ADAMS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
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, and William Smith: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; Chief Moss and four (4) 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. None was forth coming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the September 09, 2013 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 approved.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $42,485.67, expenditures of $154,987.04 (Check #26171 to #26215) and a balance of $515,408.68. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $236.25, expenditures of $3,927.54 (Check #1244) and a balance of $27,981.20. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $73.50, expenditures of $727.03 (Check #1011) and a balance of $32,487.71. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $00.00 and $14,176.13 (check #756 to #757) in expenditures leaving a balance of $171,931.53. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was red from Commonwealth of PA, Dept. Transportation regarding the 2014 state allocation of $193,635.89. Discussion: none.
A letter from the Forest Hills School District regarding the walkway at Sidman campus having the posting removed and the walkway being open 24 hours a day. Discussion: Mr. Smith asked Mr. Barbin if the letter was o.k. and if damage is done, can the school shut the walkway down. Discussion occurred and this and the letter is a legal agreement.
A letter from Rosebud Mining Co. regarding a request for individualized electronic or mailed notices. Discussion: This is if any zoning changes occur on the map they need notified.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the cost for placing a 4” yellow traffic paint and beads on Krayn Road, Seesetown Road, Mt. Airy Drive, Oakridge Drive, Palestine Road and WPA Road at $.075/lf from Highway Marking, Inc. Motion made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated a work shop will be held after the regular scheduled meeting with the Fire Companies to discuss their request prior to starting the budget process for 2014.
Mr. Richards 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. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $14,837.84 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. Gdula 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…584.70, Advanced Office…53.81, Am. Legal Services…282.36, Asphalt Zipper…429.50, CCATO…100.00, Centre Communications…493.65, Comcast…71.42, Cumberland Truck…91.74, D. Knepper…60.00, D. Bailey…60.00, D. Richards…354.00, E. Smay…60.00, Harleysville…605.76, HRI…6702.86, J. Cummings…60.00, Tribune…112.50, J. McKnight…75.00, Keipers…56.45, M. Cornelius…200.00, Miller Auto Parts…12.06, R&J Gulf…945.74, Reighard Machine…1250.00, Sam’s…110.07, Verizon…40.34, Verizon Wireless…163.15, W. Barbin…1467.05, Windber Agway…97.38. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael…4.41. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…104.06, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…19.85. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Joe Satkovich of 923 Market Street addressed the Board regarding this building permit to construct a fence in the back of his property abutting the alleyway. Discussion occurred on this issue and the fact the fence must be 2 feet off the boundary line. Mr. Satkovich stated the poles were already cemented in. Mr. Smith made a motion to approve this permit with the stipulation that if any damage occurs to the fence due to the proximity of its location by the township trucks, the township is not liable for the repair to the fence. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Crespo spoke to the board regarding his desire to become the animal control guy for Adams Township. He will forward a proposal to the board for their review.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: