February 10, 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, Dennis Gdula, Anthony
Christ, and Roy Hoffman; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and one (1) resident; Mr. Porada
representing Rep. Bryan Barbin and five (5) represenatives from Cambria County Codes
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 January 27, 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. Smith 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 $42,516.11, expenditures of $44,489.62 (Check
#26509 to #26528) and a balance of $398,132.78. The Street Light Account Fund showed
revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $14,946.13. The
Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $1,360.00 (Check
#1022) and a balance of $22,597.56. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest
of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00(check #---) leaving a balance of $11,040.01. Mr.
Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Cambria County Planning Commission regarding the
Transportation Alternatives Program funding being now available. Discussion: Mr.
Smith stated he will work and take care of this program.
A letter was read from the Cambria County Commissioners regarding the Health and
Welfare Council CTC model in Cambria County. Discussion: Mr. Richards stated he will
attend the meeting on February 20, 2014.
A letter from George Susko regarding the parking problem at the American Legion in
Dunlo and a request for a NO PARKING CLOSE TO CORNER sign being installed. Discussion:
Mr. Richards stated a letter will be sent to the Legion and Police department regarding this
matter. Mr. Gdula stated both know the problem and a No Parking Sign is needed. The
Board agreed to install a No Parking Sign and if anyone parks there they will be towed or
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on purchasing a new Caprice for the Police
Department. The Total cost of the vehicle will be around $36,291.23 approximately.
Discussion was on the milage of the current cars in operation and the grant that Police
Chief Moss told the members about. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase a new
Caprice. Mr. Christ made this motion, motion died for lack of second. Mr. Hoffman asked for
a motion to table this purchase until they meet with the Police Chief and get answers on the
grant money and which vehicles would be sold. Mr. Smith second this motion, with all in
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Mr. Hoffman stated he is working on the Sweeper ad for the Township News to sell this
piece of equipment in March and he is also working on a bid sheet for a new F-550 for
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $45,809.17 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:
Advanced Office…250.00, Adams Water…54.00, American Rock Salt…3248.20,
Chemung…357.28, Comcast…404.06, CVMH…68.75, Crystal Pure…39.80, Cumberland
Truck…842.35, DeLage…76.92, Ebensburg Office…176.43, E. Pentrack…30.00,
FHMA…105.00, Freightliner…23.64, Gazette Printers…791.49, Grannas…7778.10,
Hercules…539.64, Laurel Ford…551.48, Long Barn…63.35, LPMiller…8949.75,
Matheson…79.20, M. Bucci…30.00, Miller Auto…69.88, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…1096.44,
PA One..17.85, Portage…47.53, R&J Gulf…1309.33, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R.
Young…30.00, R. Hoffman…200.03, Simkos…109.85, Team DUI…90.00, Tri County…375.91,
Teamsters…10576.00, US Cleaning…603.00, VISA…526.02, Walsh…801.30, W.
Barbin…1302.28, J. Rachael…351.95. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J.
Rachael….95. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…3015.12, J. Rachael…4.26. STATE LIQUID
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Porada introduced himself and stated Represenative Bryan Barbins office is
available to help Adams Township.
Mrs. Barbara Frantz was the spokes person for the Cambria County Codes Agency
and the Board discussed the various issues they had. The demolition permit for residential
demolition was reduced to $40.00. The Board doesn’t get a response on the complaint
forms submitted for the property maintenance and they need to know the status of these
complaints. Cambria County Codes represenatives suggested we adopt the International
Property Maintenance Code. Mr. Grush stated he and Mrs. Frantz will make a list and
inform the board on the status of the property complaints. Discussion occurred on turning
the properties over to the Municipal Authority for them to pursue the owners. Possible
place liens on the property or file for Sherrifs sale. Discussion occurred on the Forest Hills
School Project and it was agreed without a firm standing cost of construction nothing can be
done. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the fee schedule for the Cambria County
Building Codes for 2014. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in
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 5:55 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: