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, Dennis Gdula, Dan Senft, Brian Schrader and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Kirk Moss, Police Chief 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 was forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the January 28, 2019 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. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $ 52,638.81, expenditures of $ 46,497.44(check # 30021 to #30060) and a balance of $341,687.61. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 0.00 and expenditures of $5,180.69 (check #1463 to #1465) and a balance of $2,233.79. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $ 849.96 (check #1203 to #1205) and a balance of $13,589.51. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $64.46 in interest and expenditures of $10,353.07(check #778) leaving a balance of $139,845.75.
Kim Dorchak from Kotzan and Associates CPA here to present 2018 Township audit. She reported the township had a clean audit with no discrepancies and is in good financial condition.
Letter from Cambria County Planning approving Bassett Land Merger.
Letter from Cambria County Conservation approving review of Mt. Hope waterline project. Discussion occurred.
Letter from Cambria County Association of Township Officials.
Letter from Adams Township Vol. Fire Company -Dunlo with a list of tentative functions for 2019. Mr. Richards asked for motion to approve tentative list of functions for 2019. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. 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 $56,192.02 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Senft made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams Water….81.00, Advanced….321.73, Barclay….84.00, CambriaCty.BuildingCodes…280.00,CambriaCtyAssoc.Twp.Officials…75.00,Comcast…258.78,Conemaugh…70.00,CrystalPure…46.80,Cumberland…362.76,D.Knepper…30.00,D.Bailey…30.00,D.Richards…44.00,E.Pentrack…30.00,E.Smay…30.00,Fisher Auto…207.96,FHMA…117.00,Grannas Bros…..5,231.67,J.Cummings…30.00, J.Nibert…30.00,Jtown Tribune…117.50,Kotzan CPA….5,500.00,Long Barn….173.20,Luthur P.Miller…5,320.68,Modern Marketing…145.28,PALaborLaw…79.50,P.Webb….40.00,Penelec..1,156.50,PAOneCall…12.58,P.Helsel…30.00,Pitney Bowes….197.76,ProDisposal…800.00,R.Cortese…30.00,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,S.Grow…150.00,Staples…38.15,StephensonEquip..134.12,SWIF…1,629.00,Teamsters….15,945.84,Tire Shop….93.00,Tractor Supply…65.98,Tri County…996.87,US Cleaning…583.00,VISA…438.82,Witmer….141.80.The State Liquid Fuels Fund: Am.Rock Salt….7,015.64. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…52.40. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…733.70, Highland….7,150.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Secretary-Treasurer to get 1st Summit Bank to combine bank statements into one at end of each month and to setup 1st Summit online to check account balances as suggested by Ms. Dorchak of Kotzan and Associates CPA. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve advertising for road maintenance material for 2019-2020 season. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve a revised plan for George Properties Subdivison as approved by the Planning Commission. Discussion occurred. Mr. Barbin commented on number of lots. Mr. Cortese of Planning Commission was present to explain plan. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table the approval for George Properties. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci to table approval. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve William and Karissa Bassett Adjoining Land Merger as approved by the Planning Commission. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for A.M Logging from Palestine to Cider Press/Blue Road intersection with condition that the township reserves the right to limit access on the described roads during periods of thaw or when road conditions could result in significant roadway damage. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve police officer’s training requests. Motion made by Mr. Bucci, seconded 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:
Mrs. Scullion and Mrs. Baker inquiring about tires on property adjacent to them. Mr. Bucci said that he is supposed to receive a phone call from Cambria County Conservation about possible grant to remove them. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards stated if Mr. Bucci does not receive phone call then the township will proceed to prosecute.
Ms. Lisa Sivec here about Hometown Hero banners. She said she received contract agreement from Penelec and gave Board copies. The Board will look over and get needed insurance certificate for agreement.
Mr. Dave Kovalsky about meeting minutes needing more detail. Mr. Richards said we can provide some more detail in minutes. Later, Mr. Kovalsky brought up gas not being provided to Mr. Paluch, present and others in area. Discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula said numerous efforts have been made to get gas company to explain why gas cannot be brought to that area.
Mr. Baloga asking about needed repairs on Hub Lane. Mr. Gdula responded that last year we didn’t get to tar/chip or repair there. He stated that hopefully this summer they will get to repair that lane. Mr. Baloga also said about incorrect signage/911 address off Rim Drive. Mr. Barbin stated the County 911 would need to be contacted. Chief Moss said he would take care of contacting the county and having signage corrected.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 6:05 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer