March 16, 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 Gdula, Dennis Richards, Anthony Christ,
Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; two (2) residents 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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the February 23, 2015 meeting. He asked
all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the
minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Smith seconds this
motion. With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund
showed revenues received totaling $70,334.61, expenditures of $110,906.43 (Check #27291
to #27333) and a balance of $341,904.51. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of
$0.00, expenditures of $946.00 (Check #1305 to #1308) and a balance of $21,111.54. The Fire
Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $727.66 (Check #1049)
and a balance of $5,351.77. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $17.06,
state allocation of $238,592.76 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of
$286,957.75. Mr. Smith stated the treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter from Wright Sanitation regarding Pro Disposal Inc. continuing to collect
residential trash within Adams Township. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked Mr. Barbin what can be
done. Mr. Barbin stated he contact Pro Disposal’s Solicitor and they will stop the collection on
two homes on Chevy Lane. Mr. Barbin stated Wright Sanitation needs to catch them with
evidence such as a picture and then we can handle the violation
A letter was read from PennDOT regarding their intent to submit an application to DEP
for the Water Obstruction Permit for over the Tributary to the Sulphur Creek on Sr. 2005.
Discussion: Mr. Richards stated the Board is only concerned about the detour they will put in
A letter from Cambria County Building Codes regarding passing the International
Property Maintenance Code and their fee rates for complaints. Discussion: Mr. Gdula stated
that what the Codes are doing to the municipalities is making them adopt the International
Building Codes. Mr. Smith stated the dilapidated homes will increase with homes being left
vacant. Discussion occurred on passing the International Building Codes and it was agreed the
Supervisors have the final word in what gets enforced and what doesn’t. Mr. Richards asked for
a motion to allow the Cambria County Building Codes advertise the required ordinance for
Adams Township to join the international building codes. Mr. Christ made the motion, second
by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Barbin recommends this.
A letter from Police Chief Moss regarding the traffic issue and concerns on WPA Road
and SR 160 in Salix. Discussion: PennDOT is going to install a Stop sign/right turn keep moving
and the Board will asked Penelec to install a Street Light at the intersection. Mr. Richards asked
for a motion to ask Penelec to install a street light in this location. Mr. Smith made the motion,
second by Mr. Gdula. Motion passed.
A letter from Police Chief Moss regarding Domestic Violence Training April 6 to 10,
2015. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow Mr. Moss to attend this conference training.
Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for Spring Maintenance
Material for 2015-2016. Bids are as follows: New Enterprise Stone 1B-18.80 delivered; Anti-
Skid-21.30 delivered; 3A stone -17.40 delivered; 2A Stone – 14.10 delivered; 4 Stone – 17.40.
Grannas Bros: 1B Stone 7.50/17.75; Anti-Skid – no bid; 3A Stone – 7.00/17.25; 2A Stone – 4.50/
14/75; 4 Stone – 6.75/17.00. Suit Kote: E-3M – 2.55; AEP 1.81. Midland: E-3M -2.33; AEP –
1.73. Russell Standard: E-3M – 2.35; AEP- 1.80. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept the
bids. Mr. Gdula made the motion to accept all low bidders for the stone and emulsion bids. Mr.
Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to open the bids received for the purchase of 2 Ford F-
550 cab and chaise and 2 beds with hydraulics. The bids received were as follows: Tri Star
$43,425.00 for 1 truck and $4,950.00 for the extended warranty. Trade cost 07-12,000.00 and
09- 13,000.00. Courtesy Ford $140,440.00 for 2 trucks (total package) minus trade in of
$51,000.00 total cost for 2 trucks $89,440.00. Laurel Ford $122,536.00 two trucks (total
package) minus trade in of $24,000.00 trade on both trucks total cost for 2 trucks $98,536.00.
Samco $16,975.00 for bed and hydraulics per truck. Hercules bid was $33,000.00 for two beds
and hydraulics. US Municipal bid was $41,240.00 for 2 aluminum beds with hydraulics. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to table the award of these bids. Mr. Smith made a motion,
pending inspection of the beds, to approve the low bidder of Courtesy Ford. Mr. Gdula seconds
this motion. Motion passed.
Mr. Smith stated that Mr. Pat Replogle took decimal readings for St. Michael pump
station that Rosebud Mining Co. owns and he submitted a copy of the readings to Mr. Barbin
and the Board. Mr. Barbin is going to send a letter to Rosebud and also a copy will be sent to
Mr. Pepoy because he brought this to the Boards attention. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to
have Mr. Barbin send a letter regarding the decimal reading from the pump station. Mr. Smith
made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other 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 $63,183.11 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: Adams
Water...54.00, Am. Rock Salt...8528.30, Barclay...99.21, Cernics...275.00, Comcast...630.66,
Crystal Pure...45.30, Cumberland...497.79, DeLage...76.92, D. Richards...36.00, Ebensburg
Office...231.94, E. Pentrack...30.00, Fisher...118.19, FHMA...105.00, F. Brown...1000.00, J.
Ritko...30.00, J. Rachael...594.63, Tribune...395.00, Long Barn...11.00, LPMiller...8776.57, PA Dept
Labor...44.00, Palyocsik...14.98, P. Webb...70.00, Penelec...1199.77, PA One...10.66, Pitney
Bowes Purchase...418.90, R&J Gulf...1897.56, R. Webb...30.00, R. Young...30.00, R.
Poborsky...30.00, Trapuzzanos...382.00, Tri County...540.10, US Cleaning...759.00, Visa...445.20,
Walsh...28,466.72, B. Barbin...2815.09. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSW...727.03. STREET
LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...3659.40, REA...108.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
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. Christ second this motion.
With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 6:07 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: