January 2, 2018

January 2, 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 Supervisor Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Eight residents were in attendance. 

     

  2. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved retaining the Board Officers the same as 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved Emily Moore as Chairman of the Vacancy Board. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved keeping the Solicitors the same as 2017. Linus Fenicle is the Township Solicitor, Ed Wine is the Planning Commissioner Solicitor, Jeffrey Evans is the Zoning Hearing Board and the Appeals Board Solicitor and David Rahauser is the Solicitor for the Sewer Authority. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved reappointing the same Township Engineers which are Martin & Martin for storm water; John High, William F. Brindle Associates for water; Sewage Enforcement Officer, Jon Piper through William F. Brindle Associates; Dwayne Delgrande for sewer; and CS Davidson, Bridge engineer. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved our residents using Accredited Services; Commonwealth Code or Pa Municipal Code Alliance for building permits. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved Accredited Services as the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officials. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved F & M Trust, BB & T, M & T, S & T and PLGIT as the depositories for 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

     

  2. A Gunder/Wilson reaffirmed the employment of the Road master, Programs Coordinator, Road Crew, Sewer & Water Plant Operators, Office Staff and EMAs. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The following representatives were approved on a Gunder/Wilson motion to  the appropriate Boards:

FCATB & TCC – Bob Gunder and Vicki Nunemaker as Alternate

Vision 2020 – Ed Wilson

COG – Bob Gunder & Kerry Bumbaugh alternate

WIDC – Kerry Bumbaugh & Travis Schooley or Bob Gunder as Alternates

EMA – Kerry Bumbaugh with assistance from Shawn Adolini and Joel Oyler

Drug Task Force – Kerry Bumbaugh & Bob Gunder as alternate

Ag Advisory – Bob Gunder and Ed Wilson as Alternate

All Emergency (911, Emergency alliance, burn issues) – Kerry Bumbaugh & Corey Kaiser or Bob Gunder as alternate

Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Board reaffirmed the Tax Collector rate at 5% on a Wilson/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved using the Federal Mileage reimbursement rate for 2018 of 54.5 cents, 12 holidays, same personal & vacation, Life Insurance & Health/Dental Insurance and reimbursement for expenses for attendance at the County and PSATS Convention (benefits per handbook).  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A motion for a 2% pay raise (COLA) for all employees was approved on a Wilson/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     

  2. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved our delegates of the Supervisors and Secretary/Treasurer attending the full PSATS conference and employees attending for one day. Also making Vicki Nunemaker the voting delegate and Bob Gunder the alternate for the annual conference. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The minutes of December 21, 2017 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Wilson/Gunder motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. There was no initial public comment.

 

  1. An update was given on the Penn National Town Center.  We are still trying to arrange a meeting between Mont Alto Municipal Authority, Penn National and the Township. Should be held sometime in early February.

     

  2. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved Resolution 2018 -1, Fee Schedule for 2018 with a small increase in the fee for lot additions.  Motion carried unanimously.

     

  3. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved Mr. Gunder being reappointed to a new five-year term on the Sewer Authority. Motion carried unanimously.

     

  4. A discussion was held on the Back Lane Road Extension. A Gunder/ Wilson motion approved contacting the owners of properties lying adjacent to the proposed road and getting their cooperation on signing easements for extending the road through to Tomstown Road; then applying for a dirt and gravel roads grant. Motion carried unanimously.

     

  5. Supervisor Wilson asked about a written report from the water and sewer operators every month. He was informed by Supervisor Bumbaugh that his preference is for the operators to attend the meetings and give a verbal report. After a lengthy discussion, Supervisor Gunder suggested a viable alternative would be for the immediate supervision of these operations to receive the monthly reports; review them, and if there is anything significant in the report, it could be brought before the Board for remediation.

     

  6. Supervisor Bumbaugh reported that again this year there was no tax increase in the approved budget.

     

  7. Solicitor Fenicle informed the Board that he gave the appraisal for the Saddle Club property to their solicitor.  He has not received a response back yet.

     

  8. There was no final public comment.

     

  9. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm on a Gunder/Wilson motion.

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