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, Dan Senft, Dennis Gdula, Mark Bucci and J. Brian Schrader; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Jennifer Zakraysek, Asst. Secretary; and six (6) 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 29, 2018 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. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $66,328.95, expenditures of $75,399.49 (check # 29319 to #292353) and a balance of $300,333.42. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $5,283.39 (check #1422 to #1424) and a balance of $2,069.75. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,430.87 (check #1163 to #1165) and a balance of $3,561.87. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $84.94 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #--) leaving a balance of $196,149.53.
Kim Dorchak from Kotzan and Associates presented 2017 Township audit. Discussion occurred following the presentation.
Letter from Police Chief Moss regarding bulletproof vests purchases. No discussion occurred.
Audit Engagement Letter from Kotzan and Associates for 2018-2020. Discussion occurred on retaining Kotzan & Associates. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to retain Kotzan & Associates as laid out in the audit engagement letter. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from Cambria County Building Codes informing the Board of updates regarding property maintenance complaints. No discussion occurred.
Letter from PennDOT regarding Cambria County Local Non-Composite Bridge Project. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards stated that the dredging needs to be done on both sides of the bridge. The letter states at this time it is not determined what will get dredged. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter requesting that dredging be done on both sides of bridge. Motion made by Mr. Gdula seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin reminded the Board about the delinquent fire protection money that is in general fund and needs to be transferred to the fire account as recommended by Ms. Dorchak from Kotzan & Associates. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to transfer delinquent fire protection funds from general fund to fire account. Motion made by Mr. Senft, seconded by Mr. Schrader. 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 $54,122.19 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. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams Water …81.00, Allegheny Field…148.16, Amtrust…4,528.00, CC Building Codes…204.76,Centre Comm…..44.25, Comcast…923.45,Conemaugh…187.00, Crystal Pure…56.80, CumberlandTruck…50.83,DeLage…367.68,E.Pentrack…30.00,FisherAuto…94.77,ForestHillsMunicipal…198.00,FWF…213.00,Gleason,Barbin&Markovitz…1,055.30,J.Nibert…30.00,Tribune…407.50,Kotzan&Assoc….5,250.00,LutherP.Miller…8,379.72,M. Bucci…25.00,Palyocsik…90.46,P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…1054.27, PA OneCall…11.20, Webb…30.00, R.Young…30.00, R.Robb…567.39, Staples…284.89, Teamsters…18238.64,Trapuzzanos…491.96,Tri County…319.99 US Cleaning…728.00, VISA…1,089.85,WB Mason…108.89, , Walsh Equipment…193.20, Witmer Assoc….2,250.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…4,991.18, J. Rachael…2.07. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…727.03, J. Rachael…1.64.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve advertising for road maintenance material for 2018-2019. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr.Richards asked for a motion to approve the Raymond Partsch subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission on February 7, 2018. Discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards states that the Board attended two meetings last week. One concerning the township’s MS4 inspection and other PennDOT’s upcoming intersection project on Routes 756 and 160.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
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 5:30 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Asst.Secretary-Treasurer