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 eleven (11) 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 October 23, 2017 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, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
At this time Mr. Richards recognized Mr. Larry Custer, Director of the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Custer spoke regarding the prior accomplishments of the CDBG Program that Adams Township participated in. He stated for 2017 we will receive $97,937.00 and this will be used towards completion of the Franklin and Washington Street project. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pass the resolution naming the Redevelopment Authority and Cambria County as administrators for Adams Township in the CDBG Program. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards thanked Mr. Custer for all his help and assistance through the 40 years he has been the Director of the Redevelopment Authority.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $123,182.09, expenditures of $119,975.53 (check # 29122 to #29171) and a balance of $488,943.81. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $283.50, expenditures of $5,665.72 (check #1413 to #1415) and a balance of $15,493.04. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $63.00, the protection account of $266.12 and expenditures of $731.19 (check #1151 to #1153) and a balance of $4,560.32. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $99.19 in interest and expenditures of $33,171.46 (check #772) leaving a balance of $195,897.56.
A letter from PSATS regarding Category 4 casinos within Commonwealth of PA and a letter from Senator Langerholc regarding the opt in and opt out process. Discussion: Mr. Barbin stated the board needed to do nothing due to opting into the program.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve General Fund Budget at $1,831,478.00 and the State Liquid Fuels Budget at $496,961.00 for 2018. Mr. Gdula made the motion to accept the budget presented for 2018. Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Tax Resolution for Adams Township for 2018. Mr. Richards comment that the taxes were not increased for 2018 but the Street Light and Fire Protection amounts each went up $5.00. The Street light to $50.00 and the fire hydrants to $15.00. Mr. Slonac made the motion to approve the Tax Resolution for 2018. Mr. Schrader second this motion. 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 $152,711.22 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. Gdula second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: J. Rachael…259.54, Summit Bank…99.50, Tri County…44,673.00, Adams Water…81.00, Amtrust…4528.00, CCBC…704.63, CCSEA…335.00, Cargill…5731.84, Comcast…437.59, CVMH…47.00, Crystal Pure…50.80, Cumberland Truck…1163.50, D. Knepper…30.00, D. Richards…44.00, EADS…416.69, E. Penntrack…30.00, E. Smay…30.00, Fisher Auto…18.98, FHMA…111.00, Freedom…337.00, Goods Tire…2919.00, HRI…2719.85, J. Ritko…30.00, J. Nibert…30.00, Tribune…35.00, J. Slonac…138.00, L/B Water…451.10, Long Barn…1317.93, LP Miller…1835.27, M. Bucci…30.00, Palyocsik…14.59, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…747.78, PA One…9.92, Pitney Bowes…197.76, Purchase Power…200.00, Richland Plastics…40.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, S. Grow…150.00, Stineman Awards…11.15, Summit…2122.05, Teamsters…13027.60, US Cleaning..818.00, Visa…572.61, WB Mason…139.53, W. Barbin…1190.15, Walsh…58,465.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5,529.44, J. Rachael…8.15. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael….1.89, J. Rachael…7.99.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the adjoining land merger for Thomas P. and Robin L. Oleksa and an adjoining land merger for Connie Miller as approved by the Planning Commission on October 4, 2017. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Partsch Sewage Planning Module. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. discussion on the extended warranty on the 2018 International truck. The cost of the warranty is $6,158.00 for 5 years/100,000 miles. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the resolution reducing the Police Officers’ contributions to the Police Pension Plan for the year 2018. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Christ. 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:
Mrs. Linda Scullion of Elton discussed the need to DEP to be contacted regarding a tire dump in her area.
Mr. Mike Baker asked the status of the holding tank, junk cars and 2 trailers parked in the woods.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:26 P.M.
Respectfully Submitted: Diana L. Baxter, Secretary- Treasurer