Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00 P.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, Dan Senft, Brian Schrader and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, two police officers and eight (8) 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 was forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the March 25, 2019 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 $ 159,780.22, expenditures of $ 57,212.04(check # 30151to #30182) and a balance of $457,382.02. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 2,597.00 and expenditures of $9,748.91(check #1468 to #1470) and a balance of $8,587.08. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 1,029.00 and protection of $1,832.17 and expenditures of $ 6,833.70 (check #1208 to 1209) and a balance of $16,085.49. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $211.91 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #) leaving a balance of $445,672.23.
Letter from the Cambria County Planning Commission concerning Papcunik Side Lot Addition. Discussion occurred. Mr. Barbin responded about “paper road” not being township’s therefore we don’t have the right to give away. Mr. Barbin also proceeded to give him options such either going to Zoning Hearing Board or getting all the neighbors to sign off who live on/abut the “paper road’.
Letter from road crew employee Sam Birch concerning upcoming retirement. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Mr. Birch’s retirement for July 23,2019. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from Cambria County Association of Township Officials about attending Spring Convention.
Letter from Cambria County Planning regarding Deitle Land Merger.
Discussion on letter from Cambria County Building Codes concerning filing charges options that needs response. Mr. Barbin explained background of change and options. Discussion occurred. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to vote for Option #2 which is for Cambria County Building Codes to apply for JNET license which would enable them to get the 3 identifiers needed. Mr. Bucci made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
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 $37,930.60 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Schrader made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Senft seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed. The bills are as follows: GENERAL FUND: Adams Water…81.00,Am.Legal…217.20, CC Building Codes…220.00, Cambria Cty Assoc.Twp.Officials….125.00,Comcast…157.87,CrystalPure..46.80,Cumberland…355.82,E.Pentrack…60.00,First Choice…147.72,FisherAuto…436.57,Gleason,FHMunicipal…117.00,J.Ritko…30.00,JamesExcavating…3,991.92,J.Nibert…60.00,KeystoneSpring…290.89,Lane…1,611.95,LongBarn….26.80,LutherPMiller…3,469.40,MillerMotor…17.00,P.Webb….80.00,PAOneCall…14.80,P.Helsel…60.00,PitneyBowes…100.00,QuakerSales…593.34,R.Cortese…60.00,RaysLawn….139.24,R.Webb…60.00,R.Young…60.00,RPMSigns…240.00,Teamsters….16,743.12,Tire Shop…128.00,Tri County….336.74,US Cleaning…673.00,VISA…883.02.The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec...5,139.59, J. Blanchetti…560.07. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: J. Blanchetti….191.84, J. Blanchetti…404.90.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise 2019 road projects. Mr. Senft made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve county aid application for liquid fuels for 20,000. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Reminder that the road crew will be sweeping the streets the week of April 15 and concluding April 26,2019.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve John Deitle Land Merger as approved by the Planning Commission. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Forest Hills School District Field Renovation contingent on changes to stormwater plan as approved by Planning Commission. Mr. Bucci made the motion, seconded by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve transfer of Adams Township Water to Highland Sewer and Water Authority. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other new business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. David Nicodemus inquiring about updates on two items he inquired about at prior meeting. Mr. Gdula said that for the code complaint he had talked with the code inspector and he was supposed to contact Mr. Horner about complaint. Second, the project on Villa Road. Mr. Gdula said he called Cambria County Redevelopment and they said that project was supposed to be let out to bid soon and they would let him know as he wanted to put a drain in before they start there.
Mrs. Irene Baker about the garbage, etc. on Lantz property behind her on Track Lane. Mr. Gdula said that building code inspector intended to go back there to reinspect property. Mr. Barbin stated that needing those 3 identifiers to file has slowed/changed up the process for code inspection and enforcement.
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 5:29 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer