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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
FEBRUARY 15, 2003


SPRING CLEAN UP SET FOR 2003
Spring Clean-Up has been scheduled for May 5th thru 9th, 2003. Pick up will be on your regular collection day. As in the past, you will be allowed one large item. Items that will not be picked up are yard waste, branches, construction materials, refrigerators, air conditioners, batteries, car parts, old paint, hazardous material, freezers and tires. Refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners can be picked up ONLY after the Freon is properly removed. Certification of Freon removal is required. Township residents wishing to haul their own refuse to the landfill may do so with a FREE permit issued at the Township Office only during the week of Spring Clean-Up. To insure the continuation of Spring Clean-Up, regular weekly garbage should be in regular Township garbage bags. The Spring Clean-Up is is a great service and is of no extra cost to you.

MAGAZINE RECYCLING SET FOR MARCH 7th thru 9th
Magazine Recycling will be available at Mundys Corner in the parking lot of the Jackson Township Municipal Building. This service is offered twice during the year and many Township residents take advantage of it. Be sure to collect all your old magazines and catalogs and bring them out to be recycled during the 7th thru 9th of March. Remember that recycling can save on the amount of garbage you need to put out weekly resulting in cost savings to you.

BERKHEIMER ASSOCIATES SET DATES TO ANSWER TAX QUESTIONS
Jim Kennedy of Berkheimer Associates will be available at the Jackson Township Municipal Building on March 24th and 31st from 9 to 4 to answer any questions you may have on Earned Income Tax or Occupational Privilege Tax. No appointments are necessary so just come in on one of those two days and Jim will be glad to help out with any questions or concerns you may have.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP WEBSITE UPDATED
There are several new features added to the Jackson Township Website. Those include finance, taxes, organizations, churches, schools, faqs, demographics, voting and fee schedule. Although several sections are still under construction or development there are many new things already available for viewing. On the churches page you will see a listing of Jackson Township churches and contact information. The same holds true for schools as well. A listing of Jackson Townshio Organizations is listed under the Organization link. Under the Finance link you will now find the 2003 Jackson Township Budget. You will find tax information under that heading. Under faq's you will find some frequently asked questions. This list is sure to expand as questions are submitted to the Township. A partially complete fee schedule is available under that link.

Under the Emergency Services link you will now find a NEW link to view Jackson Township Police Reports. Ready for viewing is the year 2002 summary report. We hope you will check out all the new information available and we look forward to your input, suggestions, questions or ideas to make the Jackson Township Website a place where people will rely on accurate and current information. At the beginning of 2002, the Website was averaging about 15 to 20 visitors a week. This year we are averaging over 50 visitors per week and the figure continus to climb. Once again, any input and suggestions are appreciated.

CDBG MONIES HELP IN DEVELOPMENT OF TOWNSHIP
Community Development Block Grants have played a vital role in the development of Jackson Township. They continue to do so today as there are many qualifying projects that would enhance Jackson Township's future and potential. Mr. Larry Custer, Executive Director of the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority will be at the Supervisors February 27th Meeting to discuss this years grant. Last year the Supervisors designated that their grant of $123,720 be put towards establishing water lines to provide water to 22 families along Wagner & Pintail Roads. This year's grant will also go towards that same project and additional monies from the Block Grant Program will be applied for so the project can become a reality as soon as possible.

Some of the other projects funded completely or partially by CDBG monies were:

1984-1987 - Storm Drainage System in Vinco

1986 (along with other grants) - Develop Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Softball Field, Bleachers & Amenities at Mitchell Park in Vinco.

1988-89 - Construct Wastewater Collection Line to serve 14 families in Village of Lorraine.

1990, 1993-2000 - Develop Jackson Township Senior & Handicapped Center

1991 - Extension of Wastewater Collection Line to serve 11 families along White Street.

1992 - Construction of Waterline to six families in Mundys Corner.

1997-2000 - Rehabilitated 11 homes owned by low to moderate income persons with special needs throughout the Township. Also several properties within the Township were cleared of vacant dilapidated structures.

2001 - Construction of Public Waterline from Pike Road to Solar Street to serve 8 families.

As you can see, the Community Block Grants have done alot of good things within Jackson Township and we can look forward to more worthwhile qualifying projects in the future.

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We hope you enjoy receiving news updates on Jackson Township and will spread the word to others to sign up to receive future newsletters at the Jackson Township Website. Our website is updated frequently and the address is www.jacksontwppa.com. If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments please forward them to
office@jacksontwppa.com

Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager


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