December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015


Members present: Robert Gunder

                                    Kerry Bumbaugh

                                    Wilbur Sanders



1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.   John High, Engineer, and two residents were in attendance.

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

3.      The Minutes of December 1, 2015 were approved as written on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

4.      The 2016 Quincy Township and Quincy Sewer Authority Budget were approved on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. A note was made that a balanced budget was again accomplished this past year and no tax increase for the year 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

5.      TCE Contract 102, we have received our first payment request. It is in the amount of $520,627.05. There is a 10% retainage that is being held. The contractor has 17% done with the overall project. Phase one is down to Tomstown Road and they will be starting to put in services next week. Phase one is 30 to 40 % completed. The contractor is doing an excellent Job. A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved the payment to HRI. Motion carried unanimously. John High also explained that an NPDES permit and stream crossing permit will be needed for the PSL extension. Also discussion was held on the possibility of taking the operations building at PSL off line once extension is completed and run from our new plant.

6.      Quotes were received for an exploratory well. Mike McCamley asked for quotes from six different well drillers, but only received three quotes back. The quotes are higher than allowed by the law to be awarded. All the quotes also included mud rotary drilling. The Board on a Bumbaugh/Gunder Motion rejected all bids and approved requoting without mud rotary driller included. Motion carried unanimously. The quotes are needed by January 4 at 4 pm in the Township Office.

7.      Well # 6 was discussed. The plug has been placed in the bottom. The pump is in but the generator ran for 800 hours without being shut down. The voltage regulator burnout. We have ordered two sets and we will restart pumping once generator repaired. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we are waiting on a schedule from Mike McCamley as to what we should start at before we start the pump up after repairs are made.

8.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the quote received from Neptune for their Data Collector of $8924.00 which is the mobile reader. Motion carried unanimously.

9.      The Board agreed to send a letter for support for Washington Township Boulevard which will run from Gehr Road to T997. We would like to have a meeting to discuss the intersection of the Boulevard and Tomstown Road.

10.   A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion approved the meeting dates for 2016 and advertising those dates. Motion carried unanimously.

11.   A Sanders/Gunder motion approved a correction to the meeting minutes of September 1, 2015 which stated that the payments for the Caterpillar skid loader would be for 10 months. Their motion approved changing the amount of months for the payment on the Caterpillar skid loader to 15 months. Motion carried unanimously.

12.   Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we received another successful audit from our Liquid Fuels Auditor. We have never had a bad audit by state or local auditor.

13.   Supervisor Bumbaugh also informed the Board that at the last meeting Frank Mong informed them about a Grant program for reimbursement from the County for work done in parks. We received a response from Phil Tarquino at the Franklin County Planning Commission that he does not know of any such grant.

14.   A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion authorized Supervisor Gunder to hire Elizabeth Kriner for cleaning the office. Supervisor Gunder is to negotiate whether she would like to be paid by the hour or so much per cleaning. Supervisor Bumbaugh believes $8.50. Motion carried unanimously.

15.   There have been calls coming in in the evening concerning the waterline. So some of the employees have been working overtime.  Supervisor Gunder stated that overtime should be used as a last resort and people understand we don’t run a 24/7 shop and will call during working hours if it is important enough.

16.   Supervisor Sanders would like to thank the public and the Board for the 12 years he has been a Supervisor He has enjoyed working with everyone.

17.   A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved Resolution 2015 -13, Darrell Mouer Sewer Planning Module. Motion carried unanimously.

18.   Mike Hansen our Zoning Officer sent a letter to the resident in the Gap that need to clean up their property. He gave them until December 20 to start clean up and until January 5 to remove all junk.

19.   During the final period of public comment, William Wilhide asked about the letter of support for Washington Township and the possibility of a traffic light being placed at the intersection of Washington Township Boulevard and Tomstown Road. Mr. Wilhide was informed that a discussion will have to take place between the two townships.

20.   The meeting adjourned at 9:50am. on a Gunder/Sanders motion.