JACKSON TOWNSHIP ONLINE NEWS
JACKSON TOWNSHIP NEWS
NOVEMBER 11, 2002
WINTER WEATHER ARRIVES EARLY
Winter arrived early in Jackson Township when an ice storm hit on the evening of Tuesday, October 29th. The Jackson Township Road Workers along with the Jackson Township Fire Department were kept extremely busy with trees falling down on many roads in the Township. The trees still laden with leaves, having ice accumulate on them made the weight too much to bear causing many limbs and trees to snap falling right onto the roads. The road crew worked endlessly until all of the reported problems were resolved. During the upcoming Winter months, if you encounter any road problems, please contact Roadmasters Dave Bracken or Bruce Baker at the Township office at 749-
ST. PAULS YOUTH GROUP HEADS TIRE CLEAN-UP EFFORT
A youth group from St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Mundys Corner recently participated in a tire clean-up project along Benshoff Hill Road. Dave Cobaugh, member of the Jackson Township Planning
Commission, headed up the group which did the clean- up on October 26th. The project was made available through grant money provided to Pennsylvania Cleanways. According to Mary Vibostok, an arrangement was made with the Shade Landfill to take the tires which would then need to be processed for disposal. Originally there were thought to be about 100-125 tires over Benshoff Hill Road in Jackson Township near the Middle Taylor Township line. It turned out that over 500+
tires were brought up from that area alone. Transportation was arranged by Dave Bracken, Township Roadmaster. Hopefully additional clean-ups can take place in the future. Once again, a special thank
you to Dave Cobaugh and the youth from St. Paul's Lutheran Church. You are to be commended for your volunteer efforts to make Jackson Township a cleaner and better place to live.
SEWER AUTHORITY PROCEEDS WITH EXPANSION
On October 31, 2002 the Jackson Township Supervisors approved the Sewer Authority's request to amend the Act 537 Plan to proceed with a new conventional wastewater collection and conveyance system to serve the Brazil Lane and Cherrywood areas of the Township. Shawn McDonald of Keller Engineering presented the Supervisors with maps and information regarding the Act 537 Amendment. The proposed project will serve an estimated 213 households at a projected cost of $2,723,000. The areas of the Township which will not be served by the public wastewater system will continue to utilize on-lot wastewater disposal systems. Keller Engineers will meet with the East Taylor Township Supervisors to ask for their approval to proceed. If approval is granted, the Sewer Authority's next step will be to submit a funding application to Pennvest.
SPEED LIMITS ADDRESSED ON SEVERAL TOWNSHIP ROADS
Several residents of Jackson Township expressed concerns about speed limits on several Township roads. The roads at question were Adams Avenue, Blackburn Road, Kepple Road, Leidy Lane and Snyder Road. Adams Avenue was posted partly at 25 mph and partly at 35 mph. After a speed limit
study was performed by Lehman Engineers, it was decided to post the entire length of the road at 35 mph. Blackburn Road, Kepple Road and Snyder Road were not posted at all. The Speed Limit Study advised posting those roads at 30 mph. Leidy Lane was currently posted at 35 mph and the Study recommended reducing the portion from Bracken Street to Trout Street to 25 mph and the remainder from Trout Street to Adams Avenue at 35 mph. The 25 mph was recommended due to the
number of households along that portion of road including Leisure Village Mobile Home Park. The further development of Leidy Park was also taken into consideration as more children and residents cross over Leidy Lane from residential areas to the park facilities.
VINCO SHOPPING CENTER REMODELING NEARLY COMPLETE
The Vinco Shopping Center has been completey overhauled and remodeled making it an attractive place for residents to shop. Dave Mercek, Owner of the Bi-Lo Supermarket was instrumental in getting the project off the ground which included a complete repaving of the parking lot, painting of the lighting fixtures, installing and repairing sidewalks and adding a beautiful new front on the roof of
the plaza. The inside of the Bi-Lo also went through a complete overhaul and most of the work was completed in order that Bi-Lo could hold a grand opening which continues through this week. Residents can take pride in the fact that businessmen and homeowners alike continue to invest dollars in upgrading and remodeling. Projects such as this continue to make Jackson Township a place we can be proud to call home.
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Jackson Township Supervisors
Dave Hirko / Manager