REGULAR MEETING - June 29, 2015
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:
Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Anthony Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and six (6) residents.
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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the June 08, 2015 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. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $52,615.42, expenditures of $59,467.53 (Check #27499 to #27533) and a balance of $671,310.87. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $1,485.00, expenditures of $4,012.01 (Check #1318 to #1319) and a balance of $52,378.78. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $370.00 (hydrants) and $963.58 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $6.90 (Check #1056) and a balance of $59,466.73. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $134.77 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $283,451.77. Mr. Richards stated the treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter from The EADS Group regarding the PCSM Consistency Letter for Windber East, Horvath Towers III, LLC for the cell towers. Discussion: None.
A letter from ATMA regarding the possibility of adopting the old sewer collection system in Mine 42 for a system like in the Flats and Creslo. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked about the terracotta pipe and a discussion occurred on this request. The pump station in the Flats is a flood control measure. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to have Mr. Barbin send them a letter that we are declining their request. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Rosebud Mining Company regarding the noise level from the St. Michael Water Treatment Plant. Discussion: None.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $25,597.72 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman 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: Advanced Office….43.62, Am Legal Services…238.92, AmeriHealth…4454.70, Centre Communications…60.00, Comcast…79.78, CVMH…66.00, Cumberland…110.21, D. Knepper…30.00, DeLage…76.92, D. Bailey…30.00, D. Richards….36.00, Ehrilich….185.50, E. Smay…30.00, Fisher…80.05, FWF Ins…8045.00, HRI…8045.00, IRS…259.60, J. Rachael…490.00, Tribune…67.50, Lee Concrete…65.00, Long Barn…254.80, MT Uniforms…253.96, Memorial Highway…570.13, Nationwide…599.04, Pitney Bowes…200.00, PSATS…13.05, Rays Lawnmower…39.49, Reighard Machine….475.00, Sams…326.70, S. Grow…150.00, Staples…36.02, Summit Bank…4280.94, Walsh…625.73. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…171.66, REA…108.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion regarding the various recent events that have happened at the Cambria County Building Codes office and where the Board stands with the agency. Mr. Smith stated Mr. Gdula and Mr. Richards are going to attend the meeting tonight and Mr. Barbin stated everyone came back on Friday. After tonights meeting the Board will have more information to share.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to make the donations to Adams Croyle Recreation Authority the remainder of $2,500.00 and to Community Home Nursing of $1,000.00. The release the checks to the Adams Township #1 and #2 Volunteer Fire Co. of $22,385.68 each and $2,614.32 from the General Fund to each fire company to reach the $25,000.00 per department for 2015. Discussion occurred on the fire company additional amount and the fact that a mill does not bring in what was anticipated two years ago. The township has made the difference up for the past two years but this matter should be reevaluated on a yearly basis if the property taxes continue to fall short. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Stephen Barbalish spoke to the Board regarding his neighbor putting insulation on his fence. Mr. Barbin will send a letter for the township regarding this.
Mr. Roger Layton regarding changing the locks at the 1889 Park buildings. Board agreed it was a good idea to do so.
Eric Eminhizer with ECM Partners LLC discussed his request with the Board to give approval of his plan due to the date of the next township meeting. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the subdivision contingent upon the Adams Twp. Planning Commission approving this on July 1, 2015. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed. Discussion also occurred on the old rail road bed being possibly donated for a rails to trails project.
Mr. Don Lucas asked Mr. Gdula what he found out about tar and chipping Blue Road. Discussion occurred on this and no decision was made regarding the road until after our road project is completed.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr.Smith made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Gdula second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 6:07 P.M.