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 Gdula, Dennis Richards, Brian Schrader, Mark Bucci and Dan Senft, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, William Barbin, Solicitor, Police Officer Alex Conahan, 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 April 10,2023 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes as 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 read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $189,311.05, expenditures of $ 105,836.49(check # 33046 to #33084) and a balance of $991,245.45. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $26,411.00 and expenditures of $5,671.48(check #1649 to #1652) and a balance of $41,960.44. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of $7,791.00 and protection of $20,813.37 and expenditures of $2,002.09(check #1360 to #1362) and a balance of $68,775.20. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $58.64 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $364,464.17. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $7.70 in revenues in interest, and expenditures of $22,801.31(check#024 to #030) leaving a balance of $156,155.82.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any 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 $74,831.46 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: BarclayElec….105.83,Blues…..60.00,Cambria County Prothonotary……104.75,CambriaCountySheriff…..175.00,Comcast306.09,CumberlandTruck….264.79,DavidHeisers…..96.00,EadsGrp….165.20,Eckenrodes….1,425.00,EmploymentPartners20,319.26,FHMA….132.00,GleasonBarbin…..1,076.79,Groff…..2,587.00,Highland….78.66,TribuneDemocrat….207.30,Keystone….1,062.81,L/BWater…..2,932.00,LarrysAuto….152.63,LongBarn…..422.02,M.Bucci….267.95,MathesonGas….125.55,MemorialChevy….124.06,NAPAAuto….192.42,Palyocsiks…..12.50,PitneyBowes…..202.89,RelianceStandard…..792.92,RPMSigns….15.99,Trapuzzanos….905.00,UPMC….44.00,USCleaning…745.00,Verizon…..329.35,WBMason….403.94,WindberStone….14,743.32. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: 4,179.72. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….4,889.72. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: Lane….15,184.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release road bond for Pine Ridge Forest Products on Naugle Drive. Mr.Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Officer McKnight’s resignation effective 4-25-2023. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards mentioned sending a letter thanking him for his years of service to township. Mr.Scharder and Ms. Zakraysek said one was already sent.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to renew insurance with EMC, workers comp with AmTrust North American through FWF from 5-19-2023 to 5-19-2024. Motion made by Mr. Schrader, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolutions for grant applications for Mine 42 playground equipment and other for culvert on Palestine Road. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve purchase of tarp for truck; 3 quotes after discussion; it was determined to accept lowest quote from Samco for 1,500 for tarp on truck. Mr.Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. Mr. Schrader abstained. Motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: The Whites about Elton Road property that has trees, tree debris, and junk on property; any updates. Mr. Richards said he asked/reminded Chief Moss about it; has not heard anything from police. He said we will tell Chief to follow up on this. Ms. White said Chief had said last time that the owner of this property has another one that was starting to get the same way in Mine 42; and also, that there is a property down from this one on Elton Road that was starting to get junky. Mr. Richards said we will remind Chief Moss to follow up on Elton Road property.
Michele Cimba of Llanfair Road about status of 318 Llanfair Road house. Mr.Barbin replied that they are taking that to court; filing against owners to act on property; have 30 days to answer then judge will schedule hearing.
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 5:12PM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer