June 09, 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. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the May 15, 2014 meeting. He asked
all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the
minutes presented. Mr. Gdula made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Hoffman seconds
this motion. Mr. Smith and Mr. Christ abstained due to the fact they were not present at the
May 15, 2014 meeting. With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account
Fund showed revenues received totaling $75,624.23, expenditures of $119,904.04 (Check
#26704 to #26751) and a balance of $738,390.78. The Street Light Account Fund showed
revenues of $630.00, expenditures of $3,923.87 (Check #1271 to #1273) and a balance of
$48,483.37. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $170.00, expenditures
of $976.96 (Check #1028 to #1029) and a balance of $31,426.75. The State Liquid Fuels
Account Fund showed interest of $104.49 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a
balance of $213,168.63. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter from Cambria County Building Codes was read regarding the complaints on
171 Church Street, 124 Redwood Drive and 141 Redwood Drive needing to be declared a
public nuisance at a public meeting in which the motion must contain a short statement
of the reasons for the action. Discussion: #1. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to declare
a public nuisance on the property at 171 Church Street, Sidman. Mr. Gdula made the
motion that the unattended ornamental pond is a public nuisance. Mr. Smith seconds this
motion. With all in favor, motion passed. #2. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to declare a
public nuisance on the property at 124 Redwood Drive, Salix for the large cooler, building
construction material strewn all around the property. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second
by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. #3. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to
declare a public nuisance on the property at 141 Redwood Drive, Salix for the large amount
of garbage refuse trash, cutting the high weeds in the yard, un maintained outside property.
Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The
Board also discussed the BOYEL Residence and Mr. Barbin is going to handle this situation.
A letter from Summerhill Township submitting a bid of $3,000.00 for the 2007 unmarked
Crown Victoria cruiser. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the bid
submitted of $3,000.00 for this vehicle. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ.
With all in favor, motion passed.
An e-mail was read from Albert A. Pasquarelli, Waste Management, regarding exercising
the 2015 option year rate of $13.51 per month for garbage collection: Discussion: Mr.
Smith discussed bidding out the garbage contract this year. Mr. Barbin stated it was agreed
the Board would bid out for garbage collection in 2014 for the year starting 2015. The bid
should be out by August or September. Mr. Barbin is going to work with the board with the
A letter was read from Bryan Barbin regarding EP accepting applications for Growing
Greener Grant Program for watershed protection and abandoned mine drainage projects.
Discussion: Mr. Richards stated there are at least three (3) sites in Adams Township. The
township will apply for these sites.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for the Tandem Vibratory/
Oscillatory Roller for $58,500.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With
Mr. Christ and Mr. Smith opposed and Mr. Richards abstained due to some workers telling
him the equipment wasn’t what they needed and others saying it was good he wasn’t sure
if it was right or wrong. Mr. Smith stated he opposed due to budgeting for a truck and the
roof is leaking, he felt they were going outside of what was budgeted for 2014. This motion
Mr. Richards asked for information received regarding sharing the crack sealer with
Croyle Township that was tabled from the last meeting. Mr. Hoffman stated he talked with
them but wanted to table this until another time closer to when Croyle Township would be
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 $63,604.74 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 excluding Lee Concrete and US Municipal, 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....1888.81, Adams Water...54.00,
Advanced Office...390.56, AmeriHealth...9573.80, Appalachian...2503.00, CCBC...550.00,
Centre Communications...463.41, Comcast...326.43, CVMH...46.75, Crystal Pure...45.30,
Cumberland Truck...68.21, DeLage...118.82, E. Pentrack...30.00, FiHoff...1645.94,
FHMA...105.00, FWF...7832.00, Harleysville...599.04, Hercules...92.18, HRI...890.31, James
Escavating...2828.17, J. Zakraysek...40.00, JMA...657.11, Johnstown Tribune...70.00, J.
McKnight...60.49, Keipers...52.09, Lane...1422.94, Long Barn...158.80, LP Miller...1707.04,
M. Bucci...30.00, Miller Auto parts...25.30, New Enterprise...133.65, Palyocsik...16.99, P.
Webb...35.00, Penelec...550.96, PA One...24.65, Pristows...229.91, R&J Gulf...1682.51, R.
Cortese...30.00, Ray’s ....4439.20, Reighard Machine...375.00, R. Webb...30.00, R.
Young...30.00, R. Rickley...40.00, Summit Bank...2435.71, Teamsters...11157.70, The
EADS...189.09, Tractor Supply...29.98, Tri County...941.55, US Cleaning...515.00,
Verizon...86.29, Verizon Wireless...338.08, WC McQuade...40.00, Walmart...62.47, W.
Barbin...1623.30. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA...727.03, J. Rachael...17.57.
STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...2716.92, REA...108.00, J. Rachael...29.68. STATE
LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the subdivision plan for Robert Lawther
as approved by the Planning Commission on June 01, 2014. Mr. Gdula made the motion,
second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Road Bond of $18,750.00 for 2 miles
on old Bedford Pike for CYC Smith Lumber Co. Motion made by Mr. Smith and second by
Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the contributions for 2014 to
Community Home Nursing for $1,000.00; and Adams Croyle Recreation Authority for
$2,000.00 for 2014. Mr. Smith made both motions, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor,
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release the Fire Protection funds to the Adams
Township Volunteer Fire Companies 1 and 2 of $25,000.00 each. The amount collected to
date is $43,108.89, a running tabulation will reflect how much funds are collected through
the 1 mill tax and if they go over the $50,000.00 it will be paid in December 2014. Mr. Gdula
made the motion and Mr. Smith second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated following the township meeting tonight there will be a
workshop between the Board, Solicitor and Engineer regarding real estate matters. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to approve this workshop. Mr. Smith made the motion, second
by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forth coming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Rodger Layton attended representing the Adams Croyle Recreation Authority
and wanted to thank the Board for all the cooperation they have given and also thank them
Mr. Pat Mulcahey spoke to the Board representing the Fretzel Estate Family and
asked if the Board would address the storm water issue on the Fretzel property. The family
is will in to work with the Supervisors to get the water problem fixed. They want the swell
put pack into place where it goes. Mr. Hoffman stated he would talk to Mr. Young regarding
splitting the cost and getting the ditch cleaned out between the willow tree and the pond.
Mr. Smith made to motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Roy Wicks stated he has started to clean up his property and was going to
remove all the mess except for one car he will be working on. He wants to retire and get out
of the business. He thanked the Board for being as patient with him.
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. Smith second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:55 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: