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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
AUGUST 3, 2005


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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RECENT SUPERVISORS MEETINGS
~A special meeting was held on July 18, 2005 where the Supervisors hired John Miller as a Part-Time Police Officer.

~A special meeting was held on July 21, 2005 where the Supervisors approved 3 subdivisions. The subdivisions are those of Michael & Bobbi Farabaugh, Paul Reese Jr., and Frances & Daniel Decker.

REGULAR MEETING ON JULY 28, 2005
~Approved a 5 year contract with PennDOT to provide winter maintenance on Benshoff Hill Road. PennDOT will compensate Jackson Township over $7,000 per year for providing this service. In the case of severe winters there is a formula that will provide additional compensation above and beyond the minimum compensation in the contract.

~Approved 2 easements pending approval of property owners in order that a drainage project can begin along Blackburn Road.

~Residents from the Wagner Road area expressed concerns over when construction would begin on the long awaited Wagner Road water project. Several residents in that area currently haul water and are anxious to see actual construction begin. The Supervisors committed four years of Community Development Block Grant funds totaling about $500,000 towards the project. Paul Rizzo & Associates were hired as the engineer for the project. According to Larry Custer of the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority, construction could begin as early as Fall of this year of Spring of 2006. Larry Custer has agreed to speak at the August 25, 2005 Board of Supervisors meeting to

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP POLICE REPORT (JUNE, 2005)
911 Calls dispatched to Police-340
Reportable Incidents-26
~Harassment-6
~Vandalism-5
~Theft-4
~Assault-3
~Trespassing-3
~Underage Drinking-2
~Burglary-1
~Disorderly Conduct-1
~Vehicle Theft-1
Non-Traffic Citations Issued-6
Traffic Citations Issued-26
Accidents Handled-11
Criminal Charges Filed-5
~Underage Drinking-2
~Assault-1
~Disorderly Conduct-1
~Harassment-1

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HERITAGE FESTIVAL A SUCCESS
The 2nd Annual Jackson Heritage Festival proved successful despite hot, sticky weather conditions and the threat of Hurricane Dennis passing through. Plans are already underway for a bigger and better 3rd annual Heritage Festival next year. The Festival is a great opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to get together for a weekend of fun, food and entertainment. Many people from outside the area attended as well including people from other states. We would like to thank all those who participated or helped in anyway to make the festival a huge success! Those who deserve special thanks include:
SPONSORS:
Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company
Waste Management
Amfire Mining
Dolans Welding & Steel Fabricating
Dominion Peoples
Atlantic Broadband
Martin Oil
Mercik's Vinco Ideal Market
Cambria County Commissioners
P. Joseph Lehman Engineers
Barnes, Saly & Company
Congressman John P. Murtha
Cooper Signs
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Hagerich Auto Sales
Paulette Baker, Tax Collector
Vantage Physical Therapy
Hagerich Auto Sales
Ameriserv Bank


In addition, many others helped to contribute in someway including the Jackson Township Supervisors, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company, Jackson Township Road Department, Jackson Township Recreation Commission, Jackson Township Senior Center, Heritage Festival Committee, Donna Davis, Paulette Baker, Dave Hirko and others too numerous to mention. Special thanks also goes out to those advertisers who helped to sponsor a two page advertisement in the "Weekender" section of the Tribune-Democrat. They are: Amfire Mining, Barnes, Saly & Company, BCI Flooring, Cooper Signs, Crossroads Restaurant, Direct Value Outlet, First Summit Bank, Gilkey Pools, Kaschalk & Sons Construction, Lorrco NFL Shop, Orange Blossom Restaurant, Park Hill Drugs, Pit Stop 271, P. Joseph Lehman Engineers, Tire Outlet, Tops It Off, Vantage Physical Therapy, Vinco Pharmacy and Waste Management.

Without the support of the business community, local churches and organizations and volunteers, this would not have been possible. If you didn't get to attend this year, make sure you do next year. . . you missed a great time right in your own back yard and an event that you can be proud to invite those from outside Jackson Township to. It takes many volunteers to pull off a successful event. If you would like to help with the 2006 Heritage Festival, please contact Dave Hirko at 749-0725.

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VETERANS MONUMENT DEDICATION SET
The official dedication of the Jackson Township Veterans Monument / Memorial will be held on Veterans Day of this year at 11:00 am. Over 700 names have been submitted and most have gone through the verification process of veterans status and residency. So far, Representative Tom Yewcic and the Cambria County Commissioners have agreed to speak at the event. We hope for a large turnout for this special event to honor all Jackson Township veterans.

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LANDFILL GAS PLANT UPDATE
Rager Mountain LP along with Keystone Renewable Energies have submitted a site plan for the Landfill Gas Plant Project to be reviewed by the Jackson Township Planning Commission and filed for zoning and building permits. Right-of-ways have been secured and financing is in place for the project. It is hoped that construction can begin soon and the plant can be up and running this Fall.

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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager

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