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, Kirk Moss, Police Chief and 12(twelve) 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 February 10 ,2020 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. 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 $ 123,965.16, expenditures of $ 71,611.70(check # 30777 to #30816) and a balance of $442,935.85. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 0.00 and expenditures of $108.60(check #1508) and a balance of $3,372.62. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,316.10(check #1245) and a balance of $12,229.68. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $57.65 in interest, state allocation $300,812.12, and expenditures of $9,874.36(check #786 to #787) leaving a balance of $474,220.96.
Letter from Cambria County Association of Twp. Officials.
Resignation letter from Mr. Knepper (Zoning Hearing Board). Mr. Richards commented that it has been nice working with him all these years and we will send him a thank you letter from the Board.
Letter from PennDOT concerning Lake Road bridge.
Letter from PennDOT concerning bridge inspections. Mr. Richards commented to the Board about the list showing the bridges that are to be inspected this year.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of road maintenance bids for 2020-2021.Discussion occurred after the opening of the bids. Mr. Gdula mentioned that we when we use the oils on project since it was split, we may want to use one as primary. Richards asked for a motion to award the low bids for each as follows. Grannas Bros. for 1B Stone #8 $22.75, Anti-Skid $23.50,2AModified $17.00 per ton delivered, New Enterprise 3Astone#3 $20.15,4stone #1 $20.15 per ton delivered, Midland Asphalt E-3M $2.570 per ton delivered, and Suit-Kote for MC-70 $3.31 per ton delivered. Mr. Gdula made the motion to accept the low bids, seconded by Mr. Senft. 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 $45,284.75 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. Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND:AdamsSt.LightAcct.…..4848.25,CambriaCtyCodes….110.00,CambriaCtyTwpAssoc….75.00,Comcast….600.45,CrystalPure…40.80,Cumberland….17.78,D.Knepper….30.00,DeLage….174.59,D.Bailey…30.00,D.Richards…142.50,E.Smay….30.00,FHMA…117.00,G.Costlow…3,275.00,JtwnTribune…..660.00,J.Baker…30.00,KeyWay….113.47,Keystone…..925.90,LongBarn….633.60,Nationwide….745.49,PA DUI…..35.00,Portage PowerWash…305.00,SamsClub….27.52,S.Grow…327.00,SummitBank….2131.86,Teamsters….16,743.12,The Sherwin-Williams…376.74,TriCty…..2,721.26,USCleaning….583.00,Verizon…291.98,VISA…221.33,WB Mason….682.86,Witmer…..1357.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….5031.25. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for Dennis Claar logging on Rhodes Cross Road. Discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula said they would be bringing from 80 to 100 loads out. Mr. Barbin said he would write up road bond agreement. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from resident concerning mailbox reimbursement. Mr. Gdula stated that during that wet heavy snow last month due to the ice and snow coming off the plow it brought two mailboxes down. He said our policy is if the plow itself hits the mailbox that we reimburse for the mailbox but if like in these instances if the snow or ice coming off the plow hits the mailboxes we do not pay. He said he asked neighboring townships what they do (Richland) and had the secretary look up on PSATS (Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors) site to see if what other townships said they did and all other townships had the same policy that we do as stated above. Short discussion took place and Mr. Barbin stated about a prior case. Mr. Gdula stated that he would send a letter to resident.
Mr. Richards asked if there is any other new business the Board had. Mr. Bucci said he received a letter from Chief Moss asking for authorization to purchase new updated computers for the police with attached cost information and using capital expense line in police budget. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve purchase. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr.Bucci also brought being liaison to the Zoning Hearing Board as he had discussed with Mr.Barbin .Mr.Barbin said this is needed due to some recent decisions and said one supervisor can’t speak for the Board if there unless the other four delegate that authority. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to authorize Mr. Bucci as liaison/representative to Zoning Hearing Board to speak on behalf of the Adams Township Supervisors and Mr. Senft as an alternate. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula brought up that the road department needs a new dirt compactor. The old one broke in the fall, have borrowed since but they couldn’t repair the old. He got prices …..are around 3,100.00. Mr. Barbin commented that is below amount needed to ask for bids. Mr. Richards asked for a motion for Roadmaster Mr. Gdula to purchase new dirt compactor. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin brought up to Mr. Richards asked if the Board wanted to pursue appeal on Middleton hearing from February 20,2020. No motions to pursue. Motion dies.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Ms. Amy Middleton here about possible appeal from the Supervisors on the Zoning Hearing Board’s decision from February 20,2020. Mr. Barbin said that the Supervisors will not pursue the appeal due to the time and cost she has put in already. He said the decision made by the Zoning Board was in question by the Supervisors and that is why earlier they made Mr. Bucci a liaison to the Zoning Board so hopefully we can avoid this issue in the future. She asked if letter would be sent. The Board said Secretary would send letter stating they are not pursing an appea
Ms. Linda Scullion and Ms. Baker about update on tires on either property she had inquired about previously. Discussion occurred. Mr. Barbin said on Geibeg situation we can refile. Mr. Gdula said he will contact codes about refiling on Geibeg and contact Lantz and if he does not clean up dumpster, tires etc. will refile with codes and contact Pro Disposal about dumpster.
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 5:44 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer