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, Dennis Gdula, Dan Senft, Brian Schrader and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Police Chief Kirk Moss and eight (8) 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 May 6, 2019 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. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Jim Salvia here from Representative Rigby’s office. Mr. Salvia introduced himself and presented letter requesting that Board elect one person to represent them with Representative Rigby’s office.Mr. Richards and Mr. Bucci commented on Rigby’s office providing legislative updates that would apply to townships. The Board selected Mr. Bucci to be the liaison to Mr. Rigby’s’ office.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $ 116,050.53, expenditures of $ 75,229.54(check # 30234to #30267) and a balance of $673,936.94. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 5,243.00 and expenditures of $5,381.48(check #1474 to 1475) and a balance of $34,006.34. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 1,690.50 and protection of $4,781.43 and expenditures of $ 0.00 (check #--) and a balance of $59,810.27. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $0.00 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #) leaving a balance of $445,877.41.
Letters from Cambria County Conservation concerning NPDES permit for Forest Hills School District.
Copy of letter from Verizon North concerning application to PUC to place a fiber optic cable at crossing.
Letter from Adams Twp. Volunteer Fire Co.#2 about donation for booklet for Fire Convention. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve donation for a full-page ad in booklet. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion approved.
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 $39,510.72 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Senft made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: AdamsFireCo#2…150.00,Amtrust…5,206.00,Battery Warehouse…190.00,Comcast…388.90,CumberlandTruck…261.40,DeLage….174.59,Dell…1,161.15,D.Richards…44.00,Ehrlich…199.00,FIHoff…414.00,GoldenEquip…5,200.00,Grannas…4,738.71,Groff…7,249.48,HRI…1,095.23,Keystone…181.19,Lane…1,610.60,Long Barn….341.12,Longs Equip…5.00, Nationwide…739.72,Old Dominion Brush…430.32,PA Labor & Industry..89.94,Penelec…790.92,Rays….78.64,Stephenson….74.98,Verizon…284.13,WB Mason…59.99,Witmer…162.00,Yeagers…131.00.The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…4,919.63, REA…108.00, J. Blanchetti…1,026.06. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…733.70, J. Blanchetti…933.07, J. Blanchetti…338.25.
The Board discussed /revisited on who to donate the 1,000 donation to this year. Last year was the Beaverdale Library and we have donated to the Community Nursing Home in past also. Mr. Barbin commented about donations should go to a non-profit. Richards asked for a motion to approve and give the 1,000 donation to the Windber Hospice this year. Mr. Bucci made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards mentioned 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted in the township and that the Census is hiring people to count. Discussion occurred. Mr. Bucci mentioned that they are offering a fair wage to individuals looking for a job.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution to authorize grant request for Beautyline Flood Mitigation project. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mrs. Linda Scullion about update on tires on property next to her. Mr. Gdula replied that the letter we sent gave the property owner 60 days which is up at the end of the month. Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula said we will have to file charges. Mr. Barbin explained we will have to proceed to file charges for violation of ordinance at the district court and if found liable will be fined up to $600.00. Mr. Gdula asked about how to file…. going through Building Codes or our police since process has changed. Mr. Barbin said Building Codes is in the process of applying for JNET license. Chief Moss said the police would assist either way.
Mr. Steve Paluch asking about any updates on Peoples Gas coming to his area and mentioned he heard Keystone was in area too. Mr. Gdula said he had not heard anything about Keystone and that Mr. Bucci was overseeing the Peoples Gas meeting and acquiring applications. Mr. Bucci said he had not heard from Peoples to setup meeting but that he would give them a call. Mr. Paluch also mentioned again about Dollar General pond. Mr. Gdula said he had talked to our township engineer who said there should be a pipe that should be drain water to correct levels; that the straw they put on probably blocked drain and engineer was to contact them. Mr. Barbin commented according to our ordinance you are allowed either a stormwater detention pond or a stormwater retention pond and that one is a retention pond and is legal and was approved according to that ordinance by the Board and our township engineers.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:21 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer