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JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
October 28, 2006

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HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 (TONIGHT) - The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Halloween Dance at the Fire Hall in Vinco (176 Adams Avenue) from 8:00 to 12:00. Costumes are required. Cost is $10.00 per person and will include food and beverages. For those drinking beer there will be a $5.00 additional charge. Prizes will be awarded to the most gruesome, best couple, sexiest, funniest, most original or unique. Music will be by DJ Rat Patrol. Come for the fun and help support the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 (TOMORROW) - The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting it's annual Halloween Parade at 2:00 pm in Vinco. Parade line-up will be at the intersection of Rose Branch & Griffith Streets at 1:00 pm. The parade will process down Rose Branch Street to Adams Avenue down to the Fire Hall where treats will be distributed.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RECENT SUPERVISORS MEETINGS

SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 MEETING
~The Board of Supervisors ordained Pinelock Street as a public road in Jackson Township. Residents had petitioned the Supervisors earlier to take over the road. At that time the Township Engineer did a study and there was some work that was required of the property owners in order to bring Pinelock up to the standard where the Township would receive State Liquid Fuels Funds. The improvements were made and a survey was submitted granting right-of-way to the Township.

~Approved Resolution 09-06 officially adopting the Jackson Township Comprehensive Plan. A copy of the plan can be viewed online with the exception of the maps. As soon as those can be obtained from Richard Sutter & Associates, Planning Consultants, the entire plan will be on the Township Website.

~Adopted Ordinance # 143 authorizing entering into an Inter-Municipal Agreement with Cambria Township and Ebensburg Borough for the purpose of developing a Joint Municipal Comprehensive Plan for the Central Cambria Coalition.

~Adopted Ordinance # 144 which amends Ordinance # 47 to require new property owners to tap into the Jackson Township Water Authority System when a property with occupied structures is sold. The Ordinance would not affect current owners of those properties.

~Passed Ordinance # 145 authorizing entering into an Inter-Municipal Agreement with Cambria Township for the purchase of a paving machine. With the rising cost of oil and the State interpreting blacktop as being new construction and thus requiring prevailing wage rates, it now becomes more economical and efficient for Township road workers to do paving work as opposed to contracting it out.

~Passed Ordinance # 146 ordaining Pinelock Street as a public road in Jackson Township.

~Authorized Solicitor to prepare Ordinance # 147 ordaining Pudliner Lane as a public road in Jackson Township and to schedule a public hearing. This is dependent upon East Taylor Township moving forward on their portion of Pudliner Lane as well.

~Authorized Township Manager to place advertisement to appoint Barnes, Saly & Co., Certified Public Accountants to perform the 2006 Audit of Township Records.

~Accepted bid from Earth Shapers of $54,260.00 to begin work on the Vinco Stream Bank Stabilization Project. Earth Shapers were the low bid followed by Turjan Enterprises at $69,650.00 and Oppy Construction at $103,335.00. There has been flooding in that area during heavy rains and the entire area of Vinco drains down towards the stream. The plan was drawn up by the Cambria County Conservation District with the help of Rob Piper who serves on the Water Authority. The vote to approve the Project was 2 to 1 with Stephens voting no.

~Accepted resignation of John Higgins as a Part-Time Police Officer.

~Hired Daniel Gonos as a Part-Time Police Officer. Dan Gonos previously served as an Officer for Jackson Township.

~Authorized contribution to the Home Nursing Agency for $300.00

~Approved contribution to the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company for $500.00 to help defray expenses of holding the Annual Halloween Parade.

~The Township had several items out for bid and accepted some offers while rejecting others.

Etnyre Stone Chipper bid results were as follows: Eugene Kist-$422.37. A motion was made to reject bids.

Galion 4-6 Ton Roller bid results were as follows: Kevin Krouse-$650.00, Eugene Kist-$367.75 and John Sirko Jr.-$350.00. A motion was made to reject bids.

Galion 3-Wheel Roller bid results were as follows: Eugene Kist-$367.95. A motion was made to reject bids.

Galion Schram Air Compressor bid results were as follows: Eugene Kist-$176.25, Kevin Krouse-$150.00, Gauding Brothers-$108.00 and Vehicle Outfitters-$22.13. A motion was made to accept bid of Eugene Kist for $176.25.

2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle bid results were as follows: Sherif Motors-$2,189.00, Bay Ridge Motors-$1,601.00, Grace Quality Used Cars-$1,456.00, Vehicle Outfitters-$1,052.13, Police Cars Unlimited-$918.00, Gaudino Brothers-$680.00, Eugene Kist-$567.33, Jeffrey Desch-$407.56 (Second Bid Submitted) and Jeffrey Desch-$259.09. A motion was made to reject bids received.

1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle bid results were as follows: Sherif Motors-$1,889.00, Vehicle Outfitters-$802.13, Grace Quality Used Cars-$556.00, Bay Ridge Motors-$325.00, Jeffrey Desch-$251.11, Scott Zelek, $205.00 and Gaudino Brothers-$140.00. A motion was made to accept bid of Sherif Motors for $1,889.00.

1996 Chevy Caprice Vehicle bid results were as follows: Ralph Trevorrow-$1,069.96, Vehicle Outfitters-$602.13, Sherif Motors-$589.00, Scott Lauwe-$353.01, Grace Quality Used Cars-$256.00 and Gaudino Brothers-$230.00 A motion was made to accept bid of Ralph Trevorrow for $1,069.96.

Aeroil Tar Buggy & Kerosene Burner bid results were as follows: Kevin Krouse-$155.00, Eugene Kist-$127.72 and Gaudino Brothers-$62.00. A motion was made to accept bid of Kevin Krouse for $155.00.

Ohan Diesel Powered Generator bid results were as follows: Eugene Kist-$222.22, Vehicle Outfitters-$25.13 and Gaudino Brothers-$21.00. A motion was made to accept bid of Eugene Kist for $222.22.

Prismo Universal Line Painter bid results were as follows: Kevin Krause-$305.00, Vehicle Outfitters-$25.13 and Eugene Kist-$5.00. A motion was made to accept bid of Kevin Krause for $305.00 for Prismo Universal Line Painter.

~The Board authorized Solicitor to draw up easement between the Township and Pike Grace Brethren Church for a right-of-way through their property to install a drainage pipe.

~Approved having Kelly Lundgren, Americorps worker contact the schools to have cleaning up of the Brown & Rager-Lambaugh Cemeteries as an ongoing Senior Project.

~Approved motion to ask Kelly Lundgren to check with the Nanty Glo VFW, Nanty Glo American Legion, Twin Rocks VFW and Tom Rummel, Commander and also the Laurel Highlands Conservancy and Tri-Community Historical Society and facilitate using those groups for helping with maintaining the cemeteries.

OCTOBER 12, 2006 MEETING
Approved accepting second highest bid from Vehicle Outfitters for the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicle. The high bidder, Sherif Motors decided they did not want the vehicle.

OCTOBER 28, 2006 MEETING
Approved subdivision of Irene Toner.

Approved advertisement of proposed budget for Jackson Township for 2007 as follows: General Fund $ 1,262,855.00, State Fund $ 145,955.00, Fire Hydrant Fund $ 10,500.00, Rescue Fund $ 8,500.00, Capital Reserve Fund $ 1,941,905.00, Senior Center Fund $ 56,428.00; Total of All Funds $ 3,426,143.00.

Authorized contribution of $1,000.00 to the Nanty Glo Public Library towards their Annual Fund Drive.

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SEPTEMBER, 2006 POLICE REPORT
The September, 2006 Police Report submitted by Police Chief Bob Fatula was presented. The figures for September were as follows:
911 Calls dispatched to Police were 323.

Reportable Incidents were 41 broken down as follows:
~Theft-17
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence)-4
~Harassment-3
~Criminal Mischief-2
~Disorderly Conduct-2
~Drug Paraphernalia-2
~Hand Gun Violation-2
~Terroristic Threats-2
~Underage Drinking-2
~Attempted Rape-1
~Burglary-1
~Protection from Abuse Violation-1
~Public Drunkenness-1
~Receiving Stolen Property-1

Accidents Handled-8
Traffic Citations Issued-38
Non-Traffic Citations Issued-6

Criminal Charges Filed were 17 broken down as follows:
~DUI (Driving While Under the Influence-4
~Disorderly Conduct-2
~Drug Paraphernalia-2
~Hand Gun Violation-2
~Underage Drinking-2
~Harassment-1
~Protection from Abuse Violation-1
~Public Drunkenness-1
~Receiving Stolen Property-1
~Theft-1

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