Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00p.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, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, and 11 (eleven) 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 a copy of the January 6 ,2020 reorganization and regular meetings. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. 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 $ 77,373.91, expenditures of $ 84,949.83(check # 30720 to #30736) and a balance of $392,855.47. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 1,995.00 and expenditures of $177.90(check #1504) and a balance of $3,850.20. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 645.75 and protection of $1,669.78 and expenditures of $1,360.00(check #1241) and a balance of $14,986.20. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $0.00 in interest and expenditures of $50,487.29(check #783 to #784) leaving a balance of $188,684.56.
Letter from Cambria County Conservation about Highland Wind Farm.
Letter from Cambria County Conservation about erosion and sediment plan for Creslo project.
Letter from State Senator Langerholc’s office regarding an open house.
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 $35,732.01 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills areasfollows:GENERALFUND: AdamsTwpSt.LightAcct….4,754.12,AmTrust…..4,721.00,BarclayElectric….84.00,BirdInd……895.00,Blues….201.00,B.Haddad…315.00,Comcast…602.78,DeLage…174.59,D.Richards…44.00,E.Pentrack…30.00,FisherAuto….17.68,Gleason,Barbin……2,002.30,Highland…114.67,J.Ritko…30.00,J.Cordek…20.00,J.NIbert….30.00,JtwnTribune…..242.50,Keystone…869.67,LongBarn….297.39,LutherPMiller…2,512.21,MainlaineNews….80.00,Nationwide….745.49,Palyocsik…..39.91P.Webb…40.00,Penlec….1,007.99,PAOnecall…..8.55,P.Helse….30.00,R.Cortese…30.00,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,1stSummit….1073.65,Samco…169.00,Stinemans….5.57,Trapuzznos…828.00,Verzion….283.46,W.Webb…..20.00,WatsonIns…….1,203.00,W.Seese…20.00,Wilmore Coal….2.00,Witmer….120.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: American Rock Salt….5,533.96. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….4,935.67, J. Blanchetti…..74.03, REA…113.40. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland……1,253.43, J. Blanchetti….72.42, J. Blanchetti……24.57.
Discussion on Forest Hills Regional Alliance letter application concerning comprehensive plan. Discussion occurred. Mr. Bucci commented since he had attended the last Alliance meeting that price for new plan would be split between municipalities. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table as more information is needed before a decision is made to contribute to have a new plan done. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve participation in DGS statewide contract for Sodium Chloride for 2020-2021 for a total of 600 ton. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Joe Soltis inquiring about stone versus salt being put on roads and width of stone spread. Mr. Gdula answered that they use a 4 to 1 mix of stone/salt on the roads and cost of salt is more than stone, and salt tends to give you more cracks in the roads. He said he will check on the width of the spread on that plow truck.
Mr. Dave Nicodemus inquiring about an ongoing property maintenance complaint near him. Mr. Gdula responded that Chief Moss did file charges on that one sometime after the 1st of year. Discussion continued; Mr. Nicodemus commented on process. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Barbin commented on the fact that after the county judge’s order at the end of 2018 it slowed up the normal process that was in place for a good year and a half since Building Codes couldn’t file the charges anymore since they didn’t have access to get the identifiers needed.
Ms. Linda Scullion about update on Geibig tires. Mr. Barbin said he will pay fine. He said we can refile again to get tires cleaned up if that doesn’t get done and he has talked with Mr. Geibig’s attorney. Ms. Scullion also about Lantz tires and trash on his property. Mr. Gdula said there is still a complaint out there against him. He said that he will check with Chief Moss that he was supposed to contact Mr. Lantz.
Mr. Neal Sivec, from the Forest Hills Municipal Authority asking about building permit/setbacks for fence for new pump station on Peaceful Valley Road. Mr. Barbin said he will need permit for that and 2-foot setback for fence and have drawing when turning in application to Building Codes.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:26 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer