August 10, 2015
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, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and one (1) resident.
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 July 20, 2015 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 in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. Mr. Smith made a motion to dispense with the reading of the treasurers report. Motion to approve the Treasurers Report made by Mr. Smith, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $53,115.80, expenditures of $59,725.59 (Check #27576 to #27618) and a balance of $631,878.46. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $00.00, expenditures of $4,723.72 (Check #1322 to #1324) and a balance of $53,674.12. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $430.00 (hydrants) and $1,489.36 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $45,497.03 (Check #1057 to #1059) and a balance of $15,889.06. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $130.49 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $283,582.39.
A letter from CSA regarding assistance with the Wilmore Dam, Law Road drainage project. Discussion: Mr. Smith stated it was a very good project and felt the township could assist them with the truck, wacker and backhoe with the young road crew member running it. Good experience for him. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to support this project with the above stated equipment. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from FHMA regarding Act 537 Plan Sanitary Sewer Project – Peaceful Valley Road and Salix Airport. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter of support for this project. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Richards. With all in favor, motion passed.
Three letters were read from DEP regarding permit renewal for Cooney Bros. Coal Co. The permits are 11813039-07R; 56743138-14R and 11803038-13T. Discussion: Mr. Barbin stated there were no objections to this renewal and in support of DEP Renewing the permits. Mr. Smith asked for a motion to send a letter in support of these renewals. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards stated telephone quotes were received from Keith’s Truck Service ($8,790.00) Hercules Truck $8,985.00) and Walsh Equipment ($11,580.00) for the stainless steel under tailgate direct drive hyd. Installed on three trucks. A motion to have Keith’s Truck Service install these as the low bidder. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated Cambria County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update meeting will be held, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10am at the 911 Center and 2pm at the Richland Twp. Fireman’s Hall. Mr. Richards will attend for Adams Township and will contact Dan Beyers from EADS. They will attend the session at Richland Fire Hall.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other 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 $20,422.92 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, Mr. Christ 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: J. Rachael…630.88, Adams Water…54.00, Barclay…48.75, CCBC…631.74, Centre…83.93, Comcast…287.74, CVMH…183.15, Crystal Pure…34.30, Cumberland…46.69, D. Knepper…30.00, DeLage…76.92, D. Bailey…30.00, Ebensburg Office…103.96, E. Pentrack…30.00, E. Smay…30.00, Federal Safety…298.50, FiHoff…399.50, Fisher…156.69, FHMA…105.00, Groff…42.36, HRI…1203.04, J&J…1906.78, J. Cumings…30.00, James Excavating… 1137.29, LPMiller…1876.62, Memorial Highway…47.70, New Enterprise…2983.45, Palyocsik…5.99, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…844.18, Pitney Bowes…102.00, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, S. Grow…150.00, EADS…411.83, Tri County…429.50, US Cleaning…608.00, VISA…75.14, WC McQuaide…440.98. FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael…5.36. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4,711.69, J. Rachael…21.26. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve applying for the Illegal Dump Free PA Surveillance Camera Loan Program. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Christ asked for a motion to allow Grannis Bros. to do Maple Street in Sidman at a cost of $5,200.00 pending Pendot Approval. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Christ made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Smith second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:35P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: