Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:02pm 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, William Barbin, Solicitor, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, Police Chief Moss and six (6) visitors. Mr. Bucci was absent.
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 21,2022 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. Senft. 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 $249,820.62, expenditures of $ 69,635.21(check # 32268 to #32293) and a balance of $881,632.87. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $24,914.43 and expenditures of $4351.63(check #1602) and a balance of $25,066.18. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 6,497.40 and protection of $15,127.86 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $39,572.01. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $64.21 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $358,707.15. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of 12.02 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $236,027.58.
CORRESPONDENCE: Email update from Renee Daly about Franklin and Washington St CDBG project being put out to bid. Mr. Richards commented that this CDBG project is finally progressing. Mr. Schrader asked we if there was a video feed of that Redevelopment Authority meeting that we could watch. Mr. Richards answered if Mr. Schrader or any of other supervisors wants they can attend meeting on April 14th when Redevelopment Authority opens bids.
Invite from Dave Hayes to ARRA 6 County Feasibility Study Meeting to Supervisors on April 19th at 6pm at the Freedom Township Fire Hall to discuss potential to develop 6 County Motorized and Multi-Use Regional Heritage Tourism Trail. Mr. Richards commented after this pubic meeting hopefully the ARRA can send us study/map of roads that would be in Adams Township in proposed trail.
OLD BUSINESS: Discussion on blacktop saw quotes and possible motion to approve purchase( three quotes in meeting packet). This was tabled at last meeting as we needed more information on inch of saw cuts. Mr. Senft said the one from Forsheys was a 5-inch cut Saw at 14,500.00 , second was West Central Equip with a 10-inch cut at $15,130.76, and then Groff Tractor with either a 9-inch cut at $15,653.00 and an 18-inch cut at $21,719.00. Mr.Gdula asked what inch cut he thought would be the best for the township. Mr. Senft replied he felt the 10-inch cut from West Central was the best. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula to purchase the blacktop saw from West Central Equipment at quote price of $15,130.76. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $134,351.29 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Senft made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: AmericanEagle….130.00,AmLegal…..152.04,CambriaCtyBuildingCodes….330.00,CambriaCtyLawLib….7.00,CambriaSprings….885.68,Comcast….685.79,CrystalPure….35.80,CumberlandTruck….22.70,DaleOxygen…85.85,E.Pentrack…30.00,EmploymentPartners….17863.08,FHMA….127.35,GarysCustomPainting….1837.00,Greens…..119.99,Hercules….263.57,Highland…..78.66,Highmark….259.70,HorvathChemical…..443.90,J.Ritko……30.00,J.Blanchetti…..1354.66,J.Nibert…..30.00,TribuneDemocrat….207.50,KeystoneCooperative…1231.78,L/BWater….329.01,Lane…..16041.00,LongBarn……58.70,LutherPMiller….3778.23,MathesonGas….96.59,MemorialHighway…33.13,NAPAAuto….1743.44,OldDominionBrush….904.72,PAPublicSafety….1790.00,Palyocsik…..67.71,Penelec….899.50,P.Helsel….30.00,R.Cortese….30.00,Rays…..517.22,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young….30.00,Stephenson….23.90,USCleaning….583.00,VISA….1872.02,WBMason….177.48,WindberStone….3244.77. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: American Rock Salt…..5318.77. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….187.34,REA…114.00,AT Gen Fund….682.37,AT Gen Fund….14323.96. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1309.53,AT Gen Fund….510.08,AT Gen Fund….214.77. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: AT Fire Co#1….25,000.00,AT Fire Co#2….25,000.00,Lane….3198.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release road bond for D and D Wood Sales on Seesetown Road and Rhodes Cross Road. Mr. Senft made comment that we had already charged them for damage last fall on Rhodes Cross Road and they had paid. Mr.Gdula asked him if there was any damage to Seesetown. Mr. Senft said there was some, but he doesn’t think it was all from them; it is hard to tell . Mr. Gdula made the motion to release bond, second by Mr. Senft . With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve amendment to zoning ordinance providing for a reduced setback for the R-2 District section 70602 residential corner lots for interior side yard from 20 feet down to 15 feet as recommended and approved by the Planning Commission. A public hearing was held prior to this meeting. Mr. Gdula made the motion to approve ordinance amendment, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise paving project for 2022 and approve county aid application. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked where paving project was this year. Mr. Senft answered that it was a portion of Krayn Road.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award auction bid done on muncibid for 2017 police Tahoe for 24,000 from Chicago Motors . Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to renew insurance with EMC as carrier on 5-19-2022 through 5-19-2023 as they came in cheaper than current carrier and AmTrust as workers comp. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader . With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve advertising weight limit ordinance for Cider Press Road. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft . With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Stanton subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission. Mr.Barbin said that owners had not signed nor had plan been notarized yet and that should be done before the Board signing plan. He requested that should be done first, but plan is okay to approve otherwise. Mr. Richards made the motion to approve, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor,motion passed.
Discussion and possible motion to approve lease agreement with Courtney Colby for space for rent
next door. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards said about her only wanting half of space ….and having to put up wall portioning off space and perhaps we should have renter put up wall ; what if we did all that work and then renter backed out. Mr. Senft said he agreed. Mr. Gdula made the motion to approve lease agreement, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to give ARPA money to volunteer fire departments(Dunlo and St. Michael) for lost revenue in 2020 (amount to be determined by Board). Mr. Schrader suggested 25,000 each to each fire department. The rest of Board agreed. Mr. Schrader made the motion ,second by Mr. Senft to approve amount of money to give to fire departments. Mr.Gdula abstained. With rest 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. Scullion inquired about any updates about the Geibig tire case. Mr.Barbin stated that the pretrial conference has been rescheduled and set for May 11 at 9:30am with Judge Bernstein.
Mr. Ray Haupt here from Bergwind concerning a couple issues. First, he brought up letter from Planning Commission from last fall for that they sold to Heather Ridge Professionals that says about not just recording plan but individual deeds. He said he is okay with recording plan that is normal; but asked about having the individual ones. Mr.Barbin answered said he could say what he thinks but will have to look at law on that one that and let him know. Mr.Haupt also brought up stormwater when they do these; said he was at Planning Commission meeting and it was discussed there with members and building codes representative; its normally just on-lot . Mr.Gdula asked size of lots/how many. Mr. Haupt said Heather Ridge is new buyer; He said there were 3 lots sold from this parcel. The first two have been recorded and third is ready to be. He said first was Dollar General, second is Brodsky LLC, and third is Heather Ridge are ones that they have sold, and rest is residual area. Mr.Gdula asked what total area was and Mr.Haupt said roughly 37 acres. Mr.Haupt mentioned the Brodsky one was sold back in 2018 and it has not been developed or anything built there. Mr.Barbin said with the stormwater ; township has been letting you do on lot in past ; said if you develop/improve lots such as putting in roads,etc. that is where you are required to put in stormwater system. Mr.Haupt mentioned a past Centennial development where a holding pond was discussed. Mr. Barbin said the stormwater requirements depend upon the circumstances.; each situation may be different, and state requires highway use permit with any driveway along state road now . Mr.Haupt said he is doing workshop with Mr.Sewalk from the Eads Group our engineer to discuss the stormwater issues. Mr.Barbin said he will talk to Mr.Sewalk also and asked Mr.Haupt for his contact information. Mr. Haupt then said last thing was to ask the Board if they were interested in parcel of land close to Maryland Ave/WPA Road where they did project last year. Chief Moss brought up that the Legion may be interested as it is by Legion Memorial. Mr.Haupt said that they were going to ask them as well. Mr. Haupt showed 2 maps of parcels. Mr.Barbin brought up the Board may want to think about it as if you own it you can maintain better in future. Mr.Haupt said they can talk about it and then let him know anytime.
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 PM..
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer