October 22, 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 nine (9) 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 October 09, 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 to accept the minutes with the correction that Mr. Christ was not present at the October 09, 2012 meeting. Mr. Gdula 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 $26,279.57, expenditures of $122,631.17 (Check #25524 to #25584) and a balance of $409,857.22. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $425.25, expenditures $4,266.36 (Check #1204 to #1206) and a balance of $21,142.39. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $105.00, expenditures $6,629.24 (Check #988 to #990) and a balance of $29,230.61. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $5.00, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $192,568.08. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Kotzan CPS & Associates, P.C. regarding the audit engagement letter for 2012, 2013 and 2014 at a cost of $5,000.00 per year for an audit and $7,000.00 if a single audit is required. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept their engagement letter costs to do the township audits for the next 3 years. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. It was asked if we could accept only 1-2 years and stated we got a price break for the three years.
A letter from PaDOT regarding improvements to the horizontal and vertical alignment of SR 869 (Beaver Run Curve) project. Discussion: The Board saw no problem with this project and felt there would be enough room to have a temporary road.
Regular Township Meeting
October 22, 2012
A letter was read from Cambria County Solid Waste regarding the final draft copy of the Solid Waste Management Plan update for Cambria County. Discussion: Mr. Smith stated he had the cd of this plan and the secretary printed out the plan for all to review.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for motion to release the $15,045.00 fire bond for Joseph Emerick on Fifty Acre Road. The motion was made by Mr. Gdula, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor of the motion, the motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Board will continue working on the budget this month.
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 $372,563.50 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. Gdula made the motion to pay
all bills, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows for the General, Fire, Street Light and State Accounts: GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT: Advance Office…113.07, Appalachia Tire…2551.68, CCBC…220.00, Cover Chevy…734.83, EADS…236.05, Harleysville…603.48, HRI…180,206.51, Tribune…140.00, J. Emerick…15,045.00, M. Cornelius…100.00, Nextel…109.07, PSAB…225.00, Peoples Natural Gas…1979.23, Pitney Bowes…195.00, Portage Power Wash…44.68, R&J Gulf…787.01, RJYoung Contracting…23.21, Verizon…206.41, WC McQuaide…80.50, W. Barbin…1285.22. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…114.47. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: None. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…167,563.08.
Mr. Richards asked for discussion on purchasing the snow plow for the Dodge truck. The Board stated not at this time for purchasing a snow plow for the dodge truck.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve The EADS Group to do a weight limit study on Villa Road. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to bring the laid off employees back to work on November 5, 2012. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. Mr. Smith, Christ and Gdula approved this motion, Mr. Richards opposed it. With the vote 3 to 1 motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase tires for the Dodge Pick-up truck. Motion made by Mr. Christ, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the road master left the following information: 1.) the new front end loader will be delivered within 2-3 weeks. 2.) The master cylinder will be shipped 10-24-12 for the grader. 3.) The motor on the big roller froze. Mr. Hoffman feels the valve dropped. 4.) Mr. Hoffman asked for a discussion on purchasing a 10’ high by 12’ wide garage door for the new building the township just purchased. Mr. Christ is to get quotes for the next meeting. This matter was tabled until the November meeting. Mr. Gdula made the motion to table, Mr. Smith second. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for Critchfield Lumber who will travel .4 mile on Oakridge Drive from James Topper property to SR 160. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Regular Township Meeting
October 22, 2012
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pay Quaker Sales $100.00 for their cost of the performance bond they placed on the road material bid and no material was purchased from them. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. 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. & Mrs. Ronald Stombaugh, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Harkleroad, Mr. Peretin and Mrs. Doris McCloskey spoke to the board regarding the rumors that Sheetz is going to relocate their building on Cornell’s property near the high school. Various issues were presented to the board regarding the unopened paper street, the storm water drainage and pipe (wild cat sewer), and what steps will be taken for this relocation to occur. The Board and Mr. Barbin explained what the residents can do to organize and present their concerns when there is a zoning hearing.
Mr. Stombaugh asked if the road crew could fix the eroding culvert box on his property.
Mr. Harkleroad asked if the board would consider moving the meeting time to a different time later in the evening.
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 6:00pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana L. Baxter