November 03, 2014
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, Anthony Christ, Roy
Hoffman, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; three (3) residents
and Mr. Sivec.
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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the October 20, 2014 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, 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 $34,728.55, expenditures of $72,147.33 (Check #27025
to #27052) and a balance of $411,815.65. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues
of $0.00, expenditures of $115.09 (Check #1291 to #1292) and a balance of $34,801.63.
The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $728.92
(Check #1040 to #1041) and a balance of $8,968.06. The State Liquid Fuels Account
Fund showed interest of $0.41 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of
$63,441.07. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Treasurers report as written.
Mr. Smith Made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from Wright Sanitation in accordance with Article 20, requesting
approval to dispose of the waste collected in Adams Twp. to be taken to the Advanced
Disposal Landfill located in Somerset County due to savings on dumping. Also requesting to
exclude Antler Deer Day from the holidays in Article 9. Discussion: Upon legal advice from
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our solicitor that this request is within the Supervisors right to grant and are allowed to do.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to grant the request to dispose of the waste collected in
Adams Township to be taken to Advanced Disposal Landfill located in Somerset County and
also the request to exclude Antler Deer Day from the holidays in Article 9. Mr. Smith made
the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor and Mr. Richards abstaining, motion
A letter from Wright Sanitation requesting a revision to the bond amount to be
$272,000.00. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to allow the revision to the bond
amount to be $272,000.00 based on 2000 customers. Mr. Smith made the motion, second
by Mr. Christ. Mr. Richards abstained and Mr. Christ, Hoffman and Smith approved this
motion. Motion passed.
A letter from Pendot regarding 2015 estimated allocation being $231,007.24. Discussion:
A letter from Police Chief Moss to Mr. Christ, Police Chief regarding the security system
for the Adams Township Municipal Complex plus thinking of doing the same system to the
District Justice Building. Discussion: Mr. Hoffman stated the need to have our security
cameras fixed and discussion occurred on installing a system in District Court do to the
vandalism that occurs in the holding cells. The Board agreed to allow Mr. Barbin send a
letter to Cambria County to see if they want the security system installed in District Court.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to have the township security system repaired at a cost not
exceeding $800.00. Mr. Hoffman made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor,
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards stated the house was removed in Gramlingtown and the company did a
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss.
None is forthcoming.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills
presented for payment totaling $10,939.88 to take a few minutes to review the bill before
calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Hoffman made the motion to pay
all bills, Mr. Smith 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:
Adams Water///54.00, Crystal Pure...34.30, Cumberland...454.93, DeLage...74.17,
Ebensburg Office...172.65, FHMA...105.00, Groff...88.00, HRI...1223.88, K. Moss...311.74,
Laurel Chrysler...80.93, Long Barn...46.53, Miller Auto Parts...216.07, Palyocsik...65.93,
Portage...356.80, R&J Gulf...863.26, Rays...40.01, Summit...3424.31, Tire Shop...302.00, Tri
County...281.63, US Cleaning...603.00, VISA...75.24, W. Barbin...1963.34. FIRE PROECTION
ACCOUNT: Penelec...102.16. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: None. STATE LIQUID FUELS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to adopt the 2014 Tax Resolution for Adams Township.
Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the tentative General Fund and State Liquid
Fuels Fund budget for 2015 is open for the 20 day inspection period. Mr. Smith made the
motion second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
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Mr. Barbin asked the Board to make a motion to declare 103 Huff Street a nuisance because
of structural deficiency and unsanitary conditions. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by
Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Neal submitted a letter to the Board requesting meeting fee increase from $25.00 to
$50.00 for the Adams Township Municipal Authority to take effect when each member
comes up for reappointment of a new term. Mr. Smith made the motion starting 2015 for
the increase. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Sivec
thanked the Board for increasing the rate for the members.
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. Hoffman
second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:18 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer