I. CALL TO ORDER:
Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the conference room of the Adams Township Municipal Building.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader, Joseph Slonac and Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and three (3) residents.
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Richards stated at this time the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the January 4, 2016 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 to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $65,777.70, expenditures of $60,469.90 (Check #27881 to #27903) and a balance of $415,831.45. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $2,031.75, expenditures of $168.47 (Check #1341) and a balance of $29,186.65. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $483.00 (hydrants) and $1,145.78 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $0.00 (Check #-) and a balance of $6,025.13. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $49.05 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $113,262.21.
A copy of the tentative list of functions scheduled for the Adams Township No. 2 Fire Station for 2016 was presented. Mr. Barbin said they are required to inform the Board on a yearly basis of their activities.
A letter from EMS regarding the Winter Storm Jonas and to keep track of overtime, supplies used, etc. in case the President declares a Federal Disaster from the hours of 2400 Friday, January 22, 2016 until the middle of the week. Discussion: Mr. Richards said everything must be documented.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards stated at the reorganization meeting a discussion came up on appointing someone to fill the vacancy created by the death of James Dusack on the Adams Twp. Municipal Authority. Upon research and talking with Mr. Sivec, this position was filled February 2015. Sarah Zajdek to Mr. Dusack’s term and Fred Brown to Skip Kelly’s term.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release the road bond for Gdula Street, Lloyd Street and Pipline Road held by D & F Loggiing. Mr. Gdula stated he has inspected these roads and there is no damage. Mr. Gdula made the motion to release the bonds for D & F Logging. Mr. Slonac second this motion, with all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $33,340.14 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Christ made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Schrader seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Adams Water…56.70, AmeriHealth…3225.70, Appalachian Tire…85.00, Applied Indust….110.17, Barclay…148.29, Blues…296.00, CCBC…110.00, Centre Communications…157.50, Comcast…369.78, CVMH…231.00, Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland Truck…281.73,, D. Richards…44.00, Delage…3.67, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher…2.78, FHMA…136.50, FHRA…100.00, Freedom…1756.00, Freightliner…55.97, J. Ritko…30.00, James Excavting…1083.26, Tribune…102.50, Keiths…117.27, Long Barn…72.40, LP Miller…2335.13, M. Bucci…30.00, Memorial Highway…349.66, Nationwide…477.74, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…912.29, PA One…23.78, Pitney Bowes…188.10, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00, R. Hoffman…166.00, Stineman…14.09, Summit Bank…8608.11, Taser…382.90, Eads…123.20, Tri County…123.20, Verizon…500.45, Walsh…1553.60, W. Webb…20.00, W. Seese…20.00, Winder Agway…74.95, Witmer…149.00, J. Rachael…298.36. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4530.42, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…60.95. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael…48.96, SWCCWA…1360.00, Adams #1…572.89, Adams #2…572.89, HSWA…727.03. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase six (6) new tires for the Freightliner truck. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Pat Replogel spoke regarding the snow removal from Storm Jonas this past weekend. He felt the township road crew should have acted faster on coming out to clear the roads due to emergency (fire and ambulance) equipment’s need to reach victims should it occur. Mr. Gdula and the Board discussed this issue.
Mr. Mark Bucci asked what is going on with the Boundary status. Mr. Barbin explained what is going on that Richland Township appealed to the State Supreme Court and we won’t give up.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Christ made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:24 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer