Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm 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, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, and five (5) visitors. Mr. Barbin was absent.
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 June 6,2022 regular 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 written. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $75,493.17, expenditures of $ 111,684.29(check # 32412 to #32470) and a balance of $953,371.36. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $605.00 and expenditures of $299.89(check #1612 to #1613) and a balance of $38,931.13. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 180.00 and protection of $445.24 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $78,993.61. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $353,512.64. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $182,635.44.
CORRESPONDENCE: Resignation letter from Jackie Ritko, Planning Commission member; motion to accept. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Ms. Ritko ‘s resignation and said to send her a thank you letter for her years of service on the Planning Commission. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from Chief Moss about COPS grant application request; asking for letter of support. Mr. Gdula made a motion to send letter of support for the grant, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any 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 $44,006.89 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. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: AlliedSeals…..23.22,Amtrust..6,102.00,BarclayElectric….596.13,CMS Medical….510.30,Comcast….537.39,Conemaugh……70.00,CumberlandTruck….363.91,D,E.Beaner…200.00,GoodTire…..1993.50,Highmark….259.70,HiteEquipment…972.00,Keystone….85.27,LongBarn……211.19,LongsEquipment….34.00,MillerAuto….700.00,PATurnpike….12.60,Penelec….534.78,PortagePowerWash…..122.00,QuakerSales….767.05,RelianceStandard…..792.92,TheTireShop….1032.00,ThomasGM….1302.93,Trapuzznos…..222.00,UPMC……44.00,VaroomAuto….308.41,Verizon….270.89,WBMason….371.70. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….4549.48, REA….114.00, ATGendFund….18.15. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1309.53, ATGenFund….5.40, ATGenFund….13.36. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: FI-Hoff……4426.32, West Central Equipment….15,130.76.
Discussion and any possible motions about quotes from Laurel Auto Group about new COSTARS chassis and cabs and trade in for 2015 truck. Mr. Gdula suggested after discussion that Mr. Senft get more information on trade in as Mr. Senft said it included 2 trucks and pricing but that it didn’t show other; but we do want to move forward with this. Mr. Senft said he will get more concrete prices and make sure what all was included in trade in.
Motion to release road bonds for Top Notch Logging on WPA Road and for Superior Lumber on Oakridge Drive. Discussion occurred on condition of roads. WPA road was okay, but Mr. Schrader said about condition of spot along Oakridge Drive. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release road bonds for Top Notch Logging on WPA Road and for Superior Lumber on Oakridge Drive ….and for Superior’s release contingent upon fixing secondary site along Oakridge Drive. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to amend agenda discuss hiring Sean Kisel as a part time police officer and any possible motions due to Chief not receiving resume until this morning. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed Mr. Richards asked for motion to hire Sean Kisel as part time police officer for Adams Township. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to amend agenda to discuss bid purchase on Municibid for 2010 Tractor with boom mower and any possible motions due to information not being received until after agenda was posted and part on boom mower broke. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. After discussion, Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve putting in a bid on Municibid to purchase 2010 Tractor with boom mower from Strasburg Township with maximum bid of $20,000.00. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. Nothing more was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. and Mrs. Lunetto here about compliant filed about their neighbor’s rooster. Mrs. Lunetto said rooster goes on their property and is crowing and noise is from 6am on; is nonstop. One of board asked how many roosters and the Lunettos said 1 rooster and 3 chickens.Mrs.Lunetto said codes had sent letter to them about the rooster and there was no response; and was told that charges could be filed but the police needed to get the identifiers. Mr. Richards said that charges can be filed that will be turned over to the Chief. Mr. Bucci commented that he had already talked to Chief earlier in day about this matter. Mrs. Lunetto said she had left message before for the Chief and he not gotten back to her about the noise …if they wanted her to call each time the rooster crowed; about how they cannot go outside with noise being nonstop and the neighbor’s dogs or the rooster coming onto their side. Mr. Richards said that they will get Chief to get identifiers so charges can be filed and see if we can get it handled for them.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:16 PM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer