Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 5:10 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, Brian Schrader, Anthony Christ, Joseph Slonac; William Barbin, Solicitor; Diana Baxter, Secretary, and zero (0) visitors.
Mr. Larry Custer, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority was present and explained the 2016 CDBG program and project picked being improvements to Franklin Street and Washington Street in St. Michael. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Resolution to file the application for 2016 PA CDBG Program and use the unexpended monies from the 2014 CDBG Program for street improvements within Villa Road and Brookside Drive in Elton. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
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. No comments or questions.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the October 17, 2016 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. Schrader seconds this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
VI. TREASURER’S REPORT:
Mr. Richards asked for the approval of the Treasurers Report in written form. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $213,912.33, expenditures of $162,265.54 (Check #28386 to #28425) and a balance of $597,628.03. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $4,854.05 (Check #1372 to #1374) and a balance of $30,520.78. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and $0.00 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $733.26 (Check #1109 to #1111) and a balance of $8,143.36. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00, repayment of $550.00 for the additional county liquid fuels and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $36,119.08. Mr. Christ made the motion to accept the written form and Mr. Schrader second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services regarding the COPS hiring program grant and that we are not denied but didn’t make the first round of grants to do the number of funds received. Discussion: Nothing.
II. OLD BUSINESS
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 $218,612.73 to take a few minutes to review the bill before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills, Mr. Schrader 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: Adams Water…54.00, AmeriHealth…4621.70, Appalachian….446.00, Comcast…332.18, Crystal Pure…74.10, Cumberland…107.78, EADS…8843.14, E. Pentrack…30.00, Fisher…4.74, FHMA…105.00, FWF…7362.00, Galls…166.20, HSWA…2808.54, Highway marking…413708.50, J. Ritko…30.00,Tribune…17.50, Kishmo…113756.70, Krouse…967.36, LB Water…250.50, Long Barn…181.65, Longs…438.00, LPMiller…3088.59, M. Bucci…30.00, Memorial Highway…14.00, National Penn…128.44, New Enterprise…31474.78, Palyocsik…51.00, P. Webb…35.00, Penelec…566.18, PA One…31.98, Pitney Bowes…389.10, Portage Power…320.00, Quaker Sales…471.44, R. Cortese..30.00, R. Webb…30.00, R. Young…30.00, S. Birch…110.50, Summit…3035.97, Teamsters…12421.00, US Cleaning…603.00, WB Mason…158.38, J. Rachael…417.79. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…4751.40, J. Rachael…11.34. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: Adams Twp. Water…6100.00, J. Rachael…7.25. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: none.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the 2017 Tax Resolution for Adams Township. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise the tentative budget for adoption on December 12, 2016 for the State Liquid Fuels Budget and the General Fund Budget for 2017. Mr. Gdula made the motion second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the Sewage Facilities Planning Module, Component 1 for Robert Lawther. Mr. Slonac made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated Adams has applied for a grant through the PA Dept. Community and Economic Development to be used for repairs to the Sandy Run including but not limited to repairs to Naugle Drive Bridge ($410,000.00) and the Maryland Ave. Bridge and stream stabilization ($400,000.00). We were granted $200,000.00 and $100,000.00 for these projects. We do not have the funds to complete both projects and Mr. Richards asked if we could combine the funds to at least do one bridge project and they stated no but we could leave the money sit until next year but that doesn’t guarantee we will receive additional funding. Mr. Richards stated we are submitting to the same projects next year and hopefully will get the required funding to complete both stream stabilization projects.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Nothing was forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated with no further township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Gdula made the motion to adjourn and Mr. Slonac second this motion. With all in favor, motion passed and meeting adjourned at 5:15 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer