August 11, 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, Denny Gdula, Anthony
Christ, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and eight (8) 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. Smith asked if we got a bill
for the fire protection project on Palestine Road. No bill was received to date.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the July 28, 2014 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.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund
showed revenues received totaling $34,225.78 expenditures of $34,113.81 (Check #26872
to #26889) and a balance of $644,578.62. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $519.75, expenditures of $99.67 (Check #1281) and a balance of $45,670.52. The Fire
Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $147.00, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #-
--) and a balance of $30,822.49. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest
of $101.37 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $213,364.77. Mr.
Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter from Thomas Anderson & Associates regarding the 2015 Financial
Requirement and MMO for the Police and Non-Uniform Pension plans. Discussion: Mr.
Smith asked for a motion to approve the MMO for the Adams Township Police Pension Plan
at $25,425.00 and the Non-Uniform Pension Plan at $19,900.00 for 2015. Mr. Gdula second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Leisa Custer regarding the drainage problem at her home located at 373
Beautyline Drive. Discussion: Mr. Christ stated that the work isn’t finished yet with the
storm water project. A drain at the bottom of the hill behind her property will be installed.
She needs to move her rainspouts away from the home.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on purchasing a mold board instead of a plow
for the 2008 International Truck. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked for a motion to purchase the
mold board for the 2008 international truck. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in
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 $327,996.76 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. Smith 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...421.40, ATWA...54.00, Bedford Ford...1021.05, CCBC...580.00, CCATO...75.00,
Comcast...402.90, CVMH...46.75, Cover...46.51, Crystal...50.80, Cumberland Truck...16.46,
Ebensburg Office...496.97, FHMA...105.00, Grannas...143860.02, James
Excavating...2282.43, Tribune...117.50, Long Barn...13.95, LPMiller...1823.26, Matheson
...16.33, Miller Auto Parts...415.82, P.Webb...35.00, Penelec...507.20, R&J Gulf...921.53, R.
Cortese...30.00, R. Webb...30.00, R. Young...30.00, R. Poborsky...30.00, Staples...59.37,
Summit...3823.38, Teamsters...11157.70, Tri County...488.66, US Cleaning...65.00,
VISA...293.60, WC McQuades...179.50, USWaste Management...816.00, Webb...85.00, W.
Barbin...2660.14, Wimer...87.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA...727.03, J.
Rachael...5.67. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...3550.40, J. Rachael...5.67. STATE
LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: Grannas Brothers...150,000.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase 4 tires for the 2008 International. Mr.
Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to replace the doors on the front and back of the
municipal building not to exceed $10,000.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr.
Smtih. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Robert G. Lawther Family Trust
subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission on August 6, 2014. Motion made by
Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Gdula.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on line painting the roads in the township.
Discussion was the normal roads that we had line painted last year would be the roads to
get done. We need three (3) phone quotes for this project also. Mr. Richards asked for a
motion to paint lines on the township roads as done in 2013 not to exceed $18,300.00 by
telephone quotes. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor,
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on the backhoe. Mr. Smith stated the articulating
bucket valve is bad and one was found for around $600.00. Mr. Gdula also stated the main
valve is going to need replaced. The machine is 12 years old and the Board needs to figure
out replace or repair. Mr. Smith felt repair for now to see where in the budget is. It was
agreed to get a total price to repair the back hoe and see.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to grant John Knepper contingent approval on his
storm water plan pending the recording of the Stormwater Best Management Practices
Operations and Maintenance agreement. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ.
With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
1. Mr. Kollar and Mr. Adams regarding the condition of Topper Road. It is deplorable
and something needs done before winter or there will be no road. In 4/10th
mile there is 11 homes. The Board will discuss this with the Road Master.
2. Mr. Noon regarding Villa Road Bridge. The Board discussed the information they
knew regarding the replacement of this bridge and possibly a temporary crossing
being installed. Also the road has a lot of pot holes that need repaired.
3. Mr. Riley talked about Pine Street not being marked and the black top for the holes
is also gone at the bottom and top of the street. He asked about sewers in the area
and was advised to go to Forest Hills Municipal Authority’s meeting.
4. Debbie Kormanick had 4 issues she wanted to discuss. #1. How do you do a control
burn? Information was given to her on who to contact and what to do. #2. There is
a 20 foot alley behind the house a she wanted to place a fence on 10’ of that alley if it
was o.k. They told her to place stones and plants on the 10 feet if at all possible. #3
A big cement box (old sewer box) on one of the properties and she wanted to know
what she could do. They told her to check with Neal Sivec but if not in use, then fill
it with stone and dirt. #4. The house besides her is in horrible condition. What can
be done? (Karen Turgeon’s House).
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 6:17 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer