CALL TO ORDER:
Vice Chairman Mark Bucci 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, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci, William Barbin ,Solicitor, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, and fourteen (14) visitors. Mr. Richards was absent.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Bucci stated now the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. None were forthcoming.
Mr. Bucci stated everyone had copies of the May 2,2022 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Bucci stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $181,469.46, expenditures of $ 95,637.55(check # 32343 to #32377) and a balance of $947,839.16. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $18,649.40 and expenditures of $299.89(check #1608 to #1609) and a balance of $44,076.69. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 5,541.90 and protection of $16,588.37 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $80,902.77. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $353,451.63. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) leaving a balance of $182,841.25.
CORRESPONDENCE: Email from PennDOT concerning Winter Traffic Services Agreement.
Letter from National Park Service concerning Johnstown Flood National Memorial.
Letter from Beaverdale Library about donations; discussion and any possible motions. Mr. Bucci stated that in the past that we had donated $500.00 to the Library and suggested we donate that same amount; the rest agreed on amount. Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to donate $500.00 to the Beaverdale Library. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Bucci asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Bucci stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $42,686.89 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:GENERALFUND: AdvancedOffice….274.29,CambriaCtyBuildingCodes…284.61,CambriaCtyLawLib….7.00,Chemung…61.75,Comcast….537.92,DavidHeisers….82.00,EadsGrp…..5354.10,E.Pentrack….30.00,FWF…….138.00,GarrettLimestone…3280.77,GoldenEquipment….5400.00,Greens…..56.60,GroffTractor…..1542.66,Highland…..78.66,Highmark……259.70,J.C.Ehrlich….228.00,J.Nibert….30.00,TribuneDemocrat….196.50,KeystoneCoop…..959.15,LongBarn……879.30,LutherPMiller….5780.37,MemorialHighway…111.63,P.Replogle…..133.87,Penelec….765.06,PitneyBowesPurchasePower….100.00,PortagePowerWash…..153.76,R.Cortese….30.00,RelianceStandard….792.92,R.Webb…..30.00,R.Young….30.00,S.Grow….150.00,UPMC….44.00,USPS…62.00,Verizon….269.75,VISA….1793.24,WBMason….103.20,WindberAgway….155.98,WindberStone….3686.04. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….4346.26,REA…114.00,ATGenFund….1104.41. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…1309.53,ATGenFund…325.46,ATGenFund….899.41. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: Wessel and Co……215.00.
Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to approve weight limit ordinance for Blue, Palestine and Gramlingtown Roads. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to approve Celmer/Lorenzo subdivision plan as approved by Planning Commission. Discussion on plan; Mr.Barbin stated on the plan the surveyor is showing an alley running through it; on plan of lots from 1910;also, is utility right of way that goes through alley; we can’t approve/sign off until this resolved . Mr. Celmer asked what he can do. Mr.Barbin says since it shows this either he must have other people that own/adjoin alley to sign off or he has his lawyer do a quiet title action. Mr. Celmer presented a tax map that does not show the alley and said he pays taxes on that part of alley. Short discussion ; Mr. Celmer asked about the quiet title action and said he would consult his attorney. Mr. Bucci said we will table any approval of the plan until this matter is resolved or gets clarification.
Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to appoint Justin Chesnutwood as Recording Secretary for Planning Commission and approve $40.00 paid per meeting as based on previous recording secretary. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr.Barbin brought up item that needed added to agenda. Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to amend agenda to approve PennDOT M950AA highway occupancy permit for 1889 trail project. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Bucci then asked for a motion to approve PennDOT M950AA highway occupancy permit for 1889 trail project on condition that Rec Authority provides township an indemnification. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Scott Morris here with Diane Hanlon who is in process of purchasing 10.1-acre parcel back off Beaver Run Ave ; it is zoned Light Industrial ; she wants to build there so needs rezoned to Residential. She had gone to Planning Commission and they said about getting a curative amendment. Discussion and motion to for Attorney Barbin to redraw zoning map and board to amend zoning ordinance as per Diane Hanlon’s rezoning request for 10 acre parcel she is purchasing. Mr.Barbin asked it is near Chevy Lane and who currently are the owners. Mr. Morris said yes it is near there and the current owner is ECS Partnership ; it is just the one 10.1-acre parcel and is on north side by creek. Mr.Barbin said the options are to either file a curative amendment which is like a variance hearing and go before either the Zoning Hearing Board or the Supervisors ; you have to prove that you can’t use property any other way and are technically challenging the zoning ordinance. He said an easier way would be if the supervisors all agree to change/amend the zoning map/ordinance; would be quicker would take like 45-60 days and would be more cost effective also. Discussion continued; area is residential there are other houses. Mr. Morris stated it has been on the market for awhile The Board and Mr.Barbin discussed changing the whole area to from Light Industrial to Residential. Mr. Senft suggested that we just change the 10 acre parcel she is acquiring. Mr. Bucci asked for a motion to amend the agenda to add her request. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Bucci then asked for a motion to approve Mr.Barbin to redraw zoning map/ordinance from Light Industrial to Residential for 10-acre parcel currently owned by ECS Partnership by request of Diane Hanlon,purchaser. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mrs. Connie Wyandt who was at the last meeting here about a few items again. First she had asked about speed limit signs in that area. She said you referred me to state and showed letter from 2017 that stated that speed limit signs 35 mph or lower are townships responsibility . Discussion; Mr. Gdula said there are 25 mph speed limit signs at both ends of road ; he said law is that they must be ½ mile apart which they are. She asked if Board could recommend then to police to come watch that area as men coming from the mine speed through there. Mr. Bucci mentioned this to Chief Moss after the last meeting; it is in his hands. She inquired as to the complaints about the chickens ,etc. from last meeting. Mr. Bucci said that those complaints had been turned into/forwarded onto codes. She said it has gotten worse.; asked for codes contact info and it was supplied.
Mr. And Mrs. McNeal here about road conditions in Clairwood development. Mrs. McNeal said that the entrance is to down to one lane ; is deteriorating and stormwater lays there. She said all the other developments seem to have better road conditions ; they both stated these road conditions are an eyesore and affects resale values for homes.; and they are aware of drainage issues and that there was no drainage when they first moved there. Mr. Senft said that we are trying to get a grant to do the drainage. Mr. Gdula said that you must have good drainage to have a good road. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Bucci both said wouldn’t want to pave then have to cut it all up again to put in drainage. Mrs. McNeal asked if there could be temporary fix at least for the entrance. Mr. and Mrs. McNeal asked when the we would know about the grant; Mr. Bucci said we would not know until the fall whether we get the grant for it. The McNeal’s said even if the grant comes through could be another year then. Discussion continued. Mr. Senft said there was plans to do entrance last year but ran out of time. He said has plans to do the entrance, but rest of development will have to wait. Mr.Barbin asked if those were immediate plans for entrance. He said yes immediate for the entrance and rest of roads in development will have to wait to be paved. Mrs. McNeal said any improvements would be good.
Scott Good here about preliminary proposed residential development plan.; he was at Planning Commission meeting earlier this month and they recommended that he show the Board his plans and presentation. He said on 40-acre piece of land he owns is zoned R-3 ,showed proposed plan showing drawings (would be rental units/homes ; could accommodate between 20-34 units ; he said his would be around 20 units. Discussion on questions brought up by Board included stormwater, having only one egress , utilities, entrance. Mr. Good said that one of questions the Planning Commission brought up was a trust indenture. Mr.Barbin said what that is a trust that you would set up that would provide maintenance for common area for residents. Mr.Barbin said that he doesn’t see anything so far that is not allowed under the zoning ordinance although he would have to look at it as it pertains to Mr. Good’s plan ;will there but some buts and ands sure but nothing stands out ; he said Mr. Good’s next step would be to draw a sketch plan and present it to the Planning Commission. Mr. Bucci said this is a good idea and he thanked Mr. Good for coming to present his preliminary plan.
Mr. Bucci asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. Nothing more was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Bucci stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:56 PM..
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer