December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Wilbur Sanders  

Solicitor: John Lisko


1.       Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:02 pm. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Fourteen residents were in attendance and Michael Hansen, our Zoning Officer. 

 2.       The minutes of November 17, 2011 were approved as written, along with the bills for the prior month, except those paid to the Supervisors on a Sanders/Gunder motion.  Motion carried unanimously.  

 3.       There was no initial public comment.

 4.       The 2012 Budget was review; a total budget of $3,793,198 is between the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund, Sewer Authority and Highway Fund. A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the adoption of the 2012 Budget. Motion carried unanimously.

 5.       An update was given on the Public Water System for the Tomstown TCE Site. A meeting was held with DEP on November 17, 2011 on amending the Budget. DEP is requesting a cost estimate, line item estimate for the location of the backup water supply source for temporary well off Tarman Spring Road. Brindle is working on a draft estimate for the test well. The draft so far is $55,000; Brindle is going to also give an estimate on a site on the Quincy Home Property for DEP to have a comparison. As soon as available they will meet with DEP. Also DEP has questions about the Waynesboro Well on Blue Rock Road. Supervisor Gunder has contacted Leiter Pryor from Waynesboro to get the information for DEP.  Gerald Bonner would like to look at Act 34. Supervisor Gunder provided him with a copy to read. Also he questioned why the Supervisors are pushing to get water through the Township when times are bad. He was informed that it is not the Supervisors effort to bring water; DEP is the one who determined that public water is the best alternative and most cost effective way to provide water to the contaminated area. Once public water was determined to be the best alternative, the Supervisors hired an Engineer from Gettysburg to evaluate which connection would benefit the Township most and would provide a benefit to the residents. He evaluated Washington Township, Waynesboro Borough and Quincy Home. The evaluation showed that Quincy Home would be the cheapest and most benefit to the residents. A question was asked about why the residents that are not contaminated along the route have to connect. They were informed that it was a state law that anyone within 150 feet must connect, not the Supervisors decision. The residents are concerned about the cost of connecting. Supervisor Sanders informed the residents that we are working on applying for grant money from Housing Trust and CDBG to help the residents with the cost. Lamar Bonner questioned where the contamination came from. He was informed that the source has not been found. Gerald Bonner questioned whether Quincy Home will be receiving water and not have to pay for it. He was informed that they have already started to pay their monthly user fee. Lamar Bonner asked which side of the road the line will be on and was informed the Orchard side. Bill Wilhide asked if we have a supplier for water on Furnace Road. The Board was working with Mont Alto Municipal Authority, but Mont Alto Authority has made so many demands and they are reneging on the details and promise of 100EDUS. Norman Walker questioned where the new water tank will be located and was informed on Round Top. The residents asked about closing their wells. They will have to close wells if contaminated with TCE, but if not can keep well to use to water garden, wash cars, etc. Dave Fair was informed that we do have plans in the office that the residents can review. Gerald Bonner believes that a special meeting should be held and Supervisor Gunder informed him that one will be planned as soon as the mainline drawing changes are completed.  Ronald Barnes asked how many acres are in the contaminated site and was informed that it is 460 acres.  At this time Supervisor Gunder excused himself from the meeting to get a copy of Act 34 for Mr. Bonner to read. After Supervisor Gunder returned, Bill Wilhide asked if DEP is paying for the non-contaminated area and was informed they are not. He stated that if the new well site would be off Tarman Spring Road, we may be able to supply water to the residents on Furnace Road.

 6.       A Sanders/Gunder Motion approved the Harlan Bayer Subdivision pending sewer planning modules being approved by DEP. Motion carried unanimously.

 7.       A Sanders/Gunder motion approved Supervisor Gunder as the Township representative to the Franklin County Area Tax Board , with Supervisor Sanders and Secretary Nunemaker as the alternates. Motion carried unanimously.

 8.       A Sanders/Gunder motion approved reappointing Walter Tennis to the Zoning Hearing Board. Motion carried unanimously.

 9.       A Gunder/Sanders motion approved reappointing Eugene Flasher to the Quincy Sewer Authority. Motion carried unanimously.

 10.   A Gunder/Sanders motion appointed Stanley Shaffer to take Carol Smetzers place on the Park & Recreation Committee. Motion carried unanimously.

 11.   A Sanders/Gunder motion approved utilizing the Constable services for Delinquent Sewer accounts. Gregory Smith the Quincy Township Constable will be posting letters on delinquent residents’ homes. Solicitor Lisko also told the Board to have Constable Smith look around and make note of things the people own that could be used if we have to initiate a sheriff’s sale. Motion carried unanimously.

 12.   A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the Christmas Bonus for the employees, with the fulltime employees receiving $200 and the part-time employees receiving $100.  Motion carried unanimously.

 13.   A Gunder/Sanders motion approved having the Township refuse collected by Hoppers beginning January 2012. The cost will be $42.50 a month. Motion carried unanimously.

 14.   A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the purchase of Service Request systems from Freedom System for on the computers in the office. This will take the place of our codes program which is no longer compatible with the computers. Motion carried unanimously.  

 15.   The Zoning Officer gave a written report. The fence issue on Altenwald Road is active. Mike has contacted the owner. Mike is going to take pictures. Most place the fence is under 14 feet from the center of the road and there are concerns about the snow plowing. Dave Fair is present tonight and Mike has not been able to contact him. Mike is to take pictures so we have a photographic record and needs to know where the materials are going to be used. Mike is still receiving complaints and Dave is still in violation of the Ordinance. The Supervisors informed Mike to proceed.

 16.   The Solicitor had nothing.

 17.   Mrs. Walker informed the Board that they appreciate what the Board is doing for the residents and that they are trying to get the best deal for them.

 18.   The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm on a Sanders/ Gunder motion.