November 05, 2012
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 regular meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance recited by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Anthony Christ, William Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and three (3) 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. Mr. Neff questioned Mr. Richards why he voted not to release the employees who were laid off. Mr. Richards stated if the work is there he had no problem with it, but not to sit back in the building and have nothing to do. A discussion occurred on work that needed done between Mr. Neff and the Board. Mr. Richards thanked Mr. Neff for his comments and moved on.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the October 22, 2012 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. Christ 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 $7,572.81, expenditures of $221,092.78 (Check #25585 to #25604) and a balance of $196,337.25. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures $114.47 (Check #1207) and a balance of $21,027.92. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $00.00, expenditures $000.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $29,230.61. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed refund from HRI and interest of $4,653.25, expenditures of $167,563.08 (Check #747) and a balance of $29,658.25. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read. Mr. Smith wanted to comment to the public regarding the recent road project the Board completed through HRI, Inc. He stated various residents are criticizing the Board regarding not doing this work them selves when in reality the Township road crew can not do a major project they proper way with a tack coat and have a year guarantee on the roadway after finished. The Board was very smart in bidding this project out.
A letter was read from Adams Township Zoning Hearing Board regarding a special exception hearing for RJ Young to construct a mini storage building on his property located
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at 110 Maxine Drive. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked Mr. Barbin if this request fell under the other hearing. Mr. Barbin stated Mr. Young is not grandfathered for the new building.
A letter from Adams Township #2 Volunteer Fire Co. requesting consideration of an increase in their allocation and also setting a meeting up with the Board to address their concerns for the betterment of the Emergency Responses for the township. Discussion
The Board asked questions to Mr. Barbin regarding a flat tax, what is allowed by the Township Code and what a mill would bring it. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter requesting the Board members of the fire company to meeting with the Board on November 14, 2012 at 6pm at the municipal building. Mr. Christ made the motion, Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $47,654.98 for the General, State, Fire and Street Light
accounts. Mr. Richards asked the Board to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Smith made the motion to pay
all bills, second by Mr. Christ. 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…46.00, Beers…250.00, Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland Truck…429.69, DeLage…110.60, D. Gdula…20.00, EADS…21269.34, FHMA…102.00, FWF…414.00, Long Barn…69.50, LPMiller…1943.26, Miller Auto Parts…53.81, R&J Gulf…951.77, Richland Plastics…120.00, Samco…85.00, Sprint…52.55, Summit…4177.84, Teamsters…10024.60, Tri County…687.71, US Cleaning…583.00, VISA…529.76, Waste Management…7.75, W. Barbin…825.15. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,046.82, REA…88.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the quotes received for the garage door for the garage we just purchased. Mr. Christ explained the quotes and Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept OVERHEAD DOOR quote for the Series 593 door. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the tentative budget for the General and State Li quid Fuels Funds for 2013. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked the Board if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. Mr. Smith stated Mr. Robert Chizmar needs help in proceeding with his building permit. Mr. Chizmar has two parcels and needs to add on to his home but the Codes office stated he had to combine his deeds. Mr. Barbin explained the process Mr. Chizmar had to follow but stated the Board could approve the permit at this time but they need to pass a motion. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the issuance of the building permit for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chizmar on condition that he proceed promptly to combined his
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property within six (6) months. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mrs. Betty George spoke regarding the recent appointment to the Water Authority. Various issues of concern were addressed to the Board and it was agreed that we need to look for the resolution that started the Water Authority and who was named on the Board at that time and their length of terms.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:55 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana L. Baxter