Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm 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 Gdula, Dennis Richards, Brian Schrader, Mark Bucci and Dan Senft, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, William Barbin, Solicitor, Police Chief Kirk Moss, and ten (10) 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 were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had copies of the May 1,2023 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as written. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $204,598.24, expenditures of $ 113,661.98check # 33085 to #33118) and a balance of $1,082,181.71. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $10,995.60 and expenditures of $333.80(check #1653) and a balance of $52,622.24. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of $3,248.70 and protection of $10,605.73 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $82,629.63. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00in interest, and expenditures of $4,179.72(check#827) leaving a balance of $360,284.45. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $0.00 in revenues in interest, and expenditures of $15,184.00(check#031) leaving a balance of $140,971.82.
CORRESPONDENCE: Letter from PennDOT District 9 about Winter Traffic Services Agreement. Short discussion. Mr. Richards asked for motion to approve renewal. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any 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 $64,663.25 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Bucci made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND: Amtrust….6,100.00, CambriaCtyBldgCodes….240.85,Cintas…..113.83,Comcast……441.36,Conemaugh…..70.00,CrystalPure….42.80,CumberlandTruck….16.60,E.Pentrack…30.00,Ehrlich…..239.40,FisherAuto….69.52,FWF…….31,983.00,GoldenEquip…..6,400.00,Groff…..186.00,Highmark….259.70,J.Nibert….30.00,Keystone….340.
99,L/BWater…..45.00,L.Hill…..12.94,LongBarn…..58.81,LutherPMiller…..4,295.74,M.Glosser…..223.08,NAPAAuto….295.14,PATurnpike…..13.40,Penelec….428.56,P.Helsel….30.00,PitneyBowes…..100.00,QuakerSales….575.00,R.Cortese….40.00,RelianceStandard…..864.65,R.Webb….30.00,R.Lehman….30.00,R.Young…30.00,ThoamsAuto….62.38,Trapuzzanos….429.00,UPMC….80.00,USPS…..68.00,VISA….1,164.56,Verizon…..286.35,WBMason….276.96,WindberAgway….99.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec…..4,687.95,ATGeneralFund…..1,122.20,REA…..127.60. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1,352.09,ATGeneralFund….939.60,ATGeneralFund….331.19. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: None.
Renee Daly here from Cambria County Redevelopment Authority about this year’s CDBG project application 1st public hearing; discussion about what to do for this year’s project; Ms. Daly also explained to members of public who attended about CDBG project requirements and asked for any input/ideas of projects. Mr. Schrader mentioned Pitcairn Ave in Dunlo ; Ms. Daly said we did study there and did not meet low income requirements. She explained that the amounts on the paper she handed out are estimated allocations based on previous years as they have not received amounts from fed or state government…said we are expected to receive around 115,000. She said we are up to date with our projects except for the last two years which is Mine 42 stormwater projects; it is a multi-phase project; expected to be put out to bid and money you are expected to get would cover another phase; would bid all together then. Mr.Senft asked if having third phase would complete this project entirely. Ms. Daly said yes. The Board agreed that they should complete the project and have Ms. Daly put it in for this year’s project.
Opening and awarding of bids for paving project for Fifty Acre Road. Grannas Bros. was the lowest bidder for the paving project at $196,152.00. Mr. Richards asked for motion to award bid to Grannas Bros. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion and motion to approve letter of understanding for ASA area for 3 parcels attached for Richland Township that have a portion in Adams Twp. (See email from Mark Stockley from County). Mr.Gdula made the motion to approve letter, second by Mr.Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion and motion to approve new contract with Energy Harbor for electric rate per kilowatt for township buildings with lowest rate in best interest to the township (.011892 for 24 months). Mr. Bucci made the motion for the rate of .011892 for 24months, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Kaith’s Heating Subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion about purchasing additional fire extinguishers for office building. Mr. Richards said no approval needed for this amount; said to contact Blues Fire extinguisher to review office building and see what is needed and install any additional extinguishers.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase tires for the backhoe.Mr.Schader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion about Countryside Lane. Mr.Goller here from Countryside Lane and two of his neighbors about what standards/requirements are needed to make road public. Mr.Gdula said it has to meet PennDOT specs which a cul de sac that has so many feet radius, right of way of 33 feet,cartway of 16 feet and length of 250 feet. He said also you have to have so many inches of base. Mr.Goller asked about costs incurred,survey,etc. Mr.Gdula said costs are incurred by property owners. Said other neighbor who they asked said he wasn’t interested because it would raise his taxes. Mr. Barbin said this would have no bearing on taxes. Neighbor asked about elec. Pole that is in middle of turn around. Mr.Gdula said look to see how wide right of way is; would be back whenever subdivision was established. He also PennDOT representative inspects to see if road meets requirements; said with this inspection; can add more costs if he would say it needs stormwater, it needs better base,etc. Mr. Barbin said about other than all the standards required; also, after they need a petition signed by all property owners; neighbor asked if one person won't sign does that stop it? Mr. Barbin said basically yes; as other way is very costly, and he has never seen it here; and added that the two things about a road being public; it should be open and passable. If township took over road; they would maintain it,plow,pave,etc. Mr. Richards said he remembers we tried it once before at Countryside, but person or people wouldn’t deed over. Mr.Goller reviewed everything discussed. Mr. Schrader mentioned that if this happened; it would still be stone for a while would not be paved right away.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for bids for new equipment storage building. Short discussion; Mr.Senft needs to get specs for building; secretary will send them onto Solicitor Barbin to work up advertisement and contract agreement. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr.Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: Justin Thornton, Civil Engineer and Terry Astleford here on behalf of property owners who own the Ranger ice cream stand on Locust Street in Sidman about redeveloping property. They had drawing about proposed gas station/convenience store and wanted to know Boards’ thoughts. Mr. Thornton said they know they have to go to DEP,state,and do any needed pemitting,variances,etc and that this property is in a flood zone. Terry said they have talked to codes and DEP previously also about what would be needed. Mr. Schrader suggested another place you may need to get input from is school district as it would be directly across from them. Mr. Bucci said DEP you definitely need to get approval from them. Mr.Gdula and Mr. Richards both said for them to start with our Planning Commission who meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month. They and Mr. Barbin said even if you just come to get their comments first with a sketch plan; they can advise and tell you what would need variances, permits,etc.
Ms. Scullion commented about end of month being when tires have to be removed on property next to her. Said there is still a pile behind camper, in the woods. She showed picture. Mr.Gdula said he and Mr. Schrader went to check that tires were all gone after got call they had been removed. Mr.Gdula said they will have to go look to check out again.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:41PM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer