Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm in the conference room of the Adams Township Municipal Building.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Those in attendance were Supervisors, Dennis Richards, Dennis Gdula, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, William Barbin Solicitor, and seven (7) visitors.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGENDA ITEMS AND PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:
Mr. Richards stated now the Public has the right and the opportunity to comment on any item from the previous meeting minutes. None were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had copies of the September 19,2022 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $177,662.49, expenditures of $ 136,807.66(check # 32639 to #32671) and a balance of $1,017,467.95. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $4,095.33(check #1624 to #1626) and a balance of $23,884.10. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,324.31(check #1338 to #1340) and a balance of $36,835.87. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $6.10 in interest, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $96,909.38. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $12.21 in revenues, and expenditures of $75,172.10(check#018) leaving a balance of $257,534.97.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $124,137.43 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Senft made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bill are as follows:GENERALFUND:AdamsTwpVolCo#1 Relief Assoc……15,553.21,AdamsTwpVolCo#2ReliefAssoc……15,553.21,Amtrust….4,552.00,BSmithLaw….770.00,Cintas…..28.55,Comcast….251.09,CrystalPure…42.80,CumberlandTruck…..20.72,EmploymentPartners……17,863.08,GreensGarage…23.75,Highland….78.66,HRI…..610.04,Tribune….29.10,Keystone….16.57,Kimball…..629.28,L/BWater….294.55,LongBarn…..73.38,Longs….64.00,MemorialChevy….370.17,NAPAAuto….865.36,PitneyBowes….130.55,PSABMRT….47,253.00,S.Grow….225.00,TeamForce…14,868.50,UPMC…44.00,USCleaning…739.00,WBMason…..99.99,Witmer….2,627.02. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….190.85. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve CDBG resolution for Mine 42 stormwater projects for 2022. Mr.Senft made the motion, second by Mr.Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve piggyback agreement with Cambria County Redevelopment Authority and memorandum of understanding with Forest Hills Municipal Authority for Washington Street project. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution reducing police officers’ contributions to the police pension plan for the year 2023. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: Mr. Jason White and Ms. June White here about updates about Elton property.Mr.White said he knew Officer Hill had filed charges; but as of right now there are still three abandoned vehicles on property; wondered about timeline. Ms. White said that Mr. Shaffer was pushing the trash/debris over hill…. she asked if she should contact DEP for that. Mr. Richards said yes since they have served him. Mr. Richards said they would talk/get with Officer Hill to see what is going on with the charges,etc.
Mr. Steve Sewalk with the The Eads Group, township engineer here to ask/inform the Board about applying for possible grants that are available. He mentioned two; one is for small water/sewer amount awarded can go up to 500,000; match is 15% of award. Other one he said is H2o one amount awarded can go from 300,000 up to 1 million; match is 50% of award. Mr.Senft asked if Kelly development would be eligible since it is on grant, we already applied for; Mr.Sewalk said yes you can include it on this one also; then if you only got it in pieces; could get money from both grants for it since it is a big project. Mr. Richards said the Board would get back to him and let him know about applying for grants.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:13 PM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer