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, Dan Senft, Dennis Gdula, Mark Bucci and J. Brian Schrader; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary; Kirk Moss, Police Chief 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 April 16, 2018 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. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $239,355.25, expenditures of $87,924.20 (check # 29459 to #29498) and a balance of $569,043.16. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $29,057.00 and expenditures of $5,567.10 (check #1431 to #1433) and a balance of $38,186.11. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 9,481.50 and protection of $26,477.82 and expenditures of $ 1,233.99 (check #1171 to #1173) and a balance of $51,097.73. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $222.49 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #--) leaving a balance of $500,181.19.
A letter from Chief Moss to the Teamsters President concerning current contract language and scheduling. Discussion occurred. Chief Moss stated he was awaiting a response from Mr. Heider.
A letter from PENNDOT about local bridge assignments for bridge safety inspections.
A letter from the Cambria County Planning Commission about update to Cambria County Comprehensive Plan. Discussion occurred. Mr. Barbin said he would see about acquiring an update.
A letter from PENNDOT about upcoming meeting about detour on SR160. Discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula said he would contact PENNDOT to see about planned detour.
A letter from DEP along with Forest Hills Municipal Authority concerning constructing new collection systems and acquiring permits.
An email from Angela Kappen from Golder Associates about proposed railroad communication tower construction. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards stated email/letter be sent regarding this matter.
A motion to approve paying the donations to Adams Croyle Recreation Authority in the amount of 5,000 and to Beaverdale Library in the amount of 1,000 as budgeted for 2018. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve paying donations. Mr. Schrader made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
A motion to retain FWF as our insurance carrier and discussion/approval of new updates with workers compensation. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to retain FWF and approve new update on workers compensation insurance. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor motion passed. Mr. Richards stated about new update on workers compensation involving fire companies.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of bids for the paving and sealcoat projects. Suite Kote was low bidder for sealcoat at $86,134.92. Mr. Richards asked for motion to accept Suit Kote ‘s bid for the 2018 sealcoat project. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. Grannas Bros. was the low bidder for paving at $212,461.20. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Grannas Bros. bid for the 2018 Paving project. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed. Bid sheet is attached to these minutes.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
NEW BUSINESS: Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $49,917.28 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. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams Water…81.00,Adams Croyle Rec….5000.00,Axon Enterprise…61.00,BeaverdaleLibrary1000.00,CCBuildingCodes275.00,Comcast343.16,CrystalPure39.80,CumberlandTruck…357.99,D.Gdula…383.35,E.Pentrack…30.00,FisherAuto…42.77,ForestHillsMunicipal…117.00,FWF…46.00,Galls…165.90,GoldenEquip…5,200.00JCEhrlich189.00,J.Nibert30.00,JohnstownTribune..155.00,LuthurP.Miller..2,925.83,M.Bucci…207.23,Nationwide725.15,Palyocsik….17.57,P.Webb…35.00,Penelec…1,489.76PAOneCall…15.20, P. Helsel…30.00, Pitney Bowes…169.98, Pitney Bowes Global…197.76, Rays Lawnmower...309. 27, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Sporting Goods Discounters.755.00, Staples…157.99, Stephenson Equip…1,560.20, Stinemans…25.92, Summit Bank…3,199.80, Teamsters…17,274.66, Tire Shop…440.00, US Postal Service…54.00, USCleaning…583.00, VISA…685.76, WB Mason…251.04, Walmart…109.54. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…5120.65. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None
A motion to approve road bond for D & F Logging in the amount of $18,700 on Helsel and Fifty Acre Roads. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for D & F Logging. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion on approval to obtain natural gas for township buildings through Keystone Cooperative Association Inc. Mr. Richards asked for approval to obtain natural gas and pay setup fee. Mr. Schrader 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:
Mr. Schrader brought up putting speed limit signs on Rhodes Cross Road as he’s had residents tell him about that road. Discussion occurred. The Board stated they would look into putting up the speed signs.
Mrs. Irene Baker asked about any updates regarding the property adjacent to hers. Mr. Gdula answered and then stated he would speak to Building Codes regarding the matter.
Mr. Richards 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 5:31 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer