April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014



Members present: Robert Gunder

                               Wilbur Sanders

                             Kerry Bumbaugh

Solicitor: John Lisko


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Five residents and Mike Hansen, Zoning Officer was in attendance.


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The Minutes of March 20, 2014 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.


4.      Tomstown/Furnace Road update was given. Comments have been received from the consultant for Hazard Cleanup people. There were seventeen comments which mainly involve the TCE area. The comments arrived on March 28 and our Engineer is preparing the answers. There was a meeting with DEP scheduled for today, but it was cancelled. We are ready with the bid as soon as we receive the NPDES permit approval. We are looking at receiving the bids by May 22, 2014 and awarding them on June 3, 2014. Also DEP has asked where we are in the process of drilling well #6, but we are still waiting on the permit for that well before we can drill.


5.      The Municipal Park will be discussed in executive session.


6.      The Board was informed of a lawsuit for an accident on Wayne Highway which happened in October of 2013. The lawsuit also includes Guilford Township and Penn DOT. We have given the information to our insurance company.


7.      Also Solicitor Lisko has reviewed a class action law suit. The law suit has to do with bond financing that Municipalities have had. We may or may not receive any money from the law suit, but the Township Supervisors need to pass a motion not to withdraw from the suit. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved not withdrawing from the class action law suit. Motion carried unanimously.


8.      The Board of Supervisors on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved changing the wording in the employee Handbook for the vacation time from granted to accrue. The Board has always been under the understanding that vacation time was accrued not just granted to the employees. Motion carried unanimously.


9.      The Zoning Officer gave a written report to the Board. There is one new complaint that is being dealt with. A commercial operation has constructed an addition to their building without a Land Development Plan or Land Use Permit for the building. He has two weeks in which to have his surveyor contact the Township. Also Mike is to contact the surveyor directly, so that the matter can be addressed.


10.  Supervisors Bumbaugh introduced Ben Miller who would like to be considered if we need anything done in the Township.


11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh also believes that since DEP has agreed to pay for the 256,000 gallon tank that we should pay the difference between that size tank and 300000 gallon tank so we have enough capacity for Quincy Home when we have to use the wells as a backup for them in 2017. Supervisor Bumbaugh believes that it would be cheaper now or we would have to add an addendum to bid and we should have the engineers review before we enlarge the tank. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved enlarging the tank and the Township paying for the difference if it is necessary for a backup to Quincy Home. Motion carried unanimously.


12.  During, the final period of public comment, Paul Schemel introduced himself as a candidate for the 9th District House of Representative seat in the Pennsylvania Congress.


13.  Also, Ben Miller introduced himself.


14.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 7:30 pm. for possible litigation on the Park Project.


15.  The Board reconvened at 8:10 pm., for future action the Board is having Solicitor Lisko research the Castle Law for our next meeting.


16.  The meeting adjourned at 8:11 pm. on a Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion.