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, Bill Smith; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and two (02) 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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the September 21, 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. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $141,764.65, expenditures of $170,013.86 (Check #27685 to #27727) and a balance of $529,544.68. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $330.75, expenditures of $4,654.35 (Check #1329 to #1331) and a balance of $40,890.76. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $63.00 (hydrants) and $100.23 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $731.13 (Check #1064 to #1065) and a balance of $14,910.88. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $105.69 and expenditures of $170,841.23 (check #768) leaving a balance of $113,116.72.
A letter from jack Merritts regarding Sherry Lane storm water work done this past summer. Discussion: Road crew knows about this error in the paving and they will be correcting the crown in the road.
A letter from Tony Christ to the Board thanking you for appointing him acting Road Master. Discussion: Mr. Richards thanked Mr. Christ from the Board.
A letter from Dept. of Environmental Protection regarding permit renewal for Cooney Bros. Coal Co. long term drainage treatment. Discussion: The Board has no objections to renewing this permit. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter to DEP stating we have no objections to renewing the permit. Motion made by Mr. Christ to send a letter to DEP. This motion was second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from EADS regarding Highland Sewer and Water Authority applying for permit to replace the water line along 2005 as part of the PennDOT culvert replacement project. Discussion: The Board discussed the possible location of this relocation in Dunlo.
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. 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 $88,158.14 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. 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…49.51, Adams Water…56.70, Advanced Office…327.54, American Legal…152.04, AmeriHealth…4454.70, Tony Christ…89.50, BPN …23,407.76, CCBC…580.00, Comcast…326.52, CVMH…66.00, Crystal Pure…45.30, Cumberland Truck…586.79, DeLage…76.92, D. Richards…36.00, Ebensburg Office…205.95, E. Pentrack…30.00, FiHoff…1246.44, Fisher…1.88, FHMA…140.00, FWF…998.00, HRI…12669.96, J. Ritko…30.00, James Excavating…2256.66, Krouse…43.91, Keith’s…5890.00, Lee…78.00, LPMiller…869.81, M. Bucci…60.00, Nationwide…599.04, New Enterprise…4681.21, PSAB…225.00, Palyocsik…9.98, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…999.11, PA One…52.48, Pitney Bowes…188.10, R. Cortese…30.00, Rays…31.90, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, R. Poborsky…30.00, Staples…389.01, Summit Bank…5039.52, Teamsters…11814.30, Tire Shop…1878.00, Trapuzzanos…139.00, Tri County…479.50, US Cleaning …479.50, Verizon Wireless…224.23, WC McQuade…561.75, Walsh…548.20, W. Smith…56.60. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4671.28, REA…108.00, J. Rachael…9.92. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: HSWA…727.03, J. Rachael…1.89, Adams Twp. Water…6100.00. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase 1,000 ton of 1B quarter inch stone at $13.00 per ton from HRI. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Smith. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase a double wall fuel tank for the diesel fuel at a cost of $5,241.00 from Highland Tank Co. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr.Smith. With all in favor motion passed. Mr. Christ stated this price includes the pump with filter, everything comes with it.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on the 2016 road projects to consider being Beautyline roads paving and sealing Palestine, Oakridge, WPA and Krayn Road. Mr. Gdula stated they are good projects and suggested they wait until spring to pick the projects. A discussion occurred on the roads in Adams Township.
Mr. Richards stated the Board of Supervisors will start the 2016 budget workshops starting in October 2015.
Mr. Richards stated these gas lines are going anywhere and there is no plan in the office. Mr. Barbin will send them a letter regarding no plan and going on township right of ways.
Mr. Gdula stated he was contacted by Groff Tractors regarding a back hoe, Tier III and an offer of $28,000.00 for our back hoe and $6,500 for the sweeper truck as trades and a 4 year payment plan would be $15,000.00 per year. The board discussed the amount still owed on equipment and will look at this when they meet for the budget process.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Bryan Schrader stated Weaver Road has some holes and needs fixed.
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 5:42 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by: Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer