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Quincy Township

Franklin County,

Pennsylvania





NOTICE TO PUBLIC

WATER PROJECTS: 1. At a public meeting on June 23, 2016, the Board voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2016-9 for filing a $1.8 million dollar Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) State Competitive Application for construction of a new public water mainline extension to our Quincy Plant in order to provide a contingency supply for the Campus. (Residents along the mainline would also be required to connect if their home is within 150 feet of the water facilities). The Application was filed with the State (DCED) by the County on December 29, 2016, but no funding was forthcoming. In January 2019, the County finally announced that $400,000 in new grant funding was available for this  Project; however, the entire Project would have to be completed and the funds expended by April 2019 and the short three-month window would not allow the Township to take full advantage.  In late 2019, the County offered to file a reprogramming action with DCED to combine 2018 unused funds from an Indian Lake Project, which would give us a total of $211,102 for this Project. Also, the Township has filed a 2019 Application for an additional $289,000 from the CDBG Program.  Assuming all these funds are made available, it would give us $500,000 and allow for 42% of the mainline to be constructed in 2020/2021.  DCED is now looking at our 2019 Application for which only two applicants, including Quincy Township filed for the funding.  The Township is also negotiating with the parent firm PSL to determine if some or all of the remaining 58% of the line can constructed by them.

2. At a public meeting on January 28, 2018, the Board voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 2018-2, which authorized the filing of a grant application under the 2018 PA Small Water Program to help fund the Tomstown Public Water Main Extension which is designed to provide potable water to nine homes along Tomstown Road north of the Mentzer Gap Road intersection. The Township was able to secure $62,594 of the $180,000 estimated cost to construct this line from the 2017 CDBG Program. Unfortunately, the State Financing Authority chose not to fund the difference; however, on September 20, 2018 the Township filed a new application for additional funding from the 2018 CDBG Program. In January 2019, the County announced that new funding in the amount of $171,000 was possible via leftover 2016 money in order to complete this extension in 2020.

3. At a public meeting on May l1, 2018, the Board announced that a draft Memo of Understanding had been developed with the Mont Alto Municipal Authority to provide public water to the proposed White Rock Town Center. The two parties had been diligently working to hammer out the pertinent details of the Agreement. On December 4, 2018, the Agreement was signed by both parties. Township is awaiting the applicable Land Development Plan from White Rock, Inc.; after which a separate Agreement will be needed between the Township and the Customer.

MUNICIPAL PARK PROJECTS: 1. At a public meeting on January 28, 2018, the Board voted 2 to 1 to adopt Resolution 2018-3, which authorized a Declaration of Taking for the purpose of exercising the right of Eminent Domain for the Mount Valley Riders Saddle Club property to be added to the Municipal Park complex.  This right was exercised on May 22, 2018 after negotiations with the Saddle Club were unsuccessful and the Club announced sale of the property. The Township received full possession of the property on August 6, 2018; however, the Township participated in a Court Hearing on September 24, 2018 to hear objections raised by the Saddle Club's attorney. On October 17, 2018, the Court overruled those objections and scheduled a new hearing for November 20, 2018; whereupon the Court ruled that the newly named Silver Star Saddle Club in Greencastle should receive the estimated just compensation of $32,000. A Board of View held a hearing on April 29, 2019 and decided on May 30 that the compensation be increased to $55,000. The Saddle Club's attorney filed for interest on the compensation and a court hearing was held on January 11, 2019; whereupon that request was denied on January 25, 2019.  On February 25, 2019 the Saddle Club's attorney filed an appeal with the Commonwealth Court for interest and subpoena of documents and again on July 19, 2019 filed an appeal with the Court of Common Pleas for a jury trial. In order to avoid additional legal fees, which could far exceed $10K, the Township offered to settle the compensation issue with the Saddle Club, and the offer of $65,000 was accepted on February 10, 2020. 

2. At a public meeting on March 26, 2018, the Board voted unanimously to file a 50% matching Municipal Park Grant Application with DCNR to purchase an adjoining 6.6179 acres  of private ground to be added to Heritage Park.  The Grant Application was filed on April 9, 2018 and approved by DCNR on November 16, 2018 for $25,400. Township matched that amount for this property acquisition and settlement took place on June 25, 2019.

HISTORIC PROJECTS: At a public meeting on April 18, 2018, the Board approved making a future commitment to restore the historic pump trough located in the square of Tomstown; after the Tomstown Public Water Mainline Extension (addressed in Item #1 above) is completed and residents are no longer dependent on the services of the private line for their daily water needs.

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