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 4(four) 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 15 ,2020 regular 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. Senft. 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 $ 50,694.50, expenditures of $ 40,449.45(check # 30984 to #31028) and a balance of $703,431.45. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $1,705.00 and expenditures of $5,068.06(check #1523 to #1525) and a balance of $27,707.98. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 480.00 and protection of $1,559.75 and expenditures of $1,289.61(check #1253 to #1255) and a balance of $71,172.01. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $386,091.62.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Sewage ordinance between township and Cambria County Building Codes Aka Laurel Inspection Agency for SEO. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for public meeting for planning commission and public hearing for supervisors for proposed zoning ordinance amendment. Mr. Barbin commented briefly that planning commission ‘s public meeting will be held first on August 5,2020 and the Supervisors public hearing held before on August 10,2020 at 5pm before their regular meeting at which at court stenographer needs to be present. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion opening Mine 42 Road and Old Bedford Pike Extension to ATVs. Had discussed previously at May meeting. Mr. Bucci said made a motion to NOT open the roads to ATV’s and close discussion. He said the police have a handle on situation now and feels this would open and advertise to others if roads were open to ATV’s. Mr. Gdula asked Mr. Barbin if there is a liability to township. Mr. Barbin said yes if there is a serious accident. Mr. Richards asked for a second to Mr. Bucci’s motion to NOT open roads. Mr. Schrader seconded. 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 $82,721.93 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. Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND:AdamsTwpLittleLeague….500.00,AmericanLegal….173.76,Amtrust…5,200.00,CambriaCtyLawLib….7.00,CambriaCtyRecorderofDeeds….183.50,Comcast….157.87,CrystalPure….40.80,DAV….500.00,D.Bailey…90.00,EadsGrp…472.00,E.Pentrack…30.00,E.Smay…90.00,FisherAuto…17.12,FHMA…117.00,Greens…147.19,Highland….78.66,HRI7,097.58,J&JTruck344.95,J.Rikto….30.00,J.Nibert….30.00,JtwnTribune….862.50,J.Baker….90.00,KeyWay….760.97,Keystone….195.23,Lane1,372.65,LaurelHighlands….176.00,LongBarn…..129.10,LutherPMiller….1,585.96,MemorialChevy…134.18,Nationwide…738.75,P.Mulcahy…90.00,P.Webb….120.00,Penelec…91.86,P.Helsel….30.00,PBPurchasePower….100.00,,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young….30.00,Samco….765.00,S.Grow…150.00,Stinemans…5.57,Summit Bank…..1,053.96,Teamsters…..17,078.04,TractorSupply….40.46,TriCty….562.00,US Cleaning….603.00,Verizon…283.03,VISA….34.95,WBMason…125.45. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….175.84. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: AdamsTwpVolFireCo#1…..20,000.00, AdamsTwpVolFireCo#2….20,000.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Cider Press subdivision II as approved by Adams Twp. Planning Commission. Motion made by Mr. Bucci, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve to approve Windber County Club subdivision plan as approved by Twp. Planning Commission. Mr. Bucci abstained since he is shareholder. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on CDBG COVID-19 funds possible uses. Discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Bucci said they had read email from Ms. Daly from Cambria Redevelopment as to rules and regulations as to what we can use it for; still a little vague. Mr. Gdula said about getting PPE masks and cleaning supplies. Mr. Richards said we can spend what we can and then if not give rest back to county as it stated in email.
Discussion on 1,000 donations for year.Mr. Schrader stated that early in year they had discussed splitting amount between Little League and DAV (Disabled Vets). Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to approve him, Chief Moss, and Mr. Barbin to respond with counteroffer for police contract negotiate. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Dave and Cheryl Kovalsky here. Mrs. Kovalsky about first putting stone in alley. Mr. Barbin said it is not a twp alley even though it is on maps; it is a private right of way (paper alley). He said the township doesn’t have right to approve or disapprove …it is a private matter. He said the only thing can enforce …twp police can enforce for blocking public way…other than that you have right to use and maintain alley (put the stone there). Next, about alley (10ft) creeping to one side. Mr. Barbin commented that there our property lines that creep over periods of time….and that once again twp doesn’t take a position. He explained about squatters’ rights, etc. and that it is a private easement issue and there is no definite answer short of getting an attorney and then going to county court and having a judge render a decision. He then continued explaining cannot purchase but can divide up between other landowners along alley. Mr. Kovalsky then commented about history with this and surveyors and others that had been there. Mr. Barbin explained again about issues between neighbors and what they could do (can take to county court or divide up by getting others to sign up).
Mrs. Irene Baker here about dumpster on neighbor’s property. Mr. Gdula said those charges were filed. She asked if the dumpster was part of that or not and we were going to wait and see. Mr. Gdula asked Mr. Barbin if we have the right since dumpster is violation of ordinance if we can call Pro Disposal and have them remove. Mr. Barbin said yes call Pro and fax letter to them stating such.Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send letter to Pro. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Mr. Richards. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Gdula said he would call tomorrow and we would get letter to Pro.
Mr. Kovalsky commented on NOT opening the roads to ATV’s previously discussed under old business and asked who put on agenda and stated that he agreed with Board’s decision to not open roads. Mr. Barbin said that some individuals had asked Mr. Gdula about it a month and half ago when we had previously discussed and asked if he could put on agenda since back then meeting was regulated to certain amount of people due to pandemic.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer