Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the conference room of the Adams Township Municipal Building.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader, Joseph Slonac and Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and five (05) residents and Andy Griffin from the Tribune Democrat.
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Richards stated at this time the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. No comments or questions.
Kim Dorchak presented the 2015 Audit for Adams Township. The township audit showed the township had a very good year with income exceeded expenditures. Board thanked her for explaining the audit and doing a fine job.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the February 16, 2016 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Gdula made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report in written form. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $95,353.57, expenditures of $140,499.65 (Check #27963 to #27995) and a balance of $379,370.26. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $9,343.00 (Check #1345 to #1347) and a balance of $15,286.03. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and $0.00 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $6.06 (Check #1082) and a balance of $2,939.17. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $45.92, State Allocation $276,741.32 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $390,098.51.
A letter was read from Joe Slonac requesting the Board to consider paying his supplemental costs while he is a board member. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor and Mr. Slonac abstaining, motion passed.
A letter was read from DEP regarding renewing three (3) permits for Cooney Brothers Coal Co. for mine reclamation. There will be no strip mining on these three permits.
A letter was read from the Forest Hills Ambulance Association thanking the Board for all their assistance on calls and plowing their driveway in the winter. They want us to have free membership for the township building.
II. OLD BUSINES
It was noted the new backhoe came in February after the last meeting and it was paid off as per the 2015 meeting request. This back hoe came through the Costar’s program with Groft Tractor and Supply.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $46,119.72 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Christ made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Slonac seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: American Rock…7104.50, B. Schrader…33.00, CCATO…75.00, Comcast…3.44, Crystal Pure…39.80, DeLage…80.59, D. Richards…44.00, Ebensburg Office…228.86, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher Auto…102.68, Good Tire…2487.04, J. Ritko…30.00, J. Rachael…490.00, Tribune…282.50, Kotzan…5000.00, Long Barn…51.90, LPMiller…3176.55, M. Bucci…30.00, New Enterprise…4585.05, P. Webb…35.00, PA One…14.76, R. Cortese…30.00, Reighard Machine…790.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Hoffman…166.00, Samco…47.25, Sams Club…702.00, Summit…4027.78, Teamsters…11814.30, Tri County…309.51, US Cleaning…749.00, Visa…418.00, WC McQuaide…82.00, WalMart…105.76, Walsh…192.18, W. Barbin…1561.74, Witmer…76.35, Yeagers…65.00. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…168.4. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: Highland Sewer & Water…799.73. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on the roof of the District Court Building. Mr. Gdula stated a portion of the roof came off last week and they repaired it again. The roof is brittle and something needs done to it before there is water damage to the structure. Possibly the Board should look at a metal roof due to this roof being replaced already and just not standing up. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to get estimates for a metal roof. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Sewage Planning Module for Scott Gdula as approved by the Planning Commission on March 2, 2016. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor and Mr. Gdula abstained, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula stated the one conveyor is getting old on Tony’s truck and they would like to purchase another on. They really need two conveyors to do road work in the spring and summer. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to get more prices and order two (2) conveyors. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Chad Wolfhope asked about Blue Road and Cider Press road getting some work done on it. It was stated that these roads were on the list for repair and tar and chip this year.
Mr. Mike Kohler asked about Topper Road getting repaired from Bend Lane down. This road also is on the list for tar and chip this year.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Christ made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer