August 27, 2012
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 regular meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance recited 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; and seven (7) 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 forthcoming
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the August 13, 2012 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, Mr. Hoffman 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 $65,614.25 expenditures of $111,659.93 (Check #25433 to #25469) and a balance of $612,136.93. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $283.50, expenditures $4,166.81 (Check #1197 to #1199) and a balance of $28,894.61. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $63.00, expenditures $728.29 (Check #984 to #985) and a balance of $36,380.35. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00, expenditures of $5,942.24 (Check #744) and a balance of $198,724.04. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter from Thomas Anderson & Associates, Inc. regarding the MMO’s for both Police and Non Uniform Pension plans for 2013. Discussion: Mr. Smith made a motion to accept the MMO’s for 2013. Mr. Gdula second this motion, with all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Penny Myers regarding the recent drilling did near the Forest Hills Fish Co-Op. Discussion: Mr. Gdula recommended we notify the Authority of this letter and Mr. Hoffman recommended contacting Mr. Garcia from Rosebud Mining to see if they were the ones who drilled. Mr. Richards stated after all information is gathered, the Board will respond to Mrs. Myers letter.
A letter from Musser Engineering, Inc. regarding Rosebud Mining Co. – Mine 78 Refuse Disposal Area Amendment being submitted to PA DEP. Discussion: None
Regular Township Meeting
August 27, 2012
II. OLD BUSINESS:
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award the lease purchase of the loader from the bids received from the last meeting the following:
Best Line Equipment: Trade in value: $53,000.00 – Cost $76,000.00.
GROFF: Trade in value: $68,450.00 – Cost $68,876.00
John Deere: Trade in value: $66,000.00 – Cost $71,120.36
Walsh: Trade in value: $50,000.00 – Cost $ $65,923.92
Cleveland Bros.: Trade in value: $50,000.00 – Cost $88,844.00
Mr. Smith asked for a motion award Walsh Equipment at a cost of $65,923.92 for this lease-purchase of the 2012 Wheeled Loader. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for motion to release the road bond for Walker Lumber for .8 miles on Helsel Road. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the Ordinance to Borrow money as required by DCED. Mr. Christ made a motion to advertise and Mr. Smith second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $180,680.32 for the General, State, Fire and Street Light
accounts. Mr. Richards asked the Board 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, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Am. Legal…376.48, B. Krcha…149,000.00, Cover Chevy…..705.46, EADS…3133.51, E. Beaner…300.00, FWF…5789.00, G. Delozier…14,541.86, Harleysville…603.48, Interstate Battery…204.75, Nextell…111.10, R&J Gulf…1148.34, R. Robb…450.00, Sprint…47.12, Eads…1421.73, Verizon…164.29,Walmart…119.76, Watson…633.00, Witmer…84.89. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…115.21. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…1,730.34.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for Allegheny Wood Products, for Seesetown Road for 1.4 miles at $17,500.00. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated TRICK or TREAT for Adams Township will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm. Those who wish to participate must keep their front light on during these hours.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on canceling the September 24, 2012 Township Board meeting. Mr. Smith made the motion to cancel, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, meeting for September 24, 2012 was canceled.
Regular Township Meeting
August 27, 2012
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase tires for the T plate and International Truck. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Smith stated he is meeting with Mark Laser and Chris Allison tomorrow for Phase III of the Creslo Sidewalk project. They are applying for Phase III and Phase IV.
Mr. Hoffman asked for authorization to purchase 1B Stone from HRI. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. This is for 500 ton of stone as long as it is cheaper than what the bid amount was.
Mr. Hoffman stated the master cylinder for the grader went out and he wanted permission to look at different junk yards and if they don’t have any get a new one and modify it to work on our grader. Mr. Gdula made a motion to have Mr. Hoffman use his own digression to get the grader back working. Mr. Smith second this motion, with all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Christ asked what the Board wanted to do about the Dodge truck that isn’t here. Discussion with Mr. Barbin occurred and Mr. Barbin stated we are in our rights to cancel this purchase of the 2012 Dodge Truck. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to cancel the purchase of the Dodge Truck and look elsewhere for a dog truck. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked the Board if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Sivec asked if the Authority could piggy back off the township’s bid to have the road paved to the treatment plant in South Fork. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow Forest Hills Municipal Authority to piggy back for the road project pending PENN DOT approval. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Younkins discussed their neighbor’s property not being maintained on the other side of the neighbor’s fence. Discussion occurred on this subject.
Ms. Theresa Glass asked what happened regarding her pipe and water drainage problem. The Board stated when the grader gets fixed they will go out and cut the ditch line and install the pipe properly. It is very wet there right now and hard to do without the grader.
Mr. Joe Orsagus asked if the upper street in Mine 42 would qualify for storm water management grant. They advised Mr. Orsagus to attend the public meetings when they occur in 2013.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:50 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana L. Baxter