Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:02p.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; Mark Bucci via speakerphone; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Kirk Moss, Police Chief, one police officer and 0(zero) 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 March 2 ,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 written. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $ 134,567.87, expenditures of $ 103,966.42(check # 30817 to #30848) and a balance of $473,537.30. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $15,628.55 and expenditures of $5,031.25(check #1509) and a balance of $13,969.92. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 3,248.70 and protection of $7,588.43 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $23,066.81. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $474,220.96.
Letter from Cambria County Planning Commission concerning proposed zoning ordinance amendments. Mr. Barbin said he had answer; received letter asking to look at three areas at on zoning amendment changes and that we had satisfied review requirements. He said he looked at changes and emailed Mr. Imhoff along with Planning Commission with answer. He said we are ready for next to schedule hearing but can’t right now with everything going on, so it is on hold. Mr. Bucci said to make sure Planning Commission has letter; and brought up if Planning Commission should still hold meeting on April 1st. Discussion occurred and said we will wait see if meeting should be cancelled or not.
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 $31,423.91 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 billsare as follows: GENERALFUND: AmTrust…4,721.00,BarclayElec…..976.26,CambriaCtyCodes….342.50,CambriaCty…63.00,CentreComm…110.00,Comcast….455.54,Conemaugh…70.00,Cumberland….279.94,D.Knepper….30.00,DeLage….183.84,D.Bailey…30.00,Eads….4,821.35,E.Pentrack…30.00,E.Smay….30.00,Freedom…337.00,Greens….13.65,Highland…82.59,J.Ritko….30.00,J.Blanchetti….760.27,J.Nibert….30.00,JtwnTribune…..80.00,J.Baker…30.00,KeyWay….727.90,Keystone…..771.11,Lane…..1,044.00,LaurelFord…38.11,LaurelHighlands….3,669.00,LongBarn….391.57,LutherPMiller….2,586.25,MemorialHighway…184.50,Palyocsik…54.42,P.Webb….40.00,Penelec…1,053.95,PAOneCall…15.40,P.Helsel…30.00,PortagePowerWash…159.00,R.Webb…30.00,Round Hill…200.00,SamsClub….16.99,S.Grow…51.00,S.Gordon…200.00,Tractor Supply…23.17,T.Ladika….118.50,Verizon…294.97.. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….4,849.70, REA…114.00. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1,253.43.
Letter from Chief Moss requesting compensation for police workstation installer. Mr. Bucci brought up paying this; discussion occurred on payment. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pay Mr. Gordon for installing workstations for police. Mr. Bucci made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion about having engineering studies done on Old Bedford Pike, Saddle Club, and Blue Road for weight limits. Mr. Gdula brought up that we found out that for any township road you can’t require bonding unless you have a weight limit engineering study done on that road. He said for the future we should consider getting all roads done that are used for logging. Mr. Bucci asked about Rhodes Crossroads study. Mr. Gdula said it is done; we just had received it today. Mr. Barbin was asked if since we got study done if we can now bond on that road; he replied not now in 30 days must adopt ordinance but after that we can. He can prepare one; advertise and have ready for next meeting on April 6,2020. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to have Mr. Barbin draft ordinance and advertise weight limit on Rhodes Cross Rhodes. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Barbin brought that we might want to have Eads write up proposal for other roads. Discussion occurred about payment for Rhodes Cross Road, and future bonding/studies/bridge inspection on these roads.
Discussion occurred on designating a SEO provider for the township. (since CCSEA folded) can name two. Mr. Gdula said Eads Group has always been our alternate because CCSEA was first. Cambria Building Codes has stepped in and has SEO on staff (fee schedules from Codes and Eads have been provided). He said we need to decide on a provider in case a resident call and needs one. Discussion occurred on who to go with. Mr. Barbin said got email from DEP that we have pick an SEO and let them know within 75 days.Mr.Richards asked for a motion for Mr.Barbin to write ordinance/agreement to make Cambria County Building Codes (d/b/a Laurel Municipal Inspection Agency) our SEO and keep Eads as our alternate. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on COVID-19 (see attached letter from PSATS and email /statement from Mr. Barbin) and what we are doing as a township regarding employees. Discussion occurred on laying off versus keep working until next meeting. One employee will be offered layoff due to childcare situation. Consensus was reached. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to work and maintain normal schedule until we see what happens between now and until next meeting on April 6,2020 and then reevaluate. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Gdula said he has talked with other townships and shared what they are doing in this situation.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:23 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer