June 24, 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, Roy Hoffman, Anthony Christ, and William Smith: William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and five (5) visitors.
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. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the June 10, 2013 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 approved.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $35,739.57, expenditures of $58,196.64 (Check #26006 to #26044) and a balance of $648,186.22. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $360.00, expenditures of $4,138.55 (Check #1233 to #1235) and a balance of $36,583.90. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $90.00, expenditures of $7.20 (Check #1004) and a balance of $34,771.97. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and $1,477.08 (check #751) in expenditures leaving a balance of $207,608.10. Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was received as read.
A letter was read from Croyle Township Supervisors stating they have made a donation of #3,500.00 to the Adams Croyle Recreation Authority for 2013 to date. Mr. Smith made a motion to make a contribution of $3,500.00 to the Adams Croyle Recreation Authority. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on purchasing a riding lawn mower for the grounds around the municipal building. Mr. Christ asked if it was a regular riding mower. Mr. Hoffman stated Mr. Gdula and Mr. Richards looked around and wanted to know what the prices and lawn mower brands were. Mr. Richards stated Mr. Gdula wrote it all down. Mr. Richards stated the neighbors are mowing our property for us and felt we should send a
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letter of appreciation to them. Mr. Smith made the motion to send a letter and Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. Mr. Smith talked to Mr. Barbin about the bid the Board accepted for the sealing project on Helsel and Fifty Acre Roads from Cottles Road Maintenance. Cottles is stating the amount of oil bid was figured too short and it would take more money to pay the bill for seal coating this project. Discussion occurred between Mr. Barbin and the Board regarding this matter. Mr. Layton asked Mr. Barbin if Cottles would have to pick up the difference between the next lowest bidder and their bid and the answer was yes. Mr. Smith made a motion to authorize that if we have to go to the next lowest bidder to award and Cottles withdrawals their bid, Cottles makes up the difference between their bid and the next lowest bidder. Mr. Christ seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
IX. NEW BUSINESS
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $33,299.58 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. Hoffman. 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…605.16, ACRA…3500.00, Allegheny Belting…443.00, American Legal Aid…282.36, Beers…125.00, CCBC…61.11, FWF…17013.00, Harleysville…605.76, Tribune…147.50, J. McKnight…75.00, Laurel Ford…111.13, Lowes…84.22, A. Cornellis…265.50, Portage Power…320.00, R&J Gulf…924.31, Summit…2520.07, Verizon…163.03, McQuaids…1056.57, Walsh…2374.65, D. Knepper…30.00, J. Cummings…30.00, D. Bailey…30.00, E. Smay…30.00 . FIRE PROECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…7.20. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…108.38, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…27.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: HRI…1522.60.
Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to be brought before the Board.
Mr. Hoffman stated he wanted an executive meeting after the regular meeting is over for Personnel reasons.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Betty George presented a bill to the Board for repair of a fire hydrant that was damaged by the mower. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pay this bill to L/B Waters Service. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Roger Layton addressed the Board on this building not being Handicap accessible and also he asked if we ear mark any of the tax mileage for special items. The answer to that question was no.
Mr. Thomas Chernisky, County Commissioner, introduced himself and spoke regarding various programs the county has available to the municipalities. A discussion occurred between the Board and Mr. Chernisky regarding the Hotel Tax and Tourism in Cambria County and also a need for an additional dumpster for the recycling containers.
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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 5:38 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: