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, Mark Bucci and Dan Senft, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, William Barbin, Solicitor, and four (4) 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 June 5,2023 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Bucci 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 $26,540.35, expenditures of $153,288.38 check # 33155 to #33188) and a balance of $940,387.29. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $1,100.00 and expenditures of $333.80(check #1657 to #1658) and a balance of $47,578.29. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of $315.00 and protection of $668.71 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $80,891.46. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $360,348.71. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $0.00 in revenues in interest, and expenditures of $34,460.00(check#032) leaving a balance of $106,519.20.
OLD BUSINESS: 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 $22,243.07 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.Gdula seconded this motion. With rest in favor, motion passed.
Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND: Am.LegalServices….123.08,CambriaCtyBldgCodes…..220.00,Conemuagh…..70.00,DavidHeisers…96.00,EadsGrp….1948.02,E.Pentrack…30.00,GleasonBarbinMarkovitz….3308.22,Highmark….278.25,HRI…..1962.90,J.Nibert….30.00,Keystone….157.36,KimballMidwest….74.67,LarrysAuto…127.32,LongBarn….723.67,MathesonGas….238.39,MemorialChevy….11.09,NAPAAuto….612.56,PATurnpike….13.40,Palyocsik….24.99,.Replogle….159.13,Penelec….567.34,P.Helsel….30.00,R.Cortese….30.00,RelianceStandard….864.65,R.webb…30.00,R.Lehman…40.00,R.Young….30.00,StanleySteemer….643.69,StephensonEquip….794.30,TireShop…976.00,ThomasBuickGMC…..915.24,UPMC….80.00,Verizon….288.05,WBMason….300.96. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec4,901.59, REA….127.60, ATGeneralFund….33.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1,352.09, ATGeneralFund….20.06, ATGeneralFund….9.45. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: None.
Discussion and motion to approve purchase of mower (quotes). Discussion occurred on quotes from Ray’s, Hines Equipment, Pristows and Laurel Highlands Construction and Supplies and type of mowers, specs of each and what is needed and cost; are 9 quotes with different models. Mr. Bucci made a motion to go with the Simplicity model from Pristows Equipment quoted at 10,230.00, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve purchase of yellow and black arrow roadway signs and any other needed signs. Short discussion occurred. Mr.Gdula made the motion,Mr.Schrader seconded. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: Ms. Scullion here about update on tires and said something was supposed to have been done or letter was supposed to been sent by Mr.Barbin after last meeting. Mr.Barbin said we have to start from the beginning again and refile for these tires that were not part of the original pile we went to court about; said we testified in court that the pile was gone. So, he said for these other tires back in woods, insulation and other junk; instead of him sending letter we should have codes do inspection and have them send letter and go through proper channel and go from there. He believes this is why we do good with these type of cases in court because we can show on record that letters were sent to property owners and inspection done. Mr.Barbin told township secretary to contact Melissa at codes about this in the morning to proceed to restart process with complaint. Short discussion about trash,etc. on properties; Mr.Barbin commented that it is a problem everywhere not just our township; could devote a whole township budget to getting rid of junk.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:17PM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer