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, Anthony Christ, Dennis Gdula, Joseph Slonac and J. Brian Schrader; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and four (04) 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 was forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the July 31, 2017 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. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $107,158.01, expenditures of $159,142.75 (check # 28937 to #28985) and a balance of $637,115.41. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $378.00, expenditures of $5,249.27 (check #1403 to #1405) and a balance of $30,413.40. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $105.00, the protection account of $234.90 and expenditures of $3,279.39 (check #1140 to #1143) and a balance of $11,540.28. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $146.03 in interest and expenditures of $99,752.84 leaving a balance of $228,545.30.
A letter from Adams Twp. #2 Volunteer Fire Co. regarding the LifeSaver’s Award presented to four members of the Fire Co. at the recent County Fireman’s Convention. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter of commendation to Kerry Plows, Jr., Gene Krupa, Justin McKnight and Kirk Moss for their quick action on January 9, 2017 for the cardiac arrest event at the Baloga residence in Mt. Hope. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed. The Board is very proud of these gentlemen.
A letter from Thomas J. Anderson regarding the 2018 Financial Requirement and Minimum Municipal Obligation for the Police and Non-Uniform Pension Plans. Discussion: None.
A letter from Beverly Reighard requesting the Board to take over the Street Light at the corner of Chevy Lane. Discussion: Mr. Richards stated the Board will review this light and make sure it can be moved around to benefit the Street. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to review the placing of the light and then to contact Penelec to change its placement if required. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. 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 $55,145.14 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Slonac made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: J. Rachael…447.65, Adams Water…56.70, Advanced Office…435.00, American Eagle…30.00, Amtrust…4528.00, CCBC…385.00, Comcast…533.45, CVMH…47.00, Crystal Pure…45.30, Cumberland Truck…244.27, DeLage…254.09, D. Richards…44.00, Fi-Hoff…256.00, Fisher…223.11, FHMA…116.55, FWF…6893.00, HRI…5946.12, J. Ritko…30.00, J. Nibert…30.00, J. Tribune…90.00, J. Slonac…138.00, Lane…720.50, Long Barn…161.60, LP Miller…2626.87, M. Glosser…125.00, Memorial Highway…715.44, Nationwide…599.27, Palyocsik…6.68, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…765.49, Portage Power…30.30, Quaker Sales…148.19, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Russell Standard…15,643.32, R. Robb…164.04, Staples…47.96, Visa…212.58, WB Mason…79.97, Walsh…1506.59. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…509,806.54, REA…118.00, J. Rachael…11.34. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…13.15, J. Rachael…7.04.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the MMO for the Police Pension for 2018 at $15,386.00 and the Non-Uniform Pension Plan for 2018 at $22,300.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Thomas Fondler asked the Board about the complaint form he turned in last meeting. The Board related the information that the Codes office gave them. Mr. Barbin is going to call the Codes office and see what can be done.
Mr. and Mrs. John Margo spoke regarding if the Chief talked to their neighbor. The Board stated they will find out.
Mr. Robert Debivets addressed the Board regarding the sumacs that are growing over his fence and if he could cut the limbs.
Mr. Joe Orsaugas asked the Board if anything was going to be done with the playground and he wanted to file a complaint on the old school.
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. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 5:27 P.M.
Diana Baxter, Secretary- Treasurer