ADAMS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
July 22, 2013
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 Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Roy Hoffman, Anthony Christ, and William Smith: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. Mr. Orsaugas asked what happened at the entrance to Liberty Park Road. Mr. Neff asked the effective date of Earl Edminston’s resignation.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the June 24, 2013 meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Christ 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 $38,635.16, expenditures of $47,141.44 (Check #26068 to #26097) and a balance of $61,738.37. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $2,115.00, expenditures of $3,841.87 (Check #1237) and a balance of $35,153.65. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $500.00, expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $34,450.54. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $96.70 and $8,769.13 (check #753) in expenditures leaving a balance of $197,413.54. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read. Mr. Smith asked about the fire protection account could be used to place a water line extension on Palestine Road at the Pleasant View Trailer park. Discussion occurred with Betty George on this matter. He also asked about the State Account.
A letter of resignation from Earl Edminston from the Adams Township Water Authority. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Mr. Edminston’s resignation. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Boy Scout Troop 251 regarding W. Benjamin Barclay attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Discussion: Mr. Smith made a motion to send a letter of recognition for Ben Barclay. Mr. Hoffman second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from the Adams Township Water Authority recommending the appointment of Joseph Trentini to replace Mr. Edminston on the water authority. Mr. Gdula made a motion to appoint Mr. Trentini to the Adams Township Water Authority Board to replace Mr. Edminston. Mr. Hoffman stated that Mr. Thomas Neff has a letter in requesting to be placed on this Board and he felt he should be appointed. Mr. Richards asked for a second on Mr. Gdula’s motion. None was forth coming. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to appoint Tom Neff to Mr. Edminston’s position. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor except Mr. Gdula who opposed, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
Mr. Hoffman asked what the sign people said. The secretary will call this week.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $9,499.17 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: Cumberland Truck…101.56, D. Knepper…91.35, D. Bailey…30.00, E. Smay…91.35, Harleysville…605.76, ICC…125.00, J. Cummings…30.00, JRitko…20.00, Tribune…235.00, M. Bucci…20.00, M. Cornelius…100.00, ODB…396.28, P. Webb…50.00, Penelec…665.34, Pitney Bowes…188.10, R&J Gulf…932.54, R. Cortese…20.00, R. Young…20.00, Trapuzzanos…207.00, Verizon…82.62, Verizon Wireless…167.58, Walsh…211.40, WBarbin…1312.15, J. Rachael…467.16. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…20.40. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…107.70, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…83.70. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…2,282.15.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pass the 2013 Budget Resolution for Adams Township designating the $21,905.76 received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the gas lease funds which will be allocated to the Seesetown Road Project. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Barry and Cynthia Hamady land merger plan approved by the Adams Township Planning Commission on July 10, 2013. Motion made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pass the resolution to amend the Ordinance 94, Section 2. Application and Fee requiring permits for boring or opening of township roads. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ also placing in the resolution to a minimum depth of 36”. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board. None was forthcoming. Mr. Smith spoke regarding the gas line for the new Middle-High School and the lack future development plans for the gas line. The fact a compression station would be required.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Baloga requested information on the road he lives on. Mr. Hoffman stated something will be happening to his road shortly.
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 5:20 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: