MAY 28, 2005

~The Supervisors awarded several bids at their meeting. For the construction of a Veterans Monument, the low bidder was Wyse Memorials at $35,500. The only other bid received was from Oppy Construction at $75,235. The low bid for 2005 paving projects was awarded to Grannas Brothers for $96,764.85. The other bids received were as follows: New Enterprise-$102,436.05, HRI-$99,836.75 and Quaker Sales at $103,677. The low bid for seal coating was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime at $43,317.15. The other bids for seal coating received were Russell Standard-$47,233.12 and Quaker Sales at $48,431.98. The Miscellaneous Stone Materials including Antiskid as needed were awarded to Grannas Brothers while the Miscellaneous Paving Materials as needed went to Quaker Sales of Johnstown.

~The Board unanimously passed Ordinance # 135 with authorizes mutual aid and Fire Company activities. The Ordinance makes it clear that all activities the Fire Company may engage in will be covered under Workers Comp. Insurance. Prior to the Ordinance only emergency activities were covered.

~The Board agreed to hired Toby Stoykovich as a Part-Time Police Officer for Jackson Township.

~The Supervisors renewed a road bond for Pike Road East for an additional six months. The bond was for Amfire Mining. Amfire has agreed to make repairs determined by the Roadmasters to Pike Road East after a recent inspection.

The Cross Roads Restaurant opened today under ownership after extensive remodeling. The Cross Roads was the former Mundys Corner Restaurant located at Rt. 271 and Pike Road. In another change, the Vinco Bi-Lo Supermarket will become an Ideal Market on June 5, 2005. According to Dave Mercik, the move was made to offer shoppers the lowest prices possible. A two week grand opening will be held. The store will still offer a full service bakery and deli and the high level of service will remain. He said the major change that shoppers will see are much lower prices. There are three other Ideal Markets in the Johnstown area and shoppers can view sale ads in the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat every Sunday. We wish both businesses the best on their new ventures.

Several roads are due to be paved and / or seal coated (tar & chipped) this year. Roads to be paved include Leidy Lane for the entire length and Lorain Road from Turkey Path Road to the Nanty Glo Borough line. Roads to be seal coated include the entire length of Finntown Road, Snably Avenue, Chaser Street, Smith Avenue, Broadwing Street, Venture Street, Kline Avenue, Bald Eagle Street, Zurenda Lane, Cherrywood Drive, Raymond Drive, Eagle Street, Lyle Street and Fords Corner Road. In addition Jackson's road crew will be busy with road maintenance in various areas of the Township including road and drainage improvements.

The Cambria County Solid Waste Authority will once again hold its annual Book Recycling Event. This will be held on Friday, June 24th
from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday, June 25th from 9 am to 12 Noon. The Event will be held in the parking lot behind Laurel Crest Manor Nursing Home in Ebensburg. Items to be collected include hardback books, soft cover books, encyclopedias, textbooks, novels, manuals, etc. There is no cost as this is free to the public. For more information on this event, contact the CCSWA at 472-2109. You can also visit their website at www.cambriarecycles.org

A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30th at 11:00 am at the Jackson Township Senior Center to honor the service men and women killed in all wars. Those taking part in the ceremony include the VFW Post 155 Rifle Honor Team, Marine Major Randy Parker, Site Commander of the Joint Marine Corps. Reserve Training Center in Johnstown, PA, Jackson Township Cub Scouts Pack 204, Jackson Township Boy Scouts Troop 204, Rev. Paul Robine, Pastor of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and Betty Lybarger. This will be the second such ceremony held at the Center. If you know the names of any service men or women who were killed in any war, please contact Frank Singel at 322-3327.

A youth fair will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Leidy Park. This event is for all elementary & high school students and is to emphasize anti drug & alcohol awareness. The event is sponsored by the County Courts & Judge Gerald Long. Admission is FREE and there will be FREE refreshments, FREE T-Shirts, Games, and lots of FREE drawings for other prizes including sweatshirts and bicycle helmets. A similar event will be held at Mitchell Park in Vinco on Tuesday, July 19th. Please encourage as many area youth to attend as possible.

Over 500 names have been completely verified for Veterans & Residency Status. These names will be ready to go on the monument when construction begins this summer. We offer special thanks to Bill Kish of the Veterans Outreach Administration in Greensburg for being the primary resource in verifying Veterans status. Bill is a resident of Jackson Township. In addition several members of the Senior Center have helped verify the residency of the applicants. They include Alice Gary, Bruce Boring, Don Hildebrand, Phil Boyer, Ruth Reed and Betty Lybarger.

Two New Backstops at Mitchell Park
Dugouts cemented at Mitchell Park
Street Lights at various locations.
Relocation of 2 hazardous poles on right of way on Leidy Lane.

New Park Entrance Signs at Leidy, Mitchell & Veterans Park
Landscaping at Park Signs & Municipal Building
Paving & Seal Coating of various Township Roads & Streets
Electrical Lighting & Facilities at Veterans Memorial Park
New Computers at the Jackson Township Senior Center
Veterans Memorial / Monument at Veterans Memorial Park
New Playground Equipment at Leidy Park
US Route 22 Construction (PennDOT)
Hinckston Run Stream Clean-Up & Stenciling (Student Project)
Relocation of Vinco recycling bins.
Brazil Lane & Cherrywood Sewage Expansion
Relocation of 2 hazardous poles on right of way on Adams Avenue.
Jackson Township Comprehensive Plan.
Jackson Township Master Recreation Plan.
Replacing traffic light bulbs to updated LED signals.
Removal of boney by Babcock & Wilcox on Pergim Hill.
Construction of pedestrian bridge between Fire Hall & Sr. Center.
GIS Mapping of Township along with Cambria County.
Landfill Gas Conversion Project by Crouse & Company.
Ogden Road Water Project
Pike Road Water Project
Ebensburg - Salt Lick Water Project
Street Sign Conversion to larger lettering required.

911 Calls Dispatched to Police-418
Reportable Incidents-61
~Criminal Mischief-9
~Criminal Conspiracy-6
~Receiving Stolen Property-6
~Underage Drinking-5
~Corruption of Minors-4
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-3
~Phone Scams-3
~Attempted Burglary-2
~Dog Law-2
~Furnishing Alcohol to Minors-2
~Disorderly Conduct-1
~Fleeing from Police-1
Non-Traffic Citations Issued-14
Traffic Citations Issued-42
Accidents Handled-7
Criminal Charges Filed-47
Receiving Stolen Property-7
~Criminal Conspiracy-6
~Criminal Mischief-6
~Underage Drinking-5
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-3
~Dog Law-2
~Furnishing Alcohol to Minors-2
~Disorderly Conduct-1
~Fleeing from Police-1

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Dave Hirko / Manager