: October 11th, November 2nd and 29th and December 21st.  The Center & Priority Care from Conemaugh Health will be hosting a Community Blood Screening on Saturday, October 29th from 7 to 9 am at the Center. This is a complete Multiphasic blood screen with lipid profile. There is a $25.00 fee for the test and if you want a PSA it’s an additional $35.00. Screenings are held twice a year for the benefit of members and the Community. If you wish to schedule this service, you can call 322-3327 Tue-Thurs from 9 am to 3 pm for an appointment.  Flu shots will be scheduled at the Center on Wednesday, October 26th from 9 to 11:30 am. Conemaugh Home Health will administer the flu vaccine to people 60 years of age and older and for those 18 years and up who are at high risk (chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer, lung disease, etc.). Those with Medicare Part B, UMWA Funds or Security Blue will have any charges billed to their insurance. If you do not have any of the listed insurance plans above, you will be charged a $20.00 fee.  Ms. Penny Tronzo, RNC.BSN of the UMWA Funds will be at the Center on October 27th at 11:00 pm to speak on Urinary Incontinence. The title of the seminar is "I Pee When I Laugh", a light approach to understand and dealing with a serious problem. The Center collected 20 pieces of luggage towards a program that helps foster children. The luggage was donated to the Cambria County Emergency Shelter Facility in Ebensburg. Another outreach included collecting telephone card donations for use of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In another fundraising event, a Calendar Party was held at the Center on Sunday, September 25th as a fundraiser and was an overwhelming success. Another fundraiser underway includes chancing off a beautiful quilt made by member, Nan Madill. The quilt is displayed at the Center. Tickets will be on sale until December 2nd where the winning ticket will be drawn at the Annual Christmas Dinner for members. Anyone interested in purchasing or selling tickets for the quilt should contact Alice Gary at 322-3327. Chances are $1.00 each or $6 for $5.00.  Awards were recently presented by the County Commissioners to Seniors who won various events in the 2005 Cambria County Senior Games. Members of the Jackson Township Senior Center who participated earned a total of 23 medals including 7 gold, 6 silver and 10 bronze. This year the Jackson Center hosted the Horseshoe Tournament which was part of the Senior Games.  Ongoing activities held weekly for members include lunch three times a week, Silver Sneakers’ Exercise Program, parties, bingo, knitting, line dancing, pinochle, special speakers and events, movies on the 60 inch large screen television, ceramics, computer use with high speed internet access, exercise room, pool table, crafts room and much more! Anyone interested in visiting or taking a quick tour of the Center is invited to stop in. Membership offered to those age 50 and older is constantly growing and is only $10.00 a year.

OTHER JACKSON TWP. NEWS
~5 Year Contract Approved for Benshoff Hill Winter Maintenance
The Board of Supervisors approved a 5 year contract with PennDOT to provide winter maintenance on Benshoff Hill Road. PennDOT will compensate Jackson Township over $7,000 per year for providing this service. In the case of severe winters there is a formula that will provide additional compensation above and beyond the minimum compensation in the contract.

~Municipal Building Drop-Off Point for Hurricane Katrina Relief Items
The Jackson Township Municipal Building along with at least seven churches and another municipality acted as drop-off points for Hurricane Katrina relief items. Items collected included Bleach, Ammonia, Bottled Water & Beverages, Baby Items, First Aid Kits, Tylenol Products, Personal Care Products, Non-Perishable Food Items, Hand Sanitizer, Blankets, New T-Shirts and Coloring Books & Crayons. Paulette Baker, Tax Collector helped coordinate the effort with Jackson Township. Several tractor trailer loads of supplies have gone to Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana where the Salvation Army coordinated the distribution effort. Transportation and fuel were donated by Mayflower Inc. A driver volunteered to take the trucks down and a bus load of volunteers also will be traveling to lend a helping hand in the devastated areas.

~Need to Sign Up For New Garbage Service?
Jackson Township negotiated a new quarterly garbage service earlier this year. The cost is $36.00 per quarter and provides for those subscribing to unlimited 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 wish to sign up for the new service you can do so by calling 1-800-677-4884.

~Election Day - Be Sure to Vote
General Election Day will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2005. Be sure to get out and vote for those you wish to see elected to office and represent your views. Local races include a six year Township Supervisor Race, two School Board positions, Tax Collector as well as one Township Auditor term. Remember that each vote counts and elections have been won and lost by as little as a single vote.

~Building Permits Approaching $2 Million
For the 5th consecutive year, building permits will likely go over the 2 million dollar mark. Permit activity to date is over 1.8 million. Included in this years permit activity is the Landfill Gas Conversion Plant with construction set to begin shortly.

~New Guardrail Installed
The Jackson Township Road Department recently installed new guardrail along Pike Road near Martin Marine. The new guardrail replaced the deteriorated and rusting guardrail that was previously there. New guardrail was also installed along Raymond Drive off Route 271 which was recently adopted by Jackson Township as a public road.

~Police Department Changes
Several part-time Officers were hired including John Miller and Ken Smith Jr. Officer Shane Strobel accepted a full-time position in another Department and Officer Jason Glessner recently resigned.

www.jacksontwppa.com
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 Meetings and check out the updated 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 office@jacksontwppa.com

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