May 15, 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 and Roy
Hoffman; Diana Baxter, Secretary, Betty George, Adams Twp. Water and three (3) 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.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the April 15, 2014 meeting. He asked
all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the
minutes presented. Mr. Hoffman made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Gdula 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 $331,632.64, expenditures of $104,076.90
(Check #26646 to #26704) and a balance of $782,670.59. The Street Light Account Fund
showed revenues of $34,136.55, expenditures of $3,222.99 (Check #1268 to #1270) and a
balance of $51,777.24. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $8,330.70,
expenditures of $824.64 (Check #1026 to #1027) and a balance of $32,233.71. The State
Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $97.99 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---
) leaving a balance of $213,064.14. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received
A letter from Kristy Chunta was read regarding the Lucas Foundation holding a 5K
run/walk in St. Michael on May 31, 2014. Discussion: The Board forwarded the letter on
to the police department so that an officer will be aware and available for assistance to the
A letter from Cambria County Building Codes was read regarding a uniform
construction code stop work policy. Discussion: The Board stated the fee stated was
$50.00 for property complaints and Mr. Richards named Dennis Gdula to be the contact
for Adams Township on the work stop policy. Mr. Hoffman seconds this motion. Motion
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the lease between Adams Township
and The Sons of the American Legion (Dunlo). Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr.
Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve changing the workers compensation
policy for Adams Township from EMC to Amerihealth Casualty. Mr. Hoffman made the
motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards motion to renew the Insurance policy for the Township with FWF
Agency and EMC Insurance Co. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With
all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to cancel the MEIT (Killed in Service) Policy for the
Adams Township Police. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to adopt the revised Joinder Agreement for the
Adams Township Police Pension and the revised ordinance for this. Mr. Gdula made the
motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $114,160.66 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman 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:
J. Rachael….6942.89, Adams Water…54.00, Advanced Office…1335.00, Am. Legal
Service…238.92, A. Christ…63.20, Applachian…28.00, CCBC…275.00, Comcast…589.82,
Cover Chevy…56.76, Crystal Pure…61.80, Cumberland Truck…53.86, DeLage…76.92, D.
Gdula…154.00, D. Richards…223.20, Ebensburg Office…12.49, E. Pentrack…30.00,
FHMA…105.00, F. Brown…2600.00, Galls…240.90, Grannas Stone…3085.59, Groff…27.30,
HRI…5920.23, JMA…263.40, Kauffman…7335.24, L/B Water…37.75, Lane…2515.60,
Laurel…680.63, Long Barn…83.95, LP Miller…2421.22, M. Bucci…30.00, Miller Auto
parts…1.57, Palyocsik…7.45, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…638.47, PA One…18.7, Pitney
Bowes…216.71, Postmaster…48.00, R&J Gulf…1309.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00,
Sporeys…204.99, Summit Bank…3823.38, Teamsters…11157.70, Verizon…42.83, Verizon
Wireless…162.83, Walsh…240.22, VISA…718.29, Watchguard…175.00, Day
Chevy…27842.00, CCATO…75.00, Comcast…74.48, Cumberland…117.07,
FHRegional…100.00, Groff…102.92, Harleysville…599.04, Tribune…127.50, K.
Bilonick…263.25, Lee Concrete…75.00, Pitney Bowes…400.00, R&J Gulf…1251.73, Sams
Club…591.78, Stineman…8.00, US Municipal…178.40, US Cleaning 769.00, B.
Barbin…1596.30. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…97.61.
STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…2727.35, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…387.64. STATE
LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion what type of mower to purchase for the grounds
around the township buildings. Mr. Hoffman recommends a small commercial 0 turn
mower. The cost of this is $4,439.20 from Ray’s Lawnmower Sales & Service. This machine
has a 5 year warranty and Ray’s also participates in the Costars program. Mr. Gdula made
the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman stated the park needs 100 ton of stone and the cost we purchase for is
$6.23 per ton. He would like to purchase this and it would be part of our donation to the
Recreation Authority. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor,
Mr. Hoffman stated Croyle Township is renting a crack sealer and has three palates
of material costing a total of $1,400.00. Mr. Hoffman would like to see about sharing the
costs of this. It was decided to table any decision on this until next meeting.
Mr. Hoffman stated the main cylinder on the backhoe needs repacked and would
like permission to take it to Reighard Machine to have it repacked. He was given the o.k.
Mr. Hoffman stated he would like a motion to advertise for a roller. Mr. Richards
made the motion to advertise for a roller. Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor,
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forth coming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Alan O’Donnell asked about plans for Topper Road. It was explained about the
Dirt and Gravel road project but yes, Topper will be shaped and rolled.
Mr. Albaugh wants an apology sent to his wife for the comment made at the last
meeting in March. The Board apologized and will send a letter of apology.
Betty George presented the agreement for the water line project. The Board is
sending it on to Mr. Barbin to review and if it is o.k. with him, they will sign the agreement
and get it back to the water authority. The cost for the project is around $40,000.00 split
three ways. Also, they are allowed to stock pile their pipe on township property for this
Mr. Hoffman stated we need to appoint people to these boards.
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. Hoffman
second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer