CALL TO ORDER:
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, Dan Senft, Dennis Gdula, Mark Bucci and J. Brian Schrader; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Asst. Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief and ten (10) 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 March 5, 2018 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $51,718.97, expenditures of $107,532.06 (check # 29390 to #29423) and a balance of $260,428.76. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $8,036.00 and expenditures of $983.54 (check #1427 to #1428) and a balance of $9,011.51. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 2,748.90 and protection of $5,450.76 and expenditures of $ 0.00 (check #-- to #--) and a balance of $11,032.86. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $76.75 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #--) leaving a balance of $499,713.30.
A letter from PennDOT concerning annual notification of the Local Bridge NBIS Safety Inspections. No discussion occurred.
A letter from Cambria County Planning Commission concerning subdivision land development ordinances. Discussion occurred. Mr. Barbin said he would respond to the issues addressed in the letter.
A letter from Pennsylvania One Call System requesting a proclamation designating April “PA One Call 811 Safe Digging Month”. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to designate April as “PA One Call 811 Safe Digging Month”. Motion made by Mr. Schrader, seconded by Mr. Senft. All in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Police Chief Moss regarding several issues for the Board’s attention including hiring a part time officer, taser and assault rifle purchases and approval for the SRO to attend the domestic violence training conference in Dallas next month. Discussion occurred about hiring the part time officer. No action was taken. Discussion occurred on taser purchase. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase the taser as stated on attached sheet. Motion made by Mr. Senft, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed. After discussion on the assault rifle purchase, Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the purchase of a used assault rifle if possible if not then the purchase of a new one. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send SRO Ellenberger to the training conference. Motion made by Mr. Gdula, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
A motion to approve Mr. Percy Helsel for the vacant position on the Planning Commission as recommended and a
pproved by the Planning Commission at their last meeting. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Mr. Helsel. Motion made by Mr. Schrader, seconded by Mr. Bucci. 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 $48,321.62 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. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: CC Building Codes…110.00,Cargill…9,906.57,Comcast…97.95, Cumberland Truck…383.37, De Lage…188.54,D.Richards…40.00,E.Pentrack…30.00, FI-Hoff….809.00,Fisher Auto…41.25, Gleason,Barbin&Markovitz..780.30,GrannasBros..12,736.38,HRI,Inc..218.25,J.Ritko..30.00,J.Blanchetti….1,270.11,J.Nibert…30.00,Tribune…220.00,LongBarn…240.73,Mem.HighwayChevrolet…216.04,ModernMarketing…244.44, Palyocsik….16.29,P.Webb…35.00, Penelec…946.63,PAOneCall…17.60,PSATSUC…2,511.73,R.Cortese…60.00,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,Sams Club…50.13,Sporting Goods Discounters…30.00,Stephenson Equip…785.17, Summit Bank…3,219.17,Tri County…547.55,Verizon…277.24,WB Mason…23.38,W.C. McQuaide…67.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5128.90, REA…113.40, Cambria Cty...735.68. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….727.03, Adams Water…6,100.00.
Mr. Bucci asked the rest of the Board for approval to get quotes for different insurance for the township. Discussion occurred. Approval was given.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Mike Baker asked about any updates regarding sewage and other issues with a neighbor’s adjacent property.
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. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:22 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Asst.Secretary-Treasurer