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, Brian Schrader, Joseph Slonac and Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and two (02) residents.
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 March 07, 2016 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Schrader 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 $66,654.53, expenditures of $90,019.13 (Check #27996 to #28035) and a balance of $356,005.66. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $5,736.15, expenditures of $168.45 (Check #1348) and a balance of $20,853.73. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $1,382.50 (hydrants) and $3,907.64 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $799.73 (Check #1083) and a balance of $7,429.58. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $390,098.51.
A letter was read from Southwestern Cambria County Water Authority requesting if the road crew is going to use the hydrants, please call the office before doing so. Discussion: None.
A letter was read from Cambria County Sewage Authority regarding a sewage complaint that needs Municipal approval in order to investigate the complaint. Discussion: Discussion occurred on the complaint and Mr. Richards asked for a motion to authorize the Sewage Enforcement Officer to investigate the complaint filed for raw sewage running behind a trailer and houses on Palestine Road. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed to authorize this investigation.
A memo was read from Penn DOT District 9 Transportation Outreach for 2016 being held April 28, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Ebensburg Center. Discussion: None.
A letter from Wright Sanitation regarding reactivation fees for garbage collection when service has been delinquent. Discussion: Mr. Barbin stated Mr. Wright contacted him regarding this matter and he felt they had a right to add the additional costs for this service.
II. OLD BUSINES
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on the bids received for the installation of a metal roof on District Court building. The bids came in from the following:
- Chestnut Wood $27,026.24 (hidden seam) $ 14,996.79
- Rycor 10,660.00
- Kauffman $15,430.00 (hidden seam) 9,850.00
- Lester’s $15,750.00 (hidden seam) 5,750.00
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for the spring maintenance material. The awards were as follows: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., awarded 3A Stone, 2A modified stone, 4 stone. Motion made by Mr. Christ, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Grannas Bros. 1B Stone and Anti-Skid (3B) stone. Motion made by Mr. Christ, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Motion to award Midland Asphalt the E-3M and AE-P bid made by Mr. Christ, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Bids award sheet is attached.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase a berming machine box at a cost of $7,761.00 from Groff Tractor. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase a Niagara chipping spreader at a cost of $2,785.00 from US Municipal Supply. Mr. Christ made the motion second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $21,612.07 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: Advanced Office…1171.81, American Legal…217.20, Anderson…379.35, CCBC…55.00, CC Commissioners…56.00, Centre Communications…571.08, Comcast…84.85, DeLage…165.21, D. Richards…133.50, Hei-way…2343.75, Highland Tank…112.00, J. Rachael…483.24, James Excavating…1116.49, Tribune…277.50, J. Slonac…119.00, Keipers…119.38, Krouse…45.51, Nationwide…532.25, New Enterprise…4377.76, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…1046.34, Pitney Bowes…201.00, Portage Power…141.14, PSATS UC Comp…446.08, Samco…250.00, Sams Club…52.43, Summit…5735.07, Trapuzzanos…31.90, Verizon…135.78, WalMart…51.19, Witmer…25.00, J. Rachael…95.31. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…166.83, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…1.42. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: Highland Sewer & Water…799.73, J. Rachael….0.32. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2016 County Aid Application for $30,000.00. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. & Mrs. John Margo addressed the board on the following questions. #1. Is there a rule on No Trespassing Signs being posted and violated? They were told they can post their property with signs on their boundary line and if someone trespasses, call the police, take pictures and file at the magistrate’s office for defiant trespassing. #2. Are you allowed to collect and direct water on to someone else’s property? The answer is no. #3 Thanked the Board for fixing the drainage problem on the roadway. #4. Their road needs fixed. #5. People are dumping on WPA road again.
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 5:54 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer