ADAMS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
August 19, 2013
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 Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Roy Hoffman, Anthony Christ, and William Smith: Diana Baxter, Secretary; and four (4) 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 forth coming
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the August 5, 2013 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. Gdula 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 $33,464.72, expenditures of $74,031.00 (Check #26121 to #26148) and a balance of $591,534.49. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $141.75, expenditures of $3,819.84 (Check #1241) and a balance of $31,365.16. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $52.50, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $33,797.61. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $96.82 and $9,210.41 (check #755) in expenditures leaving a balance of $186,018.28. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read and also payroll will be adjusted to reflect proper pays on 8-29-13 payday.
A letter was read from the Commonwealth of PA, Penn DOT regarding 2013-14 winter maintenance amount of $5,938.84 for SR 2005. Discussion: The Board is continuing the agreement with Penn DOT for winter maintenance.
A letter was read from HF Lenz Co. regarding Forest Hills School District, proposed Middle/High School Project/Local Government notification on the water obstruction and encroachment permit. Discussion: None.
A letter from Thomas Anderson & Associates regarding the MMO’s for 2014 for the Police ($25,313.00) and the non-uniform ($16,300.00) pension plans. Discussion: None.
A letter from Municipal Publications regarding updating the Guide and Map for Adams Township. Discussion: None.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the HOP permit based on as built fees and actual costs in engineering/professional fees. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the location of gas line on property at Little League on NE Side of property approx. 700 LF, length to be determined as actual, or ROW as cost for same as what was paid to Berwind Corp. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forth coming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $27,416.70 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, 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…465.29, CCBC…360.00, Comcast…59.41, CVMH…68.75, FWF…17153.30, Harleysville…605.76, HRI…1551.76, Tribune…72.50, Keipers…34.42, M. Glosser…35.00, M. Bucci…20.00, Palyocsik…13.99, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…484.57, R&J Gulf…816.00, R. Cortese…20.00, R. Young…20.00, R. Webb…20.00, Sam’s…422.60, EADS…1887.29, Verizon…41.05, Verizon Wireless…165..46, Walsh…1594.06, Watson…633.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…2.84. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00, J. Rachael…9.92. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the following subdivisions as approved by the Planning Commission on August 07, 2013: 1.0 Robert G. Lawther Family Trust; 2.) Adjoining Land Merger for Jesse D. and Kayla Scott; 3.) Gloria Webb subdivision; 4.) Adjoining Land merger for Michael Gelles. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the MMO’s presented by Anderson & Associates for 2014 Uniform and Non-Uniform Pension plans. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on updating the Adams Township Information Guide and Map last done in 2009. The Board decided on 3,200 copies with Municipal publications mailing them out at .35 cent per guide. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. Mr. Smith brought up about the bid received from another municipality on the grader which was to be opened on August 26, 2013 (meeting date stated in error). After discussion on this matter Mr. Smith made a motion to open the bids received for the grader on August 26, 2013 and take action on awarding the sale of the grader on September 09, 2013 meeting. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman stated HRI, Inc. will sell 1B stone at $11.20 per ton as they have done in past years. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase from the general fund a total of 1,000 ton of 1B stone at 11.20 per ton delivered. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Don Lucas from Blue Road addressed the board on the condition of Blue Road and wanted to know their plan. Mr. Hoffman stated he was waiting to see what happened with Rosebud. Discussion occurred on the condition of the roadway, the damage done by Tree Lumber Companies, when they used Oakridge Drive and what steps the Board can take to fix this road. It was recommended for the Road Master to contact the logger regarding the damages done on Blue Road and the Board stated they would repair bad holes in the roadway.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:38 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: