Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 4:57 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, Brian Schrader, and Dan Senft; Bill Barbin, Solicitor, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, and twelve (12) visitors. Supervisors Dennis Gdula and Mark Bucci were absent.
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 July 12,2021 regular 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. Schrader. 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 $190,307.01, expenditures of $ 118,331.92(check # 31748 to #31790) and a balance of $1,041,303.90. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $1,595.00 and expenditures of $4,842.40(check #1570 to #1570) and a balance of $27,487.95. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 540.00 and protection of $1,321.48 and expenditures of $41,268.09(check #1293 to #1295) and a balance of $36,116.73. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $75.49 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check# --) leaving a balance of $410,110.70.
Letter of resignation from Zoning Hearing Board member Elizabeth Smay effective August 1,2021 due to health reasons at home. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept her resignation. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Steve Sewalk from Eads Group here with update about GP Beautyline permit. Mr. Sewalk stated they had submitted a permit on behalf of the township to clean the stream over in Beautyline. They applied to clean entire channel from 160 to treatment plant. He said they received email back from DEP saying what they applied for did not comply. He said it says we can only do the 50 feet upstream/downstream to remove debris from culvert. He said about how he and the two of the supervisors have previously been to DEP about this issue. Mr. Barbin said if you wanted to do more than the 50 feet it requires a joint permit with the Army Corp of Engineers. Mr. Sewalk said you could apply spend the time and money and they could still deny us. He said they have contacted lady at DEP that sent this denial letter. He said they have decided to go for a permit to clean the 50 feet; GP-11 permit that is good forever. He said they are waiting to hear back from her as to whether they need to resubmit for this permit or can revise the one they already submitted, and that Eads will keep us updated.
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 $65,015.07 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND:Cambria Cty Codes….610.00,CardinalGrp….22,580.00,Chemung…226.50,Comcast….428.31,Conemaugh…70.00,CrystalPure…46.80,CumberlandTruck…163.99,EadsGrp….3,624.96,FiveStar….202.48,FHMA…151.00,FHSD…261.51,Greens….113.20,Highland….78.66,HorvathChemical….162.37,IndustrialRadiator…168.30,Keystone…23.85,LongBarn….13.60,Longs…41.00,NAPA….234.30,Palyocsik…4.58,Penelec….87.41,PitneyBowes….197.76,PortagePowerWash…390.00,Rays……61.50,RelianceStandard…792.92,S.Grow…150.00,TeamForce…12,999.00,Teamsters…17419.56,US Cleaning…583.00,VISA….2909.46,WB Mason….15.56. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….177.80, J. Blanchetti…..47.85. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: J. Blanchetti….16.20, J. Blanchetti….39.64.
Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mrs. Linda Scullion asked about the Geibig court case, if there is a date set yet. Mr. Barbin said the last was their attorney cancelled due to Covid and said that he would call their attorney to ask about new court date.
Mrs. Irene Baker asked about the PennDot project at the Elton intersection. Ms. Zakraysek said that when she talked to PennDot engineer on project he said that 756 (Elton Road) would be closed from Post Street to the intersection with 160 and that PennDot is obligated to use state routes when they give detours while locals know other roads to use . Short discussion occurred about work done on project so far between Mr. Schrader and Mrs. Baker.
Ms. Julie Kinkade here about property maintenance complaint near her at 130 Liberty Park and told Board that property has junk cars, trash and garbage; gave them handout. Mr. Richards said codes already has this complaint; will check on status then commented Chief Moss can investigate junk cars, etc. …that its between our police and codes.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Senft 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