September 10, 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, Anthony Christ, William Smith and Roy Hoffman; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and three (3) 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 27, 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 $40,497.38, expenditures of $198,448.91 (Check #25470 to #25487) and a balance of $454,185.40. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures $115.21 (Check #1200) and a balance of $28,779.40. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures $0.00 (Check #--) and a balance of $36,380.35. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $127.37, expenditures of $1,730.34 (Check #745) and a balance of $197,121.07. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Chris Allison, Transportation Planner for Cambria County Planning Commission regarding the transportation enhancement program to be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. in the Johnstown City Council Chambers. (Regarding Creslo Sidewalk Project Phase III). Discussion: Mr. Smith stated he has all the material and will be attending this meeting to present the Creslo Sidewalk Project Phase III to the Transportation Committee.
A letter was read from the Zoning Hearing Board regarding a requested dimensional variance hearing scheduled for R.J. Young, General Contractor scheduled for September 27, 2012 starting at 5:30 P.M. Discussion: Mr. Smith read a portion of the Planning Commission minutes and asked Mr. Barbin does it have to be proven a hardship for the requested dimensional variance. Mr. Richards stated the Board should attend this hearing. Discussion occurred on this Zoning Hearing request.
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September 10, 2012
II. OLD BUSINESS:
Mr. Richards asked for motion to approve the Ordinance to incur as a general obligation, non-electoral debt through First Summit Bank a total of $183,000.00. The motion was made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Christ. With all were in favor of the motion, the motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Loan and Security Agreement between Adams Township Supervisors and 1st Summit Bank. The motion was made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, the 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 $54,249.50 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 excluding the Interstate Battery bill to review prior to any payment being due on that bill. Mr. Smith made the motion to pay
all bills, second by Mr. Christ. 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…653.81, Co. PA- Clean Water Fund…500.00, Adams Water…46.00, Cambria Cty. Building Codes…605.00, Comcast…102.84, Co. of PA…17,600.00, Crystal Pure…50.80, Dale Oxygen…54.99, EADS Group…1,412.59, Ebensburg Office…34.68, E. Pentrack…20.00, EMC Ins…2,000.00, FHMA…102.00, Freedom Systems…500.00, Tribune…77.50, LPMiller…2,476.99, M. Bucci…20.00, M. Cornelius…250.00, Miller Auto Parts…60.58, P. Webb…25.00, Penelec…564.20, PA One…7.78, R&J Gulf…815.86, R. Webb…20.00, R. Young…20.00, R. Hoffman…69.50, Summit Bank…4,198.30, Teamsters…10,024.60, US Cleaning…708.00, Walsh…47.61, Waste Management…7.75, Web Listing…85.00, W. Barbin…1,326.30. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,071.72, REA…88.00, J. Rachael…14.18. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…3.47. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…4,652.67.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Police Agreements between Forest Hills School District and Adams Township for Traffic Control ($35.00 per hour) and Football Security ($30.00) for a period from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards motion to approve the Don Hostetler subdivision as approved by the Planning Commission on September 5, 2012. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Chirst. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the substation for Rosebud Mining Co. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman asked for the Boards permission to purchase 4 tires for the T-Plate. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman stated they have found a new master cylinder for the Grader and it will cost between $300.00 to $400.00 dollars and he ordered it.
Mr. Richards stated that Norfolk Southern Railroad will be shutting down SR 160 (SR869) on September 16, 2012 for rail replacement. This will be total shut down of the road. On the 17th and 18th of September it will be one lane traffic.
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September 10, 2012
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 stated he is trying to get in contact with HRI, Inc. to see if they will let the Authority piggy back off the township’s bid to have the road paved to the treatment plant in South Fork. To date, they have not gotten back to him regarding this. The township will make a copy of the bid accepted for Forest Hills Municipal Authority to have and try to help them out any way possible.
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. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:25 pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana L. Baxter