March 10, 2014
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, Anthony
Christ, William Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary;
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.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the February 24, 2014 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. Mr. Smith abstained from voting since he was absent at the last
meeting. With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund
showed revenues received totaling $67,090.94, expenditures of $59,076.98 (Check #26569
to #26590) and a balance of $393,732.04. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $0.00, expenditures of $165.07 (Check #1262 to #1263) and a balance of $11,903.43.
The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $00.00 (Check
#---) and a balance of $22,201.08. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest and
the state allocation of $214,323.33 and expenditures of $0.00(check #---) leaving a balance
of $225,371.25. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter from Earthtech, Inc. regarding Villa Road Culvert replacement. Discussion:
A letter from HRI regarding using the Little League shell bank for the school project.
Discussion: This letter request was discussed and Mr. Gdula stated HRI wanted to see if the
township was open to negations on this matter. Mr. Richards stated selling the shell bank is
fine but he doesn’t want the fill dumped on the grounds. Mr. Smith stated the Little League
should be involved in these discussions also due to the number of loads and traffic and
using the area. The Board will discuss this matter with them after they find out what the
pyritic content of the shell bank is. Mr. Richards asked for a motion not to allow any waste
material on the site, Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor,
A letter was received from Patrick Replogle requesting the Supervisors consider
him to fill the vacancy on the Forest Hills Municipal Authority board created by the death of
Albert Clement. Discussion: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the extended warranty on the 2014
International 7400 SFA 4X4 at a cost of $4,200.00. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by
Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $50,494.42 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. 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:
Adams Water…54.00, CCBC…110.00, Comcast…400.59, Crystal Pure…56.30,
Cumberland…76.92, Ebensburg Office…121.52, E. Pentrack…30.00, FHMA…105.00,
Fox’s…236.18, J. Zakraysek…20.00, JMA…55.25, Tribune…297.50,, Laurel Ford…1378.39,
Long Barn…145.45, LP Miller…15025.02, M. Bucci…30.00, Miller Auto Parts…88.23, P.
Webb…35.00, Penelec…779.06, PA One…8.50, Police Law…141.00, R&J Gulf…1086.27, R.
Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Rickely…20.00, R. Young…30.00, Sporys
Locksmith…204.99, Teamsters…10576.00, US Cleaning…583.00, VISA…222.60,
Walsh…2232.16. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT:
Penelec…2,755.03, Cambria County…1,022.86. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT:
Grannas…6047.25, American Rock Salt…6454.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pass the Resolution reducing the Police Officers’
contributions to the police pension plan for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 to 2.75%. Mr.
Smith asked questions about this motion and it was stated the Township did not pass this
resolution for the years stated in the resolution and the State Auditor for our pensions
stated this resolution needs passed on a yearly basis. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to
approve the resolution, Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor,
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to name a Chief Administrative Officer for the
Pension Plans. Mr. Smith made a motion to name Diana Baxter as Chief Administrative
Officer. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for Spring Maintenance Material for the
2014-2015 seasons. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor,
Mr. Richards stated Spring Clean Up has been set for a Clean Sweep starting May 5,
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send
a letter of condolence to the families of Earl Edministon and Albert Clement. Mr. Christ
made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Barbin stated
the Board has thirty (30) days to fill the vacancy.
Mr. Hoffman stated the street sweeping will be occurring the week of April 14 to
April 18, 2014. This information will be posted at various places, placed on the web page
and given to the Dispatch.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Arlo Myers from Country Inn Road discussed his water problem with the Board.
Mr. Hoffman stated they will look at the situation and see what can be done.
Mr. Orsaugas stated the swings on the playground in Mine 42 need fixed. They are
uneven. The Board will look at what needs done and remove the swings until the repairs
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. Smith second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:40 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer