April 27, 2015
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 Gdula, Dennis Richards, Anthony Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill
Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; 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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the April 6, 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 $148,994.77, expenditures of $89,642.94 (Check #27369 to #27415) and a
balance of $535,643.60. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $15,346.80, expenditures of
$138.96 (Check #1311) and a balance of $42,121.68. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed
revenues of $3,743.60 (hydrants) and 11,946.98 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and
a balance of $32,042.94. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $142.70 and
expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $287,089.85. Mr. Richards stated the treasurer’s
report was received as read.
A letter from Cambria County Conservation was read extending the Topper Road Contract until
December 31, 2015. Discussion: Mr. Smith made a motion to extend this project. Mr. Christ seconds
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Cambria County Planning Commission was read regarding safe and efficient travel
outreach session. Discussion: Mr. Smith made the motion to allow the following Supervisors attend the
different meetings. Mr. Smith economic development on April 29; Mr. Gdula and Mr. Richards
transportation on May 13. Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to adopt the resolution for Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan
abandonment of the Beautyline WWTP and connection of the Beautyline/Salix system into the Forest
Hills Municipal Authority Regional WWTP. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the four engineering firms that submitted for the
retention of Municipal Engineer for a 5 year period of time as forward to us by Penn DOT. (The EADS
Group, Keller Engineers, Joseph Lehman, HF Lenz Co.) The current engineering agreement ended the
end of February and is required for the Creslo Sidewalk Project. Motion made by Mr. Smith, second by
Mr. Gdula to name the EADS Group as our engineer for a five year retention period of time. With all in
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None is
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented
for payment totaling $36,331.98 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. Hoffman 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: Advance Office…1036.56, CCBC…165.00,
Commissioners…56.00, Comcast…92.14, Cover…51.28, Croyle Twp…9.00, Cumberland Truck…30.21, D.
Knepper…60.00, D. Bailey…60.00, D. Gdula…197.57, D. Richards…36.00, E. Smay…60.00, FiHoff…49.00, F.
Brown…1000.00, Golden Equipment…2500.00, J. Cummings…60.00, James Excavating…4080.12,
Tribune…132.50, Keipers…95.49, Lane…3942.00, Long Barn…210.35, Nationwide…1198.08,
ODB…402.88, PA Twp. News…90.00, Pitney Bowes…188.10, Summit…6188.93, Verizon…449.27, WC
McQuaides…396.45, Walsh…1469.37, J. Rachael…2944.41. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…765.20,
J. Rachael…92.90. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3836.05, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…374.41. STATE
LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: New Enterprise…2770.52, Grannas…1134.19.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond permit for Joe Sikora for Seesetown
Road (starting at Rhodes Crossroads) at a cost of $13,125.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by
Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to apply for $25,000.00 in County Aid for 2015. Mr. Christ
made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula stated they are starting to do the road work and the road crew is in need of a heavy
roller for a long period of time. The Board recommended Mr. Gdula receive prices for a purchase, price
to lease and a price for lease purchase.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Mark Leventry addressed the board on 7 items of concern in the Brendalyn Subdivision. 1.
Too much antiskid on road, 2. Poor clean up and the length of time it took to get done, 3. Catch Basins
need to be repaired, 4. Curbs are gone, big truck knocked them out, 5. The dam road traffic at night,
garbage, etc., 6. Junk cars across from Strayer Construction and 7. Tractor trailers being used as storage
units. The Board discussed each item with Mr. Leventry. The road crew will purchase and place risers
on the catch basins. The township will look into setting time limits; possibly placing a gate across the
road and having the dam open for fishing from dawn to dusk. The last two items would be handled
under the property maintenance.
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 5:20P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: