April 06, 2015
Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the conference
room of the Adams Township Municipal Building.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Gdula, Dennis Richards, Anthony Christ,
Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Randy Griffin,
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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the March 16, 2015 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. Christ seconds this motion.
With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund
showed revenues received totaling $218,669.97, expenditures of $84,282.71 (Check #27334 to
#27368) and a balance of $476,291.77. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of
$9,569.70, expenditures of $3,767.40 (Check #1309 to #1310) and a balance of $26,913.84. The
Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $2,401.00 and $9,326.62, expenditures of
$727.03 (Check #1051) and a balance of $16,352.36. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund
showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of
$286,957.75. Mr. Smith stated the treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter from Mr. & Mrs. Crissey regarding Bentwood Drive needing maintenance.
A letter from Minetech Engineers regarding Old Pot Ridge #2, Pot Ridge #2, Lasky, Feller
No. 2 bond releases for phase 1, 2 and 3. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked Mr. Barbin what action
the board needed to do. Mr. Barbin stated no official action is required. The Board discussed
sending a letter to see if the money will be left for the stream clean-up. Mr. Smith made the
motion, second by Mr. Christ. The motion passed to send a letter to DEP requesting information
on the money for the stream clean up.
A letter from DEP regarding permit renewal for Rosebud Mining Co. in Paint and Adams
Townships. Discussion: None
A letter from Cambria County Planning Commission regarding a course on Subdivision
and Land Development and Review in Cambria County. Discussion: None.
A letter from Cambria County Dept. of Emergency Services regarding Hazard Mitigation
Plan update. Discussion: Mr. Richards is going to attend with Dan Bowser from the EADS group.
A letter from Cambria County Conservation regarding County Dirt and Gravel Roads
Program Award to Adams Township. Discussion: Mr. Gdula explained the project that got
approved for a section on Old Bedford Pike and also the extension on an expired contract for
Topper Road pipe replacement and stone.
A letter from Boy Scout Troop 251 announcing that Derek Thomas has attained the rank
of Eagle Scout. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter recognizing Derek
Thomas . Mr. Christ made a motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from the Adams Twp. Planning Commission regarding the “hut” building on our
property. Discussion: Mr. Smith stated Adams Twp. isn’t constructing anything and it isn’t a
“hut” but a hub for fiber optics. Mr. Gdula stated he explained the process to the
representative and they understand everything that needs done. The site isn’t determined yet
because they are looking at all aspects of getting the fiber optics to the site.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to enter into a 5 year lease agreement with Sunesys
to place a hub for fiber optics for Verizon on a 25’ x 25’ piece of ground belonging to Adams
Township with Sunesys doing all the work on this lease. Motion made by Mr. Smith, second by
Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other 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 $41,721.57 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Smith 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: Adams
Water…54.00, Advanced Office…181.98, American Legal Aid….238.92, Appalachian Tire…285.00,
CCBC…117.19, CCATO…75.00, Centre…101.20, Cernics…275.00, Comcast…280.86, Cover…47.03,
Crystal Pure…61.80, DeLage…81.16, Ebensburg Office…506.94, E. Pentrack…30.00
Fisher…155.04, FHMA…105.00, FHRA…100.00, Groff…25.71, Hei-Way…2181.54, J. Ritko…30.00,
Jesco…22.82, Tribune…182.50, LB Water…5.55, Long Barn…24.00, LPMiller…6155.64, J.
Rachael…12.08, Matheson…26.85, Nationwide…599.04, PA Dept. Labor…44.00, P. Webb…35.00,
Penelec…915.23, PA One…22.96, PSATS UC…469.63, R&J Gulf…123.34, R. Cortese…30.00, R.
Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00, Samco…135.00, Summit…6204.83,
Teamsters…9582.76, EADS…278.92, Tri County…9006.32, US Cleaning…583.00, Verizon…222.09,
VISA…834.29, WC McQuade..40.00, Walsh…1003.39. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None.
STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…138.96. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the proposed road project for 2015. Mr. Gdula
explained the road project being Lloyd Street, Gdula Street, Coulter St., Railroad Street, Meadow
St. and Grove Streets. Mr. Hoffman feels Beautyline needs paved instead of Donahue Street.
Mr. Smith asked if the water and sewage authority was done doing their line replacements and
Mr. Gdula stated last year the pavement wasn’t cold before they had a section dug out to
replace a line. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the road project discussed for 2015.
Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor except Mr. Hoffman, motion
Mr. Gdula stated he wanted to extend the drainage pipe in Elton 749 feet on Old
Bedford Pike and he got various quotes on pipe and Lane was the lowest bidder. Mr. Smith felt
that Berwind didn’t do Phase II and now we have their water problem to correct. He was
against the Township fixing the water problem. Discussion occurred on this matter. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to purchase pipe from Lane for this project. Mr. Gdula made the
motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor except Mr. Smith, motion passed.
Mr. Smith stated there was a problem in St. Michael over the week end. A blowout
occurred in the street and Highland was fixing it but it damaged the road. Discussion occurred
on how Highland fixes these spots and what they are responsible to fix.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Steve Sewalk from the EADS Group asked the supervisors permission to design the
other side of the street in Creslo. It will save the township money and he needs their answer
soon. The Board and Mr. Sewalk also discussed the Little Conemaugh River in St. Michael and
the stream needing cleaned. There are two types of permits and he strongly suggested we go
after the ½ million dollars application. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith to have
Mr. Sewalk and the EADS Group submit this application for Adams Township.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a
motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion.
With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:55 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: