November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh  

                              Wilbur Sanders

   1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:34 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Gsell and his son      were in attendance, and employees, Joe Schorn and Ed Wilson were in attendance. 

 2.      There was no initial public comment

 3.      The minutes of November 3, 2011 were approved as written on a Sanders/Gunder motion.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 4.      The Land Fill Road Sewer Line was discussed. Mr. Gsell and his son would like to extend Land Fill Road to their property line. There is 1036 feet of road that now is dedicated to the Township and he would like to extend that to meet his property and eventually the road will extend to Furnace Road. Also he would be willing to share in one half the estimated costs that Ed Wilson has gotten for extending the Township sewer line to his property along Land Fill Road. His estimated cost would be $10,300 to $10,400. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved extending Land Fill Road according to Penn DOT Specifications and Township specifications and agreement to run sewer line with Bill Gsell agreeing to pay one half the costs of installing the line and being able to hook into the last manhole in the road. Motion carried unanimously.

 5.      Supervisor Bumbaugh discussed the last invoice we received from Mont Alto Municipal Authority. The Township requested information about the invoice and we received a letter back which stated we received the basic information in the response from the Authority in their letter and agreement. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like for us to respond to them that we will continue to assist the residents of the borough, but unfortunately the request for water from the Mont Alto Municipal Authority will have to come to a close. The Secretary is going to write a letter and request that the escrow account is closed and the remaining money in the account be returned to the Township.

 6.      After a brief discussion, a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved the Fire Contract with Waynesboro Fire Department for one year. Motion carried unanimously.

 7.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved Resolution 2011-6, Sewer Planning Modules for Harlan Bayer. Motion carried unanimously.

 8.      A Gunder/Sanders motion approved Resolution 2011-7; FCTAB proposed operating budget for 2012 Motion carried unanimously.

 9.      The 2011-2012 Drug Task Force Contribution was discussed. Supervisor Bumbaugh has received a proposal for a fulltime officer for the drug task force. If the Drug Task Force hires a full time officer the cost would double for the municipalities’ contribution to help pay the cost. The municipalities would fund one half the costs and the County would fund the other half. The Board would like to be sure that the County is willing to fund the other half of the cost for the full time officer before committing to the donation. Also he would like to see a breakdown of the Task Forces expenses.   After some further discussion, a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the contribution to the Drug Task Force and also contributing the higher amount to support a fulltime officer providing the County matches the contribution from the municipalities. Motion carried unanimously. At present we will only send the current contribution until such time as we are informed that a fulltime officer is going to be hired.

 10.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion accepted the Auditor Generals audit report for the Township Non-uniform pension plan with the Secretary working on getting the findings addressed. Motion carried unanimously.

 11.  We have received our payment for the Winter Maintenance agreement with Penn Dot. Also our Liquid fuels allocation for 2012 has been lowered due to the census. We will now be receiving $159,000 instead of $166,000.

 12.  The annual audit from of Insurance Carrier has been completed and has netted a credit in the total amount of $916.

 13.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the bidding threshold has changed. We do not need a bid for under $10,000 and three phone quotes for between $10,000 and $18,500. This will take effect of January 1, 2012.

 14.  Supervisor Bumbaugh asked the Board about donating to the Greene Township 9-11 memorial. The Board said that at the present time they are not going to make a donation.

 15.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board of a Workshop scheduled by the Franklin County Conservation District. There will be six representatives of the Township attending.

 16.  Supervisor Gunder discussed the Spade Foot Toad issue in the Recreation area. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed him we received a phone call on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 informing us that the Township can proceed.

 17.  The Board had a discussion on the meeting with DEP on the TCE Water Line. William Brindle is causing extra work for the township. The Township is looking at hiring Travis Schooley to help with some of the the sewer and maybe with the water.

 18.  Supervisor Gunder had a report about a fire on Frank Road from the Frankli8n Fire Company if any of the Supervisors would like to review it.

 19.  During the final public comment period. Ed Wilson, Sewer plant operator, informed the Board that he has ordered the pipe for the sewer line that will be going to the Township Recreation & Park area.

 20.  With the extension of the sewer line on Land Fill Road, we will be able to connect the Smetzer residences. The Tap fee maybe $3000. This will have to be brought before the Sewer Authority.

 21.  Ray Geesaman, The road foreman informed the Board that the salt has been mixed. He also questioned the Board about hearing that he is going to be out of a job in December. He heard that he was going to be made to retire. He will not be 66 years old until next year and would like to be able to receive full benefits when he does retire. The Board informed him that they did not know anything about that and that he is not going to be made to retire.

 22.  The meeting adjourned at 9:50 am. on a Sanders/Gunder motion.