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, Brian Schrader, Dan Senft and Mark Bucci; William Barbin, Solicitor; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, Kirk Moss, Police Chief, two police officers and fifteen (15) 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 were forthcoming.
Mr. Richards stated everyone had a copy of the August 12, 2019 meeting and August 22,2019 special 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. Bucci. 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 $ 187,624.91, expenditures of $ 161,962.96(check # 30427 to #30482) and a balance of $589,653.62. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 105.00 and expenditures of $5,386.88(check #1486 to 1489) and a balance of $15,399.71. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 47.25 and protection of $148.13 and expenditures of $750.47(check #1224 to 1226) and a balance of $19,803.21. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $151.98 in interest and expenditures of $197,345.14(check #780 to #781) leaving a balance of $249,314.03.
Mr. Richards asked for the opening of bids for garbage collection for next 5 years; starting January 1st,2020 and ending December 31st,2024. Waste Management and Pro Disposal bids were opened; prices per year per quarter. Waste Management (Year 1 -$41.16,Year 2-$42.60,Year 3-$44.10,Year 4-$45.63,Year 5-$47.22);Pro Disposal(Year 1-$39.93,Year 2-$41.64,Year 3-$43.32,Year 4-$45.49,Year 5-$46.83). Short discussion occurred. Mr. Gdula made a motion to award contract to the low bidder Pro Disposal, seconded by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Adams Township Police participating in National Drug Take Back Day on October 26,2019. Mr. Bucci commented that the DEA reimburses wages for that day and our police should participate. Mr. Bucci made a motion to have the Adams Township police register and participate in the National Drug Take Back Day. Mr. Schrader seconded. With all in favor, motion passed.
Revisit heating system proposals that was awarded last meeting. Mr. Bucci said after the last meeting he looked over proposal and saw there was big difference between the amount of BTU’s on heating units offered. Mr. Bucci made a motion to rescind the award from prior meeting, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed. The Board said they would start over again with proposals.
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 $106,328.56 and 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:AdamsWater…81.00,Amtrust…4,721.00,Bedford CtySheriff….200.00,CCBC…550.00,CCProthonotary…103.25,CCSheriff…150.00,Comcast…509.13,CrystalPure…40.80,CumberlandTruck…25.16,D.Knepper….30.00,DeLage…174.59,D.Bailey…30.00,E.Smay…30.00,FHMA…117.00,Freedom…1800.00,Garys…..3,439.00,HRI…17,948.69,J.Cummings….30.00,Joe B.Chevy…37,091.23,Jtwn Tribune…662.50,KeyWay…149.61,LongBarn….69.89,LutherP.Miller…2,419.00,M.Bucci…25.00,Nationwide…617.70,Palyocsik….7.99,Penelec…763.28,PAOne…27.38,PitneyBowes…100.00,Rays…31.25,SummitBank…1,086.71,Teamsters…16,743.12,Trapuzzanos…371.00,TriCty…73.05,USCleaning…583.00,Verizon…293.00,VISA…4,124.20,Watchguard…5,336.00. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec…4,926.93, REA….113.40. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland….733.70.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to set Trick or Treat night for Thursday, October 31,2019 from 6-8pm. Mr. Senft made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to accept Dwight Keim’s resignation as a part time police officer effective August 31,2019. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for Chestnut Ridge Timber Service from Blue/Cider/Palestine to Route 160. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards brought up about needing to hire a road crew worker for upcoming winter season and when hired are on a 90-day trial period. Mr. Richards made a motion to hire Joe Teeter as he had his CDL. Mr. Senft then made a motion to hire Lanny Grieff. Mr. Schrader seconded. Discussion occurred on job requirements. Mr. Richards then asked for a roll call vote on hiring Mr. Grieff. Mr. Bucci: Yes; Mr. Schrader: Yes; Mr. Senft: Yes; Mr. Gdula: No; Mr. Richards: No. 3 Yeas,2 Nays. Mr. Gdula explained his vote that applicant does not have currently have CDL license. Mr. Bucci said Mr. Grieff has CDL permit. Mr. Barbin said majority voted to hire so motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. James Kormanik, Mr. Bart Wagner, Mr. Earl Boyer, and Ms. Liberty Cannizzaro here about water drainage problems in Beautyline development. Mr. Kormanik brought up issues’ residents are experiencing. Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula said they attended a meeting with DEP in July and permit is 40,000 and they were told they would have to do numerous studies on habitat, and wildlife since it is a regulated wetland. Mr. Richards said that board will look at getting any available money to pay for permit through grants, etc. Mr. Richards stated that it was not that the Board did not want to do anything, the Board wants to do something to help the residents there; it was because of the regulations by DEP and County Conservation and money for permit. Discussion continued with residents and board; Mr. Richards said Board will not stop trying. Mr. Richards said they are allowed to clean 50 feet from end of pipe in legally without a permit. Mr. Gdula said that they met with representatives from County Conservation about two weeks ago on another issue, and the one told him to not go into Beautyline. Mr. Wagner said where the 40,000 amount came from because he and Mr. Gdula talked to an individual from DEP who said a lower amount. Mr. Barbin stated that may have just been a fee to get permit and then the 40,000 included monies incurred after. Mr. Richards stated that prior to going to meeting with DEP our engineers worked up a report because there was a grant they were looking at for that project. Mr. Wagner asked if he could have a copy and commented on cleaning first 50 feet of pipe that has sludge...etc. will help water flow. Mr. Richards said we could get him a copy and we will contact engineers and get a total cost of what things would cost. Mr. Boyer commented about issues with mosquitos. Mr. Gdula asked if more regular water or stormwater was coming through pipe. Ms. Cannizzaro asked what consequences would be if one of the homeowners did something themselves. Mr. Barbin said that they would run the possibility of being prosecuted. He said townships are watched more closely than homeowners. He said township runs the risk of being fined and can lose state liquid fuels aid money for roads. Mr. Gdula said they will be in to legally clean the end of pipe.
Ms. Linda Scullion about tire case. Mr. Barbin said they have 4 more days left in a 30-day period in which to appeal the district judge’s ruling. Mr. Barbin said they were fined. He said if they did appeal it would go to Ebensburg county court.
Ms. Irene Baker about trailers on same property as tires. She quoted a township ordinance concerning motorized trailers that she had talked with the codes inspector about already and he said that township police would enforce said ordinance. Chief Moss said they will investigate this. Ms. Baker said the leasee of property owns the trailers and Mr. Barbin said that owner of property is the one responsible as this was brought up with tires on same property at the hearing. Mr. Barbin cautioned that we wait and see what happens with tires before doing anything about trailers.
Mr. Richards stated with no other township business to conduct he would entertain a motion to adjourn. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:40 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer