January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

 

Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Edward Wilson arrived at 7:30 pm

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, Record herald reporter, Corey Kaiser, Travis Schooley and Yeisson Rodriguez were in attendance. 

 

2.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved keeping the Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2017 the same as last year. Motion carried unanimously.

 

3.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved Vicki Nunemaker as Secretary/Treasurer and keeping the Bond the same as 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

5.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved keeping the Solicitors the same as 2016. 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.

 

6.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved reappointing the same Township Engineers which are Martin & Martin for storm water, William F. Brindle Associates for water and Sewage Enforcement Officer which is Jim Maun from Brindle and Associates, Dwayne Delgrande for public sewer and CS Davidson as our Bridge engineer. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved our residents using Accredited Services and Commonwealth Code for building permits. Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

9.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved F & M Trust, BB & T, M & T and PLGIT as the depositories for 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

 

10.  A Gunder/Bumbaugh reaffirmed the employment of the Road master, Programs Coordinator, Road Crew, Sewer & Water Plant Operators, Office Staff and EMAs. Supervisor Bumbaugh and Supervisor Gunder voted yes and Supervisor Wilson abstained from vote due to just arriving at the meeting.

 

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

FCATB & TCC – Bob Gunder and Vicki Nunemaker as Alternate

Vision 2015 – Ed Wilson

COG – Bob Gunder & Kerry Bumbaugh alternate

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

EMA – Kerry 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.

 

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

 

13.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved using the Federal Mileage reimbursement rate for 2017 of 53.5 cents, keeping the same holidays, 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.

 

14.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved our delegates of the Supervisor 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.

 

15.  The minutes of December 22, 2016 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Gunder/Wilson motion.  Supervisor Bumbaugh and Supervisor Gunder voted yes and Supervisor Wilson voted no. Motion carried

 

16.  During the initial public comment, Gwen Gates asked who was preforming the road master duties, since Corey Kaiser’s incident. She was informed that Kerry Bumbaugh is the acting road foreman.

 

17.  An update was given on the TCE project. There have been 119 residents in the contaminated area connected by the end of the year. We are looking at being over the grant by approximately $263,775, which is mostly Township manpower and equipment for 2016. We will not have the test results for the well for 4 to 6 weeks. Supervisor Gunder commended Brady Moats for his outstanding job as a plumber and getting all the connections finished by the deadline and working for under the going rate that a plumber gets.

 

18.  The rate of pay for the Township water operators was discussed at this time. Travis Schooley and Yeisson Rodriquez have both received their water license and we now need to set a rate of pay for water operators. A variety of rates were received from different Townships, boroughs and organizations. PSATS  $21 to $28 , Washington Twp. $24, Mont Alto $21.85 to $27, Waynesboro Borough $ 21.04 to $24.65, Chambersburg Borough $20.48 to $24.33, Guilford Twp. $24 to $37, Website PA minimum wage $22.95 in 2015 a site for water & wastewater $22.95 in 2015 Occupational handbook $21.53. Supervisor Bumbaugh proposal for Travis Schooley is $22 to $22.50 and for Yeisson Rodriquez is $20 to$21. Supervisor Wilson stated that it needs to be discussed before bringing to a Board meeting and that a pay raise for the water operators is significant considering that they didn’t put Corey Kaiser’s pay in line with the wage surveys. Yeisson Rodriguez began stating that if they perform well, then he was interrupted by Supervisor Wilson. Supervisor Wilson told Mr. Rodriguez that you don’t even want to go down that road. Yeisson Rodriguez said that you are only picking and choosing and Supervisor Wilson started to raise his voice and cut him off. Supervisor Gunder stated that it should be addressed in executive session. Supervisor Wilson believes that there needs to be a discussion before addressing their wages in public. Gwen Gates asked if Ed Wilson was running our water plant, but she was informed that he never was the water plant operator for Quincy Township. He received his license to be a water plant operator while working at the Township, but now works at Washington Township at their wastewater treatment plant. Solicitor believes that this should be discussed in an executive session. Chris Black a resident of the Township believes that we should make sure we have employees that are qualified to operate the water plant so wage is important. Harry Atherton also believed that it should have been placed on the agenda. Corey Kaiser asked if the water plant operators would be using a truck and he was informed that they will have the truck to take home when they are on call. The discussion on the water operator wages was tabled until executive session.

