ADAMS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
September 09, 2013
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 Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Roy Hoffman, Anthony Christ, and William Smith: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Chief Moss and nine (9) 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 forth coming.
Mr. Larry Custer spoke to the Board regarding the 2013 CDBG funding ($95,616.00) to be used for replacement of a bridge and street improvements within Villa Road in the Village of Elton. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the resolution to approve the 2013 CDBG Program for Adams Township. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. Further discussion occurred on unfinished business to get the easements needed for Beautyline storm water project. Mr. Hoffman thanked Mr. Custer for all his hard work and assistance with Adams Township.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the August 19, 2013 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 to accept the minutes, Mr. Hoffman 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 $82,688.82, expenditures of $46,313.26(Check #26149 to #26170) and a balance of $627,910.05. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $425.25, expenditures of $117.92 (Check #1242 to #1243) and a balance of $31,672.49. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $73.50, expenditures of $729.87 (Check #1009 to #1010) and a balance of $33,141.24. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $89.38 and $00.00 (check #---) in expenditures leaving a balance of $186,107.66. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from David Knepper requesting the appointment of Charles Boyer to be an alternative delegate to the Forest Hills Regional Alliance for Adams Township. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Mr. Boyer to the Alliance for Adams Township alternate delegate. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from Tom Neff renewing his desire to be appointed to the Forest Hills Municipal Authority when a vacancy occurs for Adams Township. Discussion: None.
A letter from the Adams Township Planning Commission requesting permission to join the PA Township Planning Association at a cost of $125.00. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve their request to join the State Planning Association. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the lease agreement between 1st Summit Bank (BancLeasing LLC) and Adams Township for six years, monthly payment of $1,011.69 with a $1.00 buyout at the end of the lease for the new 2014 International truck. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The solicitor reviewed all documentation and stated everything was in order and he okayed the agreement.
Mr. Richards stated a work shop will be held on September 23, 2013 after the regular scheduled meeting with the Fire Companies to discuss their request prior to starting the budget process for 2014.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award the bid on the 1977 grader sale to Gulich Township for $4,000.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forth coming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $151,956.92 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. Hoffman 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: Adams Water…48.00, Advanced Office…4.16, Appalachian Tire…20.00, CCBC…440.00, Cash Flow Lease…4023.38, Centre Communications…35.00, Comcast…321.56, Cottles…31,136.00, Crystal Pure…50.80, Cumberland Truck…90.29, D. Knepper…30.00, Day Chevrolet…27,239.00, DeLage…76.92, D. Bailey…30.00, E. Pentrack…20.00, E. Smay…20.00, FHMA…105.00, Freedom…2195.00, G. Costlow…4312.50, HRI…11,229.43, J. Cummings…30.00, JMA…342.42, Long Barn…22.48, LPMiller…797.28, M. Glosser…62.00, M. Corneilus…200.00, Network Deposition…258.55, PA Public Safety….206.69, Palyocsiks…21.48, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…555.87, RJ Gulf…1414.34, R. Cortese…20.00, R. Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00, R. Poborsky…20.00, Summit…8563.64, Team Force…6795.03, Teamsters…9518.40, Tri County…22090.00, US Cleaning…583.00, Visa…38.00, Web Listing…85.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3927.54. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…13272.29, Quaker…903.84.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the following subdivisions as approved by the Planning Commission on September 4, 2013: 1. Louder Land Merger; 2. Amy Beth Brazil Trust Subdivision; 3. Iva Balko Subdivision and 4. Cooney Bros. Coal side lot addition to Fred Brown. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated Trick or Treat for Adams Township will be held on October 31, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. If you wish to participate, please turn your outside lights on.
Mr. Richards stated the annual Halloween Parade will be held on October 27, 2013 starting at 2:00 p.m. in St. Michael.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow the Supervisors, Secretary, Auditors and Tax Collector to attend the annual Fall Convention of the Cambria County Association of Township Officials on September 27, 2013 at the Solomon Run Banquet Facility. Motion was made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Christ. All in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the request Mr. Barbin received from Attorney Pritts regarding a Legislative Amendment for Uzelac. Mr. Barbin explained what the Uzelac’s wanted to do, building a residential home on their property on Mt. Airy Dr., but the property is zoned L-1. He sent a letter to the planning commission asking for their input. The Planning Commission responded and they totally support Uzelac’s request. Mr. Barbin is to contact Mr. Costlow and discussion the options available.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. Mr. Hoffman stated he wanted permission to have Seesetown, Oakridge Drive, WPA Road, Krayn Road, Mt. Airy Drive, Palestine Road, Helsel Road and Fifty Acre Road line painted. Mr. Christ made the motion to have the lines painted on the above roads. Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman asked if we could use the fire hydrant money to help place the water line to Pleasant View Trailer court. The board feels the gentleman who owns the trailer court has to take the initiative and work with the water authority and come to an agreement on installing the line and we would then work with the water authority in financial assistance.
Mr. Hoffman asked Mr. Barbin what is going on with the boundary line between Adams Twp. and Richland Twp. No decision was made to date but he feels certain he will have to include the school districts on this action.
Mr. Hoffman asked Mr. Barbin if he heard anything on the law suit for the truck repairs. Mr. Barbin stated he sent a letter of demand to the company and is waiting to hear from them.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Ron Stombaugh discussed the condition of his neighbor’s property and asked the Board for assistance in having this problem taken care of so it is not a yearly complaint.
Mr. Jim Benning and John Ohler, Jr. representing the Sons of the American Legion requested permission to lease a section of the old Dunlo fireman’s park and ball field to use as fund raiser property. Discussion occurred on this and the lease would be for a minimum of five years. Mr. Barbin will do the lease after all information and liability insurance is received.
Mr. Richards stated with no further 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 meeting adjourned at 5:42 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: