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, Dan Senft, Brian Schrader and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, and three (3) 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. Mrs. Baker asked about the tire comments from prior meetings not being under old or new business.Ms. Zakraysek replied that those are in the minutes and are under the public comment period section. Mr. Barbin added yes there are just under a different section than she was thinking. No more comments were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the May 20, 2019 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 $ 77,864.25, expenditures of $ 59,053.06(check # 30268to #30297) and a balance of $692,748.13. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 800.00 and expenditures of $6,053.69(check #1476 to 1478) and a balance of $28,752.65. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 240.00 and protection of $494.48 and expenditures of $ 2,005.02(check #1213 to 1215) and a balance of $59,539.73. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $225.80 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #) leaving a balance of $446,103.21.
Letter from PennDOT concerning Route 756 Safety Study.
Letter from Ironwood Renewable about a solar opportunity on 93.6 tract of land the township owns near Otto Run. Discussion occurred. Mr. Barbin commented that other municipalities are receiving the same kind of letters and advised to add a section about solar panels to our planning/zoning ordinance that the Planning Commission is in the process of updating. The Board decided to contact Ironwood to meet and receive more information before answering.
Letter from PennDOT regarding notification of application of permit for South Fork-Little Conemaugh River project. Mr. Richards asked that a letter be sent to them letting them that the Board approves the project permit for work being done on this waterway.
Sign Forest Hills School District plan as already approved last month by Planning Commission and Supervisors contingent on stormwater which has been approved. Mr. Barbin said since it was already approved there is no need to do another motion, but he wanted to check with County Conservation about permit. 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 $66,729.01 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Bucci made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: AdamsWater…81.00,A.Delusa…200.00,B.Gdula…263.33,CCBC…868.60,Comcast…457.00,CrystalPure…34.80,CumberlandTruck…78.09,Eads….94.84,E.Beaner…205.89,E.Pentrack…30.00,E.Krupa…7.24,FIHoff…414.00,FHMA…117.00,FWF…21,179.00,Gleason,Barbin….2,608.10,Grannas…3,057.50,HRI…546.60,J.Rikto…30.00,JamesMcKnight….210.95,J.Blanchetti….34.71,J.Nibert…30.00,J.Gdula..200.00,Justin McKnight….200.00,KeyWay…169.71,Krouse….42.60,LongBarn….268.61,LutherPMiller….2,034.86, Memorial….56.00,M.Gdula…74.64,Palyocsik….53.55,P.Replogle…251.35,P.Webb…40.00,P.Kundrod…239.26,Penelec…733.00,P.Helsel…30.00,PitneyBowes…100.00,R.Cortese…30.00,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,S.Birch…200.00,SchwartzAuto…128.88,S.Higgins…207.57,Stephenson….3,707.63,SummitBank…1,131.92,T.DeLusa…200.00,Teamsters…16,743.12,TireShop…439.00,USCleaning…583.00,V.Zangaglia….223.02,VISA…974.24,WB Mason…54.
12, Windber Agway…55.50, Windber Hospice…1,000.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5,166.48, J. Blanchetti…25.50. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…733.70, J. Blanchetti…15.45, J. Blanchetti…7.65.
A motion to approve selection of road name as per email from Mr. Spangler, Cambria County GIS Analyst for new address requested by resident Ms.Duca. Discussion occurred on the options for the street name. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to assign/approve Duca Drive as the name. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
A motion to to approve increasing employer contribution for non-uniform pension plan (see attached email documents from Mr. Werley of Thomas Anderson). Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table as he and Mr. Bucci need more information to decide. Mr. Bucci made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
A motion to release road bond on Cider Press Road in the amount of 26,750.00 for A.M. Logging. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release the bond. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin asked the board to make a motion to advertise ordinance to vacate Maple Street alley between Church and Crown Streets and making sure all the paperwork is complete that Mr. Papcunik gave him. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise ordinance to vacate/abandon Maple Street alley in Sidman. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula brought up the discussion of trading our old loader in for a newer model; discussion occurred on that and the mower is getting fixed and needs a new boom…Mr. Gdula stated he is worried about in near future having to purchase more than one big equipment item at once(such as loader, trucks, and mower). More discussion occurred. No action was taken; the Board decided that more information and discussion was needed.
Mr. Barbin brought up the issue of the deteriorating unsafe condition of the old Dunlo school. The codes inspector was there last week and reported to the township and Mr. Barbin that the back had caved in. Codes and Mr. Barbin have both since then sent letters to owner; Mr. Barbin said he gave her 10 days to let us know how and when she intends to tear it down because of the dangerous nature it presents. Lengthy discussion occurred on what the township’s options are. Mr. Barbin asked to have approval to proceed to file suit if she does not comply within the 10 days. Mr. Richards asked for motion to approve to file suit against Mrs. Booth if she doesn’t comply within the 10 days. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader and Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion approved.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. David Nicodemus asked about property complaint he filed last year on property near him on Brookside Drive Mr. Gdula said he knew the codes inspector had inspected it and was to contact the owner of the property but since then we had not received any updates. Mr. Gdula stated he would contact the codes inspector to see what is going on and needs to be done; advised Mr. Nicodemus to call the township office tomorrow or the next day for an update.
Mrs. Irene Baker about update on the tires on adjacent property and charges being filed. She also mentioned the numerous junk cars and trash containers on the property as well. A discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula said the police department will have to file charges and look at getting the junk vehicles removed. Mr. Barbin commented on trash (solid waste) and junk car ordinance; what constitutes action and he will also talk with the Chief about the charges.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:42 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer