Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 4:59 p.m. in the conference room of the Adams Township Municipal Building.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Police Chief Moss and 3(three) visitors.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Richards stated now the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. None were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had copies of the January 4 ,2021 reorganization and regular meetings. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $53,712.45, expenditures of $ 125,427.13(check # 31389 to #31409) and a balance of $432,014.15. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $2,136.75 and expenditures of $403.49(check #1548 to #1549) and a balance of $6,119.29. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 630.00 and protection of $1,180.76 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $20,195.50. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $242,098.59.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $52,117.99 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Bucci made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: Amtrust….5,200.00,AmLegal….152.04,Axon….744.00,Blues…766.00,CambriaCtyBuildingCodes….195.00,Comcast…..778.55,CumberlandTruck…42.13,D.Richards….44.00,Highland….78.66,J.Ritko…30.00,J.Cordek…20.00,J.Nibert…30.00,JtwnTribune…42.50,Keystone1,179.73,LaurelFord1,219.66,L.Hill…..53.61,LongBarn….171.45,Lowes….410.38,LutherPMiller….3,292.80,NAPA….575.93,OverheadDoor…60.00,PADUI….35.00,Palyocsik….13.26,P.Webb…40.00,Penelec…1,061.33,PAOneCall….21.00,P.Helsel….30.00,PitneyBowes….100.00,QuakerSales…428.26,R.Cortese…30.00,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,SamsClub….102.90,SummitBank….1,039.31,TireShop….684.00,Visa……239.51,Verizon…286.61,WBMason…100.23,W.Webb…20.00,W.Seese….20.00,Weaklands….9,007.80,WindberStone…506.40,Yeagers…137.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: American Rock Salt…..12,548.85, Grannas Bros…..7,351.01. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….173.99, J. Blanchetti…77.96, REA….228.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: SWCCWA….1,360.00, Highland….1,253.43, J. Blanchetti…53.49, J. Blanchetti….22.21.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve list of tentative list of functions for Adams Twp. Volunteer Fire Department #2 St. Michael. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve participation in DGS statewide contract for Sodium Chloride for 2021-2022. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on streetlight contract and motion to approve contract for kilowatt hour price from .051020 to .04256 for 48 months. (see attached email and contract). Chief Moss brought up about also saving by gradually switching streetlights to LED’s and he has a contact number he and the secretary can call to discuss switch with Penelec. Secretary said about doing both…and Mr. Barbin said that there is part in contract that addresses that they can charge for changes which would include LED’. He said to ask if that language could be taken out or if the contract period changed to 24 months. Discussion continued …. Chief Moss said we will have information on LED’s by next meeting. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table approval until next meeting. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on 2014 International…getting new truck since it has been in the shop a lot last year and this year. Board got three prices for a new truck from COSTARS vendors. Lowest price is $117,000.00 for 2022 Peterbilt truck cab and chassis from Hunter Truck Sales with Cummins 5-year 100,000-mile engine and aftertreatment warranty and 5-year extended Allison warranty if order is placed by 01-27-2021. Discussion continued what to do with old 2014 International (possible trade in at some point) and about bidding rest of needed items on truck..(bed, hydraulics, snowplow, spreader, etc.). Mr. Barbin said can approve contingent upon verifying COSTARS number. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve purchase of Peterbilt cab and chassis from Hunter Truck Sales contingent upon verifying COSTARS contract number. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked a motion to advertise and put out to bid for the truck bed, hydraulics, spreader, snowplow and other accessories after working up a spec sheet. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mrs. Baker here about update on neighbor’s property. Mr. Barbin answered and said that it was in court and was supposed to be scheduled but his office had gotten a call that other Attorney was sick with COVID and therefore the court date was postponed.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:31 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer