June 23, 2014
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, Denny Gdula, Anthony
Christ, Bill Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary, and
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. Smith stated he got a
telephone call from the neighbor at 171 Church Street and wondered if Cambria County was
notified of the action taken. It was stated yes.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the June 09, 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 $48,640.59, expenditures of $137,204.58 (Check
#26752 to #26809) and a balance of $649,826.79. The Street Light Account Fund showed
revenues of $764.10, expenditures of $2,854.60 (Check #1274 to #1276) and a balance of
$46,392.87. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $199.80, expenditures
of $734.83 (Check #1030 to #1031) and a balance of $30,891.72. The State Liquid Fuels
Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a
balance of $213,168.63. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
Mr. Smith asked about the State Liquid Fuels account and the up and coming road project
A letter from Noll’s Forestry Services, Inc. regarding a stream crossing permit
application act 14 notification for Katie Respet and Dave Horner. Discussion: Bobbie
Blazosky will patrol this permit.
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on the Ford F550 and the need for replacement
that was budgeted for 2014 purchase. Mr. Christ made a motion to purchase a new F550.
Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Gdula stated they
have to figure out which F550 is the one to get rid of. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to
advertise to purchase a F550. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in
Mr. Richards asked Mr. Barbin what he found out on the Boyle Residence in Dunlo.
Mr. Barbin will look into this matter this week.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $36,158.33 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. Gdula 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:
Advanced Office...1205.26, American Legal...238.92, AmeriHealth...13861.20, C.
Webb...4100.00, Comcast...83.98, CCBC...234.38, D. Knepper...30.00, D. Bailey...30.00, D.
Richards...80.00, FWF...7832.00, Harleysville...599.04, HRI...181.72, J. Cummings...30.00,
Johnstown Tribune...235.00, Lowes...35.87, PSATS UC...5.71, R&J Gulf...1019.63, R.
Genday...750.00, Summit Bank...3823.38, Verizon...43.47, Verizon Wireless...175.25, WC
McQuade...40.00, Walmart...18.47, Walsh...601.91, W. Hudack...750.00. FIRE PROECTION
ACCOUNT: None. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...153.14. STATE LIQUID FUELS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for Palestine Road for a
job being done by E Forestry LLC. Discussion occurred on this motion and Butch wants to
talk to him about just going on Palestine and not Oakridge Drive also. Mr. Smith made the
motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on replacing the 12 year old printer that does
not work properly with a new black laser hp printer at a cost of $618.00 for the township
office. Motion made by Mr. Christ and second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for information on the police uniforms need to be changed due
to the fact they do not make the type they currently wear any longer. Discussion on this
subject and it was agreed that for full time officers 2 full uniforms need purchased and for
part time 1 full uniform. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appeal the Boundary Line Dispute ruling. Mr.
Hoffman made the motion to appeal and Mr. Gdula second this motion. With all in favor,
Mr. Hoffman stated he needs to purchase a new cutting edge and jack pads. Mr.
Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed to purchase
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forth coming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Roy Wicks stated he is continuing to clean up his property and was going to
remove all the mess except for one car; he currently has 9 cars left.
Mr. Orsagus stated Hoffman Mining renewed their permit and he wondered what
the board knew. It was stated they have to renew the permit until the reclamation work is
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. Gdula second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: