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; Chief Moss and four (04) 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 27, 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 $44,247.34, expenditures of $80,244.24 (Check #28188 to #28218) and a balance of $606,184.87. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $2,025.00, expenditures of $275.72 (Check #1361 to #1362) and a balance of $48,493.81. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $490.00 (hydrants) and $2,340.34 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $727.03 (Check #1094) and a balance of $57,302.83. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $179.84 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $390,829.35.
A letter from Cambria Cty. Dept. Emergency Services regarding Emergency Medical Service Sustainability concerns. Discussion: The Board is going to wait until they meet with EMS personal and then attend the meeting with the results.
A letter from Janet Hannakan regarding permission for a driveway on her property and she will only use the current driveway as a walkway. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the request but require a concrete barrier be placed across the concrete driveway upon completion of the new garage and driveway. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter of termination of employment as of July 31, 2016 from Ted Paluch. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Mr. Paluch’s letter of termination of employment with Adams Township. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards stated a letter will be sent to Mr. Paluch thanking him for his years of service to the Township.
A letter from Commonwealth of PA regarding the Flood Mitigation Program rejection. Discussion: None.
A letter from PA DEP regarding PAG-13 Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System for Adams Township. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send this letter on to The EADS Group, our engineer for their review.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to hire a full time police officer to replace the officer that resigned. Mr. Gdula stated they interviewed two candidates and each did an excellent job. He made the motion to hire Lee Hill, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. The Board stated Mr. Hill has been with the township for the past eight (8) years and will be a great asset to the township force.
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. Christ made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Schrader 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: J. Rachael…576.61, ATMA…465.00, ATWA…54.00, Advanced Office…400.00, AmeriHealth…4621.70, Appalachian Tire…381.00, CCBC…690.00, Comcast…413.35, Crystal Pure…39.00, Cumberland Truck…270.61, D. Knepper…30.00, DeLage…80.59, D. Richards…44.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, Ehrlich…175.00, E. Smay…30.00, Fisher…54.0, FHMA…105.00, Groff…7761.00, HRI…16,837.26, J. Cummings…30.00, J. Ritko…30.00, J. Rachael…293.75, JMA…212.00, J. Tribune…97.50, J. Slonac…119.00, Long Barn…109.23, LP Miller…1995.30, Matheson…74.25, Memorial highway…213.82, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…676.53, Pitney Bowes…301.00, PSATS UC…25.39, R. Cortese…30.00, Ray’s…17.50, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, S. Grow…150.00, Summit…8186.93, Eads…653.43, US Municipal…2785.00, US Cleaning…583.00, WB Mason…38.95, Windber Agway…73.52. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,509.75, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…60.75. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…763.38, J. Rachael…84.91, Adams Twp. #1…23,500.00, Adams Twp. #2…23,500.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Adjoining Lot Merger plan for Bryan and Karyn Fisher as approved by the Planning Commission on July 6, 2016. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Adjoining Lot Merger plan for Stephen Landgrebe and Joan Landgrebe as approved by the Planning Commission on July 6, 2016. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Adjoining Lot Merger plan for Howard and Kathleen Frye as approved by the Planning Commission on July 6, 2016. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula stated Russell Standard will be in the township the first (1st) week of August to do the seal work on the various roads in Adams Township.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Joe Orsaugus asked the Board about the lease on the Mine 42 playground and they need new equipment. He discussed the new playground equipment or possibly turning the area into a community park. The Board advised him to see the Adams Croyle Recreation Authority and see if they can assist him in this matter. He also stated the old Mine 42 School is in terrible shape.
Mr. Brandon Swinger and Mr. Ben Colosmio discussed the property beside them on Seesetown Road and also they have been calling Mark Miller and he isn’t returning their phone calls regarding the dogs he was ordered to get rid of.
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. Christ made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Slonac second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:23 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer