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; Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary, and eleven (11) 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 September 9, 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 $ 105,620.62, expenditures of $ 88,989.97(check # 30483 to #30513) and a balance of $606,284.27. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $ 525.00 and expenditures of $4,926.93(check #1490) and a balance of $10,997.78. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 173.25 and protection of $329.37 and expenditures of $733.70(check #1227) and a balance of $19,572.13. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenue of $0.00 in interest and expenditures of $0.00(check #-) leaving a balance of $249,314.03.
Letter from Cambria County Sewage Enforcement concerning Layton waiver and declaration for review and approval. Mr. Richards made recommendation that hold off on approval until Planning Commission reviews and approves it. Mr. Gdula made the motion to hold approval until Planning Commission approval second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Letter from Beaverdale Public Library.
Mr. Steve Sewalk from Eads Group here with information about Beautyline area issues talked about at prior meeting concerning questions about costs/permits. Mr. Sewalk said about attending DEP meeting in July with Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula. He said they explained what they wanted to clean. He said DEP said joint permit is required between DEP and Army Corp of Engineers. Also, due to it being a wetland, they require studies such as bug counts, hydraulic, and wetland mitigation. This could cost from 30,000-80,000. He said it is very costly and could apply for permit and still get a no even after paying for permit and studies after they review everything. Residents and supervisors discussed options/solutions. Resident Mr. Wagner commented that this has been an ongoing issue affecting him and others. Mr. Sewalk said when they went, they took design and pictures to show what they wanted to accomplish. He also said before going to DEP meeting, they applied for a flood mitigation grant for 400,000 which would be estimated cost of all for project. He said they just received letter that we did not receive grant. Mr. Wagner stated something needs done. Mr. Richards and Mr. Gdula both said the Board wants to do something but the cost and them being told not go in there is reason. Mr. Sewalk stated they can apply for grant again next year. Mr. Richards said they will keep trying to find a solution.
Revisit heating system proposals that was awarded last meeting. Yeager’s turned in new proposal with lower amount. Mr. Richards proposed tabling until the Board has more time to discuss this proposal. Mr. Bucci said they came and did heat study in that area. Mr.Gdula said he would like Yeager’s because they are local and have good service, but he would like to table and review also because previously we accepted a bid, then last meeting rescinded it after seeing BTU’s were different; would like to look over better before approval. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to table proposal. Mr. Gdula made motion, seconded by Mr. Richards. Mr. Bucci said no. Mr. Richards said he would take roll call vote to table approval. Mr. Bucci: No, Mr. Schrader: Yes; Mr. Senft: Yes; Mr. Richards: Yes; Mr. Gdula: Yes. 4 Ayes,1 Nay. With majority 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 $99,288.37 and asked them to take a few minutes to review the bills before calling for a motion to approve payment of the bills. Mr. Gdula made the motion to pay all bills. Mr. Schrader seconded this motion. With all in favor, motion passed.
Thebillsareasfollows:GENERALFUND:AdamsTwpVolFire#1…..14,553.61,AdamsTwpVolFire #2…14,553.62,AmLegal….181.00,Anderson…133.84,Comcast…96.72,De Lage…174.59,D.Richards…44.00,E.Pentrack…30.00,Grannas…...3,607.96,HighwayMarking…18,798.60,HRI…1,090.48,J.Ritko….30.00,J.Nibert…30.00,Keystone…15.25,Nationwide…678.71,P.Webb….40.00,P.Helsel…30.00,PSABMRT…44,552.40,R.Webb…30.00,R.Young…30.00,S.Grow….150.00,Verizon…282.54. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: None. The Street Light Account Fund: REA….102.60, J. Blanchetti….31.50. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: J. Blanchetti….14.33, J. Blanchetti…6.62.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to release road bonds for Walker Lumber on Krayn/Peaceful Valley and A.M. Logging on Old Bedford/Centennial. Mr. Gdula stated he looked over those roads and there was no obvious damage. Mr. Gdula made the motion, seconded by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards stated the Board of Supervisors will start the process of working on a budget and tax resolution for 2020 at a workshop on October 3,2019 at 9:15am.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. Bart Wagner said he spoke when about what he needed to when discussion on Beautyline occurred earlier.
Mr. Pat Mulcahy Jr. on any updates on stormwater issues in Sidman (Grove, Church, Crown St. area). Mr. Gdula said Mr. Senft went to open drainage with ditch on top of hill and diverted water and cut off from going their direction and they checked after it rained. Mr. Gdula added that they can also go in field and make another ditch. Mr. Richards said hopefully this will solve their drainage stormwater issues. Mr. Mulcahy said he would be putting in a bigger 4-inch curb on his property and wanted to let Board know so they would be aware when plowing.
Ms. Cindy Trout, Mr. Jim Trout, Ms. Kim Fish, Mr. Bart Wagner and other resident here about speeding in Beautyline and adding stop signs. Ms. Trout said about speeding in front of her house from Willow to top and said if stop signs were added may help slow drivers down. Discussion occurred. It was noted speed limit is 25mph in development. Another resident and Mr. Wagner and Mr. Trout also commented on speeders in this area. More discussion occurred. Ms. Trout said stop sign at Pinecone intersection would good area to put sign. Mr. Gdula said they can put stop sign in that area.
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. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed, and the meeting adjourned at 5:36 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer