ADAMS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
November 04, 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, Dennis Gdula, Anthony Christ, William Smith, and Roy Hoffman: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and two (2) 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. Neff questioned the raise in mills for 2014.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the October 21, 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 $23,051.06, expenditures of $74,411.07 (Check #26290 to #26311) and a balance of $410,920.18. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $94.50, expenditures of $120.76 (Check #1249 to #1250) and a balance of $24,450.89. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $31.50, expenditures of $730.18 (Check #1014 to #1015) and a balance of $25,889.62. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.47 and NO expenditures leaving a balance of $46,490.92. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Police Chief Moss requesting a meeting to discuss the chief contract covering two specific issues being wages and retirement issues and concerns. Discussion: Mr. Smith stated they needed to set a date and time for this meeting. After discussion on this matter, Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter and request some dates that will be agreeable to both. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forth coming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $37,358.18 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…48.00, Centre…80.15, Comcast…322.41, Crystal Pure…45.30, DeLage…58.09, D. Richards…177.00, Ebensburg Office…177.00, Faronics…108.00, FWF…1252.00, Highway Marking…11626.50, HRI…204.44, Tribune…97.50, Long Barn…51.85, LPMiller…2844.63, M. Cornelius…150.00, Minahan Signs…976.60, Overhead Door…27.00, R&J Gulf…1022.03, Summit…2511.24, Teamsters…9518.40, US Cleaning…699.00, VISA…410.89, WCMcQuaid…. 684.26, Walsh…458.58. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec 3,752.49. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2014 Tax Resolution for Adams Township. The real estate taxes will be raised 1.176 to 8 mills due to workers compensation increase and the fire companies request for additional funding by the municipality. A discussion was started by Mr. Smith on the request and the Board agreed to dedicate 1 mill to Fire protection so that amount will be divided by the two fire companies as the tax monies come in. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. A copy of the Tax Resolution for 2014 is attached for reference.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the tentative General Fund Budget and the State Liquid Fuels Budget for 2014. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards for any other new business to discuss. Mr. Smith questioned the time to be used by for the road crew.
Mr. Barbin stated the Richland Township-Adams Township line hearing will be November 15, 2013 starting at 9am in the Glosser Building.
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, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:27 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: