Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm 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-Treasurer, and seven (7) 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 copies of the February 14,2022 regular 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. Gdula. 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 $156,828.57, expenditures of $ 97,278.97(check # 32192 to #32229) and a balance of $762,499.21. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $4,940.56 and expenditures of $5,054.56(check #1598 to #1599) and a balance of $4,780.50. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,309.53(check #1319) and a balance of $19,256.28. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $6.31 in interest and state allocation of $275,824.44, and expenditures of $17,375.47(check#815) leaving a balance of $372,750.57. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of 10.87 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $236,015.56.
CORRESPONDENCE: Email from PennDOT District 9 concerning traffic counting on Municipally Owned Roads throughout District 9.
Letter concerning DEA National Drug Takeback Day which will be held on Saturday April 30,2022 from 10am to 2pm. .
Email from Jennifer Blanchetti Adams Township Tax Collector concerning delinquent per capita taxes. Board had short discussion. Mr. Bucci asked question about these taxes and collecting these delinquent per capita taxes what other municipalities do and about county …Mr.Barbin said per capita is not county is for boroughs, townships and schools. Mr. Richards said for secretary to get in touch with Ms. Blanchetti to see when she is available to meet with the Board so they can discuss what could be done.
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 $74,060.33 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Bucci made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: CambriaCtyBuildingCodes…..165.00,,CambriaCtyComm……66.00,Comcast….251.09,CrytalPure….35.80,CumberlandTruck….62.86,EadsGrp….15,544.00,E.Pentrack….30.00,EmploymentPartners…..17,419.56,FHMA…..126.00,GarrettLimestone….12,840.58,GrussElec…..200.00,Highland….78.66,J.Ritko…..30.00,JMACollison…..1901.50,J.Nibert….30.00,TribuneDemocrat…..570.00,LaurelHighlands……135.40,LongBarn……4.00,LutherPMiller….3,779.40,M.Roberts…..132.50,McMullenPerformance….450.00,Penelec….5.82,P.Helsel….30.00,PurchasePower…..100.00,QuakerSales….1029.00,R.Cortese…..30.00,RelianceStandard….792.92,R.Young….30.00,Samco….360.60,Trapuzzanos……49.00,UPMC….44.00,USCleaning…..583.00,Verizon….819.47,VISA…636.95,WindberAgway…89.94. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: AmericanRockSalt…..14,107.63. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….190.12. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1309.53. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: None.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of road maintenance bids for stone and emulsions for 2022-2023 and then a motion to award bids. Discussion occurred after opening bids. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the low bidders as follows: Garrett Limestone for Anti-Skid stone $23.17 per ton delivered,3A Stone $21.00 per ton delivered,2A Modified stone $17.25 per ton delivered, and 4 stone #1 $21.00 per ton delivered. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. Grannas Bros. for 1B stone $22.55 per ton delivered. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. Russell Standard for MC-70 $4.10 per gallon delivered, and Midland Asphalt E-3M $3.230 per gallon delivered. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve/adopt two resolutions from the Eads Group for possible grant for Kelly Drive Stormwater and Peaceful Valley Water line projects. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for $26,900.00 for Champion Lumber on parts of Waterdam,Cider Press and Palestine. Mr. Richards asked Mr. Senft if he had checked these roads out. He said yes and where route was. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve new CDBG Resolution for 2021 application (see email from Renee about new wording). Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. Nothing more was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: Mrs. Baker inquired about any updates about the Geibig case. Mr.Barbin said the Judge had cancelled the pretrial conference scheduled for mid-January. She had a conflict of interest and ordered the court administrator to assign a new judge to the case. He said he has not been notified of the new date for pretrial conference or court date yet.
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 5:25 PM..
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer