CALL TO ORDER:
Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 4:58 p.m. 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, Mark Bucci, William Barbin, Solicitor, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, and eleven (11) visitors. Mr.Senft was absent.
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 20,2021 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
After discussion, Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as written. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $98,909.76, expenditures of $ 58,274.15(check # 31906 to #31932) and a balance of $1,009,711.18. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $0.00 and expenditures of $4863.94(check #1578 to #1580) and a balance of $18,231.32. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 0.00 and protection of $0.00 and expenditures of $1,282.89(check #1301 to #1303) and a balance of $34,213.72. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $57.95 in interest, and expenditures of $11,877.71(check#813) leaving a balance of $329,455.81.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other 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 $164,188.14 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills areasfollows:GENERALFUND:,ATFire#1….13017.93,ATFire#2….13017.93,AmLegal….152.04,AmRockSalt….3621.94,AmTrust….5237.00,Comcast….249.50,CrystalPure…46.80,DHeisers….76.00,FIHoff……706.20,FiveStar…41.94,FHMA…123.00,Highland….78.66,KeystoneGuiderail….5040.00,Lane….5000.00,M.Bucci….40.00,Midland….35,595.69,NAPAAuto…1781.56,Penelec….96.19,PurchasePower….100.00,PSAB…..57,952.00,Stinemans….8.03,SummerhillTwp…1500.00,Teamsters….17419.56,Trapuzznos….138.00,USCleaning…..588.00,VISA….391.06,WBMason…44.06,WindberStone…1548.45. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec….178.72, CambriaCtyComm….397.88. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution reducing police officers’ contributions to the police pension plan for the year 2022. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if there was any other new business to discuss. Mr. Schrader brought up the passing of former township employee Pete Malzi and sending flowers. Ms. Zakraysek mentioned says in lieu of flowers to send a donation to Winder Hospice. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a donation to Windber Hospice in memory of Pete. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Don Barrett of Huff Street in Dunlo here about paper alley ;wants to buy it …said it’s his only access to Huff Street and he has been maintaining it and if he wants to do anything on his property in the future he wouldn’t be able to due the setbacks. He said is it 12-foot-wide alley. It is not in use currently is just grass. Mr. Barrett then showed the Board a map of where the alley is and his properties. Mr.Barbin said we can only vacate it if all adjoining neighbors sign off and agree; is basically a private easement for everyone adjoining on plan of lots; that the township does not own the land. Mr.Barbin advised him to get an attorney to write up an agreement with adjoining owners signing off. Mr.Barbin said he can prepare petition to vacate as soon as Mr. Barrett gets the agreement drawn up and signed. Mr. Bucci mentioned to Mr. Barrett that he might also want to attend the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday night so that they are also aware of his plan.
Mr. Bill Eschrich of Forest Hills Drive asking about land by Dollar General; asked if there is more land for sale there; he heard physical therapy office is going in there said installation of sewer and water going on now. Mr. Richards said Berwind owns those parcels there to contact them if there any more to sell. Mr. Bucci said that they sold the parcels closer to Dollar General to physical therapy and that is zoned commercial there. Mr. Eschrich asked if there is parcel there if he could just add like half an acre onto his property. Mr.Barbin said yes he would be allowed to do that.
Mr. Bob and Melody Cooper of Adams Drive here about stormwater drainage issues ;live on corner of Adams and Beautyline;Mrs. Cooper showed the Board pictures of what is happening ;requested need for a stormwater drainage there. Mr.Scharder stated that question is where can we take the water to? Mr. Cooper suggested towards the old ballfield. Mr.Gdula said our Roadmaster isn’t here but he said they would have made it deep enough to take to that area; or other option to Adams Drive and out. It was discussed where nearest storm drain is. Mr. Cooper mentioned years ago it used to drain differently; He said now they have sump pumps and it doesn’t help; it is going across road and they have ponding in yard between their house and neighbors. Mr.Gdula asked where did the water go then? He said it used to go into neighboring yards and Mr.Gdula stated that would be a big project ;that is long way to run pipe; taking out backside is an option. He asked the Coopers where his neighbors stormwater goes (water from roof) and where does his go? . Mr. Cooper said he catches it ; Mr. and Mrs. Cooper said theirs goes into the ground/sump pumps. Mr.Gdula just said to look and see where it goes. Mr. Gdula said we could probably eliminate the water that goes across the street, but it still may not solve your problem. He said you sit in a lower spot there so since water goes downhill you are collecting others water. Mr.Gdula and Mr. Richards said when development was put in there was not stormwater there; He said they have gradually in the last 30 years been putting in; said about ¾ is done over there; have to start downhill installing.Mr.Cooper mentioned house value declining. Mr. Schrader asked about sloping in his yard; where your downspouts are going. He said he and Mr.Gdula went to another house in Beautyline and the owner’s gutters were blocked. He said to check gutters and where downspouts are taking water to. The Coopers also mentioned they have tried to build up yard but that has not helped. Mr. Richards said we will can just go look at it and see if anything can be done. Mrs. Cooper said even consideration to get drainage is appreciated .
Mr.Scharder asked if Mr.Barbin the court had set a date yet for Geibig. Mr.Barbin said no they haven’t ;the court provides date and will let him know when they do.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:21 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer