I. CALL TO ORDER:
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, Anthony Christ, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and seven (7) residents.
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 August 10, 2015 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Smith made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. Mr. Smith made a motion to dispense with the reading of the treasurers report. Motion to approve the Treasurers Report made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $102,336.43, expenditures of $148,708.78 (Check #27619 to #27659) and a balance of $585,506.11. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $708.75, expenditures of $4,732.95 (Check #1325 to #1326) and a balance of $44,926.20. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $178.50 (hydrants) and $378.99 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $5.36 (Check #1062) and a balance of $15,660.71. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $143.61 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $283,726.00.
A letter from PA DEP regarding Rosebud Mining Co., Mine 78 Surface bond release. Discussion: None.
A letter from Thomas Anderson & Associates, Inc. regarding 2016 Financial Requirement and Minimum Municipal Obligation for Uniform and Non-Uniform Pension plans. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2016 MMO’s of $15,191.00 for the Uniform and $19,900.00 for the Non Uniform Pension Plans. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion for Mr. Barbin to file a Petition for Contempt with the Court and ask permission from the court for the township to tear down the Karen Turgeon house and place a lien on the property for the cost. Discussion on the motion between Board members and Mr. Barbin asking why the Judge would not notify her and if she would be given time to find another place to live. Mr. Barbin stated she contacted him that she did not have enough money or time to make the needed repairs and he is requesting the Judge place no more time on this matter. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the water problem on Hill Street in Sidman, PA. Possibly an engineering study and also getting the Forest Hills Municipal Authority’s camera to inspect the storm water drain near the football field. Mr. Christ feels the gas company interfered with the storm water lines by the football fence and would like Neal to put the camera up the drains to inspect them. Board agreed to do this.
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 $63,057.80 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Smith made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Christ 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: Ace…197.10, AmeriHealth…4454.70, Crystal pure…50.80, Cumberland Truck…51.21, DeLage…76.92, D. Richards…36.00, FHMA…105.00, Freedom…2197.00, FWF…7972.00, Hercules…10270.00, Highway marking…13440.00, Tribune…112.50, Krouse…1809.37, Lane…1138.80, Long Barn…14.00, Nationwide…599.04, Palyocsik…23.97, Richland Plastics…100.00, Staples…117.72, Summit Bank…6220.37, Teamsters…11814.30, Trapuzzanos…188.00, US Municipal…216.00, US Cleaning…623.00, Verizon Wireless…224.13. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…170.84, REA…108.00. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on renewing the Audit Engagement with Kostan & Associates for 2015-2017 being $5,000.00 1st year, $5,000.00 2nd year and $5,250.00 3rd year. Mr. Gdula made a motion to accept the three year agreement. Mr. Smith seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion on entering into lease agreement for a Lexmark XC2132 Color multifunction laser printer for $80.59 a month – 36 month lease. (save .57 cents) Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Police Service Contract for school patrol ($40.00 per hour) and home football games ($30.00) per game for the Forest Hills School District for a three year period of time. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Mr. William Barbin as the arbitrator the Adams Township in regards to the Police Contract. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated Keith Wright wants to meet with the Board regarding the ash issue with garbage collection. Mr. Gdula made a motion for the Board to meet with Mr. Wright and discuss this issue. Mr. Smith seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Christ asked for a motion to purchase four (4) tires for the Dodge Truck. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Kerry Plows wants to take possession of ½ of the alley. He was told what he could do but advised to get an attorney.
Mr. Bender lives on Fourth Street in St. Michael and stated his neighbor is putting a drive way in from Fourth Street to the Alley. Discussion occurred on this subject. Mr. Bender also asked for a Handi Cap Parking sign. He stated he would place the sign on his fence.
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. Smith second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:40P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
August 31, 2015