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; Jennifer Zakraysek, Clerk; 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 November 13, 2017 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $122,091.50, expenditures of $183,360.86 (check # 29172 to #29218) and a balance of $427,674.45. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $236.25, expenditures of $5,537.95 (check #1416 to #1417) and a balance of $10,191.34. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $73.50, the protection account of $136.43 and expenditures of $736.91 (check #1154 to #1156) and a balance of $4,033.34. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $82.13 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #--) leaving a balance of $195,979.69.
A letter from Cambria County Conservation regarding termination approval letter for the Forest Hills School District Middle/High School Additions/Alterations. No discussion.
A letter from Comcast regarding commencement of the renewal process for the franchise agreement between Adams Township and Comcast. A future meeting will be set up to discuss renewal with Comcast.
A letter from Anthony Christ thanking the Board and submitting a resume. No discussion.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Ordinance #113 for Adams Township implementing the Volunteer Service Credit Program and establishing a credit for Township Earned Income Tax and Township Real Estate Taxes for Active Volunteer First Responders with Adams Township Volunteer Fire Companies, and establishing rules and procedures to claim such credit. Mr. Gdula made the motion. Mr. Christ seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve extension of the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan public sanitary sewer collection system to Adams Township for the Forest Hills Municipal Authority. Mr. Slonac made the motion to approve the extension. Mr. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to hire Jared Shope as a new full time Police Officer as recommended by the interview committee. Motion made by Mr. Schrader. Seconded 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 $79,601.70 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Slonac made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: J. Rachael…50.54, Adams Twp. Fire Account Fund…10,000.00, Adams Water…124.20, Advanced Office Systems…175.26,Amtrust …4,528.00,CCBC…1475.01, CCSEA…650.00, Centre Communications…298.12,Chemung Supply Corp…581.00, Comcast…439.12, Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland Truck…624.48, DeLage Landen…174.59, D. Richards…44.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher Auto…191.50, FHMA…111.00, FWF Ins…536.00, Grannas Bros…10,296.48,Greens Corner Garage..288.99, J. Nibert…30.00, Tribune…282.50, J. Slonac…138.00, Long Barn…119.83, Lowes..449.96, LP Miller…2.993.24, M.Glosser & Sons…95.00, M. Bucci…30.00,Matheson…86.85,Miller Auto…425.00,Nationwide..599.27, Palyocsik…115.10, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…889.70, PA Chiefs of Police..150.00,PA One…33.62, Pristows…85.91, R.Cortese..30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00,R. Robb…150.00, Sams Club…651.44, Sporys…53.00, Summit…3,281.43,Teamsters…13027.60, The Tire Shop…528.00, Trapuzzanos…225.00,US Cleaning..1,166.00,Verizon…567.73, Visa…605.92, WB Mason…408.67, Walsh…435.68, Watchguard…5,195.00, Wilmore Coal…2.00, Windber Agway…103.92. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5,081.10, J. Rachael…7.09. , REA...101.80. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael….2.21, J. Rachael…4.10, Adams Twp. #1 Fire Co…5,000.00, Adams Twp. #2 Fire Co…5,000.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Don Sauter Subdivision and side yard addition; and Greens Corner Garage Subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission on December 06,2017. 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 2017-A20711 of the Adams Twp. Board of Supervisors adopting written procedures in how professional services are chosen for Pension Plans in order to comply with Act 44 of 2009 and the Auditor General’s recommendation. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Proclamation Commemorating Adams Township School Choice Week January 21 to 27, 2018. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion for approval of a road bond for DW Hardwood contingent upon payment of fees. Motion made by Mr. Slonac, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor passed, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin requested approval for an agreement between Forest Hills School District and Adams Township regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO). Motion made by Mr. Schrader, second by Mr. Christ.
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 stated that she got her answer to her question prior to the meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Baker asked the status of the holding tank, junk cars and 2 trailers parked in the woods.
Mr. Steve Sewalk addressed the Board for approval concerning potential subdivision for Galen George and if there were any issues with him doing this work. Mr. Richards made the motion that it was ok for Mr. Sewalk to do the subdivision for Mr. George. Mr. Slonac seconded this motion. With all in favor motion passed.
Mr.Slonac thanked the Board for the past two years.
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 5:16 P.M.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Clerk