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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
AUGUST 21, 2003

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CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN ON SEVERAL TOWNSHIP PROJECTS
Construction is set to begin on several long-awaited Jackson Township Projects.  At a special Board of Supervisors meeting held on Monday, August 18th, a bid was awarded to Capitol Construction Company of Windber, PA to replace the roof on the Township Municipal Garage.  Capitol Construction was the low bidder and was determined to be qualified by P. Joseph Lehman Engineers to perform the job.  The bid came in at $34,996.00 which was well below the other two bids received.  Work is set to begin in September and be completed within 90 days.  Another project which has gotten the green light to proceed from the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority is a walking track at the Senior Center.  The cost is $68,000 of which $30,000 came from the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources and the remainder from Community Development Block Grant Program.  The 2/5 mile track will be 8 feet wide and paved around the perimeter of the property behind the building.  With the walking track will be four additional benches added and a flagpole for the Center. The walking track will be open to the public for everyone to use and enjoy.  The Senior Center will also be installing equipment for a new exercise room at the Center. The new Exercise Room is being paid for by funds raised by the Senior Center members.  Work should also begin in early September on the Leidy Park Ball Fields Project.  This project will be funded by a $15,000 DCED Grant received with the help of State Rep. Tom Yewcic.  Additional funds will be used from money received from select timbering done at Mitchell Park.  The project will lay out two ball fields at Leidy Park, install a stormwater system and a walking trail.  The project was developed by the Jackson Twp. Recreation Commission with the help the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority.  Lastly, water lines to Solar Street near Route 22 in Mundys Corner will be installed.  This project will provide water to 7 families and is possible through Community Development Block Grant funds.

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP FESTIVAL COMMITTEE TO MEET
The Cambria County Bicentennial is set to be next year during 2004 with a wide variety of events.  The County Bicentennial Committee asked that each municipality appoint representatives and also consider holding a Community Event to help celebrate the County's 200th Anniversary.  Those who represent Jackson Township are Donna Davis, Denny Dixon and Paulette Baker.  There will be a "kick-off" meeting to discuss this local event that will be held sometime in the Summer of 2004.  The meeting will be Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Township Senior Center in Vinco.  Representatives from local churches and organizations have been invited to designate a person to be on the committee.  The public is invited to attend if they are interested in providing input for this event or volunteering in some capacity.  If the event is successful, it could possibly become an annual community festival / event for Jackson Township. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please feel free to contact Donna Davis 749-7865, Denny Dixon 749-7433 or Paulette Baker at 322-1863. 

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STREETLIGHTS RECOMMENDED BY PLANNING COMMISSION
The Jackson Township Planning commission recently conducted a study of where street lights would be most effective within the Township.  Planning Commission members looked at every intersection and where a street light would dramatically improve safety.  As a result they have recommended to the Board of Supervisors that street lighting be installed at 35 intersections.  The Supervisors will vote on the installation of these lights at their August 28th meeting. 

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LANDFILL GAS CONVERSION PROJECT TO BE UNVEILED TO PUBLIC
Greg Shaffer of Crouse & Company along with Brad Minemyer of Waste Management will be at the August 28th Board of Supervisors Meeting to unveil a proposed Landfill Gas Conversion Project.  The project would involve construction of a Gas Conversion Plant on the Laurel Landfill site along with the construction of a pipeline to transport the landfill gas.  This project will recycle landfill gas into usable natural gas.  The total cost of the project will be 12-13 million dollars.  The first phase will tie in the Laurel Landfill with the second phase bringing in the Shade & Southern Alleghenies Landfills via a 33 mile pipeline.  The PaDEP is very supportive of the project as it promotes recycling.  Another benefit of the project is that it could add an additional 10 years of life to the Laurel Highlands Landfill.  The project would create only a few permanent jobs but multiple temporary construction jobs. 

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JACKSON TWP. POLICE REPORT FOR JULY / 2003
Listed below is the Police Report for the Jackson Township submitted by Police Chief, Robert Fatula during the month of July, 2003:
911 Calls Dispatched to Police-288
Reportable Incidents-40
~Criminal Mischief-9
~Theft-7
~Harassment by Communications-6
~Assault-5
~Disorderly Conduct-2|
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence-2
~Drugs-2
~Criminal Conspiracy-1
~False Reports to Police-1
~Harassment-1
~Open Container-1
~Public Drunkenness-1
~Receiving Stolen Property-1
~Vehicle Theft-1
Non-Traffic Citations Issued-6
Traffic Citations Issued-142
Accidents Handled-2
Criminal Charges Filed-20

~Assault-4
~Disorderly Conduct-4
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-2
~Drugs-2
~Theft-2
~Criminal Conspiracy-1
~False Reports to Police-1
~Harassment-1
~Open Container-1
~Public Drunkenness-1
~Receiving Stolen Property-1

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