January 6, 2014

January 6, 2014  

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Wilbur Sanders

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

 

1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:00 pm. by Supervisor Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Five residents were in attendance. 

      2.      The minutes of December 19, 2013 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

      3.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved Supervisor Gunder as temporary chairman and Vicki Nunemaker as temporary Secretary.  The same motion approved keeping the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, bonding for Treasurer, Zoning and Code Enforcement Officials, Vacancy Board Chairman, Solicitor for Township, Planning Commission , Zoning Hearing Board/Appeals Board Township Engineers, Sewage Enforcement Officer, Park and Recreation Committee the same as 2013. The motion also reaffirmed employment of the Road master, Programs Coordinator, Road Crew, Sewer and Water Plant Operators, Office Staff and EMA’s. The motion also included recommending the same pay rate and benefits to the elected auditors for Road master and Program Coordinator Positions. Also included keeping the same representative to the FCATB, TCC, Vision 2015, COG, WID, Drug Task Force, AG Advisory, 911 First Call and Emergency Alliance. The motion reaffirms the same pay rate for Real Estate Tax Collector. Also approved F /M Trust, Susquehanna Bank and PLGIT as depositories for the Township. Motion carried unanimously.

     4.      The COLA was approved at 1.5% for all regular employees, the Employee benefits will remain the same as last year and mileage reimbursement will be at the Federal rate per mile on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     5.      Delegates to the Pennsylvania Educational Conference of Supervisors and Secretary/Treasurer were approved with Secretary/Treasurer, Vicki Nunemaker as the voting delegate and approval of reimbursement for conference expenses on a Sanders/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     6.      Accredited Services and CCIS were appointed for use by Township residents for building permits and inspections and Accredited Services, Mike Cermak, Sr. was appointed as the Township Code Enforcement Officer on a Gunder/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     7.      A discussion was held on compensation for the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board and Park and Recreation Committee. More information is needed about the number of meetings each had and how many members were present at each meeting. The decision was tabled until the workshop.

     8.      There was no Public Comment during the initial public comment period.

     9.      An update was given on the TCE/Furnace Road Public Water. The predrilling plan has been approved for well #6. Comments are back from DEP for public water site and a meeting on what the driller and geologist came up with on the Peiffer Site. The engineer has answers to their questions and will return the answers to DEP next week. An agreement maybe in the process for the property that we were going to condemn. The attorney is setting up a meeting with property owners attorney.

     10.  The Park Project was discussed. Solicitor Lisko has talked to Supervisor Bumbaugh and Supervisor Bumbaugh also has contact PSATS about the Park Project. Beth from DCNR has our comments and Supervisor Sanders believes we need to wait on her comments. Bid specs for the remainder of the Park Project will be prepared.

     11.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved an extension from Mentzer Meadows. Motion was approved by Supervisor Sander and Bumbaugh with Supervisor Gunder abstaining.

     12.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved Resolution 2014-1, 2014 Fee Schedule and Resolution 2014-2, Real Estate Tax Rate for 2014. Motion carried unanimously.

     13.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved paying like we did in the past for attendance at regular training seminars. Motion carried unanimously.

     14.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that our unemployment insurance was down this year.

     15.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved signing our salt contract for 2014-2015. Motion carried unanimously.

     16.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the Franklin County Soil Conservation would like to use our meeting room to hold a manure management class for the riding club on February 20. The Supervisors approve the use of our meeting room.

     17.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we have not heard anything from the school district about the road at Mowery School.

     18.  Supervisor Sanders asked about the Worker’s Compensation for Fire Company’s is going up. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed Supervisor sanders that we pay Mont Alto Boro for our portion of Worker’s Comp for Mont Alto Fire Company, but our census went down and our portion of the insurance went up. Chief Darryl Nunemaker is going to review before we pay our portion.

     19.  Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to hold off signing the radio agreement with the County until Solicitor Lisko gets answer to question as to why we need an agreement now when we didn’t have one in the past.

     20.  During the final period of public comment, Bill Wilhide asked about road being rough at the intersection of Tomstown Road ad Shank Hess Road. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed him that they stopped paving until the waterline is installed.

     21.  There is a problem with water coming across the Road on Bakner Road. Comcast hit the water line to the pump when they were working in that area in August and the Township is in contact with Comcast about the issue.

     22.  The meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion.