April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

 

 

Members present: Robert Gunder                 

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

 

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.  Eight residents, Boy Scout Troop 86 and Mike Hansen was in attendance.

 

2.      During the initial public comment, Boy Scout Troop introduced the Boys and Leaders, Asst. Scout Leader Joe Baker, Paul Noll, Collin Hess, Dillon Gress, Josh Noll and Mitchell Florence. The boys are here to observe a meeting for their merit badge.

 

3.      The Minutes of March 19, 2015 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.      Tomstown/Furnace Road Water Project was discussed. The Supervisors met with counsel today about the general contractor not meeting the completion date. The Substantial Completion Date was March 11 and the final completion date is April 10. Counsel is preparing a letter to the general contractor informing them that they are in the period where liquidated damages can be assessed. At the present time water is now in the tank, DEP will need to inspect before water can go to any residences. DEP is to inspect the facility on April 20th. Then it could be three months until we have water hooked to a property.

 

5.      Bids had been received for the Upper Comfort Station materials only. The Upper Comfort Station, DCNR and consultant inspections/certifications must be completed by the end of June 2015.

 

6.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the advertising for road materials the same as last year’s bid. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.      An update was given on UCC agency. Clem Mallot has left CCIS and opened his own UCC business called PA Municipal Alliance. CCIS is still able to perform the building code services as in the past. The Board will table a decision on UCC Agencies until the COG has met to review what the other Municipalities are doing.

 

8.      So far the Township Has received four RTK requests from former employee, Ed Wilson, who is running again for Township Supervisor. Two of his Requests have been appealed to the OOR in Harrisburg. On one of the appeals, Mr. Wilson has sent to the OOR a Township record not requested by RTK that he had in his possession at home.  Counsel has advised that such action is both unlawful and morally wrong since it has pay rates and benefits for all Township employees listed.  A letter will be sent to Wilson asking him to refrain from using such records in the future for his own political advantage and advising him that any employee aggrieved by such action could take legal action against him. The cost of his RTK requests, including our Counsel expense, has exceeded $4,000 for the office staff to retrieve the information requested and copy. This is tax payer’s money that is being spent on frivolous RTK requests, instead of on repairing roads, stormwater, etc. The Opens Record Law needs to be reformed and we have talked to our state legislators about this. 

 

9.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved requiring residents or non-profit organizations, who wish to use park facilities (ballfields, pavilions, etc.) be sent to the Township for Board review and approval. The letter is to state clearly the details of the event and the facility that is to be used. Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.  The Zoning Officer gave a written report to the Board. 4-15 has been closed 1-15 came to a head this week.

 

11.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved joining the emergency Alliance in a study to review solution for emergency responses. Chairman Gunder is to sign letter of endorsement. Motion carried unanimously.

 

12.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that we have not received a response from the President of the Waynesboro Area School Board about the FCATB & TCC merger. A Second Request is to be sent.

 

13.  During final comment, Bill Wilhide asked about the harnesses that he offered to Joe Schorn. We have a check for him for those harnesses.

 

14.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we have had the residents complement the Township on a job well done with keeping the roads clear during the winter storms.

 

15.  The meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm. on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.