September 08, 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)
residents and representatives from Pro Disposal, Bergmeier and Wrights Sanitation.
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 August 25, 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. 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 $51,865.94 expenditures of $51,781.53 (Check #26927
to #26940) and a balance of $504,270.50. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $0.00, expenditures of $23.81 (Check #1284 to #1285) and a balance of $41,982.38.
The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $13,842.07
(Check #1036) and a balance of $16,289.72. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed
interest of $52.71 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $63,417.48.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Treasurers report presented.
A letter from Police Chief Moss requesting permission to attend a three day
training conference in State College starting October 28, 2014 and ending October 31,
2014 on Pennsylvania Team DUI Conference. Discussion: Discussion occurred on this
request between the board and it was discovered the lodging was $100.00 more than what
was stated in the request. Mr. Gdula made the motion to allow this three day training
conference. Mr. Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on awarding the Garbage Collection Contract for
Adams Township starting January 1, 2014. Mr. Barbin stated he has reviewed all the bids
and they are complete. Mr. Smith asked about the bonding and Mr. Barbin answered the
Performance Bond is for 1 year. The amount is based on 1 year revenues. Mr. Smith asked
if the garbage wasn’t picked up for one week what would happen. Mr. Barbin stated it was
written in the contract what recourse the Township had. Mr. Hoffman asked Mr. Wright
how many trucks he had and Mr. Wright explained his fleet of trucks. The Board asked how
many customers they were basing their cost on. It was stated around 2,500 customers. Mr.
Hoffman made a motion to table this award until the next meeting, September 22, 2014. Mr.
Smith seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $29,312.66 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:
Adams Water...54.00, CCBC...220.00, Comcast...436.85, Cambria County Twp. Assoc...75.00,
Crystal Pure...45.30, DeLage...76.92, Ebensburg Office...254.30, E. Pentrack...30.00,
FHMA...105.00, Freedom...2195.00, HRI...2591.79, J. Ritko...30.00, Long Barn...12.95,
LPMiller...1452.49, M. Glosser...35.00, M. Bucci...30.00, P. Webb...35.00, Penelec...700.11,
PA One...33.71, R&J Gulf...969.70, R. Webb...30.00, Simkos...219.20, Teamsters...11157.70,
Trapuzzanos...2512.50, US Cleaning...583.00, W. Barbin...1345.08. FIRE PROECTION
ACCOUNT: none. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec...3757.06. STATE LIQUID FUELS
Mr. Richards stated Trick or Treat Night for Adams Township is scheduled for
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Residents who want to participate
must have their outside lights on between these hours.
Mr. Smith stated Mike Barton left information in the office regarding a 10’ public
right of way in Dunlo. The information will be given to Mr. Barbin and he will handle this
situation regarding the gravel pile on the right of way.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
1. Jim Shaffer from Centennial Drive stated he has standing water nowhere the
township cleaned out the ditch. Discussion occurred on this situation.
2. Debbie Duca thanked Mr. Barbin for his time and asked what they found out on the
Karen Turgeon house. She also stated there is a hole by her garage coming off the
State Road. They will call PennDOT to repair this.
3. Mr. Smith stated he is getting numerous conversations regarding the house in
Sidman that was declared a nuisance and wanted to know what to do regarding the
pond that is not in working condition. Discussion occurred on this.
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. Christ second
this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:35 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer