February 23, 2015
Vice-Chairman Bill Smith 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 Gdula, Anthony Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill
Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Kim Dorchack (Kostan & Associates)
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Smith stated at this time the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment
on any item from the previous meeting minutes. No comments or questions.
Mr. Smith stated everyone had a copy of the January 12, 2015 meeting. He asked all
Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Smith asked for a motion to approve the minutes
presented. Mr. Christ made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Gdula seconds this motion.
With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
Mr. Smith stated at this time we will hear from Mr. Steve Pepoy. Mrs. Pepoy stated
his complaint against the Rosebud Pump Station in St. Michael. The pumps are really loud at
night. They start up between 12-2 AM and run until 6-7 AM. He stated all the top people from
Rosebud were at his house and heard the noise. They placed 2 sheds over each pump, but the
sheds are 3 sided. Mr. Smith stated he would call Rosebud Mining and also check out the noise
ordinance and check the decimal readings on these fans. The Board will get back to Mr. Pepoy.
Mr. Smith also recognized Kim Dorchack from Kostan CPA firm regarding our audit.
The audit was very good but one item needs changed. The Fire Protection moneys need to go
into the Fire Account and not the general ledger. This will be corrected. Very pleased with the
financial status of the township.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Smith asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund
showed revenues received totaling $101,171.00, expenditures of $64,269.73 (Check #27245
to #27291) and a balance of $382,476.33. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $94.50, expenditures of $3,763.14 (Check #1304) and a balance of $22,057.60. The Fire
Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $21.00, expenditures of $1360.00 (Check #1048)
and a balance of $6,079.43. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $19.49
and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $48,347.93. Mr. Smith stated the
treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter from PennDOT regarding a meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 on the Route
2005 Llanfare Road , Dunlo Culvert Project. Discussion: Mr. Hoffman stated someone should
attend to find out about the detour to accommodate the fire companies. Mr. Gdula stated
there is a detour for emergency vehicles.
A letter was read from Rosebud Mining Co. regarding the Stage 1 completion Report.
Discussion: Mr. Smith asked if we need to have the engineer look at this. Mr. Gdula stated this
was just the first stage of the bond release; there are two more stages before total release of
the bond. Mr. Smith asked for a motion to release the first stage of the Rosebud Mining Co.
bond. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked if any board member had any old business. Mr. Hoffman stated on
the bid for the two trucks, he made a mistake on the bids and this mistake will be corrected and
all bidders will be notified of the change. Mr. Gdula stated he got a call from Laurel Ford and
Mr. Polidak stated the transmissions are the same. Mr. Hoffman stated he will call Day Fleet
Mr. Smith asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Smith stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $66,752.75 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr.Christ made the motion to pay all bills,
Mr. Gdula 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: Am. Rock
Salt...13,564.53, ACE...197.50, Adams Water...56.70, Advanced Office...250.00, Anderson...69.97,
Cambria County Bldg...30.00, Chemung Supply...180.95, Comcast...266.28, CVMH...46.75,
Cover...373.48, Cumberland...427.37, D. Richards...36.00, Fisher...68.00, Freightliner...56.00, FWF
Ins...172.00, Hercules...871.91, J. Ritko...30.00, J. Rachael...612.50, Tribune...135.00,
Kotzan...5,000.00, Krouse...565.99, Laurel...150.34, Long Barn...31.80, Lowes...86.00,
LPMiller...6291.85, M. Bucci...30.00, Nationwide...599.04, Penelec...1110.81, PA
Highlands...40.00, PA One...9.02, R. Cortese...30.00, R. Webb...30.00, R. Young...30.00, R.
Poborsky...30.00, Sam's...39.99, Summit...5863.85, Suppes...26.56, Teamsters...24546.94,
Trapuzzanos...241.00, Tri County...1482.51, Verizon...222.09, Walmart...25.91, Walsh...855.00.
FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSW...727.03, J. Rachael....63. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT:
Penelec...102.93, Cambria County...732.29, J. Rachael...2.84, REA...108.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to advertise the Spring Road Maintenance Material Bid for
2015-2016 year. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to approve the resolution for the Creslo Safe Walks to
School naming William Smith as the contact and signer for all documents. Mr. Gdula made the
motion, Mr. Christ seconds this motion. Motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Replogle asked about the bill to Fox’s. Mr. Smith stated when we do any
renovations; the township gets the prisoners to do the work. We have to feed them and
this is the cost to feed them.
Mr. Smith stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a
motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion.
With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:53 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: