June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013        


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 pm. by Supervisor Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Six residents were in attendance, along with employee Ed Wilson. 

 2.      There was no initial public comment.

 3.      The Minutes of May 23, 2013 were approved with one correction to item #15 being a new tap fee to be determined by the Sewer Authority will be paid if he wants to reactivate and the bills except those paid to the Supervisors  on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 4.      An update was given on the Water Project. There was a meeting today with DEP, Ruth Bishop and Derek Havice. A discussion was held on the wells at Tarman Springs. The second well is not producing any more water than the first well there, so now the focus has shifted to the Peiffer tract. There was also a preconstruction meeting with Andy Stottlemeyer from Soil Conservation. Andy gave the go ahead to build E & S Controls. Wally Koster is confident that we will get 50 GPM from the well at the Peiffer Tract. DEP has no objections to doing a second well on the Peiffer Tract. Negley’s has to purchase a piece of equipment to slot the pipe that goes in the well, DEP called and wanted to make sure that Negley’s does not expect us to pay for the equipment. Negley’s was contacted and they said they would be charging us a per hour fee when using the equipment. The Township crew has moved on to the site and will be working the next three days and we will some overtime. Negley’s wants to move in on Monday.  We will then do testing on the Peiffer Tract.  We need a second well site. We have found one on the park site here at the Township Building and another site at property owned by Anna Carbaughs. The second well must have a matching amount of production as the first well. Derek from DEP is pushing for more than one well on the Peiffer Tract. The purchase of land for the wells sites will discuss in an executive session.

 5.      A meeting is scheduled for Thursday June 6th with the Dollar General Engineer and their Traffic engineer.

 6.      Sam Thrush from the Franklin County Planning Commission would like to check out our files for the Furnace Road water Project. Sam has the LMI data.

 7.      We have received a request from the Waynesboro Fish & Game Association to be placed in our Agricultural Security Area. They have already met with the Franklin County planning Commission. Eventually they would like to be placed in the Agricultural Preservation.

 8.      A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion approved donation to Medic 2 of $160 dollars which will cover all employees. Motion carried unanimously.

 9.      There will be a Zoning Hearing tomorrow evening a t 7pm for Kevin Houpt.

 10.  Contacts have been made for the complaints on Orphanage Road and Monn Drive for high grass. Also Mike Hensan is to address the pool on Orphanage Road and the stagnate water issue. Raymond Rodes is going to mow the grass on the Royal Farms property at the intersection of Slabtown Road and Anthony Highway.

 11.  The Zoning Officer was not present to give a report.

 12.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that we have received an invitation from the friends of Monterey pass for a dedication of the Michigan Historical Marker on Friday, July 5 at 7 pm.

 13.  Supervisors Gunder also asked if any of the Board would be interested in being a celebrity waiter at the Golden Coral for a fund raiser for the 911 tribute.

 14.  An article in the Public Opinion written by Jim Hook on distressed Township and Borough. Those financially struggling. The article was basically about using cash reserves. A professor from Shippensburg University stated that municipalities should not have a large reserve account. Solicitor Lisko stated that a municipality must have some money in reserve.

 15.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Mont Alto is celebrating its centennial on July 12, 13, and 14. The Historical Society had a replica of Oak Knob Observatory made and after it is in their parade they need a place to store it. The Township has agreed to let them store it at Kneppers Station. Aldo the Township said they may place it in our park.

 16.  During the Final period of public comment, Ed Wilson questioned whether he would still be paid hourly since the election was over or would he be going back to salary. The Board will need to discuss in an executive session.

 17.  Frank Mong is concerned about the wells we are drilling. Frank has study the makeup of the ground in this area and he believes that since there is sandstone even coming as far as the park we are not going to get enough water. Frank believes that the Orphanage property is the best place for another well because it is limestone and we would not have far to run the pipe. The sand in this area is celiac sand and it is the most abrasive sand in the area and it will tear up the well pumps. Supervisor Gunder informed Mr. Mong that it was DEP’s decision, not ours, to designate Tarman Springs as the main distribution complex including drilling of (2) wells.

 18.   The Board adjourned to an executive session at 7:50 pm.

 19.  The Board reconvened at 8:12 pm. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion authorized Supervisor Gunder to negotiate with Monroe Bricker on the purchase of his property and to proceed with condemnation proceedings if need be. Motion carried unanimously.

 20.   At this time Ed Wilson will continue to be paid hourly.

 21.  The meeting adjourned at 8; 13 pm on a Bumbaugh/Sander motion.