March 25, 2013
I. CALL TO ORDER:
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, William Smith, Anthony Christ and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and two (2) visitors.
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. Neff asked about the Water Authority resolution. Mr. Smith and the Board discussed the bed of the new truck with Mr. Barbin and what steps the Board would take to either open the bed up for bids or if it is included in the total cost of the truck.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the March 11, 2013 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Smith made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. 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 $44,112.57, expenditures of $63,822.00 (Check #25832 to #25868) and a balance of $381,422.83. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $1,587.60, expenditures of $1,587.60 (Check #1223 to #1224) and a balance of $3,940.38. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $441.00, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $25,874.18. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and $0.00 in expenditures leaving a balance of $7,709.26. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
None was received.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for road material. Tabulation sheet is attached. Mr. Smith made a motion to table awarding these bids until the board had a proper chance to review them. Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Bids will be awarded at the April 15, 2013 meeting.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the following items: 1. the truck bed for the new truck. Mr. Richards will contact the vendor to see if the truck bed was ordered and also included in bid price. 2. Discussion on purchasing the extended warranty. The Board had
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questions on the start date of the extended warranty and will call Tom from Tri County to get more information. 3. The old truck. The Board stated Coyle Township will notify them if they approved to purchase our old truck for $13,750.00. Mr. Hoffman asked for a stipulation they do not take possession of this vehicle for 30 days.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $16,590.56 for the General, State, Fire and Street Light
accounts. Mr. Richards asked the Board to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Smith made the motion to pay
all bills, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Ace…609.51, Advanced Office…573.20, Am. Legal…282.36, CCBC…55.00, CCTax Claim…748.89, Chemung…816.12, Freightliner of Altoona…82.75, G. Costlow…1187.50, Grannas Bros…4450.05, Harleysville…612.60, Hercules…349.68, HRI…1854.16, Tribune…252.50, Long Barn…254.98, Miller Auto Parts…24.62, Portage Power…109.34, R&J Gulf…1276.80, Richland Plastics…30.00, Roto Rooter…420.00, Sam’s…425.98, Stinemans…3.00, Tri County…675.45, Verizon…205.36, Verizon Wireless…165.51, Walmart…97.41, J. Rachael…103.40. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…109.36, REA…88.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None .
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any new business they would like to discuss. Mr. Hoffman stated the pressure washer needs replaced and the gentleman who deals with municipalities is in the hospital but a general cost is $6,995.00 and for the HHS3004 model $6740.00. They will accept a trade in and do have a 3 year extended warranty for 3 years across the board on both models. The new models have a timer on them also that will shut the machine off in 90 seconds. The board agreed to hold off and wait for the gentlemen to come back to work but to also go with the trade in price and warranty when he comes back. Mr. Hoffman discussed the salt brine product and using this product on our dirt roads. A company will give us the salt brine for no cost but we would need a 4,000 to 5,000 gallon tank to store it in, and something pressurized to distribute it. Mr. Richards suggested using it on Mine 42 Road to see how it works. He would like to get it to spray on the 1-B stone for winter use such as what Richland Township does. More information is needed on this.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
No questions or comments were presented
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:15P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer