August 13, 2012
I. CALL TO ORDER:
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 regular meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance recited by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Anthony Christ, William Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and six (6) 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. None was forthcoming
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the July 23, 2012 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, 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 $112,828.41 expenditures of $30,346.18 (Check #25403 to #25432) and a balance of $658,182.61. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $141.75, expenditures $277.46 (Check #1193 to #1196) and a balance of $32,777.92. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $31.50, expenditures $745.93 (Check #982 to #983) and a balance of $37,045.64. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $119.36, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $204,666.28. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was received from DEP regarding Rosebud Mining Co. application to renew their permit for Mine 78. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked if this renewal permit is all tied into the other correspondence from Rosebud. The answer was yes.
A letter was read from Rosebud Mining Co. regarding expanding the existing coal refuse storage facility next to Mine 78. Discussion: None.
A letter was read from Solicitor Barbin regarding Rosebud Mining Co. request for zoning approval. Discussion: Mr. Smith made a motion for the Adams Township Board of Supervisors approve the coal refuse disposal operations for Mine 78 on the site of the former Hoffman Surface Mine south of the Village of Mine 42, as described in the July 26, 2012 letter of Rosebud Mining Co. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
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August 13, 2012
A letter from PENN Dot regarding culvert installation on SR 2003. It was stated this culvert installation was near the fish hatchery on Peaceful Valley Road.
A letter from Forest Hills School District regarding their annual transportation/bus safety meeting on August 17, 2012. Discussion: None.
II. OLD BUSINESS:
Mr. Richards asked for the opening on the proposals received for the lease purchase of the loader. Bids received from the following:
Best Line Equipment: Trade in value: $53,000.00 – Cost $76,000.00.
GROFF: Trade in value: $68,450.00 – Cost $68,876.00
John Deere: Trade in value: $66,000.00 – Cost $71,120.36
Walsh: Trade in value: $50,000.00 – Cost $ $65,923.92
Cleveland Bros.: Trade in value: $50,000.00 – Cost $88,844.00
Mr. Smith asked for a motion to table any decision on this bid until they review the equipment and bids. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $103,308.57 for the General, State, Fire and Street Light
accounts. Mr. Richards 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. Gdula. 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…367.07, Adams Water…46.00, American Legal…282.36, Appalachian Tire…70.00, Comcast…102.84, Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland Truck…267.08, DeLage…328.80, EADS…13,979.27, Ebensburg Office…92.98, E. Pentrack…20.00, Fi-Hoff…598.00, FHMA…102.00. Freedom…1,495.00, FWF…14,925.00, Gordon Delozier…40,688.73, Tribune…2328.15, Long Barn…62.45, LPMiller…1,941.50, Miller Auto Parts…190.23, PA Public…129.58, Palyocsiks…16.99, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…399.89, Portage Power…151.09, R&J Gulf…782.32, R. Cortese…20.00, Reighard Machine…175.00, R.Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00, Samco…75.00, Sprint…54.00, Summit Bank…2,205.27, Teamsters…10,024.60, US Cleaning…583.00, Walsh…317.18, Waste Management…823.75, W. Barbin…721.30. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,071.72, REA…88.00, J. Rachael…7.09. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…1.26. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…5,942.24.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for Walker Lumber Co., for T324 for .8 miles at $10,000.00. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
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Mr. Richards asked the Board if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. Mr. Smith stated he attended the Cambria County Sewage Agency meeting and the yearly allotment will be based upon the amount of work conducted in the township. For 2013 the rate will be around $1,100.00. This is because the state of PA has dropped the reimbursements to Sewage Authorities. Discussion occurred on this subject. Mr. Smith also stated he attended the Building Codes meeting and they are taking over the City of Johnstown’s permitting and are now discussing Somerset County. They are growing. Mr. Hoffman stated they should look into combining the SEO and the Codes together.
Mr. Richards asked the Board if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mrs. Baker asked the Board what is progressing with the water issue and PennDOT. Mr. Gdula relayed the information from the meeting and stated no decision was made. He will contact them shortly.
Ms. Theresa Glass spoke to the board about her drainage pipe was destroyed by the road crew. Discussion occurred on this subject and the fact that the pipe isn’t the proper size and was not installed properly. Also her driveway goes out onto the roadway. The Board explained the problems with what was done and the possible solution. They also stated her driveway will be caught by the plow in the winter time. She stated Mr. Petrunak guarantees the driveway will not be caught by the plow or contribute to the ice build up at that location. The ice builds up due to the fact the drain does not drain the water properly.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 6:08 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana L. Baxter