ADAMS TWP — Township maintenance was a theme Monday night as supervisors discussed a number of purchases.
Haley Geyer, parks and recreation director, advised supervisors to table fireworks purchases for this summer.
Geyer explained some information about fireworks costs was provided via a conference call with a Little Big Shots representative. Little Big Shots makes fireworks with supplies purchased from China, according to Geyer.
“With the tariffs and regulations changing, (cost of) supply is going up,” Geyer said. “And they're not selling certain shells and different dimensions of fireworks.”
While the township has sealed Little Big Shots' services for the next two years, Geyer said this summer's fireworks show will be different. No additional information was provided.
“It could be a major increase (in cost) after the next two years?” supervisor Chairman Russell Ford clarified.
Geyer said this was correct. Supervisors agreed to table the motion.
Geyer also asked supervisors to approve the purchase of four covered charcoal grills for the community park.
“Just due to liability, we are taking the propane gas grills out of the park,” Geyer said.
New park policy requires people who rent park pavilions to bring their own charcoal. Once people are done using the grills, they are to close the lids.
Directions for grill use will be posted in the pavilions. The grills cost about $3,178 total.
Supervisors tabled a motion for the purchase of an excavator for the township. Public works director John Hock said the township needs to make sure the excavator will fulfill its needs before moving ahead with a purchase.
In the meantime, supervisors approved the $17,500 purchase of a Kubota tractor from the Wygal family farm. The Wygals provided the lowest of three quotes obtained by the township.
Supervisor Ed Vogel asked the board to review the animal control officer contract. Vogel suggested the animal control officer be paid on a per-call basis, rather than a monthly one.