February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015



Members present: Robert Gunder                 

                             Wilbur Sanders

                              Kerry Bumbaugh


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. Five residents were in attendance.

      2.      There was no initial public comment.

      3.      The Minutes of January 22, 2015 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

      4.      Tomstown/Furnace Road Water Project was discussed. The Treatment plant, pump station and storage tank are behind schedule at being completed. Well #6 is being turned into a production well. A neighbor is concerned about his well water being affected, but the Hydro-geologist is monitoring his well.

 5.      The Homer Mong Subdivision was approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion pending approval of sewer planning module from DEP. Motion carried unanimously.

        6.      The Solicitor has sent his opinion letter to DCNR on the Municipal Park. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved advertising the bids for material to complete the park project with the ability to select the best price on each individual piece. Motion carried unanimously.

        7.      We will need to table Resolution 2015-3, Accepting Dedication of Mowrey Drive because the school district needs to take action on this issue first before the Township can accept.

        8.      Old Forge Road Bridge needs to be repaired or replaced. CS Davidson gave a cost estimate to replace of $500,000. CS Davidson believes that the Township might be able to get a maintenance permit from the state to rehab at a cost of $300,000. CS Davidson is going to apply for the permit now and we can apply for CDBG money to repair the bridge.

        9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board of a bus accident on South Mountain Road at the Lily Pond. The Township provided anti-skid. Upon, Supervisor Bumbaugh arrival, Jeff Grove from South Mountain Fire Company had children removed to the fire company to wait for their parents to pick them up. On a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion the Board approved a $100 donation to the Fire Company for them to use as a thank you for the excellent care they gave to the children. Motion carried unanimously. The School District is endorsing the letter we are going to send with the donation.

       10.  A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion approved Matthew Birely and Yeisson Rodriguez Gutierrez taking their water operator test and the Township paying for it. Motion carried unanimously.

       11.  The Zoning Officer gave a written report to the Board.

       12.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that he has contacted CS Davidson about the bridge on Nunnery Road. He explained the problem and CS Davidson has revised the plan after talking to some of the residents there. Spike Shaffer wants access to his lot. He doesn’t mind them going as far as the swale. CS Davidson has corrected the guide rail being placed over the sewer line. This is a start. We will have to go to Penn DOT for approval.

       13.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that there was an accident on Manheim Road and they are being blamed for not treating the roads, but trucks had just been there. State Police made some comments that should not have been made.

        14.  There is a mandated EMA Emergency Operation Plan that needs to be on line. It is called Private Star. The EMA Coordinator can appoint people to be able to review, but not change plans in the system. Quincy Township has already been logged in.

         15.  Supervisor Gunder received an email survey from Possum Valley Municipal Authority asking about ACH and the number of users on sewer. Results will be shared with all who participate. Information will be provided.

        16.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that they had a good meeting with PSL on the development plans they have which is a significant expansion. They had questions on fees and filings requirements. The Director of PSL Facilities, Rodney Feistermacher, stated that they would be willing to pay for rehab of well #2 which could cost between 10 & 15 thousand dollars.

        17.  Also the problem with anti-skid having to be certified by the state has caused a problem with obtaining it.

        18.  Solicitor was not present.

         19.  The Right to Know Officer informed the Board that the right to know request received is going to cost the Township a significant amount of money in labor, attorney fees, and redacting of copies.

         20.  During the final period of public comment, Randy Strobel introduced himself to the Board. He is running for County Sheriff.

         21.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 7:35 pm.

         22.  The Board reconvened at 7:45 pm, discussed personnel reimbursement for health insurance. They received information directly from IRS Liaison to Congressman Shuster, which is contrary to what CPA informed the Township. Township will continue to reimburse employees and supervisors as long as the amount does not exceed the Township’s monthly plan.

          23.  The meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm and a Sanders/ Gunder motion.