August 5, 2014

August 5, 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. Three residents were in attendance.


2.      There was no comment during the initial public comment period.


3.      The Minutes of July 24, 2014 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.


4.      The Tomstown/Furnace Road Water Project was discussed. John High would like to meet tomorrow morning after 10 am. Ruth Bishop from DEP has sent the grant amendment to the comptroller’s office. We have received approval from Franklin County Conservation District on well #6. There has not been any work started on the Tarman Springs site. The road crew is working from the well site to Furnace Road. We need to get approximately 30 easements signed before we can put the distribution line out for bids. The easements are a priority.


5.      An update was given on the Municipal Park. A phone conversation was held with Beth from DCNR. In her email she stated that she wanted new drawings to architect scale.  After the conversation she informed the Township that if they are ready to go with the recommended changes then to go ahead with putting upper comfort station out for bids.  Solicitor Lisko suggested putting advertisement in more than one paper.


6.      The outside of the Township Municipal building has been power washed by people on community service work from the District Magistrates office. Supervisors Bumbaugh is trying to get estimates on having tile placed on the building to match the concession building for the park.


7.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved paying the $160 membership to Medic 2. Motion passed unanimously.


8.      Supervisor Gunder had photos of two different signs for Heritage Park. A discussion was held on the design. The cost for the sign is $678. Also the small signs for the trails, etc. have been ordered.


9.      The Zoning Officer gave a written report Item 2-14 and 3-14 are new items that he is working on.


10.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the office staff was at the Franklin County 911 Center today for emergency Operations Training.


11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the 955 CAT, the track has come off and a spring has come off. We will need to get a new spring and rod and that the parts are not available in the U.S. The 955 is a 1975 and it will cost between 6 and 8 thousand to fix. We will need to decide if we are going to repair or replace with used piece of equipment. We are going to get estimates on a used one.


12.  Also truck #9, the 1991 International is having major issues. It will cost between 4 to 6 thousand or depending or the type of repair it could be between 6 & 10 thousand. We are going to check on the cost of a remand engine.


13.  Solicitor had nothing.


14.  During the final period of public comment, Donald Spidell informed the Board that Penn National has not trimmed along Lowry Lane and that black snakes are going into neighboring properties. The secretary is to call Penn National.


15.  The meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm on a Sanders/Gunder motion.