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, Joseph Slonac; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief and three (3) residents. Brian Schrader and Anthony Christ were present but had to be excused to go plow the roads due to the storm.
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.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the January 03, 2017 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. Slonac seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Reorganization Meeting Minutes from January 03, 2017. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $52,462.92, expenditures of $55,459.91 (Check #28531 to #28553) and a balance of $402,813.51. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $1795.50, expenditures of $165.93 (Check #1381) and a balance of $24,153.14. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $420.00 (hydrants) and $1078.67 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $0.00 (Check #--) and a balance of $2,885.78. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $12.58, expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $36,155.50.
A letter from Adams Township Volunteer Co. #2 was read regarding 2017 activities. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept their 2017 activity schedule. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from the EADS group was read regarding Forest Hills Municipal Authority 2016 sewer extension project, Act 14 notification. Discussion: The Board would like a letter sent to the Authority thanking them for doing this project.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to reappoint Eugene Gargon to a five (5) year term to the Adams Township Municipal Authority. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. 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 $46,602.85 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Slonac made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Gdula 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: Ace…631.20, ATWA…54.00, Am. Legal…195.48, AmeriHealth…4621.70, Appalachian…279.00, Barclay…96.00, Blues…371.00, CCBC…55.00, Chemung…440.75, Comcast…422.02, Crystal Pure…50.80, Cumberland Truck…116.70, D. Knepper…30.00, DeLage…84.62, D. Bailey…30.00, D. Richards…44.00, E. Smay…30.00, FHMA…105.00, F. Brown…500.00, Galls…175.94, Grannas…9985.79, J. Cumings…30.00, J. Ritko…30.00, Tribune…192.50, J. Slonac…138.00, LB Water…57.00, Long Barn…21.70, LPMiller…4133.22, M. Bucci…30.00, Memorial Chevy…125.91, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…1036.85, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Sam’s Club…50.63, S. Grow…150.00, Stineman;s…7.92, Teamsters…12421.00, Trapuzzanos…347.00, Tri County…408.00, Verizon…603.87, Visa…29.00, WBMason…109.99, Walmart…254.28, W. Barbin…490.15, YIS…206.50, J. Rachael…438.24. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3757.13, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…68.04. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, SWCCWA…1360.00, J. Rachael…54.39. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the participation in the DGS Statewide Contract for Sodium Chloride for 2017-2018 for a total of 700 ton. Motion was made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the bridge inspection report was received from the Eads Group for Krayn Road Bridge and Amsite Road Bridge. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the bridge inspection reports. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
The secretary informed the Board of the shortage in the Fire Account and the need to raise the fire hydrants to $10.00 for 2018. The deficit is from the fire hydrants and this is not allowing for the remainder of the money due the fire companies ($2,458.96) from being paid. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pay the remainder due from the General Fund to the Fire Companies. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor motion passed.
Mr. Gdula informed the board on meeting with Walsh and Tri County this past week on the possibility of replacing the Freightliner. They are to get back to Mr. Gdula on the cost. He stated the lead time is 8 months for a truck.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Phillip Myers from Country Inn Road spoke to the Board regarding the water problem he is experiencing. The Board spoke to Mr. Myers about this problem and a possible solution to rid the water from coming down the road and turning into his property, but nothing can be done until the Spring.
Ms. Katie Respet stated the telephone pedestal was knocked down again during this past storm and asked that the driver be more careful. Mr. Gdula explained that it isn’t the plow that hits the boxes or mail boxes, it is the snow coming off the blade that does the damage.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Slonac second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:18 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer