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, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft, and Mark Bucci, William Barbin, Solicitor, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, Police Chief Kirk Moss and seven (7) 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 were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had copies of the October 25,2021 regular meeting and November 3,2021 special meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $115,113.80, expenditures of $ 197,223.56(check # 31967 to #32005) and a balance of $856,567.14. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $4,940.95(check #1584 to #1585) and a balance of $12,830.77. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,271.38(check #1304 to #1306) and a balance of $33,051.86. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $47.91 in interest, and expenditures of $215,243.11(check#814) leaving a balance of $114,260.61.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
NEW BUSINESS: Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $54,991.24 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Bucci made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
P.Helsel….30.00,QuakerSales….392.00,Rays…..52.40,R.Webb…30.00,SamsClub….97.33,,Staples….39.36,Teamsters…17419.56,USCleaning….583.00,VISA…1286.36,WBMason….10.06,WindberStone…4215.44,WitmerPublicSafety….150.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….4805.35,REA….114.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1268.09.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve 2022 Tax Resolution,2022 General Fund Budget for 1,917,846.00 and State Liquid Fuels Budget for 379,098.00.Motion made by Mr.Gdula ,second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Resolution 2021-A1115 for adopting written procedures in how professional services are chosen for its pension plans in order to comply with Act 44. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to put ad in paper that Adams Township is giving their notice of intent to appoint Kotzan CPA and Associates to make an examination of all accounts of Adams Township for the Fiscal Year of 2021 in place of the elected auditors. Mr. Bucci made the motion ,second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Roger and Sara Layton subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards commented that for the 2022 Tax Resolution we did not raise any taxes and then asked if there was any other new business to discuss.
Chief Moss said he had something to discuss ….said he wanted to purchase 4 new tasers for police. He said would be a lease purchase over 5 years….total price of 11,040.00 and per year of 2,208.00. He said they are covered by insurance, and warranty and have rechargeable batteries. He brought up need for taser as they are at school more for more functions and to be visible to public . He said his current budget can handle the first of five payments .Mr.Gdula said these are needed for police non-lethal option and to have ones that work when needed. Mr.Barbin said for them to add/amend agenda to include motion to purchase had to be reason was not added to agenda 24 hours prior to meeting. The Board asked why this was not added and Chief Moss said that he just got price confirmation an hour prior to meeting.
Mr. Richards asked for motion to amend agenda to include motion to approve lease purchase of 4 police tasers due to confirmation being an hour before meeting so couldn’t be added 24 hours prior. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve lease purchase of 4 new police police tasers at price of 11,040.00 (total of 2,208.00 per year). Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr.Barbin told Mrs. Scullion that a pretrial conference for the Geibig case has been scheduled for January 13,2022. She asked what happens at a pretrial conference. Mr.Barbin said the judge asks questions, and purpose of case,etc.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: None.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:13 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer