Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm 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-Treasurer, Police Chief Moss and seven (7) 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 March 7,2022 regular 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, second by Mr. Bucci. 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 $27,792.18, expenditures of $ 88,843.93(check # 32230 to #32267) and a balance of $701,447.46. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $304.12(check #1600 to #1601) and a balance of $4,476.38. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,309.53(check #1320) and a balance of $17,946.75. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest and state allocation of $275,824.44, and expenditures of $14,107.63(check#816) leaving a balance of $358,642.94. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of 0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $236,015.56.
CORRESPONDENCE: Letter from PennDOT concerning Local Bridge Safety Inspections. Mr. Richards commented The Eads Group handles our bridge inspections.
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 $30,548.68 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. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND: AdamsStLightAcct….4351.63,BarclayElec….170.50,Comcast….537.17,CMSMedical…..510.30,CumberlandTruck….72.92,DavidHeisers…..82.00,GarysCustomPainting….2665.00,GleasonBarbinMarkovitz….1111.36,GroffTractor….6709.25,Highmark….259.70,KeystoneCooperative…1703.14,LaurelFord….16.19,LongBarn……157.04,LutherPMiller….1007.76,MemorialHighway…1089.02,NAPA Auto….244.96,Palyocsik…..39.47,Penelec….856.70,PortagePowerWash….27.60,R2SConsulting…1650.00,RelianceStandard….792.92,Samco….125.00,TheTireShop…1466.00,Trapuzzanos……96.00,UPMC….44.00,Verizon….269.48,WBMason….27.94. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….4351.63, REA…114.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: None.
The road department is scheduled to get the street sweeper May 2-13th,2022. Mr. Richards stated that we lease machine for the two weeks. He asked for motion to approve leasing street sweeper. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion approved.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve purchase and payment of broom of 6,200.00 from Groff Tractor for skid steer. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on saw quotes and possible motion to approve purchase (quotes in meeting packet). Discussion occurred on quotes and inch and width of saws. One didn’t have needed information. Mr.Senft said he would inquire about the questions about inch and width of saws. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table approval until the next meeting. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for 25,000.00 for Superior Lumber for Oakridge Drive. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Richards. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion then motions to approve COSTARS purchase (Whitmoyer Chevrolet) of new police vehicle and possible trade with dealer or selling of 2017 Tahoe on Muncibid. (see letter with information from Chief Moss). Mr. Moss said there are only 20 of these left on the lot so we need to put one on hold. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve COSTARS purchase of 2022 police Chevy Tahoe and advertise locally 2017 Tahoe to be put out bid on Municibid. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. Nothing more was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mrs. Baker inquiring about at last meeting how Board approved resolution for Kelly Drive Stormwater project for possible grant and wants to make them aware of the stormwater issues/problem with pipes by her and provided some pictures of water; she had talked with Mr.Sewalk at Eads Group who had worked up the project cost, flow for us as our engineers,; told him her concerns; he suggested holding pond as an option. She was asking about how/where this water would flow and is worried that there would be extra water coming through pipe in front of her property and Mrs. Scullion’s as their basements get flooded already. Mr. Bucci said this is only preliminary at this point. Mr. Richards said the Eads Group had worked a cost estimate for that project for the possible grant, but we are not sure if we will get the grant at all; so, project may not happen if we don’t. Mrs. Baker asked if there was a problem up in that area of Kelly Drive,etc with the stormwater. Mr.Senft and Mr. Gdula both said yes. Mr.Senft explained that pipes there are blocked because they are not large enough ; there are no catch basins just holes and the resident’s yards get saturated and water just lays there, and piping will follow natural drainage to creek behind homes. Mr. Gdula said water can only drain from drainage system in place ;that it will go into creek and then follow established drainage piping system down Centennial and pipe under railroad tracks on Old Bedford Pike and that all drainage from Delfire and below it drains down that way. He said I understand your concern that you would be getting extra water; by replacing those pipes on Kelly Drive and that area it is still draining through same system it may just be more efficient and get there quicker and we have other residents that get flooding in their basements. Mr. Gdula also mentioned that large pipe in front their homes; the township had to fight with PENNDOT about that pipe to get corrected/larger and said as he and Mr.Sewalk walked one time to find water flow from side of road they are on. He said water drains from Bentwood(natural springs in yards) to behind MIC Industries through 18inch terra cotta pipe then goes to back of Mrs. Scullion’s property. He also mentioned how he wanted to put in new pipe on Track lane by Mrs. Baker property and she wouldn’t let him. She said I didn’t say I wouldn’t let you. Mrs. Baker expressed her concerns about us diverting this water with the project and then stormwater issues in area. Several board members said we are not diverting it ; it is going into already established drainage; we are just replacing piping, which would improve flow. Mr.Senft said that is what we are trying to do with changing/replacing these stormwater pipes and the pipe in front of their properties is not our pipe its PENNDOT’s. Mrs. Baker said it is difficult to work with PENNDOT or get them to do things when it comes to the pipe situation and that we all know the railroad won’t so piping under there wouldn’t get replaced.
Mrs. Scullion inquired about any updates about the Geibig case. Mr.Barbin said a new judge has not been assigned yet. Mr.Senft asked hasn’t this already been to trial. Mr.Barbin responded yes ….it went to district court and we won there so Mr.Geibig appealed it, then it went to county court. We won there and the judge ordered him to pay a fine, he paid fine, but the tires were not removed. So, then he (Mr.Barbin) filed an injunction…was delayed due to their solicitor being ill more than once…the pretrial conference was set for mid-January….their solicitor was ill again ,and Mr.Barbin objected due to another delay. Then Judge recused herself from case; she had a conflict of interest and ordered the court administrator to assign a new judge to the case. He said he has not been notified of the new judge assigned yet or court date. Mrs. Scullion expressed how long this has been going on. Mr. Richards said its filed and we are just waiting on the judge and said we want an answer also and for the matter to be resolved.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:30 PM..
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer