Chairman Dennis Richards called the regular meeting to order at 4:58p.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, and 8(eight) 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 10 ,2020 regular meeting. He asked all Board members to read the minutes. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve the minutes presented. Mr. Senft 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 $ 158,787.18, expenditures of $ 89,763.85(check # 31108 to #31149) and a balance of $721,516.72. The Street Light Account Fund showed revenues received of $635.25 and expenditures of $4,736.67(check #1530 to #1531) and a balance of $19,352.85. The Fire Protection and Fire Hydrant Fund showed revenues received for the hydrants of 220.50 and protection of $467.90 and expenditures of $1,253.43(check #1261) and a balance of $30,570.02. The State Liquid Fuels Account Fund showed revenues of $116.61 in interest, and expenditures of $39,556.64(check #791 to #794) leaving a balance of $339,216.48.
Media release from Cambria County Solid Waste Authority concerning temporary suspension in being able to recycle plastics at the Big Blue Bins. Mr. Richards commented on county not being able to take plastics.
National Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, October 24,2020 from 10am to 2pm.
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 $93,653.93 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:Amtrust….5,200.00,AppliedIndust…..83.98,CentreComm….53.00,Comcast….257.66,CrystalPure….34.80,Cumberland…87.96,DavidHeisers….83.01,EadsGrp…3,409.13,E.Pentrack…30.00,Ehrlich…219.00,FIHoff….1964.16,FHMA…1,117.00,Freedom…..2,305.00,Greens….93.76,Groff….1.06,Highland….78.66,HRI…22,040.39,J.Ritko….30.00,J.Nibert…30.00,L/BWater…259.25,Lane….3,323.00,LongBarn…..81.20,LutherPMiller…2,862.21,MemorialChevy….1,274.35,Nationwide…738.75,P.Webb…40.00,Penelec…882.81,PAOne…44.10,P.Helsel…30.00,PurchasePower….100.00,RaysTires…1,580.00,RaysLawn….189.95,R.Webb….30.00,R.Young…30.00,S.Grow…50.00,Stephenson….21.82,Teamsters…17,078.04,TireShop…464.00,Trapuzznos….169.99,USCleaning…598.00,Verizon….285.15,VISA…161.72,W.BMason…108.08. The State Liquid Fuels Fund: American Rock Salt….1,919.71, HRI…..22,040.38. The Street Light Account Fund: Penelec….172.36, REA….108.30, J. Blanchetti….24.26. The Fire Hydrant and Protection Fund: Highland…..1253.43, J. Blanchetti….15.51, J. Blanchetti…..8.03.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution and electronic agreement to sign up and utilize PennDOT’s dot grant system which is for online state liquid fuels reports. (see Mike Bowser’s email). Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve resolution for Redevelopment Authority for application of CDBG COVID funds awarded (34,118.56 for the Forest Hills Food Pantry and 20,000.00 for the backpack program at Forest Hills School District). Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve Fair Housing Resolution. (please see attached email from Renee Daly of Cambria County Redevelopment Authority). Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Bucci. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve road bond for C & C Smith Lumber for 15,000 on Old Bedford Pike. Mr. Gdula made the motion to approve said he would look to see if bridge should also be included. Mr. Schrader seconded. With all in favor, motion passed.
Discussion/Motion to approve purchasing parts for F250 Utility truck bought from FHMA (see attached total). Mr. Gdula said total is around 1700.00 to do needed repair work on this truck. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve purchasing parts. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve cooperation agreement between Cambria County and Adams Township concerning Maryland Ave project. (see attached email). Mr. Schrader made the motion, second by Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.Mr.Barbin commented he looked over agreement and wanted it to be known that he is both Cambria County and Adams Township solicitor which would be in conflict; but in this instance it okay as both parties(county and twp.) agree that they both want the same result which is having the project be beneficial to the residents .
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve agreement between Adams Township and The Eads Group concerning Maryland Ave project contingent upon approval of county/township agreement. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second Mr. Senft. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked for a motion to approve hiring Connor Law as part time police officer for Adams Township. Discussion occurred. Mr. Bucci made the motion, second by Mr. Gdula. With all in favor, motion passed.
Mr. Richards asked if there was anything else under new business. Mr. Scharder brought up that the 2016 International big truck that needs work done. Mr. Gdula said the truck is having some issues and needs done. Mr. Schrader said work will be done by Weakland Truck is doing repair work. Mr. Richards asked for a motion to have work done. Mr. Gdula made the motion, second by Mr. Schrader. With all in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC GENERAL COMMENT PERIOD:
Mr. David Nicodemus asking about Villa Road project advertising for bids to do paving project he saw in paper in July sometime. Mr. Gdula answered him that we don’t open those bids the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority does as it is a CDBG project that they would have put that in paper. He said the last time he talked to Ms. Daly at the Redevelopment that the bids were to be done and that the project was supposed to be done this year and they were to let us know because our road department wanted to put in a drain there. He said we haven’t heard anything from them but would contact to get any information on Villa Road project. Mr. Nicodemus also inquired about previous neighbor’s property maintenance issue. Mr. Gdula said that he had talked to that property owner and he was supposed to clean up and move items from the property.
Ms. Linda Scullion about the two neighboring properties near her that have tires, etc. Mr. Barbin asked if anyone has anything; Chief Moss said that there was a possibility that the Geibig property was going to be sold so there could be potential new owners. She said this how long this has been ongoing and that was at the county court last year; Chief Moss said judge made the decision. She also inquired about Lantz property; the dumpster is gone but he has tires also. Mr. Gdula said he went back and looked and took pictures and said he talked to building codes after last meeting. Ms. Scullion asked if anything will be done and about how both have been ongoing and how many meetings she has come to. Mr. Richards said we will do what we can.
Mr. Don Lucas and Mr. Chad Wolfhope inquiring about if work is to be done to Blue Road. Mr. Gdula said yes after they finish up some paving that needs done; then they will head to Blue which will need reshaping, grinding and then will be chipped. He said all this will take one to two weeks to complete. Discussion occurred about portion of road where grinding, etc. would occur and why grinding/reshaping needs to be done prior to chipping and time left before cold weather.
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 5:22 P.M.
Jennifer Zakraysek, Secretary-Treasurer