June 10, 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, Roy Hoffman, Dennis Gdula, and William Smith: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and five (5) visitors.
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. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the May 20, 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. Mr. Smith asked the status of the J&J Bodies bill we paid and what is the next step in recovering our funds.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $72,363.96, expenditures of $98,224.61 (Check #25981 to #26005) and a balance of $670,643.29. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $540.00, expenditures of $1,162.43 (Check #1231 to #1232) and a balance of $40,362.45. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $140.00, expenditures of $983.10 (Check #1002 to #1003) and a balance of $34,689.17. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $24.61 and $0.00 in expenditures leaving a balance of $209,085.18. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter from HF Lenz regarding Forest Hills School District Middle/High School Addition/Alterations, Sidman, PA notification. Discussion: The Board directed the secretary to send a letter in approval of the project storm water submission.
A letter from Chirrs Allison, Transportation Planner regarding the 2015 Transportation Program update. Discussion: Board directed Mr. Hoffman to submit the intersection of 160 and 756 in Elton again.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for the Seal Coat Project and the Paving Project. Bids reflected on attached bid tabulation sheet. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award the Paving Project to low bidder Grannas Brothers at $151,028.30. Mr.
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Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award the Seal Coat Project to the low bidder Cottles Asphalt Maintenance at $31,136.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. 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 $36,780.41 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. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Adams Water…48.00, Barclay…103.00, CCBC…745.00, Comcast…108.37, Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland Truck…480.41, DeLage…76.92, D. Richards…41.37, Ebensburg Office…184.99, E. Pentrack…20.00, FiHoff…1348.50, FHMA…105.00, Groff…950.00, James Excavating…2278.75, JMA Collision…1257.62, Tribune…745.00, Lane…441.39, Lee Concrete…37.50, Long Barn…140.69, Lowes…34.07, M. Glosser…90.00, M. Bucci…20.00, Matheson…10.75, Penelec…572.43, PA One…17.00, Pitney Bowes…600.00, R&J…1450.54, R. Cortese…20.00, Ray’s…27.99, R. Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00, R. Poborsky…20.00, Sprint…18.52, Summit…7626.21, Teamsters…10576.00, US Cleaning…583.00, VISA…944.32, Walmart…49.27, Walsh…192.32, W. Barbin…1255.05. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,003.55. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…1477.08.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the resolution urging the General Assembly to free our taxpayers from the undue fiscal burden placed on them by the PA prevailing wage act of 1961. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked discussion on renewing the current contract extension with Waste Management. Discussion occurred on this and the following motion was made by Mr. Smith approving a one year extension but the garbage collection will be bid out in 2014, Mr. Gdula second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Berwind Land Merger to Rosebud Mining as approved by the Planning Commission on June 5, 2013. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Berwind-Briko, LLC subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission on June 5, 2013. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Forest Hills School District Middle/High School Addition/Alteration Plan as approved by the Planning Commission on June 5, 2013. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked about the Wagner Zoning hearing if it was approved and the fact he needs a plan approval for his porch.
Mr. Hoffman brought up the letter received from Paul Kundrod, Fire Chief with St. Michael Volunteer Fire Co. #2. This letter was sent to each member’s home requesting the
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Board considers additional funding to the fire companies and to set a date and time for this workshop. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter to Mr. Kundrod to meet in September prior to the start of the budget process. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board.
None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Orsaugus asked when the rail road crossing was going to be closed for repairs to the crossing. No one was sure.
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 5:35 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: