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, Joseph Slonac, Brian Schrader and Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Commissioners Mr. Smith and Mr. Chernisky Diana Baxter, Secretary; and five (05) 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. Mr. Orsaugas questioned the public input section of the last meeting where it was stated he stated the Board will pay for the playground equipment for Mine 42. Mr. Richards stated we will address that later in the meeting.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the February 13, 2017 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. Gdula seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards stated the Treasurers Report was accepted as read. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $104,615.62, expenditures of $74,699.49 (Check #28603 to #228645) and a balance of $414,089.21. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $4,333.57 (Check #1385 to #1387) and a balance of $16,264.40. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and $2,082.75 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $2,082.75 (Check #1123 to #1127) and a balance of $240.09. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed State Allocation for 2017 of $291,517.05, expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $327,517.05.
A notice from Penn DOT District 9 regarding the Transportation Outreach 2017 on April 19, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Ebensburg Center, Renaissance Room. Discussion: Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula will attend this outreach meeting.
A letter from PA Dept. of Transportation for the Police Department and the Board regarding the SR 3024 Mt. Hope Intersection Project. Discussion: None
A letter from PA Dept. of Transportation regarding PA 756 and SR 2001 Intersection Realignment. Discussion: Mr. Richards stated this intersection has been on our 12-year plan for a long time and the Board was happy the intersection will be realigned.
A letter from PA Dept. of Transportation regarding the award of $145,735.00 in federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for the Creslo Sidewalk Replacement Plan – Phase 4 Project. Discussion: None.
A letter from the Adams Township Planning Commission regarding the Dollar General. Discussion: None.
A letter from the EADS group regarding the bridge inspection report for Rhodes Cross Roads and Palestine Road Bridges. No repairs are needed. Discussion: None.
A tentative list of functions schedule for the Adams Twp. #1 Volunteer Fire Co. for 2017. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept their tentative functions for 2017. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Cambria County Redevelopment Authority regarding Cambria County’s Demolition Fund Program. Discussion: Mr. Gdula asked the Commissioners when the funds will become available to Municipalities for use. They stated Mr. Custer from the Redevelopment Authority would be able to answer his question. The process would be the township purchases the property during the Judicial Sale and then apply for demolition.
A letter was received from Chief Moss requesting the Board to consider forgoing the section in the Adams Twp. Police Dept. Rules and Regulations, Section 33- Political Activity, Page 11 as he is considering running for County Sheriff. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to forgo Section 33-Political Activity, Page 11 for Chief Moss. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. Motion passed.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to purchase a new truck through the piggy back program. Mr. Gdula explained the total package price of $102,805.00 for a new International with a Cummings motor, bed, hydraulics, plow and auger. Mr. Gdula stated the Freightliner was still for sale until April 15, 2017. Mr. Slonac made the motion to purchase the new truck, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $45,962.05 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Slonac made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Christ 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: ATWA…56.00, Advanced Office…100.70, CCBC…137.50, CCATO…75.00, Conemaugh…140.00, Crystal Pure…50.80, Cumberland Truck…81.54,DeLage…80.59, D. Richards…44.00, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher…59.88, FHMA…115.20, Grannas…5795.19, Infocon…501.38, J. Ritko…30.00, JMA…2406.00, Tribune…282.50, J. Slonac…138.00,, Lane…339.75, Long Barn…66.45, Lowes…240.1, LPMiller…4386.71, M. Bucci…30.00, Mt. View Machine…150.00, Nationwide…1238.98, New Enterprise…3131.89, P. Webb…35.00, PA One…22.96, R. Cortese…30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, Summit Bank…3195.62, Teamsters…12421.00, Tri County…1547.69, US Cleaning…583.00, WBMason…193.59, W. Barbin…962.50. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…8,159.02. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: none. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the resolution for the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act (Act 206 of 1984) naming the Chief Administrative Officer for Adams Township being the secretary, Diana Baxter. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the 2017 road projects for Adams Township which included paving Mt. Airy Drive to township line, Post Street, Old Bedford Pike (section 1) and Sherry Lane, also sealing Helsel Road, 50 Acre Road and Naugle Road. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the County Liquid Fuels Application for 2017 requesting $25,000.00. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Dollar General subdivision plan as approved by the Adams Twp. Planning Commission on March 1, 2017 contingent upon the letter from the Forest Hills Municipal Authority, Adams Township Water Authority and from EADS regarding the storm water review. Mr. Gdula made the motion second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Gdula asked the Board to remove the employee from probation and place him in good status again. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Orsaugaus addressed the price of a slide and set of swings and we told what the Township must do to apply for the Recreation Grant. Mr. Chernisky and Mr. Smith suggested we contact the County Grant writer, Mr. John Dubnansky and he will help us with the different options affordable to the Township to get funds to help with this project. The Board told Mr. Orsaugaus they will see what can be done.
Mr. Larry Crespo addressed the board on hiring him to be the animal control officer for Adams Township. The Board stated they will discuss this issue and give a decision at the next meeting.
Mrs. Maggie Holdsworth addressed the board on an incident with the Police Department on missing items. The Board and Solicitor gave her instructions on how to file a complaint and the Board will then address the issue.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Slonac made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Christ second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:50 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer