October 06, 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, Anthony
Christ, Roy Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; two (2)
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 September 22, 2014 meeting. He
asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve
the minutes presented. Mr. Gdula made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Christ
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 $91,763.60, expenditures of $40,695.30 (Check #26968
to #26987) and a balance of $560,779.28. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $0.00, expenditures of $223.46 (Check #1287 to #1289) and a balance of $38,379.86.
The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $729.24
(Check #1037 to #1038) and a balance of $15,633.98. The State Liquid Fuels Account
Fund showed interest of $23.18 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of
$63,440.66. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Treasurers report presented.
A letter was read from Thomas Prestash, Pendot, regarding Stormwater and Floodplain
Management Certification for work to be done on SR 869 (Beaver Run Road). Discussion:
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter to Pendot stating about the Storm Water
Ordinance and the Flood Plain Management and also to have them contact our engineer.
Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from the Commonwealth of PA regarding the Volunteer Fire Relief
Assoc. deposit of $33,133.12 for 2014. This amount is divided equally to both fire
companies. The amount for 2014 is $16,566.56 each. Discussion: None
A letter was read from Commonwealth of PA regarding the General Municipal Pension
System State Aid totaling $38,949.97 for 2014. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked how many
units the police make up in our allocation. The answer is 2 units per person.
A letter was read from The Eads Group regarding Forest Hills Municipal Authority Act
537 Sewage Facilities Special Study. Discussion: None
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the bids received for replacement of the two
doors in the municipal building. Mr. Hoffman stated we are still waiting on the bid from
Mihalko’s to come in. The Board is waiting to compare all three bids.
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 $130,494.60 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman questioned the bill to the
Palyocisks and also the Visa bill. Secretary answered his questions. 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: Adams #1...16566.56, Adams #2...16566.56, Adams Water...54.00, A.
Christ...55.60, Adams Croyle Rec...2500.00, CCBC...330.00, Comcast...194.53, CVMH...66.00,
Crystal Pure...39.80, Cumberland...61.06, Dale Oxygen...35.98, D. Richards...55.60,
Ebensburg Office...123.94, FHMA...105.00 Groff...1510.00, Highway Marking...13339.50,
HRI...3107.37, JMA...904.40, Johnstown Hydraulics...1500.00, Kaza...58.65, Long Barn...6.85,
Lowes...132.90, LP Miller...4628.08, Miller Auto Body...424.00, Palyocsik...137.35,
Penelec...565.98, PSAB MRT...42813.00, PSATS UC...302.87, R&J Gulf...1060.99, Stoystown
Auto...275.00, Summit...1412.20, Teamsters...11157.70, US Cleaning...758.00,
VISA...1142.57, W. Barbin...1077.30, W. Smith...55.60. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT:
ATWA...6000.00. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...3699.39. STATE LIQUID FUELS
Mr. Richards motion to approve the subdivision plan for Robert G. Lawther Family Trust as
approved by the Planning Commission on October 01, 2014. Mr. Gdula made the motion,
second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the land merger plan of Daniel F. Matula to Sam
and Gayle Birch as approved by the Planning Commission on October 01, 2014. Mr. Christ
made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith asked if the Board would be doing any tar and chipping this year yet. The answer
was no and he asked if there was still time to pave Gdula Street and Lloyd Street. The
project should be under $25,000.00. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to do Gdula Street
and a portion of Lloyd Street to stop sign by telephone quotes. Mr. Smith made the motion,
second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman stated Kern Bros. Lumber and E Forestry asked for release of their road bond.
Kern Bros. for WPA and E Forestry for Oakridge Dr. and Palestine Road. Mr. Smith made a
motion to release these road bonds pending the Road Master’s approval. Mr. Christ seconds
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow Mr. Wm. Barbin to appeal the decision on the
boundary case. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion
Mr. Smith asked if we had money in the state account for Salt. Mr. Hoffman stated yes.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
1. Roger Layton representing the Adams Croyle Rec. Authority. Mr. Layton brought the
Board up to date on what all the authority has been doing at the park. Numerous
items were repaired, replaced and completed through this year. They are in need
of additional money for this year. Mr. Smith asked if they got money from Rosebud
Mining and yes they did but they put the money in a capital improvement account
fund for when they go after grants for capital improvements. Mr. Richards asked for
a motion to given the Recreation Authority and additional $2,500.00 for 2014. Mr.
Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. All in favor, motion passed.
2. Debbie Duca asked for an update on the Turgeon property. Discussion also included
the dilemma she has with her property.
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 6:14 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer