September 22, 2014
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, Denny Gdula, Anthony
Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; one (1)
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 September 08, 2014 meeting. He
asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve
the minutes presented. Mr. Smith made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Gdula 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 $52,560.53, expenditures of $47,120.05 (Check #26941
to #26967) and a balance of $509,710.98. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $378.00, expenditures of $3,757.06 (Check #1286) and a balance of $38,603.32. The Fire
Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $73.50, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---)
and a balance of $16,363.22. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00
and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $63,417.48. Mr. Richards asked
for a motion to approve the Treasurers report presented.
A letter was read from Larry Custer, Cambria County Redevelopment Authority
regarding 2014 Community Development Block Grant award of $97,494.00. Discussion:
Mr. Smith started a discussion with the board as to a need for a three year project,
Beautyline storm sewer project being completed and the bridge for Villa Road. The Board
needs clarification on the money available and what year what project is on.
A letter was read from Thomas Prestash, Pendot, regarding Water Obstruction permit
for work to be done on SR 869 (beaver Run Road). Discussion: Mr. Gdula stated they are
going to straighten the road at the old tipple on Beaver Run Road.
A letter from Cambria County Building Codes regarding property located at 318
Llanfair Road. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked how to fix the system that home owners keep
their property in decent shape instead of leaving their homes get into deplorable condition.
When property owners don’t pay their property taxes, then the property goes for a tax sale
but this action takes a long period of time.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award the Garbage Collection contract for Adams
Township starting January 1, 2015 to Wright Sanitation. Mr. Smith made a motion, Mr.
Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the bids received for replacement of the
two doors in the municipal building. Mr. Hoffman stated out of everyone he called only
one person come up. The bid was $4,995.00 including a new frame in the front but the old
frame remaining in the back. Mr. Smith asked for a motion to table any action until more
quotes can be received. Mr. Hoffman seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $15,956.60 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman questioned the bill to the
Tire Shop and Mr. Christ answered. Mr. Smith 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: J.
Rachael...672.04, Advanced office...468.81,, American Legal...238.92,
AmeriHealth...3288.40, Barclay...68.08, Comcast...83.98, CVMH....66.00, Cover...473.73, D.
Richards...80.00, FSC...298.50, Groff...924.95, Harketsvukke,,,599.04, HRI...1557.98, Mason
Dynamics...750.32, R&J Gulf...833.52, Summit...3823.38, Tire Shop...148.62,
Verizon...250.93, Vermeer...38.46, V. Zangaglia...300.00, Walmart...51.79. FIRE
PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA...727.03, J. Rachael...2.21. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT:
Penelec...104.12, REA...108.00, J. Rachael...11.34. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on the holding pond area of Elton View Estates.
Mr. Richards stated he was not in favor of renting a goat for a month. He feels now is the
time to spray it and Mr. Smith stated he felt they could clean the holding pond area up. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to table any decision on this matter. Mr. Smith made the
motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked how many tires were needed for the F550. Mr. Hoffman stated 8. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to purchase 8 tires for the F550. Mr. Smith made the motion,
second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on renting a roller. The pump went in the little roller
and they need to roll the roads that the road crew has recently shaped before they are torn
up. An 84” drum compact roller is $4,200.00 per month rent or $1,700.00 per week rental.
Mr. Gdula made a motion to rent the roller for the month. Mr. Christ seconds this motion.
With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked to send a letter to Cambria County Building Codes to send the lady in
Sidman to the magistrates and the Leech home in Gramblingtown. The Board discussed
how to prosecute these people for not taking care of their residence.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
1. Debbie Duca stated in two weeks she was going to install a temporary fence.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would
entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer