CALL TO ORDER:
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; Kirk Moss, Police Chief and nine (09) 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 October 03, 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 $38,853.81, expenditures of $151,991.50 (check # 29073 to #29121) and a balance of $485,737.25. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $189.00, expenditures of $318.78 (check #1411 to #1412) and a balance of $20,875.26. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $31.50, the protection account of $107.11 and expenditures of $6,1000.00 (check #1150) and a balance of $4,962.39. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $108.83 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 leaving a balance of $228,969.83.
A letter from The EADS Group regarding the 2018 Waterline replacement project and the NPDES an GP-5 to PA DEP for Highland Sewer & Water Authority DISCUSSION: Mr. Richards asked if Highland Sewer & Water Authority needed to be made aware of our trenching permit. It was stated much of the work was being done on State Roads.
A letter from Thomas J. Anderson regarding elimination/Reduction of Member’s Contributions for the Police Pension Plan to 2.75% for 2018. Discussion: None
A letter from the Zoning Hearing Board regarding the zoning hearing for Adams Township on November 02, 2017 starting at 5:30 PM. Discussion: None.
A letter from CCBCEA regarding how filing charges regarding violations of local ordinance will be handled. Discussion: None.
A letter from the Adams Twp. #2 Fire Co. regarding hosting the Annual Convention in 2019. Discussion: Mr. Gdula made a motion to send a letter of support for the 2019 Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Convention. Mr. Christ second the motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the tentative General Fund Budget and the State Liquid Fuels Budget for 2018. Motion made by Mr. Christ and second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the resolution between Adams Township and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the reimbursement Agreement System for the Creslo Sidewalk Project. Motion made by Mr. Gdula and second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for the Crown Victoria and the Chevy Tahoe. Bids received were as follows: Mr. Edward Washel for the Chevrolet Tahoe $1,550.00, Gary Shedlock for the Tahoe $1,052.00. Ron Tobias for the Chevy Tahoe $1,400.00. Jeremy Teplitza for the Crown Victoria $1,275.00. Cathi Hunter for the Crown Victoria $700.00. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Edward Washel’s bid of $1,550.00 for the Chevy Tahoe. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Jeremy Teplitza bid of $1,275.00 for the Crown Victoria. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Board will have a workshop with the Fire Company’s regarding the Volunteer Firefighter incentive after tonight’s meeting.
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 $91,578.53 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. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: J. Rachael…205.18, Advanced Office…1.89, CCBC…610.00, Chappell Lumber…320.00, Charley Corp…158.00, Comcast…444.81, Cumberland Truck…268.49, D. Knepper…30.00, DeLage…174.59, D. Bailey…30.00, D. Richards…44.00, E. Penntrack…30.00, E. Smay…30.00, FWF…6893.00, G. Costlow…1325.00, HRI…15063.94, J. Cummings…30.00, J. Nibert…30.00, Tribune…180.00, J. Slonac…138.00, Krouse…42.60, Lee Concrete…495.25, Long Barn…742.04, LP Miller…4071.93, L. Poropatich…150.00, M Glosser…700.33, M. Bucci…30.00, Matheson…19.25, Memorial Highway…730.80, Nationwide…599.27, Overhead…74.00, PSAB…225.00, P. Webb…35.00, Penelc…733.29, Pristows…40.04, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Schwartz…167.47, S. Grow…150.00, Sporting Goods…459.20, Summit…2228.13, Team Force…11178.18, Eads…172.50, Tire Shop…298.00, Verizon…269.55, V. Zangaglia…300.00, WB Mason…118.48, W. Barbin…1882.95. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: Suit Kote….33,171.46. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5,437.85, REA…222.20, J. Rachael…5.67. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael….0.95, J. Rachael…3.21.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on servicing the two T-Plates Transmissions before winter. Mr. Schrader stated they were going to check with Laurel Ford to see what they think. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to service the T-Plates if needed for the transmissions. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the resolution reducing the Police Officers’ contributions to the Police Pension Plan for the year 2018. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to hire Jennifer Zakraysek as a part time clerk, on a temporary basis, for the office, not to exceed 32 hrs. a week at a rate of $15.00 an hour at no additional benefits. Motion made by Mr. Slonac, second by Mr. Schrader. 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. Charles Orsargos and Mr. Joe Orsargos asked the board about their ongoing complaint regarding the high grass and various property issues including the old Mine 42 school condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baker asked if the vehicles were checked by the Police for license and condition and how the holding tank will be handled.
Mr. Pat Replogle spoke regarding an event the St. Michael Fire Co. will hold again this year. Light Up the Night on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 starting at 5:30 PM. Izzie will throw the switch this year and he was inviting the Supervisors to be in attendance.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.
Respectfully Submitted: Diana L. Baxter, Secretary- Treasurer