Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 4:58 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, Mark Bucci and Dan Senft; Bill Barbin, Solicitor, Kirk Moss, Police Chief, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, and fourteen (14) 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 28,2021 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. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read/written. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $393,154.59, expenditures of $ 241,659.19(check # 31710 to #31747) and a balance of $969,328.81. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $4,905.93(check #1568 to #1569) and a balance of $30,708.35. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $2061.12(check #191 to #1292) and a balance of $75,523.34. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $75.93 in interest, and expenditures of $38,924.96(check# 8709 to #810) leaving a balance of $410,035.21.
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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 $208,073.33 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. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: AmTrust…..5237.00,Barclay…..67.50,Cambria Cty Codes….12.41,CambriaCty RecorderDeeds….91.75,CardinalGrp….22,580.00,Chemung…316.30,Comcast….475.07,CrystalPure…40.80,D.Bailey….30.00,D.Richards….44.00,EadsGrp….1527.36,E.Pentrack….30.00,E.Smay….30.00,FHMA…123.00,Gleason&Barbin…1902.50,Greens….56.60,Highland….117.51,HRI…..91,024.89,J.Nibert….30.00,Jtwn Tribune…67.50,J.Baker….30.00,L/BWater….4110.00,LaurelFord….93.83,LongBarn….89.80,LutherPMiller…4101.83,NAPA….295.30,P.Webb40.00,Penelec….656.89,PAOneCall….44.53,P.Helsel….30.00,PurchasePower….100.00,R.Cortese….30.00,R.Webb….30.00,R.Young…30.00,Teamsters…18871.19,Tritech….1939.30,US Cleaning…655.00,VISA….1898.74,WB Mason….117.24,Watchguard…..4995.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….4,728.40, REA…114.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1,268.09, ATFireCo#1…..20,000.00, ATFireCo#2…..20,000.00.
Discussion/motion on letter and release concerning Cambria County Prothonotary. Mr. Barbin explained about the letter and release. Mr. Richards asked for motion to approve release for Cambria County Prothonotary. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion/Motion to add another alternate Holly Bodolosky to Zoning Hearing Board (Please see attached resume). Discussion took place on adding Ms. Bodolosky and Mr. Paluch both as alternates as allowed 3 alternates on Zoning Board. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Holly Bodolosky and Stephen Paluch as alternates to the Adams Township Zoning Hearing Board.Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Leventry Subdivision as approved per Planning Commission. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Cooney Bros.Subdivision for Greg and Stacy Novak as approved per Planning Commission. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for .10 mile on WPA Road for Top Notch Logging. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Renee Daly from Cambria County Redevelopment Authority here to discuss possible 2021 CDBG Projects following this meeting.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Sarah White about the two vacant old houses along Elton Road her and husband filed property maintenance complaints against in September of 2020. She said they have plans to buy the one property(4545) because they have need to downsize to one level home and they had bought another old house adjacent to theirs and had that one torn down and the other one she said the owner who is on property deed had passed and Chief Moss had found heir and they told him there was Medicare liens on property.Mrs.White said she checked with county and taxes were still being paid at up to 2020 so it was clear that way. Mr. Gdula said the one property the gentlemen who owns that one was at a meeting previously and said he would cleanup and clear, but neighbor would not allow portion that was theirs. Mr. Gdula said for Chief Moss to file charges on that one (4537). Mrs. White said the other one (4545) is messy…. there are two different spellings of last name on deed for owners…She asked if there is anything she can do to acquire property. Mr. Barbin said could have heirs sign off but wouldn’t be necessarily be clean. He said there is nothing you can do that is 100% without risk except a judicial sale; urge heirs to not pay taxes; which takes 4 years of them not paying taxes for judicial sale. Other option would be would come up with agreement between her, the heirs and Fed gov’t but the heirs would have to create an estate to transfer property. Basically, they must do that for each deceased person he said, and they probably won’t. Said she could do tax sale which takes 2 years of not paying taxes…he said there he said contact our Congressman Thompson office…they can help negotiate settlement between her, heirs and Federal govt (for Medicare). Mr. Richards said Chief will file charges with the first Elton Road property (4537) and the other one Mr. Barbin advised her as to what she can do. Mr. White thanked the Board.
Mr. Pat Mulachy of Old Bedford Pike said he has two things. First, he said good job to whoever plowed Old Bedford this past winter. Second he said about PennDOT intersection project that is along 160/Elton Road is going to move over to Old Bedford Pike side to work on that bridge. He said with detour or even if they aren’t detouring …there will be increased traffic on Old Bedford Pike and Saddle Club and asked if Board has any plans on to do anything with those roads….said it will be mess especially dust on dirt portion due to increased traffic. Mr. Gdula said if PennDOT had plans to use township roads as detour they would have let us know. Mr. Bucci commented other township roads such as Oakridge, etc. will see increased traffic …. that local will know roads to get around temporary construction. Mr. Gdula said that people will find alternate route ….and commented on where PennDOT will probably place signs indicating road is temporarily closed. Mr. Gdula told Mr. Mulcahy that he would contact PennDOT and see what their plans are concerning detour on Old Bedford Pike side if they are doing one and what it is and if they are not doing a detour if one lane over bridge will be open to local traffic.
Mr. Dave Nicodemus here about three things. First about road dept paving portion that CDBG project last year didn’t cover by Villa. Mr. Gdula said Mr. Senft is new roadmaster…he said that right now they are working on a big Dirt and Gravel road project on Weaver Road that needs done. He said that was their plan and after finishing on Weaver they can go over there to Villa. Mr. Senft agreed and said that was the plan. Next, Mr. Nicodemus asked about complaint on Horner property near him that previously Mr. Gdula had talked to the owner and owner had said he would remove things; said they weren’t removed. Mr. Gdula said he would call the owner again. Lastly, Mr. Nicodemus brought drainage issues along his road..after paving he said about sloping and if we could anything or if he could do something..water lays there. Mr. Gdula said that area lays flat there, said could put drain there that would drain to creek, but you would have to cut new paved road. Mr. Nicodemus asked if he could do anything with drainage…can water run out to road? Mr. Gdula said no, and Mr. Richards said if you do work or have someone do work that you must get permit to cut township road. Mr. Gdula said when it rains hard that water always lays there he said back years ago when they did that bridge there it did; Mr. Nicodemus remarked that was when he had moved there and remembered that as well. Mr. Gdula said could do drainage along there and have it drain to creek and said maybe filling in that flat area and then to check with Mr. Senft about the getting the road paved after they finish the Weaver Road project.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer