January 8, 2018
CALL TO ORDER:
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; Kirk Moss, Police Chief and eight (8) 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 December 18, 2017 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. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the 2018 reorganization meeting minutes. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $29,901.61, expenditures of $87,561.89 (check # 29219 to #29272) and a balance of $370,014.17. The Street Light Account Fund showed expenditures of $5,189.99 (check #1418 to #1420) and a balance of $5,001.35. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the protection account of $10,000.00 and expenditures of $10,733.34 (check #1157 to #11561) and a balance of $3,300.00. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $84.90 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #--) leaving a balance of $195,064.59.
A letter from Jason Schrader requesting to be considered for open position on the Planning Commission for Adams Township. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to forward the consideration on to the Planning Commission. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
For your information please see attached regulations for the bidding process thresholds for 2018 that Mike Bowser sent us.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release the road bond for Brown Lee Lumber on Old Bedford Pike and Mine 42 Road. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Forest Hills Veterinary as Adams Township Animal Control Officer with a $50.00 fee per animal delivered by police. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept resignation of Mr. Bucci as member of Board for Cambria County Building Codes. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Mr. Gdula as member of Board to Cambria County Building Codes for 2018. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Richards. 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 $61,124.40 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams Water…88.24, Advanced Office Systems…303.95, American Legal Services…195.48, Amtrust …4,528.00, Blues Fire Extinguisher Service…262.00,CCBC…165.00, CC Law Library…14.00, Cargill…5,701.70, Conemaugh Memorial Hospital…140.00,Crystal Pure…45.30, Cumberland Truck…370.06, D. Richards…40.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, FHMA…127.20, Grannas Bros…10,094.08, J.Ritko…30.00, J. Cordek…20.00, J. Nibert…30.00, Tribune…122.50, Keipers…26.86,Long Barn…5.75, Lowes..33.28, LP Miller…5,129.78,Nationwide..1,198.54, Palyocsik…22.86, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…246.96, PA One…14.76, Pitney Bowes..100.00, PSATS…1903.00, R. Webb..30.00, R. Young…30.00, Sporting Goods Discount..63.58, Stinemans..21.71, Summit…4,416.33,Teamsters…18238.64, The Tire Shop…235.00, Tractor Supply Co…239.92,Trapuzzanos…1228.50,Tri County…2666.18 Visa…20.58, WB Mason…118.48, , W. Webb..20.00, W. Seese…20.00, W. Barbin…2329.25, Wright…625.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…246.96 The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…727.03.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to authorize Mr. Barbin to draft and advertise an ordinance for posting signs within the township. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Steve Paluch and Mr. Michael Kovalsky asked for the Boards support in receiving natural gas to their properties. The Board agreed to send a letter to Utility Pipeline requesting them to review area and see what can be done.
Ms. Jennifer Blanchetti asked the Board to name Mrs. Susan Andrykovitch as her deputy Tax Collector. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve this request subject to review by the Solicitor. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
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. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:20 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Asst.Secretary-Treasurer