May 06, 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, William Smith, Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and four (4) 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 April 15, 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.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $216,070.62, expenditures of $65,953.87 (Check #25894 to #25935) and a balance of $713,560.81. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $28,841.40, expenditures of $4,315.16 (Check #1227 to #1229) and a balance of $38,412.26. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $7,016.80, expenditures of $817.88 (Check #1000 to #1001) and a balance of $33,933.27. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $.54 and $0.00 in expenditures leaving a balance of $208,847.88. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A request from St. Michael Volunteer Fire Co. was read to place an ad in the convention booklet this year. They are hosting the County Fire Convention. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to place a ½ page ad in their booklet at a cost of $100.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on using salt brine on township dirt roads. Discussion: Mr. Hoffman stated the company informed him they will have to assess a charge to bring the brine to us. He asked what the Board wanted to do. They stated they did not want to get into using this product. Mr. Hoffman stated maybe down the road look into getting a tank and mix our own like Richland Township.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the contribution to the Fire Co.’s and Recreation Authority for 2013. Discussion: For the recreation authority Mr. Smith made a motion to
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match the exact amount that Croyle Township contributes to them and not until Croyle Township makes they contribution. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked about the fire company donation. Mr. Gdula stated about the meeting held last year and the Board was hoping to increase the contribution but after meeting with our Insurance Co. and learning of the new law passed for fire fighters and worker’s comp, it was not feasible. Mr. Smith made a motion to contribute $16,000.00 to each fire company for 2013 donation due to the increase in worker’s compensation policy of $10,000.00 for 2013. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the road projects for Adams Township. Discussion occurred on this and Mr. Richards stated he was not in favor of sealing Helsel and Fifty Acre Road. In this discussion the Board wants to include Oakridge Drive in the road project for 2013. Mr. Smith made the motion to advertise Seesetown Road, Oakridge Drive and sealing Helsel and Fifty Acre Road. Mr. Gdula seconds this motion. 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 $50,163.60 plus additional $32,100.00 for fire companies approved under old business 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. Smith made the motion to pay all bills, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Adams Twp. Water…48.00, Advanced Office…1525.00, CCBC…360.00, Cambria Cty. Assoc…100.00, C. Macy…63.20, Crystal Pure…40.60, Cumberland…183.18, D. Knepper…30.00, D. Bailey..30.00, D. Richards…75.00, DeLage…76.92, FHMA…105.00, Goldenn Equip…2500.00, Harleysville….605.76, Home Nursing….1000.00, J. Cummings…30.00, J’town Tribune….142.50, Laurel Ford….77.98, Long Barn…4000.85, LPMiller…3735.12, M. Glosser…51.00, M. Bucci…20.00, Miller Auto Parts…77.11, P. Webb…25.00, PA One…18.70, Portage Power Wash…5250.00, Postmaster…44.00, Pristows…23.90, R&J Gulf…1594.47, R. Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00, R. Robb…1700.00, Sprint…52.12, Summit…7654.23, Teamsters…10576.00, Tire Shop…564.00, Tractor Supply…63.47, Trapuzzanos…242.00, US Cleaning…603.00, Verizon…202.16, Verizon Wireless…167.55, W. Barbin…2462.10, Adams Twp. #1…16,000.00, Adams Twp. #2…16000.00, Adams Twp. #2 ad cost…100.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,003.68. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Land Merger Sub-division for Dennis and Veronica Richards as approved by the Planning Commission on May 01, 2013. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. Mr. Richards abstained. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Insurance proposal for 2013-2014 from FWF Insurance Agency. Motion made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
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Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Albert Pasquarelli from Waste Management explained two new programs Waste Management is offering. The first program is electronic and hazard waste program. The second program is the “Bagster” program. These new programs are additional costs to whoever uses them. He also asked if the board would be interested in a contract extension with the existing rates for 1 year. The board is very interested in that and told Mr. Pasquarelli to write up a proposal and get back to the board.
Mr. Dave Nicodemis from Villa Road talked to the Board regarding the condition of Villa Road Bridge and what steps lead to the posting of a 3 ½ ton limit.
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. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 6:12.M.
Respectfully submitted by: