Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 5:00pm 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, Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer, William Barbin Solicitor, and nine (9) 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 copies of the September 6,2022 regular 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 $363,209.27, expenditures of $ 73,778.93(check # 32612 to #32638) and a balance of $976,613.12. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $519.75 and expenditures of $191.56(check #1623) and a balance of $27,979.43. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 141.75 and protection of $350.93 and expenditures of $0.00(check #--) and a balance of $38,160.18. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $0.00 in interest, and expenditures of $22,488.71(check#822) leaving a balance of $96,903.28. The American Rescue Plan Account showed revenues of $289,905.41 in revenues, and expenditures of $0.00(check#--) leaving a balance of $332,694.86.
OLD BUSINESS: Discussion on four letters of interest and motion to appoint someone to Planning Commission vacancy as per Planning Commission recommendation to serve remainder of J.Ritko’s term which expires in 2026. (See Planning Commission minutes). Mr. Richards said the Planning Commission recommended Mark Bucci for the position and asked for a motion to appoint. There was none. Mr.Gdula said the Board had said previously that Mark could be extra vote if needed for Planning Commission; mentioned Mark is knowledgeable about planning and with zoning ordinance book but feels that we want someone new from community involved on Planning Commission. Board looked at other three candidates for open position. Mr. Bucci made motion to appoint Mr.Squillario,second by Mr.Senft. Discussion continued. Mr. Schrader then said he would make motion to appoint Mr. Lehman. No second. Further discussion occurred. Mr. Cortese who is on Planning Commission commented at their last meeting that it was discussed that some of them didn’t know the other candidates well and that they would like to have them attend next meeting to talk with the other three. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table appointing someone until the other candidates can talk/meet with the Planning Commission. Mr.Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if the Board had any 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 $114,767.19 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. Gdula seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
The bills are as follows:GENERALFUND: Blues….212.00,CambriaCountyBldgCodes….470.00,Comcast….788.74,CumberlandTruck…..100.16,D.Bailey….90.00,E.Pentrack….30.00,FIHoff…..650.00,FWF……1203.00,Highmark…..259.70,J.C.Ehrlich…239.40,J.Nibert….30.00,Tribune….856.80,J.Baker…..90.00,LongBarn…..35.85,LutherPMiller….7349.03,OldDominonBrush….966.27,Palyocsik…..89.05,P.Mulcahy….90.00,Penelec….595.88,PAOneCall….33.10,P.Helsel….30.00,PitneyBowes….100.00,PortagePowerWash….412.20,QuakerSales….15,858.70,R.Cortese…..30.00,RelianceStandard….792.92,R.Webb….30.00,R.Young…..30.00,Samco….747.50,S.Grow….150.00,S.Paluch…90.00,TheTireShop….348.00,Verizon…..271.17,WBMason…..117.65. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The StreetLightAccountFund: Penelec…...3965.74, REA…114.00, ATGenFund….15.59. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…….1309.53, AdamsTwpGenFund….10.53, AdamsTwpGenFund….4.25. The American Rescue Plan Account Fund: AdamsTwpGenFund….75,172.10.
Open bids for F600 truck beds, hydraulics and plow and motion to award. Only two bids: one from Samco for truck bodies,hydraulics,spreader,etc which was a total of $39,000.00 for outfitting both. The other bid was just for the plow from Hercules Equipment for two plows with accessories at 19,928.00. The Board discussed the bids. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to award bid for truck bodies, spreader, accessories to Samco Inc. for the amount of 39,000.00. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. Mr.Scharder abstained. With the rest in favor, motion passed. Mr. Richards then asked for a motion to award bid for the plows with accessories to Hercules Equipment for 19,928.00. Mr. Senft made the motion, second by Mr.Scharder. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve setting Trick or Treat as Thursday, October 27th ,2022 from 6-8pm. Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr.Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
The Board will start the process of working on the 2023 budget with the secretary-treasurer at a workshop on Thursday, September 29th at 10:00am.
Discussion and motion about line painting. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to advertise for bids for line painting. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discuss drainage issues on Amsite Road. Mr. Schrader said the road crew was down after the last bad storm and said there was drainage issues; Mr. Senft said the stormwater system that is there; pipes are too small to handle water; Board discussed what could be done that; it would just be replacing pipe and where to put water; Mr. Schrader mentioned water going into Sandy Run. Mr.Sewalk from the Eads Group (township engineer) said that he had a call in to DEP about this; what we want to do should be okay, but he is waiting to hear back from there to confirm before we do anything.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD: Ms. Linda Scullion about any update on the Geibig court case; Mr.Barbin said that Knipple who rented from Geibig is joined in the suit now and this past time he couldn’t make it because he was in a car accident. He said judge postponed for October 14th and the judge said there will be no more continuances or postponements.
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. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:21 PM.
Respectfully Submitted: Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer