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; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief and one (01) 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 May 16, 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. Schrader 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 $47,564.32, expenditures of $133,567.34 (Check #28109 to #28156) and a balance of $653,731.48. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $5,735.12 (Check #1356 to #1358) and a balance of $50,739.58. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and $0.00 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $1,963.98 (Check #1089 to #1091) and a balance of $54,413.73. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $390,469.75.
A letter from Larry Custer, Executive Director of Cambria County Redevelopment Authority regarding Adams Township FFY 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program and our allocation of $99,131.00 for 2016. Discussion: The Board questioned what was on from last year and it stated paving Villa Road and Brookside Drive.
A letter from the EADS Group was read regarding Forest Hills Municipal Authority Beautyline Interceptor sewer Act 14 notification. Discussion: None.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the new Police Contract retroactive for the period from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Resolution No. 6-06 authorizing the township Chairman to sign all documents necessary to apply for a grant through the PA DCED to assist with Flood Mitigation efforts pertaining to Sandy Run, Located along Naugle Drive, in the amount of $410,000.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Richards. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Resolution No. 6-06 authorizing the township Chairman to sign all documents necessary to apply for a grant through the PA DCED to assist with Flood Mitigation efforts pertaining to an unnamed tributary to the South Fork of the Little Coneamugh River in the amount of $400,000.00. Mr. Gdula 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 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 $77,941.36 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Schrader 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: Adams Water…54.00, Altoona Contracting Excavating…3300.00, Barclay…75.85, CCSEA…1183.36, Comcast…328.86, Crystal Pure…45.30, Cumberland…1139.08, E. Pentrack…30.00, First National Bank…35,161.95, FHMA…105.00, JMA…250.00, Tribune…117.50, Lane…559.00, Long Barn…264.80, LP Miller…1412.44, Nationwide…1064.50, P. Webb…35.00, Pristows…35.52, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, S. Grow…150.00, Teamsters…24842.00, Trapuzzanos…80.50, US Cleaning…583.00, Verizon…214.37, VISA…1284.65, W. Mason…109.19, Walmart…263.19, Walsh…34.92, Yeagers…65.00, J. Rachael…368.03. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4649.80, J. Rachael…20.25. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael….24.30. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase new radio for the garage. Mr. Gdula stated the reason is the repeater and the radio are constantly down and the radio and repeater is over 15 years old and they won’t repair it any more. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow the Police Chief to apply for the COPS Grant, through the Department of Justice for a 4th fulltime police officer effective 2017. They will pay 75% for 3 years (2017-2019) of salary and benefits. The 4th year cost is all Township costs. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Don Lucas asked the Board and Road Master is they are getting to Blue Road. Mr. Gdula stated he had some patching to do to get the roads ready for the contractor to seal them and do the paving project. After those roads are ready they will get to Blue Road.
Police Chief Moss asked when he can hire a replacement for Officer Paluch. Discussion occurred on this subject and the Board told him to post the job.
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. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:27 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer