Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:10 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, Brian Schrader, Anthony Christ, Joseph Slonac; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary, and three (03) visitors.
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 26, 2016 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 to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the approval of the Treasurers Report in written form. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $110,068.29, expenditures of $37,330.86 (Check #28361 to #28385) and a balance of $545,981.24. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $283.50, expenditures of $13.40 (Check #1371) and a balance of $35,374.83. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $63.00 (hydrants) and $144.74 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $00.00 (Check #--) and a balance of $8,876.62. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $118.60 and expenditures of $170,144.45 (check #770) leaving a balance of $35,569.08.
A letter from Department of Emergency Services regarding approval of the Cambria County Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution. Discussion: None.
A letter from Office of Attorney General requesting the Police Department’s assistance regarding an investigation being conducted by the Attorney General’s office and Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, Region IV, State College office BN-4009516. Discussion. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Police Department to assist in the investigation and the Hold Harmless agreement between their office and the Adams Township Police Department Office. Motion made by Mr. Christ and second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Ordinance #111 of Adams Township amending the zoning map to change certain properties from the L-1 Zone to the AR-1 Zoning District. Motion made by Mr. Gdula second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to ratify the agreement between Gino M. Spinos and Amy M. Spinos dated September 30, 2016 granting them permission to proceed with construction of the foundation prior to the map change. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $122,494.45 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Slonac 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 #1…16069.98, Adams #2…16069.99, ATWA…54.00, CCBC…522.94, Cargill…10931.46, Comcast…418.61, Cumberland Truck…36.68, DeLage…80.59, D. Richards…105.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, Ehrlich…182.00, FHMA…105.00, G. Costlow…787.50, Groft…4023.07, James Excavating…5267.33, J. Slonac…180.00, LPMiller…2143.68, M. Bucci…30.00 PSAB…225.00, P. Webb…35.00, Penelc…711.43, PA One…34.44, Pitney Bowes…399.00, BSAB MRT…35091.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Russell Standard…450.00, Sams…315.46, Sporting Goods…436.00, State Liquid Fuels…550.00, Teamsters…12421.00, Eads…238.95, Tire Shop…1128.00, US Cleaning…848.00, Verizon…20.52, V. Zangaglia…300.00, WB Mason…74.77, Walsh…439.32J. Rachael…65.14. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00, Penelec…4737.55, J. Rachael…8.50. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…6.23. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Cambria County Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution for Adams Township. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for Seesetown Road, a total of 2.1 miles at $26,250.00 for D & D Wood Sales Inc. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed
The Board will start the budgeting process for the 2017 General Fund and State Liquid Fuels Budget the month of October.
Mr. Slonac stated at the fall convention, they met with an animal control person and Mr. Richards wants a meeting with him to discuss the possibility of him becoming our animal control person.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mrs. Mary Delus asked the board of permission to reduce their side setbacks because it was an alley and not a roadway. They advised her to get a variance from the Zoning Hearing Board.
Mrs. Duca stated the neighbor was blocking the alley with items that are not covered by the property maintenance ordinance. She was advised to get an attorney.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Slonac made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer