April 10, 2014
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, Anthony Christ, William
Smith and Roy Hoffman; Diana Baxter, Secretary; two (2) residents.
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 March 24, 2014 meeting. He asked
all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the
minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Smith 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 $193,632.59, expenditures of $55,194.71 (Check
#26623 to #26645) and a balance of $555,114.85. The Street Light Account Fund showed
revenues of $5,424.30, expenditures of $183.16 (Check #1266 to #1267) and a balance of
$20,863.68. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $1,391.60, expenditures
of $727.03 (Check #1025) and a balance of $24,727.65. The State Liquid Fuels Account
Fund showed interest of $96.15 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of
$212,966.15. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter from Thomas Anderson & Associates regarding Act 51 (Killed in Service) for
the police department and the cancelation of the MEIT policy. Discussion: Mr. Smith feels
Mr. Barbin should review this letter as soon as possible. With the State of PA funding Act
51 there is no reason for us to continue to pay the MEIT policy. Mr. Smith made a motion
for Mr. Barbin to review and make sure it doesn’t affect the current contract with the Police
Department so we can become in compliance with the Pension plan for the police. Mr.
Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Conemaugh Valley Conservancy regarding adopting one or more water
quality monitoring points. Discussion: None
A letter reminding the Board of the Spring Convention for Cambria County
Association of Township Officials on Friday April 25, 2014. Discussion: Mr. Richards, Mr.
Smith and Mr. Christ will be attending the spring convention.
A letter from Douglas Hill, Co. PA DEP regarding Flood Protection Project along
South Fork Little Conemaugh River. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to request
a meeting with Mr. Hill to discuss this project. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr.
Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the E-3M and AE-P bids received for the
Spring Road Material bids opened at the March 24, 2014 meeting. After discussion on
the bids and what transpired, Mr. Gdula made a motion to reject all bids (if emulsions are
needed the Board will call all four bidders to get their costars cost.) Mr. Smith seconds this
motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the new doors didn’t have the $1,600.00 labor included on
their bid, but their bid is still the cheapest. Mr. Hoffman stated the total cost will now be
$7,082.53 for the garage doors. A discussion occurred on the need for the 3 new doors and
air blows in from the sides of the doors because there is no seal and the doors are falling
apart. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the bid with the additional labor costs
for the three doors. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With Mr. Gdula,
Richards, Christ and Hoffman in favor and Mr. Smith opposed. Motion passed. Mr. Smith
opposed the purchase of 3 doors when the police office has water leaking from the roof into
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 $37,366.38 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman made the motion to pay
all bills, Mr. Christ 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:
J. Rachael….2759.93, Adams Water…54.00, Advanced Office…48.03, B. Haddad…40.00,
CCBC…250.00, Cambria Cty. Treasurer…56.00, Comcast…322.59, Crystal Pure…50.80,
Cumberland…1238.01, DeLage…58.09, D. Gdula…270.00, Ebensburg Office…260.92, E.
Pentrack…30.00, FHMA…105.00, F. Brown…2500.00, Galls…224.00, Hercules…465.83,
Impala…45.00, J. Ritko…30.00, Tribune…515.00, Lauel Web…175.00, Long Barn…55.30,
LPMiller…2939.18, M. Bucci…30.00, Miller Auto parts…280.97, PA UC…23.35, P.
Webb…35.00, Penelec…878.62, PA One…15.30, PA TWP. News…135.00, Pitney
Bowes…400.00, PSATS UC…912.18, R&J Gulf…1000.00, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00,
R. Young…30.00, Summit Bank…4941.50, Teamsters…11157.70, Eads…94.55, Tractor
Supply…17.90, US Cleaning…769.00, VISA…15.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT:
HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…97.61. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…2727.35,
REA…108.00, J. Rachael…387.64. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards stated Saturday, April 26, 2014 Litter pick up will be done on Krayn
road, Llanfare Road and Mine 42 Road. No tires will be picked up.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on dirt roads. Mr. Hoffman stated he wanted to
grade and shape Old Bedford Pike but Weaver Road needs tar and chip done to it. Weaver
Road is in bad shape and both E-3M and AE-P will have to be applied. Old Bedford Pike,
Topper and Blue road he wants to keep them dirt roads. Discussion occurred on using the
stone dust or what Cambria Township uses on their roads. They put it in place (8”) with the
paving machine. Butch will look into the cost of what they use and Mr. Gdula is going to
look into getting regrinds.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the cutting edges from US Municipal. It was
discussed and the cost is $89.00 apiece. The Board agreed for that cost they could try these
cutting edges. Mr. Smith made a motion to purchase two cutting edges. Mr. Christ seconds
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked what the Board was going to do with the Police Department and the
water leak. The ice built up and over flowed. The Board wants to remove the man son and
Mr. Richards asked if we purchased a roller and what the cost of it was. We did not
purchase it and the cost is $58,500.00. Mr. Richards said he was told it has no power. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to purchase the roller pending the power issue. Mr. Gdula
made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. The vote was Mr. Gdula, Richards, Christ and
Hoffman in favor of this motion, Mr. Smith opposed due to his statement the money should
be in black top. Motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forth coming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Replogle he attended a meeting with 1st
your facilities more energy efficient. He offered to have the people come up to our building
and look everything over and if we qualify, they do the paperwork for the energy grant. We
possible could upgrade our outside lighting. Mr. Hoffman stated he could have them also
look at the garage for efficiency. He also asked when they were going to hire the clerk. The
Board explained they budget for a clerk every year but there is no hiring going on at this
time. Mr. Replogle stated he thought the position was a clerk for the police department.
They Board replied they talked about it but that wasn’t what the hiring ad was for.
Energy regarding the Act 29 and making
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. Gdula second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer