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, Kirk Moss, Police Chief, one police officer and sixteen (16) 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 a copy of the July 22, 2019 meeting and August 01,2019 special 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. Senft. 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 $ 50,733.82, expenditures of $ 108,793.21(check # 30384 to #30426) and a balance of $563,991.67. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 577.50 and expenditures of $4,929.94(check #1483 to 1485) and a balance of $20,681.59. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 189.00 and protection of $370.07 and expenditures of $817.66(check #1222 to 1223) and a balance of $20,358.30. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $212.31 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #) leaving a balance of $446,507.19.
A letter from Thomas Anderson regarding 2020 Financial Requirement and Minimum Municipal Obligation for the Police and Non-Uniform Pension Plans. Short discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve 2020 MMO for Non-Uniform and Police pension plans. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from the Adams Township Planning Commission. Discussion occurred. Mr. Bucci brought up that we had already approved plan awhile ago with supervisors, planning commission and Eads and changes keep occurring.
Revisit discussion on hiring road crew worker. Discussion occurred on available options. Mr. Richards recommended the Board looks at resumes received and then determine if they need to advertise for position. Mr. Schrader made the motion to approve that option, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $277,910.84 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Senft made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Bucci seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND:AdamsWater…81.00,AdvancedOffice…505.85,Amtrust…4,784.00,CCBC…410.65,CCATO…75.00,Comcast…552.37,Conemaugh…47.00,Crystal Pure…40.80,Dale Oxygen…56.26,D.Richards…44.00,E.Pentrack…30.00,FI-Hoff…414.00,FisherAuto…37.09,FHMA…117.00,FHSD…274.29,Freedom…1595.00,FWF….3406.00,GAP…726.00,Gleason,Barbin…..1670.85,GrannasBros…22,589.31,GreensGarage…211.94,HRI…11,593.48,J.Ritko…30.00,J.Nibert…30.00,JtwnTribune…45.00,Keystone…15.25,LongBarn….33.00,LutherP.Miller…2767.95,Memorial…63.36,Palyocsik….105.44,P.Webb…40.00,Penelec…752.84,PAOne…15.58,P.Helsel…30.00,Pitney Bowes…197.76,Portage PowerWash….350.00,Pristows…38.05,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,Stephenson….504.50,Summit Bank…1,087.98,Teamsters…16,743.12,TriCty…1,131.00,US Cleaning…583.00,VISA…456.09,WB Mason…184.94,YCG…15.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: Grannas…..157,411.02, Suit-Kote…39,934.12. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…4,703.72, J. Blanchetti…17.33, Cambria Cty Comm…552.43. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….733.70, J. Blanchetti…11.10, J. Blanchetti…5.67.
Discussion on garbage collection contract which expires at the end of 2019. Mr. Barbin said contract is up at end of year and there is not an extension in current contract, so it needs to be put out to bid. Mr. Richards asks for a motion to advertise for bids for garbage collection. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion and motion to approve opening police activity account. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to open account. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve getting line painting done for roads that were paved. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on three written quotes received for gas heat system in municipal building for 3 furnaces, air cleaners, labor, and accessories. (B. Hale-9840.00, B. Vickroy-10,070.00, Yeagers-11,567.00). Mr. Richards asked for a motion. Mr. Gdula made a motion to go with lowest quote from B. Hale, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion occurred on approving agreements for Maryland Ave and Naugle bridge projects with Eads Group concerning engineering amounts and match on contract. Mr. Barbin said regardless we need engineers. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve agreements. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. Mr. Schrader asked Mr. Barbin if he had any updates on Dunlo school. He said he has a complaint that he drew up and it needs signed which he will send over to township.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Ms. Thelma Smay here about flooding from school in 500 row of Creslo affecting her and her neighbors. She said after the recent storms her basement was flooded from water coming from school and thanked whoever from township had helped during that flooding. Mr. Gdula said he is in contact with the school concerning that area and this past week they cleaned out a drain that was obstructed and cleaned other one and put in box with grate. He said the one that was obstructed had things in there that shouldn’t have been and said hopefully the things done will fix the issue. He said he will keep an eye when it rains to see if the water flow/drainage is working. Ms. Smay wondered if sign put there would keep people from putting items there that obstruct flow and commented also about sidewalks on 5thstreet. Mr. Richards said that that street would be getting new sidewalks next year. Mr. Gdula added that next year before the sidewalks are put in that he plans to put in additional drains in that area to help with water flow.
Mr. David Nicodemus inquiring about any updates on Villa Road being paved. Mr. Gdula said the last he heard from Cambria County Redevelopment Authority who is doing project; that money is allocated, and project was being put out to bid. Mr. Gdula said Mr. Richards called also and was told same thing and said we don’t have control over this project it is through Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Nicodemus also asked about code complaint on Riverside Drive. Mr. Gdula said no updates recently from codes officer and said Mr. Nicodemus could call codes for update. Chief Moss commented that he thought codes officer filed charges when he was here filing other charges.
Mr. Don Uzelac about extension on Gardner that was paved during recent project. He said he the paving was great, but that township dumped backup on sides and mud from it was running in his driveway. Mr. Gdula said they put that fill mix on sides to mesh with driveways and then all that would be needed was to rake and topsoil. Mr. Uzelec cited a Pennsylvania law. Mr. Barbin said that berm can have dirt and suggested he talk to county conservation concerning that law and township doesn’t landscape residents’ yards. Mr. Gdula said where the backup was put is township right of way. Mr. Uzelac said it would be nice to get letter stating he would be responsible. Mr. Gdula said backup on side was put there to support road and only done there where it was necessary.
Mrs. Scullion asking about tire hearing. Mr. Barbin answered that tire hearing is tomorrow at 1:30 pm at District Court.
Mr. Percy and Tracy Helsel here about approval of subdivision due to changing name on property. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approval Helsel plan. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:50 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer