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 nine (9) 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 8, 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. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $58,003.40, expenditures of $118,613.61 (check # 29273 to #292318) and a balance of $309,403.96. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $2,504.25 and expenditures of $246.96 (check #1412) and a balance of $7,353.14. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 630.00 and protection of $1,789.77 and expenditures of $727.03 (check #1162) and a balance of $4,992.74. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #--) leaving a balance of $196,064.59.
A letter from PennDOT concerning Local Bridge NBIS Safety Inspections District Umbrella Agreements for 2018-2024. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to retain The Eads Group as our Engineer for Bridge Inspections. Mr. Schrader made the motion, and Mr. Senft seconded the motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from The Eads Group concerning Highland Sewer and Water Authority regarding a project in Dunlo and requesting a letter of support to go along with a grant application. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked to for a motion to send a letter of support to The Eads Group. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Adams Township Fire Co. #2 St. Michael concerning their listing for tax break ordinance #113.
Discussion on attached memo from Mr. Barbin regarding driveway zoning from 2017. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send this on to the Planning Commission for their review and recommendation. Motion made by Mr. Bucci, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release the road bond for PennTex Ventures, LLC on Palestine Road. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, 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 $52,739.64 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: Advanced Office Systems…7.43, Axon Enterprise…744.00, Barclay Electric…84.00, CC Law Library…7.00, CC Assoc.of Twp. Supervisors…75.00 Cargill…16,562.11, Centre Comm…..142.25,Chemung..603.00, Comcast…705.82,Cumberland Truck…96.46, D. Richards…40.00, Fisher Auto…66.99, Galls…504.71,GrannasBros…10,162.50, J.Shope…32.29, J.Blanchetti…200.00,Tribune…160.00, Keith Truck…72.52,Laurel Ford…166.10,Long Barn…69.64,Nationwide..997.36, Penelec…1269.05, PennTex..4000.00, Pitney Bowes..197.76, PSAB…506.14, Samco…220.00, S.Russell…19.03, Summit…1,946.30,Teamsters…18238.64, The Tire Shop…235.00,Trapuzzanos…334.00,Tri County…3,499.40 Verizon…264.65, WB Mason…200.99,Walsh Equipment…613.88, Watson…1,203.00, YIS….252.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5094.86, REA…113.40, J. Rachael…75.13 The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Southwestern…. 1360.00, Rachael…70.87.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve participation in the DGS statewide contract for Sodium Chloride for 2018-2019 for a total of 600 ton. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Russell Grief handed in a letter of interest for the vacant position on the Planning Commission. The Board stated that all letters concerning the position are being forwarded on to the Planning Commission for recommendation.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Baker requested that a Supervisor be present at an upcoming sewage hearing with CCSEA. Discussion occurred. The Board stated someone will attend.
Mrs. Linda Scullion inquired about status of tires and junk car on adjacent property. The Board stated they will continue to pursue correction of these problems.
Mr. Chad Wolfhope stated that the clay is coming up on Blue Road and it needs fixed. Discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula stated that road will be repaved this year and they need to get it solid before fixing it.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:24 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Asst.Secretary-Treasurer