August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018


Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Edward Wilson  

Solicitor: Linus Fenicle      


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.  Nine residents were in attendance.


2.       There was no initial public comment period.


3.       The minutes of July 19, 2018 were approved as written and the bills for July 2018, except those paid to the Supervisors on a Gunder/Wilson motion.  Motion carried unanimously.


4.       An update was given on the Penn National Town Center. The Township had a meeting with White Rock last Thursday. White Rock is now getting the land development plan prepared and the Township informed them, they will need to have it reviewed by Martin & Martin, William Brindle Associates, C. S. Davidson and Miller Grove, before it can be finalized in the Township. The cost of the traffic study from Miller Grove is going to be split with Guilford Township.


5.       The Board has gotten a quote to clean up the Woodlief property on South Mountain Road. D.L. George gave the Township a quote of $25,000 which did not include anything in the rear yard of the property. With a Quote this size, the Township would have to advertise for bids or do it ourselves. The Township is going to contact Brian Walters with DEP and see if there are any grants available to get to help clean up this property. Supervisor Bumbaugh believes that it would be cheaper for the Township to pay for a plane ticket to Georgia to get Mrs. Woodlief to sign paper work for the Township to clean up the property than to go through legal proceedings. Supervisor Gunder believes it would be next to impossible to get her to sign anything when she won’t even answer the phone. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved having the Solicitor move forward with the legal action necessary to get the property cleaned up. Motion carried unanimously.


6.       There has been a problem with residents’ parking along 997 in the road right of way and causing a sight problem at road intersections. In 1978 an Ordinance was passed pertaining to no parking along 997 from Mont Alto Borough line to the Nunnery. The Township would like to erect no parking signs in a section of 997 that is having the sight distance problem. Per the Ordinance, the Township can erect and then contact the Pennsylvania State Police to issue a violation. Amy and Danny Reed who live on Mentzer Gap Road verified not only on their own behalf but also from being part of the Mont Alto Fire Company that the intersections having the problem are a definite hazard. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved erecting parking signs and a white line from Mentzer Gap Road to past Shoestring Hill Road and if the parking is violated contacting the Pa State Police. Motion carried unanimously.


7.       The Park & Recreation committee recommended appointing Allen Peck to the Park & Recreation Committee. A Wilson/ Gunder motion appointed Allen Peck to the Park & Recreation Committee. Motion carried unanimously.


8.       A Wilson/ Gunder motion approved our pension allocation conditions be amended to go back to original conditions because it was changed by mistake. Motion carried unanimously.


9.       Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that a meeting was held last week with DCED, Ted Martin and the Franklin County Planning Department about the three CDBG applications filed by the Township in 2016 and 2017. DCED came down hard on the County basically saying that they should have funded the entire cost of the Tomstown Road Water Project rather than only part of it. DCED was not prepared to discuss the two competitive grants because they didn’t have the information from the County that they needed on these grants. Sam Thrush has left the County Planning and now Phil Tarquino is having a difficult time piecing together the information that is needed.


10.   Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the residents that most all grant writing work for Quincy Township is done in house as opposed to other Townships who hire engineering firms to do their grant writing, like Washington Township, who just hired a consulting firm to do this work at around $50,000 per year.


11.   Solicitor Fenicle informed the Board that there will be an upcoming public hearing for transource in Franklin County in September 2018.  Solicitor Fenicle also informed the Board that the appraised compensation for the eminent domain of the Saddle Club has been deposited with the Court.


12.   During final public Comment, Linda Geesaman informed the Board that the donations for the car and truck show is going well. They have received over $1000. Supervisor Bumbaugh commended the committee for they work.


13.   The meeting adjourned on a Gunder/Wilson motion.