February 4, 2020

February 4, 2020

Members present Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Edward Wilson  

 

 

  1. Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chairman

    Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

     

  2. During the initial public comment, Adeana Barnes asked if the Supervisors would donate toward the purchase of a 9-10-foot blue spruce tree, to be planted by the hotel, to be used as a Christmas tree for the residents of South Mountain.  The Supervisors suggested contacting Michaux Forestry Department to see if they have any funds available to provide a tree.  The Supervisors will also make some calls to see if they can get a donated tree.

     

  3. The minutes of January 23, 2020 were approved as written along with the bills for February 2020, except those paid to the Supervisors on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Resolution 2020-02, appointing Musselman & Creager LLP to make an examination of all accounts of the Township of Quincy for the fiscal year of 2019, was approved on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. An update was given by Supervisor Bumbaugh on the intersection of Tomstown Road and Washington Township Boulevard.  Lee Royer has examined the intersection and has sent a letter dated January 28, 2020 to Grove-Miller Traffic Engineers to see if they would review the signage at the intersection.

 

  1.  A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved the Kevin and Diane Keeney Subdivision. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. An update was given on the Quincy Village water situation by Supervisor Bumbaugh.  Supervisor Bumbaugh and Supervisor Gunder met with Jeff Davis, CFO at PSL headquarters in Dillsburg, PA in January 2020.  PSL requested more information but showed definite interest in pursuing them installing the water line further than their property.  PSL also floated the idea of exchanging EDUs for the project cost estimate. 

 

  1. Transource Pre-Hearing conference is scheduled for March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Harrisburg.  Our solicitor will not be attending.  The hearing is open to anyone interested in the Project.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder reported on the CDBG grants for Tomstown Road laterals and the PSL extension.  DCED is requiring environmental reviews by the County in addition to a modification request to use prior year funds for both grant applications.  Supervisor Gunder will follow through with the County Planning on the CDBG requests.  He also made the statement that the continual changes and mandates of DCED was recently reported to Senator Mastriano and his two-man entourage during their recent meeting at the American Legion in Chambersburg. 

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder gave a report on a newspaper article whereby DEP is planning to give Franklin County close to $100K for monitoring sewer and water grant funding. Funding would be solely for creating administrative overhead positions and would not be available to grantees for actual construction costs.

 

  1. Supervisor Wilson raised a question about MS-4.  Supervisor Bumbaugh stated that we are not subject to MS-4 yet.  Wilson then replied that he spoke to State Representative Dan Moul who informed him that if it comes to our doorstep, we should do nothing and contact his office. Dan Moul will back our Township. Supervisor Gunder commented regarding Antrim Township and Borough of Greencastle charging fees for the MS-4.

 

  1. During the final public comment, Frank Mong inquired about the Penn National shopping center and water situation. He was informed that the Township went through with the intermunicipal agreement with Mont Alto Municipal Authority and it was approved, however, Penn National has not proceeded with filing their plan.  In addition, a medical complex planned for this area apparently has been   moved to Guilford Township near the entrance to White Rock.

 

  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved an executive session at 6:54 pm on litigation issues.

 

  1. The Board reconvened at 7:05 pm. A discussion was held on Saddle Club litigation.  The outcome is the Board agreed to authorize Solicitor Fenicle to offer a full and final settlement agreement provided they hold harmless any and all Quincy Township Supervisors and Quincy Township for any future claims. This was done on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion. Motion carried 2-1 with Supervisor Wilson opposed because he voted no to the eminent domain.  Settlement money will be coming from the Park Fund since the land will be part of the Municipal Park.

 

  1. The meeting adjourned on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion at 7:08 pm.

 

 

Respectfully transcribed & written by:                     Reviewed & Confirmed by:

 

 

 

 

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Laura A. Justus, Secretary/Treasurer                        Robert J. Gunder, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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