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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
MARCH 1, 2004


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FEBRUARY 26, 2004 SUPERVISORS MEETING
~Voted to adopt Resolution 02-04 giving Roadmasters authorization to provide assistance to other Governmental agencies (Water Authoriy, Sewer Authoriy, Fire Company, PennDOT) within the geographical boundaries of Jackson Township.

~Voted to adopt Resolution 03-04 approving Expenditure of Funds Policy for Township employees.

~Voted to authorize advertising for bids of heating oil, premium no lead gas and diesel fuel.

~Voted to approve Ordinance # 126 - Real Estate Transfer Tax Ordinance which complies with Act 166 of 2002.

~Voted to approve Ordinance # 127 - Earned Income Tax Ordinance which complies with Act 166 of 2002.

~Approved subdivision (side lot addition) of Herbert & Gloria Brickner to Galen Helsel.

~Approved subdivision (side lot addition) of Jane Eves to Bernice Dishong.

~Voted to authorize Elected Auditors to attend the 2004 Spring & Fall Cambria County Township Association Conventions.

~Voted to authorize five members of the Jackson Township Planning Commission to attend a seminar on the ABC's of Land Use Management in Indiana, PA.

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP POLICE REPORT (JANUARY)
911 Calls Dispatched to Police-309

Reportable Incidents-36

~Harassment-9
~Disorderly Conduct-8
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-6
~Criminal Mischief-3
~Assault-2
~Theft-2
~Vehicle Theft-2
~Armed Robbery-1
~Burglary-1
~Public Drunkenness-1
~Trespassing-1

Non-Traffic Citations Issued-12

Traffic Citations Issued-5

Accidents Handled-26

Criminal Charges Filed: 22

~Disorderly Conduct-8
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-6
~Assault-2
~Harassment-2
~Burglary-1
~Criminal Mischief-1
~Criminal Trespassing-1
~Public Drunkenness-1

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS TAKES 3rd PLACE STATE AWARD
Jackson Twp. News earned a third place award in a Statewide Competition for Township Newspapers. The category the award was earned in was "Most Improved Newsletter". The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors runs the competition annually.

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SPRING CLEAN-UP SCHEDULED FOR 2004
Spring Clean-Up as been scheduled for May 3rd thru 7th, 2004. Pick up will be on your regular collection day. You will be allowed one large item. Items that will not be picked up are yard waste,
branches, construction materials, refrigerators or air conditioners containing Freon, 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.

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JACKSON TWP. FESTIVAL UPDATE
The Jackson Township Heritage Festival Committee is moving full speed ahead to host a community festival during July 17-18, 2004 to coincide with the Cambria County Bicentennial celebrating 200 years. The festival will be held in and around the Jackson Twp. Fire Hall and Senior Center. There will be a large variety of food booths sponsored by local organizations and churches. Craft booths are also welcome to set up for the two day event. Cost for a booth is $35 for both days combined.

A wide array of entertainment is also scheduled. On Saturday the festival will have the Jackson Senior Center Line Dancers & Kitchen Band, followed by childrens entertainment, Clay Bowser and ending with the Fabulous Flashbacks. A dance sponsored by the Fire Company will follow. Sunday's line-up includes the Riverfish Gospel Group followed by Beaver Creek who specializes in Bluegrass music. Other activities scheduled will include games, bingo, petting zoo and even a model train display. A Student Art Show will also be held featuring the artwork of Jackson Township students for which awards will be given. This event should be a fun day for everyone to enjoy and hopefully bring our community together.

Several local businesses have stepped up to be sponsors of the event including Waste Management and Direct Value Outlet. Many other businesses have expressed an interest in being a sponsor. If your business would like to be a sponsor, please call Paulette Baker at 322-1863 or Dave Hirko at 322-3433. All business sponsors will be recognized in advertising and banners promoting the festival. For more information on the festival, enlisting a booth, or if you wish to volunteer in any capacity, please feel free to contact one of the following: Paulette Baker,322-1863 / Dave Hirko, 322-3433 or 749-0725 /George Straub,322-3761 or 322-3155.

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VOLUNTEERS TO PLANT FLOWER GARDENS AT SENIOR CENTER
Deb Nagel is heading up a group of volunteers to plant flowers in the three islands located at the Jackson Township Senior Center. Deb is a member of the Penn State Master Gardeners who is planning on developing the gardens. The local Girl Scout Jr. Troop is also working with the garden group as a community service project. The volunteer Gardeners Group is looking for donations in the way of flowers and plants or funds. Mrs. Nagel said they are hoping that individuals or groups will consider contributing flats of Annuals and / or Perennials. Any money donations towards the purchase of plants and flowers will also be greatly appreciated.

Recognition will be given to contributors by placing markers in the islands at the Senior Center. If you wish to make a donation in memory of a loved one, please specify that in order that proper
recognition can be given. The hope is that the gardens will help beautify the Senior Center grounds. The group is also planning on cleaning the area up around the new Community Flag Pole as the Senior Center is planning on hosting special events to honor Veterans on Memorial Day & Veterans Day. If you are interested in helping in contributing plants, flowers or donating funds towards the project, you can contact Deb Nagel at 322-4600.

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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager


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