Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 4:55p.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 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 April 20 ,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. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion about windmill revenues, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $ 233,562.94, expenditures of $ 34,098.02(check # 30918 to #30935) and a balance of $687.226.20. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $24,398.83 and expenditures of $10,402.32(check #1514 to #1517) and a balance of $31,523.25. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 7,555.80 and protection of $21,951.93 and expenditures of $1,892.00(check #1247 to #1249) and a balance of $62,415.27. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $175.64 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $463,930.99.
Teamsters letters concerning contract bargaining renewal from Teamsters Local Union No.110 President Tom Heider. The township police contract is up at the end of 2020 so renegotiations for renewal needs to start. Discussion occurred. It was decided that Mr. Barbin would send a letter to Teamsters about negotiation.
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 $170,731.26 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. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND:AdamsCroyleRec…5,000.00,Advanced….573.37,Barclay…259.11,CambriaCtyCodes385.00,CentreComm….89.00,Comcast….500.26,Conemaugh….47.00,CrystalPure….40.80,D.Richards….44.00,Eads….4,002.14,FHMA…117.00,Galls….121.39,GoldenEquip…2,600.00,Groff…48,553.34,Highland…78.66,Keyway….214.46,LongBarn….22.19,Lowes….204.65,LutherPMiller….913.40,Memorial Chevy….252.94,Palyocsik…8.17,Penelec…913.00,PAOneCall…14.00,PitneyBowes Global…..197.76,PurchasePower…100.00,Staples….39.08,Summit Bank…..1,059.99,Teamsters….17,078.04,Trapuzzanos….264.92,USPostal…..56.00,USCleaning….739.00,VISA…1,879.68. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: Groff….78,000.00. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….5,109.48. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….1,253.43.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. First, Chief Moss brought up they have five full time officers on schedule right now and they have schedule covered, so they talked to police union and it was okayed to temporarily lay off one full time officer. Short discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for approval to layoff one officer for time period okayed by Teamsters. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards
Next, Chief Moss brought up the recent fire on Beautyline Drive and the fact that Officer Shope was on scene in minutes and got the resident out a window and carried him to safety to the police vehicle until EMS arrived and suggested the Officer receive a letter of commendation from the Board . The Board said Secretary could write letter. Mr. Richards asked for approval to write letter of commendation for Officer Shope. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mrs. Baker sent email question about Knipple/Lantz property issues. Mr. Gdula said that those complaints were up at Codes and the last time he had spoken to Bridgette at the code’s office; she was going to refile charges. But with the pandemic, the complaints up at codes were on hold. But when things resume, that she can file if she has not already. Mr. Barbin also commented that the courts have not been in session either due to the shutdowns. Mr. Richards and Mr. Barbin said Secretary can send Mrs.Baker a letter stating when emergency is over, codes will file charges with the district magistrate.
Mr. Richards asked if there was anything else the Board would like to discuss. Mr. Gdula brought when Secretary/Treasurer and Road Crew are being brought back to work. Discussion occurred. Cambria County is going to Yellow status this Friday May 15th. The Board reached decision. Mr. Richards asked for motion to bring Secretary/Treasurer back to full time regular hours starting May 12,2020 and Road Crew back to full time hours starting May 18,2020. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Bucci brought up loader payment. Mr. Gdula said that we had discussed either lease or paying outright. He said he had asked Groff rep about leasing and he said was not good idea to lease that the interest rate would be high. Mr. Richards said we already voted on paying for it when approved bills since it was included.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:12 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer