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, Joseph Slonac and J. Brian Schrader; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and thirteen (13) 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 May 22, 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. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $49,996.66, expenditures of $49,708.36 (check # 28808 to #28826) and a balance of $791,821.01. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $00.00, expenditures of $6,411.87 (check #1396 to #1397) and a balance of $39,781.31. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrant account of $00.00, the protection account of $00.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) and a balance of $52,101.32. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $155.95 in interest and no expenditures leaving a balance of $327,991.04.
A letter was read from PennDOT regarding winter maintenance agreement for 2017-2018 at $6,292.95, a 3% increase from Last year’s agreement. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the agreement with Penn DOT. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release the road bond for Matson Lumber on Fifty Acre Road. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the two proposals received for leasing the copier/fax machines for the Police Department and the Township Office where from Advanced Office that showed the lease would be $164.70 per month for 36 months or $105.31 for 60 months for both machines. The proposal from Xerox is $261.77 per month for 60 months. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accepted Advanced Office lease for 36 months at $164.70 per month. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. 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 $71,422.81 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. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams Twp. Water…54.00, Advanced Office…112.01, AmTrust…5567.00, Axon…298.16, CCBC…855.38, Centre Communications…105.00, Comcast...537.15, Crystal Pure…50.80, Cumberland Truck…373.48, D. Knepper…30.00, D. Bailey…30.00, D. Richards…44.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, E. Smay…30.00, Federal Safety…298.50, FiHoff…399.50, First National Bank…38760.69, FHMA…111.00, Grannas…2627.56, J. Cummings…30.00, J. Ritko…30.00, J. Nibert…30.00, J. Slonac…138.00, Long Barn…54.13, LP Miller…2438.08, M. Glosser…98.50, M. Bucci…30.00, Palyocisks…29.67, P. Webb…35.00 Penelec…737.75, Pa One Call…29.52, Pitney Bowes…204.00, Ray’s…11.14, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, S. Grow…150.00, EADS…690.00, Trapuzzanos…249.57, Tri County…4560.19, US Cleaning…583.00, Visa…1336.33, WBMason…65.98, Walsh…188.00, Wright…1250.00, J. Rachael…163.32. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…6586.00, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…26.97. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…17.40, J. Rachael…5.99.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the Clear Water Construction using our site in Dunlo for the Borrow and/or Waste Agreement for the Dunlo Culvert Project. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve this request but stating no wing wall and culver pipe will be allowed to be dumped there. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula stated he got a price on paving Nealyn Drive while they are doing the paving project in Elton from HRI. He would like to do this project if it doesn’t go over the 10% of bid price. Mr. Schrader made the motion to add Nealyn Drive to our paving project. Mr. Slonac second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin spoke to the Board regarding the next steps in vacating a portion of road between Market Street and Station Street in St. Michael (section on Washington St.) to continue with this.
Mr. Schrader suggested a letter being sent to all Real Estate Companies advising them of the zoning areas and what is allowed and not allowed in the districts. This also could be added to the Municipal lien letters. Mr. Barbin to give the Secretary the proper wording to add and send out.
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 Mattis, owner of the Country Inn is requesting the Board to consider opting out of the PA Liquor Control Boards noise ordinance for Adams Township. A representative from the Liquor Control Board Enforcement was present and addressed the Board of the regulations. Questions were asked by Board members and they will consider this request.
Mr. Ray Hocevar from Locust St. in St. Michael stated ProDisposal is entering on to Market Street and they are crushing the ground down by his residence. Water is running into his property and then into his basement from them destroying the roadway by the way they enter the road way. Mr. Gdula will go down and look at his property and the roadway and see what can be done. He also stated about trucks using Jake breaks through through SR 869. He was told the township has no regulations that will be effective on State roads.
Mr. Chad Wolfhope discussed the condition of Blue Road and Mr. Gdula stated they were planning on reshooting Blue road in the late summer.
Mr. Michael Mays stated the motorists are still speeding on Main Street. The Board stated they will send the police down to run speed and if need issue tickets. He also discussed his fence violation with the Board.
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. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M.
Diana L. Baxter