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, Joseph Slonac, Brian Schrader and Anthony Christ; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and five (05) visitors.
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. None where forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the March 06, 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. Slonac 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 $197,978.70, expenditures of $88,563.25 (Check #28646 to #28685) and a balance of $523,504.66. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $7,893.90, expenditures of $8,159.02 (Check #1388) and a balance of $15,999.28. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $2,067.80 (hydrants) and $6,074.75 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $0.00 (Check #---) and a balance of $8,382.64. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $11.38, expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $327,528.43.
A letter from Amy Dobbins regarding Boy Scout Troop #2251 of the laurel highlands Council announcing that Nicholas J. Lineman has obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Discussion: Mr. Richards made a motion to send a certificate of recognition to Nicholas J. Lineman for his accomplishment of attaining Eagle Scout. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from David G. Duray regarding Pleasant View Mobile Home Park replacing in ground sewage treatment plant with new treatment plant adjacent to the existing plant. Discussion: This is just notification to the township. No action is needed.
A letter from Patrick Webb, Recording Secretary for the Planning Commission regarding a letter of resignation from Rose Poborsky from the Planning Commission for Adams Township. Discussion: Mr. Richards asked for a motion to send a letter of thanks for the years of service Mrs. Poborsky provided to the township. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Slonac. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter from Ryan Eash regarding Cub Scout Pack 51 having a litter clean up along Fifty Acre Road/Naugle Road or possibly Weaver Road or Water Dam Road in mid-April 2017. Discussion: Mr. Richards stated we will contact Pendot or Solid Waste and arrange for the bags and supplies for this worthwhile community service.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of the bids received for Spring Road Maintenance Material. The bids were open and two bids were awarded for the stone bids received. Grannas Bros. for the 1B Stone (#8) at $19.00 per ton delivered and 4 stone (#1) at 18.50 delivered. Mr. Slonac made the motion to accept that portion of the bid to Grannas Bros. Mr. Schrader second the motion. Motion passed with all in favor. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table the remainder of the stone award until more information is received on the types of stone bid by various suppliers. Mr. Christ made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award Midland Asphalt the E-3M bid for oils at 1.685 per gallon. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. Motion passed. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award Russell Standard the MC-70 bid for oils at 2.367 per gallon. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. Motion passed. See attached sheet for all prices received for the material bid.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Crespo’s Wildlife Solutions contract for animal control at a cost of $1,388.00 until December 31, 2017. Motion made by Mr. Christ, second by Mr. Slonac. 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 $27,915.33 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: Advanced Office…840.18, Am. Legal…195.48, CCBC…140.00, Cambria County Commissioners…56.00, Cargill…6775.47, Centre Communications…59.23, Comcast…422.81, D. Knepper…30.00, Delage…84.62, D. Richards…44.00, E. Smay…30.00, Fisher…20.98, Galls…175.94, Grannas…5850.88, J. Cummings…30.00, Johnstown Tribune…747.50, J. Slonac…138.00, J. McKnight…90.50, L&M Excavating…2400.00, Long Barn…23.50, Nationwide…619.49, Dept. Labor…88.00, PA Law Poster…172.00, Penelec…1037.82, PSATS UC…566.43, Rays…20.75, S. Grow…150.00, Summit…4202.80, Trappuzzanos…296.00, Verizon…199.83, Verizon Wireless…199.55, WBMason…33.93, Walsh…205.56, Wright Sanitation…200.00, Yeagers…208.00. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: REA…108.00, Cambria Cty…725.05. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: Highland Sewer & Water…727.03. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mrs. Azar and Sharron Kraycisik addressed the board on the condition of Old Bedford Pike Road. Discussion occurred on the condition of this road and what needs to be done to it. Work will be done on it and the logger will be contacted regarding the traffic, times of operation and condition of the roadway.
Mr. Richards told Mr. Orsaugus that they have tried to contact the grant writer for the County and will continue to try and get a hold of him to see what help is available for the playground in Mine 42.
Mr. Schrader stated the road crew employees had concerns regarding the clothing allowance. It was explained why it was done the way it was.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Christ made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer