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 fourteen (14) 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 September 11, 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.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $123,957.40, expenditures of $77,686.45 (check # 289027 to #29072) and a balance of $598,874.94. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $803.25, expenditures of $275.73(check #1409 to #1410) and a balance of $21,005.04. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $189.00, the protection account of $551.78 and expenditures of $749.25 (check #1147 to #1149) and a balance of $10,932.78. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $315.70 in interest and refund from HRI and expenditures of $0.00 leaving a balance of $228,861.00.
A letter from Cambria County Dirt and Gravel Roads regarding changes in Statement of Policies and Procedures that will be in effect January 01, 2018. Discussion: None
A letter from Police Chief Moss regarding staffing of the police department. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow the posting to hire a full-time police officer. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from the Beaverdale Library asking for the Board to consider budgeting a donation for the Library for 2018. Discussion: The Board will consider this during the budgeting process.
Mr. Richards stated the Board needs to re-advertise for sale the Tahoe and the Crown Victoria. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. 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 $112,944.08 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. Slonac second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams #1…14902.02, Adams #2…14902.01, Adams Water…81.00, Advanced Office…588.49, American Legal Service…195.48,, AMTRUST….6731.00, A. Christ…55.50, CCSEO…335.00, CCATO…50.00, Fisher…27.18, Comcast…342.83, Crystal Pure…34.30, Cumberland Truck…95.73,D. Knepper…90.00, DeLage…174.59, D. Bailey…90.00, D. Richards…78.05, Ehrlich…189.00, E. Smay…90.00, FHMA…125.70, Groft…295.75, HRI…6,743.01, J. Cummings…90.00, J. Tribune…352.50, J. Slonac…55.50, Krouse…186.32, L/BWater…160.00, Long Barn…185.39, MT Uniforms…18.99, Nationwide…599.27, Palyocsik…39.58, Penelec…39.58,PSU…100.00, PSAB MRT…35,023.00, R. Young…60.00, S. Grow…200.00, Summit…2128.63, Teamsters…13027.60, Tire Shop…608.00, Trapuzzanos…41.00, Trapuzzanos…163.00, U-Line…83.49, US Cleaning…583.00, Verizon…264.42 Visa…20.58, WB Mason…104.43, Walsh…1978.06, W. Webb…20.00, Yeagers…188.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…209.98, REA…108.80. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Adams Twp. Water…6,100.00.
Mr. Richards stated the Police Chief has set Trick or Treat to be held on October 31, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM. Please keep your outside lights on if you want to participate.
The Board of Supervisors will start the process of working on a budget and tax resolution for 2018 on Wednesday, October 11 starting at 11AM.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the financing proposal from 1st Summit Bank for a 60 month General Obligation Note for $58,000.00 with a written Resolution showing 2.875% in interest for 60 months. This loan is for the purchase of the 2018 International Truck. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. 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. Dave McMillen talked to the Board regarding the garbage truck coming to the apartment houses to empty the dumpster at 12:30 am every Wednesday and nothing has changed from the last meeting. Mr. Barbin will take care of this issue and the Police Department will monitor.
Mr. Thomas Fondler stated the generator was removed and the power is back on in the residence.
Mr. Mike Baker addressed the Board on the Lantz sewage issue. A long discussion occurred on this topic and various issues.
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 5:28 P.M.
Respectfully Submited: Diana L. Baxter, Secretary- Treasurer