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, Brian Schrader and Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and four (04) 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.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the January 23, 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 Ms. Kim Dorchak representing Kotzan and Associates, to present the 2016 Township Audit. Ms. Dorchak stated Adams Township had a clean audit and revenue over expenses neted $2,019.00 to the positive for 2016 and removed the debt for the International truck early. The Board thanked Ms. Dorchak for completing the audit.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $65,947.47, expenditures of $84,587.90 (Check #28554 to #28602) and a balance of $384,173.08. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $378.00, expenditures of $3933.17 (Check #1382 to #1384) and a balance of $20,597.97. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $73.50 (hydrants) and $156.13(Fire Protection), expenditures of $2,141.42 (Check #1119 to #1122) and a balance of $973.99. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $12.59, expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $36,168.09.
A letter from Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. was read regarding the proposed Salix Dollar General Store, Act 14 Municipal Notification. Discussion: The Board is completing the questioner and sending it in for the project.
A letter from PA office of State Fire Commissioner was read regarding 50% recognition level to Adams Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. #2. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter of recognition to the Fire Company regarding this achievement. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from The EADS Group was read regarding NPDES and GP-5 for the installation of approx. 25,000 feet of gravity, pressure and force main sanitary sewer lines and appurtenances. A pump station will also be constructed that discharges into an existing Gravity Collection System. Discussion: The Board is very happy they are doing the Peaceful Valley Road sewage project. It was a much-needed project.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
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 $54,082.45 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. Christ 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: Adams Fire Acct…1348.85, ATWA…56.70, Cargill….8111.35, Chemung…300.50, Comcast…433.87, Crystal Pure…34.30, Cumberland Truck…241.72, Eads…5582.99, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher…102.31, FHMA…112.25, Good Tire…1167.18, HRI…464.64, J. Rachael…612.50, J. Rachael…325.16, Tribune…207.50, Laurel Ford…26.48, Long Barn…125.20, LPMiller…4410.08, M. Bucci…30.00, Nationwide…1238.98, New Enterprise…1372.32, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…975.83, PA One…16.40, Pitney Bowes…188.10, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Summit Bank…4224.59, Teamsters…12421.00, The Eads…476.87, Tire Shop…14.00, Tractor Supply…38.98, Trapuzzanos…798.93, Tri County…727.22, US Cleaning…583.00, Visa…590.40, WBMason…32.99, W. Webb…20.00, W. Seese…20.00, Windber Agway…77.94. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4214.23, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…11.34. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…6.88, Adams #1…674.42, Adams #2…674.42. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for Road Maintenance Material for 2017-2018. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Schrader addressed the Board on three issues he is having with his snow route. Mr. Kestermont wants the snow pushed the opposite way. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Schrader will look at this area and talk with Mr. Kestermont regarding his request. Mrs. Mayes on second street is blocking him for doing his plowing the proper way. The Board discussed possibly placing a No Parking Sign from here to corner at this area. The house on fourth street is difficult to plow due to the vehicle not moving. These items will be considered in detail to come to a solution.
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 and they could possibly sell our truck outright but wanted to know how the Board felt on being down a big truck in the summer time. The Board stated to put the truck for sale and we will deal with the shortage on a large truck for summer work.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Orsaugaus addressed the Board on the advice of Edward Porada regarding getting a slide and swing set for the Mine 42 playground. He wants the township to pay for this equipment, install the equipment and possibly help get this project through the recreation authority. Mr. Richards stated he will find out how we can help them.
Mr. John Roush and Mr. Jim Roush address them board on the malfunction at the farm. Mr. Barbin stated he will find out and the secretary will call Deborah at CCSEO Agency to see where she is on this item.
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 5:45 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer