November 17, 2014
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, Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; one (1)
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 November 3, 2014 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. Hoffman
seconds this motion. 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 $53,427.96, expenditures of $33,097.32 (Check #27053
to #27074) and a balance of $432,146.29. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $472.50, expenditures of $102.16 (Check #1293) and a balance of $35,171.97. The Fire
Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $126.00, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---)
and a balance of $9,094.06. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $26.07
and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $63,467.14. Mr. Richards stated
the treasurer’s report was received as read.
A letter was read from Mine 42 Coal Miner Memorial Committee requesting a donation
towards the tribute to the miners of 42 Mine and historical site. Discussion: Mr. Gdula
stated this was a private group and the township can’t spend taxpayer’s money to this
cause. The Board wanted a letter sent back to explain.
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A letter from Eureka Mine 42 Citizens Club regarding repair or replace the existing
playground equipment. Discussion: Mr. Smith stated Adams Township leases the
playground in Mine 42 and the condition of the playground creates a liability for Adams
Township. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter to the Adams Croyle Recreation
Authority notifying them of the condition of the playground and ask for their plan on fixing
the equipment. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion
A letter from Adams Township Volunteer Fire Co. #2 regarding real estate tax exemption.
Discussion: Mr. Barbin explained this matter and what needed done to give the “wayside”
exempt status. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to exonerate the St. Michael Fire Co.
property “Berwind Wayside” taxes for 2013. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr.
Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. Property is exonerated.
A letter was read from Cambria County Tax Collection Committee regarding a notice of
amendment of by-laws. Discussion: None
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $28,597.14 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. Hoffman 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...309.34, CCBC...110.00, Comcast...266.68, Cumberland....275.05, D.
Richards...80.00, Groft...255.00, Harleysville...599.04, Hercules...62.35, Tribune...57.50,
Laurel Chrysler...931.78, Laurel Ford...415.75, Long Barn...216.40, LPMiller...1525.28, M.
Bucci...30.00, Palyocsik...23.82, Penelec...769.30, PA One...45.05, R&J Gulf...731.13, R.
Young...30.00, Samco...141.00, Summit...1911.69, Teamsters...11157.70,
Trapuzzanos...826.50, Verizon...268.27, Walsh...2989.85. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT:
HSWA...727.03, J. Rachael...3.78. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...3633.63,
REA...108.00, J. Rachael...14.18. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards stated the tentative General Fund and State Liquid Fuels Fund budget for
2015 is open for the 20 day inspection period. The budgets will be adopted on December
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for D&D Wood Sales Inc. for
(Kauffman’s to Ragers Hill) on Mt. Hope Road after Mr. Hoffman checks the mileage for this
bond. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Blue Road T-332 Road Variance for
Rosebud Mining Co. – Mine 78. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in
favor, motion passed.
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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. Gdula second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:20 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: