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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
MAY 15, 2003


EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON TUESDAY, MAY 20th
Primary election day will be next Tuesday on May 20th, 2003. Be sure to exercise your right to vote. The most important race on the Township level will be for two Supervisor Positions. One is a six year term and the other a two year term. There are 8 candidates running (4 Republicans and 4 Democrats) so be sure to be informed on their positions before casting your ballot on this important race that could impact the future of Jackson Township. Another local race will be that of Constable. There is also a position open for Township Auditor. Another race that is getting a lot of publicity is for County Commissioner. There are other various County and State races that you will be able to vote for. Voting is one of the most patriotic acts an American can do. Be sure your voice is heard on Tuesday, May 20th. You can view additional information on voting and past elections on the Jackson Township Website under the voting link.

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2003 TOWNSHIP ROAD PROJECTS SCHEDULED
Township Roadmasters Dave Bracken & Bruce Baker completed a road inspection of Jackson Township Roads this Spring. There are many roads that need paving or chipping work done on them and this year the work will be contracted out. PennDOT requirements for paving and chipping are growing more stringent each year and professional contracters have the updated equipment and can meet the strict requirements and specifications to continue qualifying for liquid fuels funds which help to pay for the road projects. According to Bob Mills of PennDOT, nearly every municipality within Cambria & Blair Counties are now contracting the paving and chipping work out for the reasons specified above. The Jackson Township Road Crew will be busy doing preparation work for paving and chipping, berm and shoulder work, drainage work and all other maintenance as required.

The following roads are entirely or in part scheduled to be paved in 2003: Adams Avenue, Coyote Street, Dry Run Street, First Street, Leidy Lane Extension, Meiers Street, Pike Road, Warrior Street. The following roads are entirely or in part scheduled to be seal coated (tar & chipped) in 2003: Adams Avenue, Anderson Drive, Balsam Street, Brazil Lane, Courter Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Fir Street, Fords Corner Road, Gillen Lane, Kagey Street, Kissell Lane, Leidy Lane, Lyle Street, Maywood Street, Ogden Road, Pike Road, Poplar Street, Rose Branch Street, Stoneridge Street, Thomas Street, Trout Street, Turkey Path Road, Wagner Road, Woodland Street. The above 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.

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP POLICE REPORT FOR MARCH, 2003
911 Calls Dispatched to Police-210
Reportable Incidents-27
~Criminal Mischief-9
~Theft-6
~Harassment-5
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influcence)-3
~Terroristic Threats-2
~Drugs-1
~Vehicle Theft-1
Accidents Handled-12
Non-Traffic Citations Issued-3
Traffic Citations Issued-46
Traffic Arrests-5
Criminal Charges Filed-11
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-3
~Harassment-3
~Accident Involving Injury-1
~Drugs-1
~Receiving Stolen Property-1
~Terroristic Threats-1
~Theft-1

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CAMBRIA COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OFFERS APPLIANCE & TIRE DISPOSAL PROGRAM
Tanya Caretti-McCoy of the Cambria County Solid Waste Authority announced that there will be an Appliance & Tire Clean-Up on Saturday, May 17th at two locations from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The first location will be in Ebensburg behind Laurel Crest Manor Nursing Home. The second location will be at the Portage Township Municipal Building. The program is sponsored by Pennsylvania Cleanways. The cost is as follows:

-Appliances with Freon / $6.00 each
-Appliances without Freon / $3.00 each
-Tires (Cars & Light Trucks) off the rim / $1.00 each
-Tires (Cars & Light Trucks) on the rim / $2.00 each
-All Other Tire Sizes - Call 472-1467 for prices

This program is a huge success and the response in previous years has been overwhelming. The program is offered to discourage illegal dumping or disposal of appliances and tires.

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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager


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