 

19.  A motion for a 1% pay raise for the employees was made by Supervisor Gunder, but died for the lack of a second. A new motion made by Wilson and seconded by Gunder approved a 1.5% COLA for all employees Motion carried unanimously.

 

20.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved the meeting dates for 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

 

21.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved Resolution 2017-1, 2017 Fee Schedule with no changes from 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

 

22.  A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion appointed James Bakner for a 4 year term on the Zoning Hearing Board. Motion Carried unanimously.

 

23.  Steve Bakner was appointed for a 5 year term on the Sewer Authority on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion.  Supervisor Gunder and Supervisor Bumbaugh voted yes and Supervisor Wilson voted no. Motion carried.

 

24.  A Gunder/Wilson motion reappointed Richmond Adkins to the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously.

 

25.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved constructing a public water main extension across the Township Park to serve three properties on Creager Road: Vicki Doyle, Matthew Hess’s and James Kauffman. The property owners will have to pay to run their laterals and pay full tap fee. This emergency situation arose after the Doyle well went dry during December 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

 

26.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved The Penn Mar Youth League using the ball fields for practices. Motion carried unanimously.

 

27.  A Gunder/Wilson motion approved the State Salt contract for 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

 

28.  The Quincy Village agreement with the Township for the water softener was discussed. The softener went bad on Thanksgiving Day and the bill to have it repaired was $1400. Quincy Village believes that they should not be responsible for the bill. At the present time the Township provides for the operation and administration of the softener and Quincy Village purchases the salt. The Township water system does not require the softener; however, Quincy Village elected to keep it when the Township assumed operational control. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved having an addendum to the agreement with Quincy Village that we are not responsible for the maintenance on the softener. Motion carried unanimously.

 

29.  During period of public comment, Tammy and Chris Black questioned Supervisor Wilson why he was so quick to give an extra 0.5 % COLA to the employees but not discuss the wage for a water operator. Discussion on the subject went back and forth and Supervisor Wilson told Mrs. Black to go write a letter to the editor like you always do. When questioned more about the amount that would be increased in the budget for raises, Supervisor Wilson stated he didn’t know. When resident posed question about Supervisor Wilson wanting to give an additional 0.5 % pay raise to everyone, but opposed pay raise for water operators prior to this, he had no clue what that increase would amount to for the Township. Also other Supervisor informed Mr. Black that we would have to add all of the funds together, because payroll is broken down between different funds and 2% is added in to the budget each year for pay raises. Gwen Gates brought up that it seems like he has a personal conflict with the water operators. Supervisor Wilson commented that he can’t say what he wants to say because it is personal. Supervisor Wilson stated that he would give up his salary for next year to pay for the COLA. Supervisor Wilson doesn’t get an employee salary; only $2500 paid quarterly to attend to Board business as a Township Supervisor.  

 

30.  Lane Carbaugh representing the South Mountain Fire Company asked the Board whether they have looked at the fire contract for them yet. The Board informed Mr. Carbaugh that their meeting with Waynesboro Fire Dept. is later in February.

 

31.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved an executive session on personnel matters at 8:05pm.

 

32.  The Board reconvened at 8:30 pm stating that a discussion was held on operators and their wages. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved Travis Schooley wage at $22 an hour and Yeisson Rodriguez wage is $20 an hour. Motion carried unanimously.

 

33.  Also the Board had an executive session on Tuesday at 12noon, December 27 on a personnel issue. No action was taken that required Board action.

 

34.  During final public comment, Bill Wilhide asked about Baer Buses on Orphanage Road. He was informed that Mr. Baer has 120 days to liquidate buses. After that time frame, our code enforcement officer will handle the matter.

 

35.  The meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion.

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