November 18, 2013
Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the conference
room of the Adams Township Municipal Building.
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Anthony
Christ, William Smith, and Roy Hoffman: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary;
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Richards stated at this time the Public has the right and the opportunity to
comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the November 04, 2013 meeting. He
asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve
the minutes presented. Mr. Smith made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Gdula seconds
this motion. With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund
showed revenues received totaling $62,459.26, expenditures of $54,553.96 (Check #26312
to #26337) and a balance of $418,825.48. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $330.75, expenditures of $3,752.49 (Check #1251) and a balance of $21,029.15. The
Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $84.00, expenditures of $730.18 (Check
#1016) and a balance of $25,973.62. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest
of $30.43 and no expenditures leaving a balance of $46,521.35. Mr. Richards stated the
Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Rosebud Mining Co. regarding the St. Michael Water Treatment
Plant Slurry Line. Discussion: Mr. Smith started a discussion on this request. Mr. Barbin
told the Board they can say they have no objections to the extension of this project. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion authorizing the Chairman to send a letter to Rosebud Mining
stating the Board had no objections to the plant slurry line being extended. Mr. Smith made
the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from Dennis Richards regarding his supplemental coverage for 2014.
Discussion: Mr. Smith asked for a motion to pay the supplemental medical coverage for
2014 for Mr. Richards. Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor and Mr. Richards
abstaining, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $10,756.48 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all
bills, Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as
follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT:
CCSA…600.00, Comcast…71.42, Cumberland Truck…370.58, D. Knepper…30.00, D.
Bailey…30.00, D. Richards…177.00, Harleysville…599.02, Hercules…54.00, HRI…962.04, J.
Cummings…30.00, J. Ritko…20.00, Jesco…80.68, Long Barn…24.95, M. Bucci…20.00, Miller
Auto Parts…67.48, Palyocsiks…67.48, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…676.40, PA One…24.88, R&J
Gulf…853.54, R. Cortese…20.00, R. Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00 R. Poborsky…20.00,
Summit…1911.69, Tire Shop…327.00, Verizon…40.55, Walsh…192.00, W. Barbin…2264.95,
J. Rachael…334.72. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…3.47.
STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00 J. Rachael…12.76. STATE LIQUID FUELS
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on junking the old roller and advertising for sale
the street sweeper. The board discussed on line auctions and getting rid of the roller. Mr.
Barbin is going to research these two items. Mr. Richards made a motion to junk the roller
and advertise for sale the street sweeper through the on line auction process. Mr. Gdula
made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked about any word on the letter sent on the repairs the Township
paid for on Freightliner. Mr. Barbin stated he has heard nothing and in his opinion the
response from the company that fixed the problem was very non-committal on it being the
company’s fault it didn’t work.
Mr. Smith asked if we should be giving the notification to the building codes on
possibly getting out now. It was stated at the reorganization meeting would be enough time
The Board discussed the assessment from the Cambria County Sewage Agency and
felt the amount was stated as being more than what the amount was. Secretary to call and
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Tim Surkosky from 121 Plum Street, Salix talked about Center St. being higher
than the entrance to Plum Street and how the pay loader handles the snow on Plum. The
board discussed possible solutions to this problem.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would
entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith asked for an executive session regarding a
personnel matter after the meeting. No action of the Board will be needed regarding this
matter. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed
and meeting adjourned at 5:39 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: