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, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, and eleven (11) 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 June 10, 2019 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.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $ 33,139.76, expenditures of $ 117,431.63(check # 30298 to #30350) and a balance of $608,456.26. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 700.00 and expenditures of $5,191.98(check #1479 to 1480) and a balance of $24,260.67. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 225.00 and protection of $718.75 and expenditures of $ 756.80(check #1216 to 1218) and a balance of $58,726.68. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $0.00 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #) leaving a balance of $446,103.21.
Letter from Rosebud Mining concerning re-notification of mining.
Thank you letter from Windber Hospice.
Revisit discussion on motion to approve purchasing new boom (see estimate from Stephenson Equipment). Discussion occurred about various options. Mr. Richards asked if there was a motion to purchase. Mr. Bucci made the motion, no second. The motion died due to lack of second.
Revisit motion to increase employer contribution for non-uniform pension (see attached email from Mr. Werley of Thomas Anderson). Mr. Richards asked for a motion to increase contribution to 3,000. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. 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 $68,014.61 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. Bucci seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: AdamsWater…81.00,Advanced….500.00,Am.Legal…217.20,CCBC…81.18,CambriaCty.LawLib….7.00,Comcast99.17,CrystalPure52.80,CumberlandTruck716.63,DeLage….174.59,Eads….337.10,FisherAuto…43.44,FHMA…117.00,Freedom…..750.00,GreensGarage…140.14,Groff….211.60,HRI…583.15,JMA…110.65,Keystone…48.50,LeeConcrete…367.50,LongBarn….418.55,Nationwide…739.72,P.Replogle…60.90,Reighard Machine…325.00,Roto-Rooter…209.00,Samco….189.10,Staples….47.46,Stephenson….1,500.05,Summit Bank…1,187.80,Teamsters…16,743.12,Trapuzzanos…104.00,US Cleaning…722.00,Verizon…282.71,VISA…369.91. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…363.24, REA…113.40. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Adams Twp. Vol.Fire Co.#1….20,000.00, Adams Twp. Vol.Fire Co.#2….20,000.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve ordinance for vacating portion of Maple Street between Church and Crown. Mr. Schrader made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve hiring Corey Hicks as a part time police officer as recommended by Chief Moss of which an interview was conducted before meeting. Mr. Bucci made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
A motion and discussion to approve purchasing upgrade for Financial Management system (accounts payable, payroll) for office computer. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve upgrade. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin asked the board to make a motion to approve subdivision for Mr. David Papcunik on Maple St already approved by County Planning. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve subdivision. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin brought up the continuing issue of the deteriorating unsafe condition of the old Dunlo school and asked for a motion to proceed to court as neither he nor the township has received response from the owner. Mr. Richards asked for motion to approve to file suit against Mrs. Booth. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion approved.
Mr. Schrader brought up needing to advertise to hire road crew worker since official date of retirement of Mr. Birch is upcoming. Mr. Schrader made a motion to advertise, seconded by Mr. Gdula. Mr. Richards and Mr. Bucci opposing. Motion died without quorum.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Linda Scullion inquiring about update on tires on neighbor’s property. Mr. Richards responded that charges were filed, and Chief Moss confirmed that he and codes officer filed charges with the District Justice.
Mr. Dale Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Leventry, Mrs. Erin Siverd, and Mr. Attilio Squillario all residents of Brendalyn subdivision. They had questions/concerns about the recent paving project and the wedges/depressed curbs that were put in. Mr. Vernon then later Mr. Leventry asked why the decision to do the curbs and not mill. Mr. Gdula explained that before paving he reviewed the subdivision area with the paving contractor and saw to make the transition to all the concrete driveways; they had few options. Some were lower, some were higher, and a few were okay. He asked contractor’s opinion and they recommended to do the wedge/depressed curb to make transition to concrete driveways so the stormwater would drain properly and not go into their driveways. Mr. Richards commented that expense of milling was part of it. Mr. Gdula said other factor was the road had different levels of thickness in different parts of the road so if milling would have been done it would compromise the strength and integrity of the road. Mrs. Erin Siverd about the transition on her driveway and she questioned township being on her property. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Bucci both said that it was in the township right of way. Mr. Richards said township had right to work in the right of way. Mr. Barbin said yes that is right of way which is a state law. Mr. Gdula explained and said he would be over to look at hers. Mr. Vernon also asked about backside of curb by his property. Mr. Gdula said they could bring topsoil there and level off and its up to him to seed, etc. Mr. Vernon agreed. Mr. Leventry remarked about runoff from State Route 160 and at the entrance to the subdivision there is pipe that has not been cleaned. Mr. Gdula said he was not aware the pipe was there and said if Mr. Leventry would mark where it is then the township will clean it. Mr. Squillario asking decision making process on paving and asked if anyone else was involved and about his transition area also. Mr. Gdula said we are only contacted a week before as to when paving will be and our PENNDOT representative rode the project areas with him before project was put out to bid. Mr. Leventry commented on amount of salt in winter on road and Mr. Gdula said majority of people in the subdivision work and want road to be melted and clear. Mr. Squillario also commented about speed limit sign was being held together by tape and Mr. Gdula replied that they replace with a new one. Mrs. Leventry commented about children at play could be displayed could be somewhere since there is a lot of children in area. Mr. Gdula said they could get signage with that on it. Mr. Gdula told them all to give the secretary their name and address and he would be over to look to at each homeowner’s transition area by driveway to make transition better.
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 5:59 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer