June 08, 2015
Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:00 P.M. in the conference room of
the Adams Township Municipal Building.
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; 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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the May 18, 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 Mr. Christ, Mr. Smith, Mr.
Hoffman and Mr. Gdula in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved. Mr. Richards
abstained from accepting because he was against the motions for the roller, pension and property
maintenance that was accepted from the last meeting.
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed
revenues received totaling $81,475.55, expenditures of $108,399.94 (Check #27445 to #27498) and a
balance of $678,162.98. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of
$4,859.23 (Check #1315 to #1317) and a balance of $54,905.79. The Fire Protection Account Fund
showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and 0.00 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $1,017.98 (Check
#1054 to #1055) and a balance of $58,140.05. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of
$0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $283,317.13. Mr. Richards stated the
treasurer’s report was received as read. Mr. Smith asked about the Fire Account.
A letter from Rosebud Mining Co., regarding mining under the township property within the
next 6 months. Discussion: Mr. Smith stated pictures should be taken as to the condition of our
A letter from FHMA regarding the St. Michael Pump Station (Flats) account. Discussion: Mr.
Smith asked for a motion for the township to turn the electric bill into the township name and request
the Authority to maintain the pump station. If there is any cost, the Board will pay the cost. Mr. Gdula
seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Cambria County Planning Commission regarding the Transportation Planner for
2017 Transportation Program updates. Discussion: Board stated we have submitted SR160 and SR756
intersection in Elton. The site distance needs fixed at SR 160 and WPA Road. Mr. Christ stated he will
have the Police Chief talk to the people at the corner of 160 and WPA Road to move their cars.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to enter into a payment agreement with 1st National Bank for
payment of the roller as follows: $20,000.00 down for 2015/ $34,668.12 payment for 2016 and 2017.
The roller will be paid off in 2017. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With Mr. Gdula,
Smith, Christ and Hoffman in favor, Mr. Richards opposed. Motion carried and passed.
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 $39,227.43 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…303.48, Adams Water…54.00,
AmeriHealth…9863.40, Asphalt Zipper…208.00, CCBC…605.00, Crystal Pure…39.80, Comcast….288.46,
Cumberland…270.81, DeLage…81.16, Ebensburg Office…159.97, E. Pentrack…30.00, FHMA…110.25,
HRI…798.05, IRS…364.48, Krouse Auto…42.85, Long Barn…225.95, Lowes…432.55, LP Miller…2,049.63,
M. Bucci…30.00, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…687.60, PA One…21.32, Postmaster…48.00, Portage
Power…257.61, R. Moyer…150.00, Rays…57.84, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00,
Summit…2369.25, Teamsters…11814.30, Trapuzzanos…230.50, US Cleaning…993.00, VISA…6.36,
Walsh…1289.90, Wright Sanitation…1200.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael…6.90. STREET
LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3,983.66, J. Rachael…28.35. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pass the resolution 6-08 authorizing the Chairman of the
Board to sign all documents necessary to apply for the grant for flood mitigation efforts. Motion made
by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for the snowplows. Keith’s Truck
Service, Inc. $5,485.00 each. Hercules Truck Equipment $5,135.00 each. Mr. Richards asked for a
motion to accept Hercules Truck Equipment for the two snowplows. Mr. Smith made the motion,
second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to vie pending approval of a road bond for Appalachian Timber
Products Inc. for Petia Road (Malzie Farm) to Krayn Road to SR 160. This is for +/- 200 loads to be
completed by December 31, 2015. Mr. Smith suggested them come in and talk to the Board. Mr. Barbin
suggested making the Road Bond for a 60 day period of time and reviewing the roadways to see if
extending the bond would be an option. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to grant a 60 day Road Bond
under the road bond forms Mr. Barbin has prepared. Mr. Smith 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
Mr. Don Lucas asked about Blue Road and if the Board had a plan on fixing it. Discussion occurred on
this topic and the Board stated they will look into the various options.
Mr. Kerry Plows asked about purchasing the alley behind his property. Discussion occurred on this topic
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a
motion to adjourn. Mr.Gdula made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion. With all
in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:55 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: