OCTOBER 2, 2003

~Supervisors voted to authorize advertisement to enter into a three year agreement with Barnes, Saly & Company, CPA's to audit the Township records for the calendar years 2003-2005. 

~The Board agreed to donate $250 to the Home Nursing Agency, a non-profit organization that provides home nursing services within Jackson Township.  Last year the Agency had 196 visits to residents in the Township.

~Supervisors voted to join Pennsylvania CleanWays of Cambria County. The cost is only $25 a year for a municipality.  The agency sponsors tire and appliance clean-ups for minimal fees; road, stream & trail adoptions; illegal dump clean-ups; youth programs for tire recycling; beautification programs; free educational programs about litter and illegal dumping and participates in the West Nile Virus Program. 

You can read the entire approved minutes of the August 28th Board of Supervisors meeting by going to the website at www.jacksontwppa.com and clicking on the Supervisors Link.

Below is the August, 2003 Police Report submitted by Police Chief, Bob Fatula:
911 Calls Dispatched to Police: 376
Reportable Incidents: 38

~Criminal Mischief: 10
~Theft: 7
~Harassment by Communications: 4
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence): 4
~Assault: 2
~Burglary: 2
~Disorderly Conduct: 2
~Public Drunkenness: 2
~Hit & Run - Occupied Vehicle: 1
~Reckless Endangerment: 1
~Terroristic Threats: 1
~Under Age Drinking: 1
~Vehicle Theft: 1

Non-Traffic Citations Issued: 5
Traffic Citations Issued: 190
Accidents Handled: 3
Criminal Charges Filed: 13

~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence): 4
~Assault: 2
~Disorderly Conduct: 2
~Public Drunkenness: 2
~Reckless Endangerment: 1
~Theft: 1
~Under Age Drinking: 1


A committee will meet on Thursday, October 7th at 6:30 pm at the Jackson Township Senior Center to discuss tentative plans to host a community festival to be held on July 17-18, 2004 to coincide with the Cambria County Bicentennial next year.  Local groups, churches and organizations are invited to attend and all volunteers are welcome.  The event would be held in the area of the Jackson Twp. Vol. Fire Company and Senior Center and could involve food, crafts and entertainment.  A focus would also be on the history of Jackson Township.  It is hoped that the event would bring the community together to celebrate the heritage of Jackson Township as well as
Cambria County's 200th anniversary.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Donna Davis/749-7865, Denny Dixon/749-7433 or Paulette Baker/322-1863. 

Saturday, 10/4 - Jewelry Raffle - Jackson Twp. Vol. Fire Company - Call 322-3155 for tickets or additional information.

Tuesday, 10/7 - Bicentennial Committee Meeting, Jackson Township Senior Center 6:30 pm

Thursday, 10/9 - Sewer Authority Meeting - 7:00 pm - Sewer Authority Building

Thursday, 10/16 - Security at Home & Away Seminar - Jackson Township Senior Center - 11:00 am - Cambria County Sheriff Bob Kohlar will be at the center to talk about security at home and away from home.  He will also discuss scams and what you can do to protect yourself against them. 

Monday, 10/20 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 pm - Jackson Twp. Municipal Building

Tuesday, 10/21 - Recreation Commission Meeting - 8:00 pm - Jackson Twp. Municipal Building

Thursday, 10/23 - Jackson Twp. Water Authority Meeting - 7:00 pm - Water Authority Building

Sunday, 10/26 - Jackson Twp. Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring its annual Halloween Parade.  The parade line-up starts at noon at Rose Branch Street & Griffith Avenue.  All children and "young at heart" are invited to participate! Call 322-3155 for additional information or about treat tickets.

Thursday, 10/30 - Board of Supervisors Meeting - 7:00 pm - Jackson Twp. Municipal Building

Thursday, 10/30 - "Flu Shot Campaign" - The 2003 Flu vaccine is scheduled for the Jackson Twp. Senior Center from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  Conemaugh Home Health will administer the flu vaccine to people 50 years of age and for those 18 years and up who are at high risk (chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer, lung disease, etc). Conemaugh Home Health does not administer the vaccine to infants and children.  For Medicare Part B and Security Blue recipients, Conemaugh Home Health will bill their insurance.  All other recipients will be charged $15.00. 

Tuesday, 11/4 - Election Day. . be sure to vote.

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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager