July 09, 2012
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 regular meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance recited by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Anthony Christ, William Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and five (5) 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. None was forthcoming
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the June 11, 2012 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion, Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $39,964.56, expenditures of $51,886.01 (Check #25325 to #25368) and a balance of $606,177.32. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $405.00, expenditures $141.57 (Check #1190 to #1191) and a balance of $35,299.44. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $110.00, expenditures $6.00 (Check #981) and a balance of $37,330.07. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $137.26, expenditures of $5,889.12 (Check #742) and a balance of $204,836.71. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from FEMA regarding Adams Township Floodplain Management Ordinance being in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program. Discussion: None.
II. OLD BUSINESS:
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the ordinance authorizing participation in property maintenance program of the Cambria County Building Code Enforcement Agency, delegating municipal powers of enforcement related to certain, specified, previously adopted ordinances and modifying the penalties for the violation those ordinances. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
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Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $26,623.55 for the General, State, Fire and Street Light
accounts. Mr. Richards asked the Board 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, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Adams Water…46.00, Barclay…77.63, Crystal Pure…45.30, DeLage…129.80, FHMA…102.00, FHSD…306.62, Freedom…159.25, Freightliner…37.00, IRS…1.19, IRS…223.63, J. Rachael…223.63, Tribune…55.00, Long Barn…46.55, LPMiller…1803.78, Palyocsik…28.99, Penelec…628.22, Pitney…200.00, PSATS UC…288.79, R&J Gulf…885.20, Reighard Machine…75.00, R. Schrock…72.00, S. Pritt…15.00, Summit…3208.21, Teamsters…10024.60, EADS…734.14, Trapuzzanos…285.00, US Cleaning…583.00, Valley Gases…9.86, Vermeer…35.08, McQuaide…40.00, Walsh…313.21, Waste Management…7.75, W. Barbin…963.15. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4095.81. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…289.79.
Mr. Richards asked the Board if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. Mr. Hoffman stated he received one seal bid for the loader. Mr. Christ stated there was no ad in the paper for bid yet for this loader. Mr. Barbin stated the bid must be sent back to bidder since it was not placed in the paper for bid yet.
Mr. Richards asked the Board if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Pat Mulchaey spoke to the Board regarding the improvements made on Old Bedford pike and the need for more catch basins between the 500’ and 600’ span. He also made suggestions for Blue Road. The Township stated they will send a letter to Highland Sewer & Water about the coming projects in Adams Township so they make any repairs to their system prior to the paving projects.
Mr. Joe Orsagus wants to know when Hoffman Mining is going to tar and chip that road in Mine 42. The secretary didn’t get the letter out yet due to lack of information. The letter will be sent.
Mr. Thomas Neff asked why Mr. Richards abstained on the road project motion. Mr. Richards stated he felt it was too much money.
Mr. Mike Baker asked if Mr. Gdula talked to Jeff Mitchell who is associated with PennDOT yet regarding the water run off problem. Mr. Gdula stated they are meeting next week. Discussion occurred between the board and Mr. Baker about permission to enter his property and redefine the old swell that use to be there but is grown in somewhat now.
Mr. Smith stated Mr. DiMarino asked for a stop sign by the legion area in Dunlo.
Mr. Neal Sivec asked why they designed the storm water for Beautyline to drain into the sewage plant. He suggested they split that drainage up. The Board will call Larry Custer to suggest this to the engineer designing the project so that it does get split up. Mr. Sivec also
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asked why the storm water pond the township placed with RJ Young for the property is retaining water. The pond should not be retaining water as that is the reason for a storm water pond.
Mr. Neff asked why so many coal trucks traveling SR 160.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:35 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana L. Baxter