February 24, 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; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; one (1)
resident; and Kim Dorchak representing Koztan and Associates (auditor).
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 February 10, 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. 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 $51,593.68, expenditures of $64,008.38 (Check #26529
to #26568) and a balance of $385,718.08. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $141.75, expenditures of $3,019.38 (Check #1260 to #1261) and a balance of $12,068.50.
The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $31.50, expenditures of $727.98
(Check #1023 to #1024) and a balance of $22,201.08. The State Liquid Fuels Account
Fund showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00(check #---) leaving a balance of
$11,047.92. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Koston CPS and Associates regarding the 2013 Audit. Kim
Dorchak reviewed a summary with the Board on the audit completed for Adams
Township. They issued a clean opinion on the audit.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the agenda and project meeting information
from DEP, Adams Township Water Authority and Pleasantview Trailer Park owners held
on February 18, 2014. The projected cost for each participant would be $13,170.87.
Discussion occurred on this project and Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter
to the Water Authority stating the Board is in favor and supports this project and to let
us know what the Township’s share of the project would be. Mr. Gdula made the motion,
second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Mr. Hoffman stated he placed the ad for the Sweeper sale in the Township News but the
ad was late for the March edition. The ad will be in April’s edition and an additional fee of
$10.00 was paid to also place this ad on line the 30 days. New opening date is May 16, 204
Mr. Christ stated the grant paperwork is here but that grant is not a guarantee and the
money would come next year if we do get anything. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to
purchase the new cruiser for the Police Department. Mr. Christ made the motion, second
by Mr. Richards. Mr. Gdula stated we need to get rid of two (2) old cars in the police
department then. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the only equipment the township needs to purchase this year is a
new T plate and a police cruiser. The roller can be leased or rented for the period of time
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $36,942.52 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all
bills with the exception of the Laurel Ford bill, 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: American Rock Salt…6531.86, Cumberland
Truck…465.59, Damion printing…279.00, D. Richards…80.00, Freightliner…5450.09,
Galls…120.00, Grannas Bros…6743.38, Harleysville…490.00, Hercules…521.61,
Impalas…327.70, IRS…117.14, J. Rachael…490.00, Kotzan…5000.00, Glosser…110.00, Miller
Auto Parts…11.61; PSAB…607.42, R&J Gulf…1130.92, Sam’s…711.52, Summit…6253.66,
Trapuzzano’s…249.40, Verizon…2.31, YIS…735.00. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None.
STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…57.07, REA…108.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT:
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business and stated he will attend the meeting
tomorrow night on Delinquent Real Estate taxes at the County. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
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:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer