December 08, 2014
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, Anthony Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Larry Custer, Cambria County Redevelopment Authority; one (1) resident.
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 November 17, 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 $74,090.58, expenditures of $59,594.29 (Check #27075 to #27098) and a balance of $436,642.58. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $3,755.81 (Check #1294 to #1296) and a balance of $31,416.16. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $730.81 (Check #1042 to #1043) and a balance of $8,363.25. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $22.40 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $63,489.54. Mr. Richards stated the treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter from Dennis Richards was read requesting the Board to consider paying his supplemental health care coverage through Medicare for the year 2015. Discussion: Mr. Gdula made a motion to approve his request. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. Mr. Richards abstained. Motion passed. (After the meeting two supervisors stated they didn’t hear the motion and did not vote. This must be redone on December 22 meeting)
A letter from Department of Transportation was read regarding being awarded $147,459.00 in federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding for the Creslo Neighborhood Safe Route to School project. Discussion: Mr. Smith is to contact EADS and they will work on the funding and find out the details of what the Township has to do for this project.
A letter from Forest Hills Municipal Authority was read regarding notification of their application to the PA DEP for the reissuance of the Part I, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System. Discussion: None
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Larry Custer presented the resolution for the DCBG 2014 allocation of $97,494.00 for the Villa Road Bridge and Street improvement project. Mr. Gdula made a motion to accept the resolution. Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Custer looked for construction to start in July.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $53,470.63 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman 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: Adams Twp. Water…54.00, AmeriHealth…4287.40, Applied Indust…77.93, Barclay…39.00, Beers…460.00, Cambria Cty BC…220.00, Centre Communications…148.45, Comcast…263.96, Crystal Pure…56.30, Cumberland…192.32, Dale Oxygen…141.03, DeLage…76.92, Ebensburg Office…163.66, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher Auto…7.80, FHMA…105.00, Getting’s…892.92, Good Tire…1722.00, J. Ritko…30.00, J Tribune…82.50, Kaza…38.90, Krouse…406.15, Laurel Ford…5171.02, Long Barn…114.98, Lowes…82.92, LPMiller…2680.48, M. Bucci…30.00, Overhead…18.00, Palyocsiks…51.75, P. Webb…70.00, Penelec…711.96, Personalized Computer…275.00, R&J Gulf…1028.20, R. Webb…30.00, R. Hoffman…15.00, R. Young…30.00, Staples…90.02, Summit…2401.92, Summit…15.75, Teamsters…11157.70, US Cleaning…772.00, VISA…177.02, WC McQuaids…43.00, Walsh…76.58. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3,735.79. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: American Rock Salt…3735.79.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the General Fund Budget at $1,841,412.00 with no increase in taxes and the State Liquid Fuels Fund budget at $295,052.00 for 2015. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the subdivision for Walter and Mary Christ as approved by the Planning Commission on December 3, 2014. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. Mr. Christ abstained. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the planning commission is requesting three keys for the front door. One for Ron Young, Rich Webb and Pat Webb. They were locked out various times in 2014 and had to call the police department. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith for the keys to be made and given to them.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve advertising the PSATS UC Group Trust Agreement Ordinance for adoption at the December 22, 2014 meeting. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pass the resolution for the 2014 and 2015 contribution rate for the police to contribute to their pension plan at 2.75%. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Karen Turgeon addressed the board on the fact she is trying to fix her home up and someone who is willing to help patch the roof and the house up. She doesn’t want it to go to court. Mr. Barbin and Mr. Richards and Mr. Smith addressed this situation with her and what she can do to prepare for the court date in January 2015.
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. Hoffman second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:40 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: