ADAMS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
October 21, 2013
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Vice- Chairman Dennis Gdula 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 Gdula, Anthony Christ, William Smith, and Roy Hoffman: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and two (2) residents.
PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDING THE ADAMS TOWNSHIP ZONING MAP TO CHANGE A PORTION OF PROPERTY CURRENTLY OWNED BY THE UZELAC GROUP, INC. ALONG MT. AIRY DRIVE FROM L-1, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL TO AR-1 RESIDENTIAL.
Mr. Barbin conducted the public hearing which started at 5:03 pm. He stated this hearing is to rearrange the property line to make 2.976 acres AR-1 and the remaining 11.929 acres to remain in the L-1 Zoned district. Mr. Barbin read the letter from the Cambria County Planning Commission which relayed their approval of removing the land from L-1 and placing the 2.976 acres in a residential zone. Mr. Barbin asked for any public comment and none was forthcoming. The hearing ended at 5:07 p.m.
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Gdula stated at this time the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. Mr. Smith stated there was not any decision on the part time issue for the road crew.
Mr. Gdula stated everyone had a copy of the October 7, 2013 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Christ made the motion to accept the minutes, Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all members in favor, motion passed and the minutes were approved.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Gdula asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $29,495.36, expenditures of $144,817.17 (Check #26244 to #26289) and a balance of $462,280.19. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $189.00, expenditures of $3,697.39 (Check #1248) and a balance of $24,477.15. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $52.50, expenditures of $6,000.00 (Check #1013) and a balance of $26,588.30. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and $125,509.94 (check #758) in expenditures leaving a balance of $46,490.45. Mr. Gdula stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Cambria County Dept. of Emergency Services regarding Red Cross Shelters, Emergency Operation Plans, Evacuation Plans meeting being held on October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM or 6:30 PM. Discussion: Mr. Gdula stated he will attend and to forward the letter to Paul Kundrod as he is the coordinator for Adams Township.
A letter from the Trumco Forest Products requesting a road bond release for Palestine Road and Cider Press Road. Discussion: Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to release Trumco Forest Products Road Bond. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Critchfield Lumber requesting a road bond release for Oakridge Drive. Discussion: Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to release this road bond. Mr. Smith stated the road is in bad shape and chewed up from their skidder. Mr. Hoffman stated it is a dirt road and that would be very hard to prove they did the damage. Mr. Hoffman made the motion to release this road bond. Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Gdula asked for a discussion on the estimated cost to repair the sign at the entrance to the Municipal Building from Minahan Signs. Mr. Smith made a motion to accept option 1 for the new sign. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed for Minahan Signs to repair the sign.
Mr. Gdula asked for a motion to approve the Ordinance 109 amending the Adams Township Zoning Map to change a portion of property currently owned by the Uzelac Group, Inc. along Mt. Airy Drive from L-1, Light Industrial to A/R-1 Residential. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Barbin stated he would like to comment on the Rosebud decision the Adams Township Zoning Hearing Board made. After reviewing Mr. Costlow's decision he feels the Zoning Hearing Board made the proper decision and he wanted to go on record stating he agrees with their decision and they made the proper decision.
Mr. Gdula 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. Gdula stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $60,029.96 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: BNP Paribas…23,407.76, Comcast…392.01, Cumberland Truck…260.35, E. Pentrack…20.00, FWF…17,082.00, Harleyville…599.02, HRI…6910.09, Tribune…107.50, Laurel Ford…346.10, Long Barn…68.70, M. Bucci…20.00, M. Cornelius…150.00, Miller Auto…19.70, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…425.83, Pitney Bowes…188.10, R&J Gulf…815.59, R. Cortese…20.00, R. Young…20.00, Summit…1911.69, Verizon…40.57, Verizon Wireless…163.24. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: Adams Twp. Water…6,000.00, J. Rachael…3.15, HSWA…727.03. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00, J. Rachael…12.76. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Gdula asked for motion to approve the 2014 calibration agreement with YIS/Cowden Group, Inc. at a cost of $735.00 for the year. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula stated the Board of Supervisors is conducting Budget workshops on the 2014 General Fund and State Liquid Fuels Funds.
Mr. Gdula asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Replogal asked if all the consent forms were sent to the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority for the Villa road bridge project. Yes, the last was mailed today due to the resident being out of the area for a period of time.
Mr. Gdula 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 5:25 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: