Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. 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, Mark Bucci and Dan Senft; Bill Barbin, Solicitor, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, and 3(three) 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 May 3,2021 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. 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 $261,895.52, expenditures of $ 62,760.47(check # 31592 to #31631) and a balance of $817,693.31. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $25,548.60 and expenditures of $290.58(check #1562 to #1563) and a balance of $41,080.06. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 7,614.60 and protection of $22,048.34 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $78,062.77. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $102.44 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check# --) leaving a balance of $448,800.13.
Please note: Secretary-Treasurer received and deposited windmill impacts fee full amount due at beginning of April from Brown Wallace for Highland North and Krayn Wind in the total amount of $119,967.91. Received calls from representatives from Brown Wallace (manages Highland North) and Exus (Krayn Wind). There was some miscommunication; Brown Wallace was only supposed to pay Highland North portion and Exus pay Cambria Wind portion but instead Brown Wallace paid both portions in full. Exus is reimbursing Brown Wallace for the Krayn Wind portion. (see attached email).
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 $27,657.81 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Bucci seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND:A&HEquip…..4,500.00,AdvancedOffice…73.78,CambriaCtyBuildingCodes…..525.00,Comcast….578.86,D.Richards….44.00,EadsGrp….1639.54,E.Pentrack….30.00,FIHoff…465.09,Gary’s….235.00,HRI…..532.00,JCEhrlich….219.00,J.Ritko….30.00,J.Nibert….30.00,Keystone……542.21,LongBarn….131.89,LongsEquip….77.00,Lowes….80.52,LutherPMiller….2,280.85,M.Bucci…..35.98,MemorialChevy….422.00,NAPA….1.94,Palyocsik..95.39,P.Replogle….61.48,P.Webb..40.00,Penelec….730.76,PAOneCall….10.04,P.Helsel….30.00,R.Cortese….30.00,RelianceStandard….726.14,R.Young….30.00,TireShop….276.00,TractorSupply….94.96,Verizon….282.01,WB Mason….73.46,WindberStone…4,364.21. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….4,710.23, REA….114.00, J. Blanchetti…..1,042.97. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: J. Blanchetti…..892.06, J. Blanchetti….311.35, Highland……1,268.09.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve David Single Subdivision as per Planning Commission approval. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise paving and sealcoat projects for 2021. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve county liquid fuel application for 2021. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve updated contract for Dirt and Gravel Road Project on Weaver Road. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve opening new separate account for American Rescue Plan Act funds. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for bids for membrane roofing system for municipal office building and garage. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards said next on agenda was hiring full time road crew worker. He said has list of the interviewees in front of him and will go down list if needed. Mr. Richards asked for motion to hire Mark Roberts as full-time road department worker. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion/and/or motion to do AV system in meeting room for webinars, etc. and laptop for roadmaster. (see sheet workup for items are needed and amount of 6,450.00 from IT consultant). Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase items needed for AV system in meeting room and laptop for Roadmaster based on workup by R2S consulting. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Ms. Betty Wingard here about stormwater issues on property on Palestine Road. She said she used only have one sump pump but now has four and when it rains her basement becomes flooded that this has started becoming bad within the last six months. Supervisors Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula discussed with her about where the water is possibly coming from and wetlands across the street on corner by Dollar General. Mr. Gdula said that water by pond in front crosses Forest Hills Drive to Krayn Road by railroad. Mr. Senft Roadmaster also commented on other possibilities of what could cause this to occur. Ms. Wingard said her neighbors had lake or pond and filled it in and she had called someone about putting ditch in, but he didn’t know where to put it to divert water. Mr. Gdula said on hill beyond her house through to Miller Road there is a lot of water (possible springs?) as he and Mr. Richards had walked that before, and he recalled it was swampy. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Senft discussed water possibly coming from ground. Mr. Richards said Mr. Senft as Roadamaster will come and look at it and see what can be done. Mr. Gdula said you would almost have to put a box and have water cross the road to go into culverts/ditch on other side.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:17 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer