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, Anthony Christ, Dennis Gdula, Joseph Slonac and J. Brian Schrader; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief; and six (06) 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 was forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the July 03, 2017 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $64,734.99, expenditures of $85,314.60 (check # 28872 to #28936) and a balance of $689,100.15. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $1,575.00, expenditures of $249.77 (check #1402) and a balance of $35,284.67. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $460.00, the protection account of $1,888.79 and expenditures of $40,000.00 (check #1138 to #1139) and a balance of $14,479.77. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $161.07 in interest and no expenditures leaving a balance of $328,152.11.
A letter from Adams Twp. #2 Volunteer Fire Co. regarding the new Act 129 for PA Volunteer Firemen to receive a 20% reduction in property taxes. Discussion: Mr. Richards stated the Board will send a letter requesting a sit-down meeting to look at this Act 129 and have a workshop with the two fire companies. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to set a meeting after the September 11 meeting with 1 representative from Dunlo and St. Michael Fire Co., for them to bring the roster and number of people. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Chief Moss regarding approval to purchase a new Tahoe for the police department through the Costars Program. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase and secure the balance of this vehicle through a lease. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Chief Moss requesting approval to send Jared Shope to the PA DUI Association three-day training seminar in State College on a scholarship he got awarded. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send Jared Shope to the PA DUI three-day training seminar in State College. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Forest Hills School District regarding the Annual Transportation/Bus Safety meeting on August 9, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM. Discussion: Mr. Gdula and Chief Moss will attend the safety meeting.
A letter from the Planning Commission regarding Ray Haupt attendance at the Planning Commission meeting regarding their motion. Discussion: None
A letter from the EADS GROUP regarding the Dollar General Store in Salix. Discussion: None
A letter of thanks from the Zion United Methodist Church. Discussion: None.
A letter from The EADS Group regarding installing 6,500 feet of new waterline & appurtenance for HSWA. Discussion: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for sale as is the Ford 2011 Police Vehicle and the 2004 Tahoe. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. 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 $247,216.71 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Slonac made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: J. Rachael…495.13, Amtrust…4528.00, Appalachian Tire…238.00, CCBC…516.59, CCATO…75.00, Comcast…91.91, D. Richards…44.00, EADS…115.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fi-Hoff…573.50, Fisher…23.59, FHSD…296.02, FWF…118.00, Grannas…9550.10, Groff…184.26, Highway Markings…15493.50, HRI…31053.15, ICC…135.00, J. Ritko…30.00, James Excavating…1465.12, J. Nibert…30.00, J. Tribune…222.50, J. Slonac…138.00, Keipers…14.76, Lee Concrete…225.00, LP Miller…1954.57, M. Glosser…35.00, MT Uniforms…149.98, M. Bucci…30.00, Matheson…17.16, Memorial Highway…138.11, Nationwide…599.27, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…736.85, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, Roto-Rooter…672.00, Russell Standard…21445.02, Sargents…219.50, Shaffer Tree…250.00, Summit Bank…4156.99, Teamsters…13027.60, Trapuzzanos…154.00, Tri County…1268.09, US Cleaning…583.00, Verizon…533.81, Walsh…287.30, W. Barbin…881.84, Windber Agway…49.99. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: HRI---99752.84. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5094.02, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…47.25. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…763.38, HSWA…2445.55, J. Rachael…13.80, J. Rachael…56.66. Escrow Account: R. Silvis…25694.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond request for Brown Lee Lumber for Old Bedford Pike, Mine 42 Road to Centennial Drive. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the side lot addition plan from the Cooney Brothers Coal Company to Thomas Haberkorn as approved by the Planning Commission on July 5, 2017 pending of the setback ordinance of the windmills. (Mr. Young stated the setbacks were reviewed and found to be o.k.). Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Police Chief Moss discussion with the Board the SRO, Department of Education Grant the Forest Hills School District is applying for. This is currently a 3-year program and they would like Adams Township to assist and support this program. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve participation and support this grant with the conditions prescribed by the Chief of Police for Adams. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Thomas Fondelier presented the Board with a complaint form. The Board agreed with the complaint and will forward it on.
Mr. and Mrs. John Margo spoke regarding their neighbor. Chief Moss will handle this complaint.
Mr. Ray Hocevar spoke again regarding the water and the depression the garbage truck is making and crushing the pipe at the end. Mr. Gdula will look into this matter and see what can be done.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M.
Diana L. Baxter, Secretary- Treasurer