Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00p.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, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Kirk Moss, Police Chief, and 7(seven) 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 a copy of the September 21 ,2020 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. 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 $109,084.19, expenditures of $ 36,370.20(check # 31190 to #31206) and a balance of $724,081.84. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $173.25 and expenditures of $6,379.64(check #1534 to #1537) and a balance of $13,238.59. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 47.25 and protection of $55.13 and expenditures of $21.29(check #1265 to #1266) and a balance of $29,977.09. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $105.60 in interest, and expenditures of $11,438.66(check #796) leaving a balance of $305,843.04.
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 $243,943.45 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula/Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Bucci seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND:AdamsVolFire#1….14,703.68,AdamsVolFireCo#2…14,703.67,Am.Legal…..173.76,BirdIndustrial….1,879.00,Comcast….207.87,CrystalPure…40.80,CumberlandTruck….181.17,EadsGrp….1,029.50,FHMA117.00,GleasonBarbin….1,629.05,Groff….2032.44,HRI….1095.91,Lane…42,834.65,LongBarn…..98.47,MemorialChevy…300.27,Penelec…88.36,PSAB…58,651.56,RotoRooter…560.00,Staples….141.54,Suite-Kote…..20,000,1stSummit….1,043.88, Teamsters….17,078.04, Trapuzzanos…256.95, US Cleaning….583.00, VISA…375.18. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: Midland….27,054.85, Grannas….3,442.99, Suit-Kote…33,467.50. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….172.76. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: None.
Please see attached email from Chief Kundrod of Adams Twp. Vol. Fire Co.#2 about Emergency Services Committee (see also attached article from recent PSATS Twp. News) and letter about hydrant on Ragers Hill/Mt.Hope. Fire hydrant issue discussed prior to meeting. Mr. Barbin will send letter to PENNDOT.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution reducing police officers pension plan contribution for year 2021. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept lowest quote for excavating work on Naugle Bridge project. For work being done with amount from 11,300 to 21,000.00 need three written or telephone quotes. James Excavating was lowest quote at 16,000.00 (others were L& M Excavating at 18,250.00 and JZ Excavating at 20,000). Mr. Gdula made the motion. Discussion occurred concerning quotes. Mr. Richards seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Bucci: No, Mr. Schrader: Yes, Mr. Senft: Yes, Mr. Richards: Yes, Mr. Gdula: Yes. Motion to accept James Excavating passes with 4 ayes and 1 no.
Discussion on possible future subdivision with Randy Cortese. Mr. Cortese surveyor here to show upcoming subdivision to the Board. He said it is Hoffman subdivision on Oakridge Drive which she wants to sell to her nephew. He said there is a portion with four mobile homes on it and in our zoning ord any more than 2 mobile homes constitute a mobile home park, but this happened pre zoning. He said he has not come across this before and wanted Board’s thoughts on allowing to subdivide. Discussion continued. Mr. Barbin said it would be a non-conforming use but can’t tell them they aren’t allow since its been this way for 40 years. More discussion. It was decided that when Mr. Cortese does plans for subdivision that he puts a note that says if any of the mobile homes wear out or are in any way removed, they cannot be replaced. Mr. Barbin said will follow regular process of getting approval first from our Planning Commission then onto Supervisors. Mr. Cortese said he just wanted to run it past the Board since to see what they had to say with the different issue concerning the property.
Discuss possible projects for this year’s CDBG allocation. We already submitted a project with the sewer system in Creslo area. Mr. Gdula and Mr. Richards said another option if the sewer one didn’t work was stormwater in Dunlo from Pitcairn to Coulter Street. Mr. Gdula said the pipes in that area are different sizes and different materials (terra cotta) etc. Mr. Richards said for the secretary to contact Ms. Daly with Cambria County Redevelopment to submit this project as an option also.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Roy Wicks here about letter he received from Cambria County Building Codes about property maintenance complaint. He said some of this is on neighboring property and property lines are close; neighboring property owner lives in Florida and won’t let him on property. He showed letter with pictures and GIS map of properties and wanted to know if neighbor received also. Complaint was for vacant house on property. Discussion continued with Mr. Gdula asked asking how long it has been since someone lived in the house/has heat and if it secure; can animals get in? He said he thinks it has been vacant since 2008 since someone has been living there and heat was shut off and it had water/sewer. Mr. Wicks said letter said 30 days he said he wanted an extension to get everything set to clean up property. Mr. Barbin and Mr. Gdula discussed with him asking how long of an extension? He said he wasn’t sure had to see if he could right people out. Mr. Gdula said we would talk to codes about property and extension.
Ms. Linda Scullion about updates two neighboring properties near her that have tires. Mr. Barbin said he is in process of filing injunction on Geibig property. Other property with tires (Lantz) Mr. Gdula said we had filled out new complaint and sent to codes so codes should have sent a letter to him and if that doesn’t work then it goes to district court.
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 5:49 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer