January 4, 2016
I. CALL TO ORDER:
Chairman Dennis Richards called the meeting to order at 1:24 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, Joseph Slonac and Anthony Christ; Diana Baxter, Secretary; and three (3) residents and Chief Moss.
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 December 14, 2015 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 asked for the reading of the Treasurers Report. The General Account Fund showed revenues received totaling $17,907.56, expenditures of $74,529.14 (Check #27842 to #27880) and a balance of $410,523.65. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00, expenditures of $4,665.53 (Check #1338 to #1340) and a balance of $27,323.37. The Fire Protection Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 (hydrants) and $0.00 (Fire Protection), expenditures of $3,696.95 (Check #1071 to #1076) and a balance of $4,396.35. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed interest of $0.00 and expenditures of $0.00 (check #---) leaving a balance of $113,213.16. Mr. Smith thanked the Board for the great fiscal management of township funds and asked for a motion to put $100,000.00 into a reserve fund. If this money is not needed to meet payments, then it can be used towards future road work. Mr. Smith made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
A letter was read from Forest Hills Municipal Authority regarding notifying the Board we have one (1) year to have our sanitary sewer air pressure testing on all buildings. Discussion: Mr. Richards and the Board agreed we need to have our buildings tested and Mr. Richards asked for a motion to have Forest Hills Municipal Authority do the testing. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
II. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards stated regarding Mr. Hoffman’s request to make the medical payment for three months to his supplemental payments he would like to discuss this. Mr. Hoffman would be entitled to the three months of the supplemental payment but not the regular medical cost payment. He must present an invoice that he paid the insurance and the township will reimburse him for this. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to pay the three months of supplemental insurance coverage for Mr. Hoffman. Mr. Slonac made the motion, 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 $26,714.94 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. 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: Ace…1209.68, Advanced Office…250.00, Am. Legal Services…217.20, AmeriHealth…6912.70, Chemung…562.85, Cumberland Truck…26.00, D. Richards…44.00, Ebensburg Office…73.98, Freedom Systems…337.00, Tribune…107.50, Memorial highway…587.53, Nationwide…599.04, New Enterprise…1345.98, PA UC…15.34, PSATS UC…21.08, Teamsters…12995.73, Tri County…143.40, US Cleaning…583.00, Verizon…255.09, Walsh…236.42, Wilmore Coal…2.00. STREET LIGHT ACCOUNT: Penelec…168.47. FIRE PROTECTION ACCOUNT: None. STATE LIQUID FUELS ACCOUNT: None.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the road bond for D&F Logging for $6,250.00 for Pipeline Road. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Christ. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a discussion on allowing a road bond for D&F Logging for Gdula and Lloyd Street in Dunlo. Discussion occurred on this request and the board allowed up to three (3) loads to be hauled with a bond.
Mr. Richards asked for any other new business. None was forthcoming.
X. PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD
Mr. Oswalt thanked the Board of considering him for the vacancy on the Board. He was interested in the local government.
Mr. Richards thank all three people for their interest in the vacancy.
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 1:38 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by:
Diana Baxter, Secretary-Treasurer