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, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader, Anthony Christ, Joseph Slonac; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief, Commissioner William Smith and two (2) 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 November 21, 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 $83,262.24, expenditures of $39,134.76 (Check #28469 to #28492) and a balance of $490,325.12. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $141.75, expenditures of $108.00 (Check #1377) and a balance of $26,169.79. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $31.50 (hydrants) and $224.81 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $727.03 (Check #1115) and a balance of $1,807.34. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $12.18, expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $36,142.92. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept all Treasurers Reports for 2016. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from NCHSN regarding the Buckle Up PA Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Program. Discussion: None.
A letter from Cambria County Building Code Enforcement Agency regarding property maintenance complaints on Michael Dupnock’s property and the two properties in Mine 42. Discussion: The Board stated they will find out who is paying the taxes and get the name and address for Andrew. Regarding the John Wegrzyniak property the Police Chief will meet with the Codes to discuss this.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2017 General Fund Budget at $1,585,710.00. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2017 State Liquid Fuels Fund Budget at $323,835.00. 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 $62,293.24 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Christ 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: J. Rachael…68.71, Adams Water…54.00, Advanced Office…74.58, Barclay…40.00, CCBC…55.00, CCSEO…650.00, Comcast…412.77,Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland…258.27, EADS…12326.69, D. Richards…44.00, E. Pentrack…30.00,, FHMA…105.00, Grannas…9484.73, HRI…260.48, James Excavating…2055.27, J. Slonac…119.00, Kishmo…7052.80, Long Barn…22.60, LP Miller…3168.12, Memorial Highway…140.39, Palyocsik…45.20, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…764.70, PA Police…150.00, PA One…36.08, PSATS…1754.00, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Safety Kellen…587.18, S. Grow…200.00, Summit Bank…3250.48, Teamsters…12421.00, EADS…561.20, Tractor Supply…11.98, US Cleaning…583.00, Visa…348.38, WB Mason…98.40, W.C. McQuaides…41.00. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00, Penelec…4006.47, J. Rachael…4.25. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: Highland Sewer & Water…727.03, J. Rachael….0.94, J. Rachael…6.74. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution 2016-A20711 adopting written procedures in how professional services are chosen for its pension plans to comply with Act 44 of 2009 and the Auditor Generals recommendation. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Adjoining Land Merger Plan of Charles and Madeline Taylor to be conveyed to Gregory E. Hoke for property along T-511, Old Luther Street, which was approved by the Planning Commission on December 7, 2016. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Township received a request from Good Will Industries to place a Donation Bin on our property. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow this. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Police Chief Moss asked the Boards permission to purchase two (2) new Taser guns due to the fact ours are 11 years old. The cost will be spread over a four-year period. Mr. Gdula made the motion to purchase the two Taser guns. Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Steven Paluch asked what the progress was on the sewage line for Dollar General. This item was discussed and he was told Peaceful Valley and Old Salix Airport areas will have sewage in two years.
Mr. Michael Kalwalsky as if Dollar General was coming to the area. It was stated they will find out on December 15, 2016 if they are.
Commissioner William Smith gave the Board an update on the County owed bridge in Cresol going over the Little Conemaugh River to the 1889 Park in two years. The Bridge will get a new cement decking and road pavement and they are planning on dredging the river 350 feet on each side of the bridge. If the Township waits we won’t have to pay for it then. This is being done through the TIP Program. We can cut the trees off the island in the creek with no permits. The Board thanked Commissioner Smith for giving us the update on this project.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Slonac second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:15 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer