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, and twelve (12) 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 January 7, 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. Schrader. 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 $ 50,693.07, expenditures of $ 97,236.97(check # 29981 to #30020) and a balance of $335,546.24. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 1,942.50 and expenditures of $233.33 (check #1462) and a balance of $7,414.48. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 677.25 and protection of $1,264.82 and expenditures of $ 1,360.00 (check #1202) and a balance of $14,439.47. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $0.00 in interest and expenditures of $0.00 (check #-- to #--) leaving a balance of $150,134.36.
Letter from DEP about Rosebud Mining Company Mine 78 bond release. Discussion occurred.
Letter from Adams Township Vol.Fire Co.2 showing tentative list of functions for 2019. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the tentative list of functions for 2019. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from the The Eads Group concerning Forest Hills Municipal Authority proposed sewer
extension project. Discussion occurred.
Letter from DEP concerning Mine 78 revised activity permit. Discussion occurred.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any other old business they would like to discuss. None was forthcoming.
NEW BUSINESS: Payment of the Bills: Mr. Richards stated all Board Members have a copy of the bills presented for payment totaling $37,072.21and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr.Senft made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.The bills are as follows:GENERAL FUND:Am.RockSalt..7,204.68,Axon…744.00,Blues Fire…..415.00,CentrComm…..544.57,Comcast…247.20,Conemaugh…70.00,CTR…1,481.00,Cumberland…63.18,D.Knepper…30.00,DeLage..174.59,D.Bailey…30.00,D.Richards…44.00,E.Pentrack…60.00,E.Smay…30.00,J.Cummings…30.00,J.Ritko…30.00,JamesExcav…..1,307.82,J.Cordek…20.00,J.Nibert…60.00,JtownTribune…225.00,Keystone…475.50,Nationwide..739.72,PaDUI…145.00,P.Webb….80.00,Penelec..1,016.13,PAOne Call…14.06,P.Helsel…60.00,R2SConsult…150.00,R.Cortese…30.00,R.Webb…60.00,R.Young…60.00,Sams Club…289.62,S.Grow…150.00,SchduleDesign…300.00,Simkos…125.00,1stSummit…3,130.31,Trapuzzanos…425.95,Verizon….293.59,WB Mason…312.57,W.Seese….20.00.The State Liquid Fuels Fund: Grannas Bros…10,353.07. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…4,994.84, REA…113.40, J. Blanchetti…72.45. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…770.39, J. Blanchetti…24.57, J. Blanchetti…55.00.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve participation in the DGS statewide contract for Sodium Chloride for 2019-2020 for a total of 600 ton. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion for approval request for Officers’ Ellenberger and Shope to attend training in March. See attached letter. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve amendment to Employee Personnel Manual concerning defining road crew levels effective as of this date. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion for amendment to Employee Personnel Manual about insurance/Medicare upon reaching age 65 effective not until 2020. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. 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 Papcunik here about alley/street.Mr. Barbin answered him.
Mrs. Irene Baker about update on tires on adjacent property. Mr. Bucci and Mr. Gdula answered her concerns.
Mr. Ron Portash of the Mainline Newspapers stating that he will coming to cover meetings.
Mr. Steve Paluch inquiring about any news about the Dollar General pond. Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula answered him stating that our township engineer was looking into it.
Ms. Toth of Kams Kars about previous Zoning Hearing denial. Mr. Barbin advised her on her options.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:34 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer