Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm 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, Mark Bucci and Dan Senft, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, William Barbin, Solicitor, Police Chief Moss and nine (9) visitors. Mr. Schrader was 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 10,2023 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Bucci 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 $73,242.67, expenditures of $183,283.04(check # 33222 to #33263) and a balance of $825,999.69. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $2,310.00 and expenditures of $3,941.50(check #1661 to #1662) and a balance of $41,012.20. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of $855.00 and protection of $2,351.83 and expenditures of $41,352.09(check #1369 to #1371) and a balance of $41,364.60. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $60.14 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $360,475.20. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $4.60 in revenues in interest, and expenditures of $9,479.44(check#034 to #037) leaving a balance of $86,820.64.
CORRESPONDENCE: Letter from Beaverdale Library about donation. Mr. Richards recommended that the Board make a $200.00 donation to the library. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letters from PA DEP and Rosebud Mining about coal mining permit and blasting operations.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any 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 $164,033.49 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With rest in favor, motion passed.
Discussion about letter from Chief Kundrod from Adams Twp. Vol.Fire Company #2 about public safety and ARPA money. Mr. Richards said about not making decision until we know what will be needed for projects we have. Mr. Kundrod said he understood that but said about county wide update that is requiring all police, and fire departments to get new radios for new upgrade to system and the cost of that. Mr. Gdula spoke up and agreed with Mr. Kundrod ; recommended that the township give $15,000 to each fire department for the expense of the radios from the American Rescue Plan Account. Mr. Gdula asked if he could make the motion since he belongs to one of the fire departments. Solicitor Barbin he could as he is a volunteer at fire department; does not get paid so there is no conflict of interest. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for ASA addition hearing for Mr. Paul. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed. Solicitor Barbin said that this hearing for addition will be held before our next regular meeting on August 28th.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept/approve resolution to open Queens Row as public township road. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Rebecca Rusnak as Recording Secretary for Planning Commission upon recommendation of Planning Commission. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Richards. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion and motion to approve county commissioners offer to renew District Court 47-3-06.
lease at rate in letter. Mr. Richards stated they are offering us 5% for 10 years for the renewal. Mr. Senft made the motion to accept that offer, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Motion to amend agenda to include road bond approval as it just came up today after agenda was posted. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for Champion Lumber on Old Bedford Pike. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: Mr. Dave McMillan who lives on Spruce Court in Beautyline Development here about two things: First to thank the Board for getting rid of the abandoned vehicles that were by the old Salix Superette on the corner. Second, he said he walks a lot in development and there are people that he said Blow through not drift through the stop signs; said this is a concern because a lot of people walk and could get hurt if accident occurs. He said speeding is still happening even though stop signs were added and there are 25mph signs there; said there even neighbors who are willing to let police sit on their property to patrol. Mr. Richards commented this is everywhere not just here; he said we can have police chief put more patrols in that area; see what they can do.
Randy Cortese, member of the Planning Commission just confirming with Solicitor Barbin what to do about plan for Berwind/Rosebud that was tabled at their meeting. Solicitor Barbin said to have them make a note on subdivision plan stating that the zoning stays the same on each portion of combined tract. Short discussion about having them add sticker stating this to old plan or just have them put on new plan; figured would be best just to have them add note to newly printed plan.
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. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:21 P.M.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer