November 19, 2012
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 regular meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance recited by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, William Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; 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. No comments were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the November 5, 2012 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 with the correction being under correspondence the motion was for both fire companies to meet with the Board on November 14, 2012. Mr. Hoffman seconds this motion. With all members in favor excluding Mr. Gdula who abstained, 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 $241,299.90, expenditures of $57,646.03 (Check #25605 to #25628) and a balance of $379,991.12. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $189.00, expenditures $4,134.82 (Check #1208 to #1209) and a balance of $17,082.10. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $63.00, expenditures $727.03 (Check #991) and a balance of $28,566.58. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $79.46, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $29,737.71. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Adams Township Planning Commission regarding a a concern they have of residents doing land merger’s without having a plan come before the planning commission. Discussion: The Board discussed this matter and stated it was covered under the last meeting.
A letter from Minetech Engineers regarding Cooney Bros. Coal request for a bond release for Surface Mine Permit #11900101 at the Andrykovitch Strip. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release this bond. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. A letter will be sent to DEP stating no objections.
Regular Township Meeting
November 19, 2012
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. Mr. Hoffman stated they met with the fire companies and will have a follow up meeting in January where both fire companies will have a letter drafted as to the reasons they need and want the increase in mills for the fire companies, which will be reviewed by all present in January 2013.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $22,907.63 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. Hoffman. 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…530.50, Advance Auto…178.55, CCBC…165.00, Centre…360.90, Comcast…102.84, D. Knepper…60.00, D. Bailey…60.00, E. Pentrack…20.00, E. Smay…60.00, FWF…15742.00, Harleysville…603.48, J. Cummings…60.00, J. Ritko…20.00, Tribune…310.00, L. Hill…56.68, Long Barn…31.00, M. Cornelius…200.00, Miller Auto Parts…14.66, Nextel…7.65, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…613.96, PA One…21.75, Portage Power Wash…21.20, R&J Gulf…972.07, R. Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00, R. Poborsky…20.00, R. Hoffman…90.00, S. Birch…89.50, Skylines…50.00, S. Suckenik…29.67, Eads…1524.10, Verizon North…185.57, Verizon Wireless…218.03, V. Zangaglia…300.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael…4.10. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: 106.66, J. Rachael…4.10. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to adopt the 2013 Tax Resolution for Adams Township. Motion made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the 2013 General Fund and State Liquid Fuels Fund is open for inspection. The budgets will be accepted at the December 3, 2012 meeting.
Mr. Richards stated Cambria County Commissioners and the Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Municipal Convention on December 5, 2012 from 6pm to 8 pm at Courtroom 1.
Mr. Smith asked Mr. Barbin a question regarding the difference between being tax commercial and being taxed residential when a resident has an in home occupation. Mr. Barbin stated we have nothing to do with that and they have to discuss this matter with the County Assessment Officer.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Ms. Lisa Zuccolotto addressed the Board regarding her water problem from how the road is draining in Beautyline. They stated they will call Larry Custer and have another catch basin installed next year on her side of the street to help elevate the water problem.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:20 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: Diana L. Baxter,Secretary-Treasurer