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, Brian Schrader, Anthony Christ, Joseph Slonac; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and three (03) 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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the June 06, 2016 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 to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the approval of the Treasurers Report in written form. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $90,988.47, expenditures of $102,538.18 (Check #28157 to #28187) and a balance of $642,181.77. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $675.00, expenditures of $4,670.05 (Check #1359 to #1360) and a balance of $46,744.53. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $190.00 (hydrants) and $620.09 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $24.30 (Check #1092 to #1093) and a balance of $55,199.52. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $179.76 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $390,649.51.
A letter from PENN DOT regarding 2016-2017 winter maintenance allocation of $6,109.67. Discussion: None.
A letter from Rosebud Mining Co. regarding intent to conduct underground mining operations beneath our property. Discussion: The Board advised the secretary to call for a survey appointment of the property in question.
A letter from The EADS Group regarding Forest Hills Municipal Authority Beautyline interceptor sewer NPDES and GP-5. Discussion: None.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the payment of not more than $1,500.00 to Groff Tractor and Equipment to correct the back hoe articulation. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $38,162.53 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: Advanced Office…494.16, Am. Legal…173.76, AmeriHealth…4621.70, Appalachian Tire…60.00, Centre Communications…2033.25, Comcast…84.85, CVMH…70.00, DCED…200.00, DeLage…80.59, D. Richards…44.00, Fisher…27.50, FWF…7360.00, Garys…179.00, HRI…3117.15, JMA…265.00, J. Slonac…119.00, Long Barn…48.35, Lowes…147.63, Memorial highway…47.03, Nationwide…1370.75, Palyocsiks…86.97, Penelec…742.95, PA One…31.16, Summit…8160.24, Tire Shop…1242.00, Verizon…432.03, WC McQuaides…41.00, Walsh…1448.71, Wright Sanitation…3687.00, Yeagers…744.00. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…167.72, REA…108.00. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the request for a road bond from Weaver Road, Fifty Acre Road and Naugle Drive to the Richland Township line for Matson lumber Co. at a cost of $13,250.00. Mr. Gdula and the Board had a discussion on the bridge and all agreed, Mr. Gdula will call and discuss an alternative route instead of going over the bridge on Naugle Drive.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. & Mrs. John Margo asked how to get rid of ground hogs, how tall grass can get around a residence and also a bag of garbage was dumped alongside WPA Road.
Mr. Brandon Swinger asked questions on unkempt properties in Adams Township.
The Board discussed all these subjects with the residence.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Slonac made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:42 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer