November 09, 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, Dennis Gdula, Roy Hoffman, Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and four (04) residents plus representatives from Rep. Bryan Barbin’s office.
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 19, 2015 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. Hoffman seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $56,892.94, expenditures of $124,108.86 (Check #27728 to #27776) and a balance of $462,328.76. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $4,789.20 (Check #1332 to #1334) and a balance of $36,101.56. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and $0.00 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $6,831.93 (Check #1066 to #1068) and a balance of $8,078.95. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $113,116.72.
A letter from William Barbin regarding a rate change for 2016. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the rate increase for 2016. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Keystone Cooperative Association regarding the Street opening/highway occupancy permits. This is in response to Mr. Barbin’s letter to them. Discussion: Mr. Hoffman stated the Board needs to know ahead of the work being done instead of the company coming in, doing the work, then sending in the permit. Mr. Scott Good felt our permit forms are not the proper forms required and our ordinance is too costly. Discussion occurred around the permits required prior to work being done, the fact we are the municipality and we see no plan. This discussion went on for a period of time between the Board, Mr. Barbin and Mr. Good. The bottom line is the applications have to be filed and approved before the work is started.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards stated that the Adams Township vs Richland Township boundary case will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM before a panel of Judges sitting in the City-County Building, Pittsburgh, PA.
Mr. Gdula stated he met with PenDOT (Jeff Mitchell) at Track Lane and discussed the Baker water problem. PenDOT is adding pipe and repositioning pipe in this area probably in the spring to alleviate the water problem they are having.
Mr. Barbin stated the Turgeon Hearing is scheduled and he would like Dan Byers and Police Chief Moss present.
Mr. Richards asked Mr. Gdula about the logger at Malzie’s Farm and Mr. Gdula stated he is keeping an eye on them and so far they are obeying all regulations.
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 $69,602.35 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. Gdula 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…364.75, Adams Water…54.00, Al’s Tire…50.83, Am. Rock Salt…15,322.88,Anderson…179.46 Ebensburg Office…231.87, Blues…95.00, CCBC…110.00, Cambria Cty Tax CC…459.69, Cernics…325.00, CVMH…46.75, Comcast….288.55, Crystal Pure…34.30, Cumberland…430.00, DeLage…155.59, EPentrack…30.00, FiHoff…106.31, Fisher Auto…14.60, FHMA…89.16, FWF…7972.00, HRI…15,381.86, Long Barn…105.08, LPMiller…2402.66, M. Bucci…30.00, Memorial Highway…83.28, Palyocsik…26.76, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…652.62, PA One…41.82, Pitney Bowes…101.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00, Roto-Rooter…715.70, Staples…389.01, Summit Bank…4001.98, Teamsters…11814.30, Tri County…75.40, US Cleaning …733.00, Visa…39.80, WC McQuade…1370.87, Walsh…548.20, Witmer Assoc….183.90. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4835.31, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…19.85. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: J. Rachael…4.41. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2016 Tax Resolution for Adams Township. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion advertise the tentative General Fund Budget and the State Liquid Fuels Budget for 2016. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the 2016 Fee Schedule for the Cambria County Sewage Enforcement Agency. Mr. Gdula stated he went to the meeting and the SEO has to start charging for going on site for complaints. The fee is $85.00 per hour for the complaint per person. If they have to come back out it will be $50.00 per person. Our Municipal fee is being raised to $650.00. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept these changes and to send a letter stating the township will verify on any violation prior to them going on to site. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the side lot addition subdivision for James Single that was approved by the Planning Commission on November 4, 2015. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to hire Kyle Wirick as a new Part Time Police Officer. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Hoffman. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Hoffman asked about the backhoe information. Mr. Gdula stated nothing has come in yet on it.
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. Smith made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Gdula second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:28 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by