JUNE 19,  2006

The Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Al Gailey on June 19, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. Laird Rager was absent.

Public Comments
There were no public comments.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 15, 2006 comprehensive plan public meeting and the May 15, 2006 regular meeting. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Paul Wrywas, Secretary, read the following correspondence: Letter from RCS&A regarding the updating of the subdivision ordinance. R. P. Sutter and Associates is requesting that the Planning Commission members have their suggestions for updating the plan to him for the next meeting to be held on July 17, 2006.

New Business
The Mobile Home Park Permits of the Ford Trailer Court and JALKO trailer court were reviewed. Don Knopsnyder made a motion to approve the permits and the motion was seconded by Al Gailey  All in favor. Motion passed.

The site plan of Don Williams was reviewed. Bruce Baker made a motion to approve the site plan and the motion was seconded by Paul Wrywas. All in favor. Motion passed.

There was no other new business.

Old Business
Bruce updated the board on the progress made on the following:

Comprehensive Plan - Dick Sutter is putting all the latest comments in place and they will be distributed as soon as possible.

Central Cambria Coalition - At the last coalition meeting, Mr. Sutter talked about filing for a multi-municipal comprehensive plan grant money. Bruce passed out a questionnaire for the planning commission members to complete and to be returned to the office. Recreation was discussed and a map is being prepared indicating all recreational facilities located with Jackson and Cambria Township. In the future they are looking at putting out a brochure. He said RFPs for sewage along the RT. 22 corridor were sent out and will be discussed at the next meeting. School taxes were discussed. Multi-municipal police were also discussed. An additional lane on Rt. 22 along the state school side is supposed to be added. Bruce stated that the Blacklick Valley Municipal Authority has made application to Rural Utility Service Funding Assistance. They are looking to expand their waste system.

Subdivision - Everyone should submit their comments at the next meeting. Don Knopsnyder suggested that a workshop could be possible held by the members next week to discuss possible updates.

Leisure Village - Mr. McKool was in court the other day and was told he had 30 days to meet conditions set forth by the judge and an inspection will be conducted in 30 days and if the conditions are not met, the judge said the park would be shut down.

Windmills - Nothing now.

Cell Towers - There was an issue with the landowner over the last cell tower site plan approval. He was unhappy that they were going to put antennas on the existing tower. The Planning Commission should have asked for something stating that this could be done. This issue may come up in the future.

Coal Bed Methane Gas - Waiting to see what Cambria Township is going to do.

Don Knopsnyder made a motion to adjourn the meeting a 7:11 p.m. Bruce Baker seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed.

Respectively Submitted,
Paul Wyrwas - Secretary