Quincy Township

Franklin County, Pennsylvania


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 Quincy Village in order to provide a contingency supply for that complex. (Residents along the mainline would also be required to connect if their home is within 150 feet of the water system). The Application was filed with the State by the County on December 29, 2016, but has not produced any results. In January 2019, the County finally announced that $400,000 in new grant funding was available for this  Project. However, the mainline and 55 connections would have to be completed and the funds expended by April 2019 and the short two-month timeline would not allow the Township to take advantage of the funding. The Township is still in pursuit thru the County Planning Office of earlier partial funding for this Project; for example, a total of $211,102 of unused money has been tentatively earmarked from the 2017/2018 Program for this Project. Also, there is a possibility of an additional $289,000 from the 2019 CDBG Program. Assuming, all these funds are made available to Quincy Township, it would allow for approximately 42% of the mainline to be constructed in 2020/2021.  A private meeting with the County Commissioners  was held on October 17, 2019 to answer questions concerning the necessity for funding to be earmarked for this Project.

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 has already secured $62,594 of the $180,000 estimated cost to construct this line from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Unfortunately, the State Financing Authority chose not to fund the difference; however, on September 20, 2018 the Board authorized filing a new application for additional funding from the 2018 CDBG Program. In January 2019, the County announced that new funding is possible via reprogramming of prior year funds through DCED  and Quincy Twp. has been pursuing that avenue thru the County Planning Office in order to complete this extension in 2019.  In mid September 2019, the County announced in a public meeting that $170,000 of unused funding from the 2016 CDBG Program had become available, which would totally fund this Project.  

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 grounds.  This right was exercised on May 22, 2018 after negotiations with the Saddle Club were unsuccessful and the Township received possession of the property on August 6, 2018. 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. 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, which is pending, 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, which is pending.

Also, on June 18, 2018 the Common Pleas Court appointed a 3 judge panel to review the just compensation case. The Panel heard testimony on April 29, 2019 and on May 30, 2019 made a decision that the just compensation be increased from $32K to $55K. The Saddle Club attorney has appealed that decision for additional compensation with interest.

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.



Main Office 
7575 Mentzer Gap Road, 
Waynesboro, PA 17268     

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00- 4:30 WTS
Phone: 717-762-5679 

Agency Open Records Officer - Vicki Nunemaker
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