December 16, 2013
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, William Smith, and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary;
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.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the November 18, 2013 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. 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 $108,936.21, expenditures of $52,663.82 (Check
#26338 to #26365) and a balance of $475,097.87. The Street Light Account Fund showed
revenues of $189.00, expenditures of $120.76 (Check #1252 to #1253) and a balance of
$21,097.39. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $31.50, expenditures
of $730.50 (Check #1017) and a balance of $25,274.62. The State Liquid Fuels Account
Fund showed interest of $18.14 and no expenditures leaving a balance of $46,539.49. Mr.
Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read. Mr. Richards asked for a
motion to accept all treasurers’ reports for 2013. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr.
Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from Jennifer M. Zakraysek to be considered for the vacant position on
the Adams Township Board of Auditors. Discussion: Mr. Smith made a motion to appoint
Jennifer Zakraysek to the vacant position with the Auditors, second by Mr. Gdula. With all
in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from DEP regarding the St. Michael Treatment Plant addition of 3.0
surface acres. Discussion: None.
A letter from Eberhardt-Lloyd, LLC regarding notification to PA DEP for the Pleasantview
Mobile Home Park Sewage Treatment Plant. Discussion. This is a notification only.
A letter from CCBCEA regarding fee schedule for 2014. Discussion: The Board discussed
the rates and the demolition fee charge of $100.00. Mr. Richards felt they should only
charge the $10.00 to prove where the material is being hauled away properly. The Board
wants a letter sent requesting the reason for the charge. The Board also wants the 6 month
notice letter to be sent out notifying them of our option to drop out should they decide to.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the State Liquid Fuels Fund budget for
2014 at $224,236.00. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor,
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the General Fund budget for 2014 at
$1,672,245.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to hire and Mr. Smith asked for an executive session
on a personnel matter. The Board went into executive session at 5:17 pm and reconvened
at 5:40 pm. Mr. Richards stated no decision was made through the executive session. Mr.
Richards asked for a motion to hire Justin McKnight to the road crew starting at a wage
of $15.00 per hour with a graduated wage scale for 4 years. Mr. Smith made the motion,
second by Mr. Christ. A roll call vote was taken: Gdula – yes, Richards – yes, Christ – yes,
Smith – yes, Hoffman - NO. Motion to hire Justin McKnight for the road crew passed.
A discussion occurred on the water authority meeting they attended the first of the
month. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter to the Water Authority requesting
what they feel our assistance would be on the Palestine water line project. Mr. Smith made
the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. 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 $49,311.92 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:
J. Rachael…64.65, Ace…600.85, ATWA…54.00, Advanced Office…19.64, Anderson…344.52,
Appalachian Tire…88.00, CCBC…610.00, Comcast…401.72, Corporate Warehouse…459.85,
Crystal Pure..45.30, Cumberland…199.72, DeLage…76.92, Ebensburg Office…502.09, E.
Pentrack…20.00, FHMA…105.00, Gary’s…130.00, Groff…687.95, Impalas…141.09,
J&J…569.17, JMA…25.32, Tribune…55.00, Laurel Ford…10.66, Long Barn…12.76,
LPMiller…1570.35, M. Bucci…20.00, Minahan Signs…976.80, Palyocski…30.97, P.
Webb…25.00, Penelec…731.87, PA One …10.20, Personalized Computer…275.00,
PSATS…1708.00, R&J Gulf…1737.64, R. Cortese…20.00, Rays…836.10, R. Webb…20.00,
Samco…80.00, Sam’s…405.00, Staples…167.40, Summit…4399.70, Summit…15.75,
Teamsters…9518.40, EADS…2175.21, Tractor Supply…19.98, Tri County…63.68, US
Cleaning…583.00, Verizon…167.76, VISA…103.76, WC McQuaide…40.00, Wilmore
Coal…2.00, Windber Agway…69.00, Witmer…128.30. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT:
HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael….0.95. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00 J.
Rachael…5.67, Penelec…3752.49. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: American Rock
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Camillus Long subdivision as
approved by the Planning Commission on December 4, 2013. Mr. Gdula made the motion,
second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. James Benning representing the Sons of American Legion Post 573 asked what
the next step was for the Sons to start leasing the portion of the ball field in Dunlo. The
insurance was for $2,000,000.00 what is very good but more information is needed. Mr.
Gdula asked for more information and Mr. Benning stated fund raisers/ community based
events, improvements being mow grass, cut brush, not building anything, tents would be
used and porta johns brought in for any event and no alcohol as of now. Mr. Barbin will
Mr. Patrick Replogle asked about Villa Road and also the part time clerk position
that has not been filled to date from over a year ago.
Mr. Richards asked if any proposal come in for the medical coverage and if we need
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. matter. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 6:30P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: