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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
June 26, 2008

 
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4th of JULY WEEKEND!

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FIREWORKS AT MUNDYS CORNER
There will be a huge fireworks display on Thursday, JULY 3rd at Pit Stop 271 located in Mundys Corner on Rt. 271 just off Rt. 22. The fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Come early for a good parking spot and bring some lawn chairs to enjoy the display. Refreshments are available at Pit Stop 271. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!!

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MILITARY BAND TO PREFORM AT VETERANS PARK
The next scheduled concert of the 2008 Summer Concert Series will be one you won't want to miss. On JULY 5th at 4 PM, the 28th Infantry Division Concert Band will be performing. The 55 member group based out of Hollidaysburg is the US Army's oldest and one of the top performing Army National Guard Bands in the nation today. They have toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe and play a wide variety of music including patriotic, jazz, big band and even top 40. Don't miss them as they will be ending their summer tour at Veterans Park right here in Jackson Township. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the music!

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TOWNSHIP AWARDED GRANT FROM DCED
Jackson Township has received word from the DCED Dept. Of Community Economic Development) that a grant of $7300.00 to purchase new larger lettering street signs to be installed throughout Jackson Township. The new street signs with larger lettering will be required throughout Pennsylvania by the year 2012. This grant from the DCED was made possible with the help of Sen. John Wozniaks office. This grant is just one of many Jackson has received in the past year.

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ACCIDENT TAKES OUT FLASHING LIGHT ON CHICKAREE
An accident that occurred on Thursday, June 25th ended up taking out several poles and a flashing yellow blinking light at the intersection of Rt. 22 and Chickaree Hill Road / Mile Hill Road. A coal truck driving with the bed up took caused damage estimated to exceed $30,000 according to Tel-Power of Hollidaysburg who maintains the traffic lights in Jackson Township. Temporary red flasher lights have been installed on stop signs coming out to Rt. 22 from Mile Hill & Chickaree Rds and temporary yellow flashing lights are to be installed on the truck signs going east and west bound along Rt. 22. The temporary flashing lights on the signs will be in place until 5 new poles, a new flashing blinking light, wiring and signage can be restored to the original PennDOT specs when the new Rt. 22 was recently constructed. According to Dave Clabaugh, President of Tel-Power, this was one of the worst incidents involving traffic lights he has seen in over 20 years. Motorists are urged to use extra caution when driving through that area.

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BIO-DIVERSITY AREA GETS EXTREME MAKEOVER
Although the Bio-Diversity area of Leidy Park is only a little over a year old, the project was never truly completed. Natural Bio-Diversity of Johnstown held a planting day at the park last year where a dozen trees and nearly 100 plants and bushes were planted in order to make a natural habitat area. Over the winter, four of the trees died and had to be replaced. Cory Henry, member of Jackson Township Boy Scout Troop 204 did an extreme makeover of the area for his Eagle Scout Project. Part of the project included putting in landscaping fabric, replacing the dead trees, constructing a walking path and having a rest area complete with a table, general maintenance and landscaping and adding bird houses. The work done by Cory and Troop 204 made the area look 100% better. Jackson Township appreciates the efforts of not only Cory but all members of Troop 204 who have faithfully done so much for the community.

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EARNED INCOME TAX GOING COUNTY-WIDE
Pennsylvania recently passed a bill that will require that Earned Income Tax be collected on a county-wide basis. The new system will be implemented over the next 4 years and in place by the year 2012. Currently each Municipality and each School District can designate who they wish to collect Earned Income Taxes. The new system will be much simpler for employers who currently have to collect and send EIT Taxes collected from employees to dozens of EIT Tax Collectors. For a large employer with hundreds or thousands of employees, the number of tax collectors could be 100 or more. More information will be coming on the new system and will be made available as it is known.

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CAMBRIA CO.LIBRARY BOOK MOBILE RETURNS TO JACKSON
The Johnstown Cambria County Library Book Mobile has once again returned to Jackson Township for the summer months. According to Trudy Myers representing the Library, the Jackson stop will be only through the summer. The Book Mobile will be at the Jackson Township Senior Center on the following dates:

Thursday July 3rd -1:45-2:45 pm
Thursday July 17th -1:45-2:45 pm
Thursday July 31st -1:45-2:45 pm
Thursday Aug. 14th -1:45-2:45 pm
Thursday Aug. 28th -1:45-2:45 pm


This is a great convenience for residents with the Library literally coming to their front door. Last summer it was a great resource for children not in school but it is hoped that the Book
Mobile will be used by residents of all ages.

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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager

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