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, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Kirk Moss, Police Chief, one police officer and thirteen (13) 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 a copy of the July 01, 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. Bucci. 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 $ 67,944.91, expenditures of $ 54,350.11(check # 30351 to #30383) and a balance of $622,051.06. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 1,250.00 and expenditures of $476.64(check #1481 to 1482) and a balance of $25,034.03. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 480.00 and protection of $1,410.21 and expenditures of $40,000.00(check #1219 to 1220) and a balance of $20,616.89. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $191.67 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #) leaving a balance of $446,294.88.
Letter from Cambria County Association of Township Officials. Mr. Bucci commented at last county convention the booklet had wrong information in it for us and to make sure it is correct for this time.
Letter from PennDOT concerning South Fork of Little Conemaugh River.
Letter from Chief Moss concerning police vehicles. Mr. Bucci stated to Chief Moss that the Board needs a total cost of new vehicle with accessories. Discussion occurred. Chief Moss said he would have total prices to outfit vehicle for next meeting.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve joinder amendment and resolution for increase change to non-uniform pension plan with PSAB. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. 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 $27,225.77 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Bucci seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Amtrust…4,411.00,CCBC…633.10,Cambria Cty Sewage…75.00,Comcast…551.98,CumberlandTruck…59.24,D.Knepper…30.00,DeLage….183.84,D.Bailey..30.00,D.Richards…44.00,E.Pentrack…30.00E.Smay…30.00,Fisher Auto…70.92,Greens Garage…155.34,HRI…4,346.96,J.Cummings…30.00,J.Nibert…30.00,Jtwn Tribune…215.00,KeyWay…33.96Keystone…20.74,Lane…1,224.00,LongBarn….18.70,Luther P.Miller…1,968.25,Memorial…128.94,Metro Services…1,759.00,Nationwide…739.72,Palyocsik….13.99,P.Webb…40.00Penelec…779.49,P.Helsel…30.00, PitneyBowes…100.00,PortagePowerWash….125.00,R2SConsult…1,425.00,R.Webb…30.00R.Young…30.00,Sams Club…319.84,S.Grow…150.00,SportingGoods…69.98,Stephenson….460.76,TireShop…644.00,Verizon…282.54,WB Mason…129.88,Witmer…28.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…4,764.94, REA…108.00, J. Blanchetti…57.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….733.70, J. Blanchetti…63.26, J. Blanchetti…20.70.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve new Winter Service Agreement with PennDOT for five years. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on getting a price from contractor that has a small excavator to clean ditches in Creslo/St. Michael area. Discussion occurred on various options. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Senft both commented that we don’t have a machine that can get in there. It was decided to get a price from a contractor; Mr. Gdula mentioned that Straw Construction is right there working at school and he would stop and talk to them and get a price.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Dave Kovalsky here about contacting Mr. Gdula about alley and neighbor encroaching and presented pictures. Mr. Gdula stated about the phone call on that day and what happened. Mr. Kovalsky was saying it is township alley. Mr. Barbin said that he and Mr. Kovalsky had talked about this before and it is not a township road/alley and therefore not township responsibility. Mr. Richards said the same that it is not a township road/alley. Mr. Kovalsky asked what he can do. Mr. Barbin responded and said to Mr. Kovalsky that he would recommend to him to consult an attorney on the issue.
Mr. Terry Crissey about the upcoming road paving work to be done on Bentwood Drive. Mr. Crissey asked he be contacted beforehand; he said he would then let other neighbors know. Mr. Gdula said it would be soon…. they need to do some prep work (grading) beforehand. Mr. Crissey said just let him know the day before they start. Mr. Crissey also brought up the tires that need removed on Track Lane where charges have been filed about any updates. Mr. Barbin and Chief Moss stated that hearing has been continued until next month. Mr. Barbin said that is normal and Chief Moss said they asked that it not be continued a second time.
Mr. Ian Bucci here about stormwater coming from Weaver Road and comes and sits on his property. Mr. Gdula said he was there and looked at it. He said it is up to Mr. Bucci to put in a driveway pipe and he told neighbors’ contractor to make sure he also installs a driveway pipe. He said township can install box across the road from him to help with drainage.
Mrs. Linda Scullion and Mrs. Irene Baker about noise during night from truck business on Track Lane. Mrs. Baker also brought up about if property is zoned correctly or not for that use. Mr. Barbin said concerning the noise to fill out a complaint form. Mr. Gdula said we have ordinance against loud noises after 11:00pm. Mr. Bucci said use would be non-conforming use and it was probably before zoning, so it was grandfathered in.
Mr. Ron Stombaugh, Mrs. Sandra Stombaugh, and Ms. Stacy Ahlborn here about stormwater/drainage not working issue in Sidman. Mr. Stombaugh had pictures where it comes to his yard. But other neighbors’ drainage pipes there is no water draining. Mr. Richards said the water is not releasing then. Mr. Stombaugh asked if township had plan and if something could be done perhaps divert water from source and take out to Route 160. Discussion occurred; Mrs. Stombaugh said she has video and other side has no runoff and some places have berms on sides, and some don’t. Ms. Ahlborn commented about previous issues (flooding) stemming from this issue on her property and she put in pipe in. Mr. Gdula said he had gone up before to see where source was, and he said they would look into diverting water out to Route 160 but first would have to get permission from PennDOT getting in their culvert. He also mentioned that there have been new homes put in that were not there before and that can affect drainage. He added the pros and cons of having curbing. Mr. Gdula said he would contact PennDOT first to see if township can get permission from them; then go from there with pipe work needed and added this work would probably not be done until next year.
Mr. Joe Osgaros thanked crew for cutting grass and Mr. Richards for phone call about playground in Mine 42.
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. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:53 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer