April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016


Members present:     Kerry Bumbaugh

                                        Robert Gunder

                                        Edward Wilson

1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Twelve residents and a Records Herald Reporter were in attendance. 

2.      During initial public comment, Charlotte Rhone questioned how many residences in the Townships have on lot septic systems and how many families are on one septic system and if nonprofits have to pay to have septic pumped. Charlotte was informed that there are about 1000 residences with on lot septic systems in the Township and that the pumping is state mandated. The state reimbursed the Township for the administration of on lot septic systems, but in recent years has stopped that reimbursement. Charlotte also asked if the Supervisors leased their vehicles to the Township and were informed that they did at $1 a year, but a dollar has not been paid to the Supervisors. Frank Mong asked who set the lease fee for the vehicles. He was informed that the fee was mutually agreed to. 

3.      The minutes of March 24, 2016 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Gunder/Wilson motion.  Supervisor Wilson voted no on the approval of Cardmember services bill.

4.      TCE Water Project and Well # 7 progress report was given. We are pumping well # 7 and the fire hose line broke. Waynesboro has some to sell. The turbidity is down to 8 and the Hydrogeologist is going to test on Thursday. The TCE Water Project is coming up against the monetary ceiling for the current fiscal year. Depending on the price of the fire hose line we may purchase from Waynesboro.

5.      Rich Wagaman from South Mountain asked the Board when Old Forge Road is going to be fixed. Need to have in the budget. The material used was questioned, but it is certified by the provider per state qualifications. The mix came from Valley Quarries. We will be receiving $217,000 in liquid fuels money which will not do all the repair work/repaving that needs done on the Township Roads.

6.      PSL Mainline/easements were discussed. One resident along the route did not reply to our easement letter and a second letter went out. We will have to consider eminent domain if easement not signed. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved proceeding with eminent domain if need to obtain the easement. Motion carried unanimously.

7.      A draft Ordinance for Sewer delinquencies was reviewed. Supervisor Wilson believes that the Ordinance should be more specific. Supervisors will review and then bring a new draft back to the meeting. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved advertising the Ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.

8.      The workshop on April 21, 2016 is being cancelled due to Supervisors attending the PSATS Education Conference.

9.      A Gunder/Wilson Motion approved an extension for the Oyler Land Development Plan from All Land Services. Motion carried unanimously.

10.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that there will be a Town Hall Meeting on May 11, 2016 of the Franklin county Drug Task Force at the Chambersburg Recreation Center at 6 pm.

11.  Supervisor Gunder also informed the Board that the audit for Liquid Fuels Funds will be held on April 26, 2016.

12.  The purchase of the fire hose from Waynesboro Fire department was approved on a Gunder/Wilson motion if Supervisors are notified of the cost before purchase. Motion carried unanimously.

13.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the Township Building electric upgrade has been completed and the Public Water SCADA System has been installed and working.

14.  During the final period of public comment, Harry Atherton asked about recycling of electronics. The Franklin county Association of Township Officials will be having information on the subject at the Spring Meeting on May 25.

15.  The Board adjourned on a Wilson/Gunder motion to an executive session at 8:15 pm.

16.  The Board reconvened at 8:25 pm, A Gunder/Wilson motion approved a 39 cent pay increase for Donald Izer as Equipment Operator to $20 an hour and to advertise for an equipment operator to have applications on hand for future vacancies. Motion carried unanimously.

The meeting adjourned at 8:28 pm on a Gunder/Wilson motion.