May 6, 2014

May 6, 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 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Ten residents were in attendance.

 

2.      There was no initial public comment.

 

3.      The Minutes of April 22, 2014 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.      The Materials and Equipment Bids were opened at his time.  We received bids from Alpha Space Control, Hammaker East, L/B Water Service, Valley Quarries, John Kahl Excavating, Fayetteville Contractors, AAA Paving, Inc., Capital Tristate.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved accepting the lowest responsible bidder for the material and equipment or to use Costars if it is cheaper. Motion carried unanimously. Solicitor Lisko reviewed the bids.

 

5.      Tomstown/Furnace Road update was given.  A pre-bid conference with interested parties was held on April 29, 2014. DEP was also in attendance. There were twelve eligible bidders and several addendums will have to be issued. DEP discussed when they would like the new timeline for submitted new budget, so they can go for Federal Fund in June. A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved all permits, fees, road cuts and inspection costs should be completed by the contractor. Motion carried unanimously.  Also a grant application for water/sewer grant program will be submitted by May 16th deadline. The maximum amount of the grant is $150,000. Nancy Bull from Senator Shuster’s office has gotten back to Supervisor Bumbaugh about a contact from Washington DC on connections for people who are not affected by the contamination but still must connect and are low to moderate income and will have a hard time paying for their tap fee and lateral installation.

 

6.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion reapproved the Kenneth Hauk Land Development Plans. Bill Kick has approved the construction security. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.      A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved releasing the bond for PSl since we have received the as built as requested. Motion carried unanimously.

 

8.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved advertising the Ordinance for the Water Specs before the bids are opened. Motion carried unanimously.

 

9.      The Board will discuss the Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution at the workshop this month.

 

10.  The Zoning Officer was not present and did not send a report.

 

11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the Park drawings have been turned over to John Melham. Solicitor Lisko would like to see the plans before it goes out to bid. Solicitor Lisko will write a letter to John Melham.

 

12.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the street sweeper that we rented broke last night, so road crew had to return it to Harrisburg. We will have it back tomorrow. They are mainly sweeping intersections and hills.

 

13.  Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to have authorization from the Board to place the taking down of the old building at the Oil Station out for bids.

 

14.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board of House Bill 1671 regarding the requirements for an executive session. The Boards opinion is that it is not a good bill.

 

15.  Bill Kick from Martin & Martin has asked for additional as builds for the Dollar General Store before we release the letter of credit for storm water.

 

16.  Solicitor Lisko provided information on the Castle Law for the Boards review. A copy is to be given to Carroll Wilhide.

 

17.  During the final period of public comment, Scott Miller of Furnace Road informed the Board that he has contacted the State Police about noise from a neighboring property which continued for hours. The police informed him that they cannot enforce Ordinances. The Board can inform our code enforcement officer, but he must show up when the event is happening.  When he calls the police they inform him, they cannot respond, so Scott is to get the name of the officer who is telling him this and give to the Board. This action is disorderly conduct and the Board will have Mike Hansen send a letter to the landlord about the disorderly conduct since it is his tenant who is causing the noise.

 

18.  Tina Scheib asked if everyone would receive the same amount for their lateral and tap fee if grant is received. She was informed that each lateral cost could be different, but people needing assistance would be given it. She also thanked the Supervisors for all the effort they put in to getting grants for the Township residents.

 

19.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 8:22 pm to review the bids with the Solicitor.

 

20.  The Board reconvened at 8:28 pm. with the bids standing as per motion.

 

21.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm. on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion.