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I. CALL TO ORDER:
Vice-Chairman Dennis Gdula 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, William Smith, Anthony Christ and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and one (1) visitor.
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: Mr. Gdula stated at this time the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes.
Mr. Gdula stated everyone had a copy of the March 25, 2013 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Gdula 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.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Gdula asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $246,324.71, expenditures of $64,303.48 (Check #25869 to #25893) and a balance of $563,444.06. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $10,143.00, expenditures of $197.36 (Check #1225 to #1226) and a balance of $13,886.02. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $2,587.20, expenditures of $727.03 (Check #999) and a balance of $27,734.35. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest and State Allocation of $201,138.08 and $0.00 in expenditures leaving a balance of $208,847.34. Mr. Gdula stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A request from St. Michael Catholic Church REACH YM Group for permission to hold spring clean up of WPA road for April 21, 2013. Discussion: Mr. Smith will make sure the road is closed and the truck is there.
A letter was read from Boy Scout Troop 251 regarding Zacharey Fleegle attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Discussion: A letter will be sent from the Board.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Gdula asked for the awarding of the bids received for road material. Tabulation sheet is attached. After discussion on the bids, Mr. Smith made a motion to approve the lowest bidder defined in yellow on the bid sheet for the spring road maintenance material. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Sheet is attached to minutes.
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Mr. Gdula asked for discussion on the Truck bed 2011 Freightliner removal and replacement of existing system pump, control valves, spreader valve, plow controls and related items. Mr. Smith explained the history of the truck and bed. Mr. Barbin stated he sent a letter out to Fox & James (which company is now sold). Mr. Barbin stated he received in letter form they will not correct this problem. We now must get the truck fixed and get the facts as to what the problem was. Mr. Smith asked for a motion to approve the repair totaling $16,340.00 at J&J Bodies. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula asked for a discussion on purchasing a new power washer at a cost of $6,995.00 plus the snap n god time delay kit of $150.00 for a total cost of $7,145.00. Mr. Smith made a motion to purchase, Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The trade in was accepted and reduced the cost of the new power washer at $5,250.00.
Mr. Gdula asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Gdula stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $52,862.39 for the General, State, Fire and Street Light
accounts. Mr. Gdula asked the Board 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, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Adams Twp. Water…48.00, Am. Rock Salt…3556.74, Applied Indust….79.87, Sprint…50.50, CCBC…275.00, Comcast…111.05, Crystal Pure…72.00, Cumberland…156.38, Dale Oxygen….20.50, DeLage…76.92, Ebensburg Office…335.55, E. Pentrack…20.00, FHMA…105.00, Freedom…318.50, Galls…635.44, Grannas…3042.75, Hercules…176.08, J. Ritko…20.00, J. Rachael…558.54, Laurel Web…160.00, LPMiller…8212.09, M. Glosser…36.30, M. Bucci…20.00, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…1180.38, PA One…7.65, Pitney Bowes…188.10, Portage Tire…560.00, PSATS…503.69, R&J Gulf…1352.30, R. Cortese…20.00, R. Young…20.00, Samco…775.00, Sam’s…389.00, Summit…10681.66, Teamsters…10576.00, Tractor Supply…56.96, US Cleaning…623.00, WCMcQuaide…40.40, Walsh…124.24, Waste Management…7.75, J. Rachael…2511.01. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…90.85. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3875.24, REA…88.00, J. Rachael…351.92. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to allow the Supervisors, Secretary, Tax Collector and Auditor to attend the Spring Convention on May 3, 2013 at the Solomon Run Banquet Facility starting at 5:00 PM. Mr. Smith made the motion, Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Three supervisors will be attending.
Mr. Gdula stated the bridge inspection report was received for two bridges for Adams Township. He asked the Board to review these reports at their convience.
Mr. Gdula asked for a discussion on replacing three doors and two windows in the garage at a cost of $3,815.00. Mr. Christ made the motion to replace and Mr. Hoffman second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula asked for a discussion on the road work project for 2013. Mr. Hoffman stated he had Mr. Bowers do a cost estimate for Seesetown Road, Oakridge Drive new paving; Seal
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Coat cost for Helsel Road and Fifty Acre Road; and in house paving projects. Mr. Smith made a motion to complete the paving on Seesetown Road, do the seal coat project for Helsel and Fifty Acre Road. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Hoffman will contact Mr. Bowers so the advertisement can be completed.
Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to make application for 2013 County Aid in the amount of $30,000.00. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula asked if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. Mr. Barbin asked if the township was going to charge a fee for the Motor Control Building for Rosebud Mining. The answer was no additional fee; they waived additional fees on this site.
Mr. Hoffman asked if he could turn the 1997 International Truck over to Croyle Township since they paid for it. Mr. Smith made a motion to release the truck to Croyle Township. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
No questions or comments were presented
Mr. Gdula stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:15P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: