May 18, 2015
Vice Chairman William Smith called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the conference room of
the Adams Township Municipal Building.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Gdula, Anthony Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William
Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief and five (5) residents.
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Smith 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. Smith stated everyone had a copy of the April 27, 2015 meeting. He asked all Board members to
read the minutes. Mr. Smith asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Gdula made the
motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all members in favor, motion
passed and the minutes were approved.
Mr. Smith asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues
received totaling $215,361.63, expenditures of $45,917.86 (Check #27416 to #27444) and a balance of
$705,087.37. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $21,961.80, expenditures of $4,318.46
(Check #1312 to #1314) and a balance of $59,765.02. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed
revenues of $5,439.00 (hydrants) and 22,534.19 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $858.10 (Check #1052
to #1053) and a balance of $59,158.03. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $131.99
and expenditures of $3,904.71 (check #766 to #767) leaving a balance of $283,317.13. Mr. Smith stated
the treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter from DEP regarding Rosebud Mining Co., Underground Mine Permit Revision for Blue
Road project. Discussion: None
Mr. Smith asked for the opening of the bids received for the Athey Sweeper. NO BIDS Received
Mr. Smith asked for the opening of the bids received for the 2015 Road project. Quaker Sales -
$209,035.00; HRI - $210,516.00; Grannas -$182,596.25; New Enterprise - $186,123.30. Mr. Smith asked
for a motion to accept Grannas Bros. bid at $182,596.25 for the 2015 Road Project. Mr. Christ made the
motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Barbin started everything was in
order with the bonds and documents for Grannas Brothers.
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to adopt the International property Maintenance Code and its
successors and authorizing participation in a property maintenance program of the Cambria County
Enforcement Agency. Discussion occurred on this motion and Mr. Barbin explained the law and code
and strongly advised the Board to pass the International Building Code due to the benefits the township
will receive on the problems we currently have within the township. Mr. Gdula made the motion to
adopt and Mr. Christ seconds this motion. The vote was Mr. Hoffman, Christ and Gdula in favor, Mr.
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to release C&C Smith road bond on old Bedford Pike Road.
Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked for a discussion on purchasing or leasing a roller. Mr. Gdula stated they can
lease a roller. To lease the roller it would be $4,585.00 per month and we can purchase a roller at
$87,500 lease purchase with the cost being $21,228.50 per year after 2015. Mr. Hoffman made the
motion to lease purchase this roller under costars with a cost of $21,228.50 payment for 2016 and
possibly give the Road Master the ability to either trade or place a down payment on the roller to
reduce the cost. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None is
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Smith stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for
payment totaling $50,742.54 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to
approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula 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: J. Rachael…6821.49, Adams Water…54.00, Advanced
Office…400.00, A. Christ…56.90, Barclay…444.60, CCBC…280.00, Cernics…275.00, Crystal Pure…45.30,
Cumberland…33.69, DeLage…76.92, D. Richards…92.90, Ebensburg Office…89.87, FiHoff…147.00,
Fisher…77.61, FHMA…105.00, FWF…7951.00, JMA…470.39, Tribune…370.00, Long Barn…40.29, LP
Miller…3484.23, M. Glosser…82.00, M. Bucci…30.00, Nationwide…599.04, Palyocsik…5.49, P.
Webb…35.00, Penelec…864.38, PA One…32.80, PA Twp. News…90.00, Pitney Bowes…200.00, Portage
Power…257.61, R. Cortese…30.00, Rays…80.59, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00,
Sams Club…396.80, Shana Grow…150.00, Summit…4277.24, Teamsters…11814.30, Tire Shop…1198.00,
Tractor Supply…113.97, Trapuzzanos…39.50, US Municipal…141.00, US Cleaning…623.00,
Verizon…226.91, VISA…598.33, McQuaides…40.00, W. Barbin…905.46, W. Smith…59.99, Windber
Agway…59.99. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…763.38, J. Rachael…254.60. STREET LIGHT
ACCOUNT: Penelec…3719.29, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…1031.94. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to pass the resolution to extend the life of the Adams-Croyle
Recreation Authority for fifty (50) years. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to approve the joinder amendment for the Police Pension Plan
Revisiion to Service Increment Benefit. The Board tabled this motion to allow Police Chief Moss a
chance to talk to Mr. Wirley with PSAB with the Solicitor present during this discussion.
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to approve the revisions to Employee Contributions to the Non
Uniform Pension Plan (contribution up to 10% by employee). Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by
Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to renew the Insurance Policy through EMC Insurance for 2015-
2016 at a cost of $32,566.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor,
Mr. Smith asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Residents from Villa Road asked the Board when the bridge replacement was going to start. The answer
is June or July. Are they getting their road paved? The pot holes need fixed on the roadway .
Mr. Smith stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a
motion to adjourn. Mr.Gdula made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion. With all
in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: