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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
MARCH 4, 2003


FEBRUARY SUPERVISORS MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Here are some of the highlights from The Board of Supervisors meeting held on February 27, 2003 at the Jackson Township Senior Center:

The Supervisors approved applications to be submitted for CDBG (Community Development Block Grants) to extend water lines to 22 families who reside along Wagner & Pintail Roads in Jackson Township. One grant was an entitlement grant of approximately $123,000. The other grant is competitive and Jackson Township will be competing for funds with other municipalities who also apply for grants through this program. The application for competitive funds will be for $350,000. The total cost of the proposed new water lines is $650,000. In the project, the water lines would be extended from High Ridge Water Authority in Indiana County.

The Supervisors signed Resolution 03-03 agreeing to pay 1/4 of the annual energy and maintenance costs for lighting along Route 22. The lighting will include 32 lights at the Route 271 & Route 22 Interchange, 18 lights at the Dishong Road Interchange and 3 lights each at the proposed jug handles or turn around areas which will be located near Chickaree Hill Road and County Line Road.

Mr. Chuck Meyers of Lehman Engineers gave an update on helping ackson Township comply with new PaDEP regulations regarding the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Management. He said over 1000 municipalities in urbanized areas of PA were now required to develop a stormwater plan to address pollutant runoff or stormwater discharge. Jackson Township was required to comply due to water flowing from the Township into the Hinckston Run Watershed. He said the program would be phased in over a period of 5 years to be completed in 2008. The first phase would involve sending out flyers and getting the public involved.

In other action, the Board submitted an application for County Aid to the Cambria County Commissioners for road projects in 2003. An advertisement for bids on unleaded gas, diesel gas and heating oil was authorized. The Supervisors also agreed to check into donating a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice to the Admiral Peary Vo-Tech School.

SUPERVISORS MOVING MEETING LOCATION FOR MARCH & APRIL
The Board of Supervisors are moving the location of the March & April Meetings to the Jackson Township Senior Center. The Township meeting room couldn't accommodate the crowd of over 60 people who attended the February meeting. The dates are Thursday, March 27th and Thursday April 24th. Both meetings will begin at 7:00.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP JANUARY POLICE REPORT
The following report was submitted by Chief Robert Fatula:
911 Calls Dispatched to Police (177)
Reportable Incidents:
~Harassment (8)
~Thefts (2)
~Assault (1)
~Criminal Mischief (1)
Total accidents handled were 11.
Non-Traffic Citations issued were 7.
Criminal Arrest included the following:
~Harassment by Communications (1)
~DUI - Driving While Under the Influence (1)

UPCOMING EVENTS
~~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.
~~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. Be sure to collect all your old magazines and catalogs and bring them out to be recycled during the 7th thru 9th of March.
~~SPRING CLEAN UP SET FOR 2003
Spring Clean-Up has been scheduled for May 5th thru 9th, 2003.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP WEBSITE UPDATED
There are several new features added to the Jackson Township Website. Under the Finance Link you can view the 2003 budget. Check out the Demographics Link to see statistics gathered from the 2000 census on Jackson Township. Under the Emergency Services Link you can view the 2002 Police Report Summary. Under the Roads Link you can see a complete Township Road & Street Index. Click on the Supervisors Link and see a complete listing of Supervisors who have served Jackson Township over the years. You can also read the latest approved minutes of the Board of Supervisors Meeting there as well. Under the Newsletters Link you will find past issues of the Online News as well as Newsletters that were mailed to all Township residents. Look under the Zoning Link to find construction and building activity in Jackson Township. One new feature which should prove to be useful is under the Calendar Link where you will find an up-to-date listing of all Township meetings and events. We hope you enjoy the website and keep it as one of your favorite sites to visit.

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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager


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