August 6, 2013

Posted as submitted by Vicki Nunemaker, Sec./Treas.

August 6, 2013    


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Wilbur Sanders

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

Solicitor: John Lisko


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:01 pm. by Supervisor Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Eleven residents were in attendance, along with Mike Hansen, Zoning Officer. 

     2.      There was no initial public comment.

     3.      The Minutes of July 18 & 24, 2013 were approved along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     4.      An update was given on the Water Project. We have a well that is getting permitted for 150 GPM and we have sent a sample to be tested. The softness was tested and is very good. The process has been started to connect Foxhill for the Furnace Road portion of the project. It has been approved for 12 inch sleeve. Casing pipe will arrive next week. Bill Wilhide asked where the Furnace Road line stopped. He was informed that it stopped at the stream because we didn’t have the permit to cross the stream. The supply is now coming from the Peiffer Property for the Furnace Road line. DEP has denied paying the claim submitted for going deeper at well #1. Kerry had talked to Doug about the cost. The Supervisors will continue to work on this issue. DEP is going to be here on August 15th to meet informally with the Supervisors at 8:30 am.

     5.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the residents that the Township once again has saved money with our insurance renewal. We have done this the past three years. Susquehanna Insurance now has both of the Township’s polices.

     6.      Dennis Koons has requested applying the tap fee that he paid for the residue on his subdivision to the new house he is building.  The tap fee he paid was $3000 and he was able to use the septic system until it failed. The Supervisors cannot make that decision. Supervisor Sanders informed Mr. Koons that he would have to pay the full tap fee later for the existing house. A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion recommended to the Sewer Authority that they approve the request from Dennis Koons. Motion carried unanimously.

     7.      Supervisor Gunder held a meeting with Quincy Village Representatives and West Penn Power about outages at the Village. West Penn Power updated their logs and also agreed to place another pole where the lines are sagging going to the water plant. We also have a contact of David Kline when we have an electrical issue.

     8.      The Zoning Officer gave the Board a written report. The second item on the list he still needs to check on.  He also has two other issues he will be dealing with.

     9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh stated that they need to have an executive session.

     10.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Terry Green on Nunnery Road has requested hidden driveway signs be placed near the entrance to the sewer plant. The policy that the resident who applies will have to pay for signs and placement. This policy has been in effect since 2006.

     11.  A discussion was held on a unique situation with a road that the Waynesboro Area School District owns which runs from 997 to Tomstown. The Township has been doing repairs for many years, but the repairs that need to be done this year are over the budget that the Township can afford. There is the possibility that the school may want to dedicate the road to the Township. Before the Township could take over the road, it would have to meet the Township’s specifications. To pave the road to meet these specifications would cost the school district between $70,000 and $80,000. The school cannot afford to pay that amount at one time to pave the road. The Township could pave and the school could pay back at a set amount each year if dedicated to the Township. The Township and the School Board need to have a meeting to discuss. Ed Wilson, who is on the School Board, informed the Board that the school district would like to make sure that they own the whole road. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed Mr. Wilson that Ryan Covalt owns a small triangle of the road, but there could be a land swap done to make sure that the School District owned the whole road. Ed Wilson, Kerry Bumbaugh and Ryan Covalt will get together and review the maps and deeds. The option can be pursued over the next two years.

     12.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the early renewal of our health care. Motion carried unanimously.

     13.  Supervisor Sanders brought to the Boards attention about the intersection on Manheim and Mount Zion Road. The sight distance when turning on to Mount Zion Road from Manheim is impaired due to the hill. Supervisor Bumbaugh asked that a letter addressing this and the intersection at Manheim and 997 be sent to PennDOT. There is safety improvement grant money available.

     14.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the Park work is going strong. Ed has been working on the bathroom. Matt and Joe are cutting the road in. The back stop has arrived. Also when the inspection was done for the interior walls, the lumber against the concrete must be pressure treated, and it is not. We will have to convene our UCC Board for a Variance.

     15.  The Solicitor had nothing.

     16.  There was no public comment during final public comment period.

     17.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 8:01 pm.

     18.  The Board reconvened at 8:30 pm. They discussed sewer delinquencies. The Solicitor is going to write letters.

     19.  The meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm.