July 2, 2013

Posted as submitted by Vicki Nunemaker, Sec./Treas.


July 2, 2013         

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Wilbur Sanders

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

Solicitor: John Lisko

 

1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:02 pm. by Supervisor Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Fourteen residents were in attendance, along with representatives for Dollar General Store. 

 

2.      During the initial public comment, Greg Shank a representative from the Waynesboro Fish & Game

      questioned why their Ag Security request was not on the agenda. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed  

      them that they would be on the agenda for July18th.

 

3.      The Minutes of June 20, 2013 were approved along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.      An update was given on the Water Project. Work is being done at the Peiffer well site. The well drillers have finished casing with 10 inch liner down 423 or 453 feet. The driller did a pump down test and got 200 gallons per minute. Travis Schooley has ordered the transducers for monitoring the Knouse well and pond. The step test will probably be done on Saturday and Sunday this week. We will probably develop another well on that site, but cannot use as the backup well, that well will have to be on another site. We maybe putting out bid request for borings after cost analysis. It is the requirement to be completed by July 31, 2013 for the line on Furnace Road. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion authorized Supervisor Gunder to make decision about authorizing the bids being placed in the paper. Motion carried unanimously.

 

5.      The Russell Miller Lot Addition was approved on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

6.      Sean Delany representing the Dollar General Store addressed the Board of Supervisors informing them of a traffic analysis and storm water issues that were addressed. A traffic study was requested by the Planning Commission, but in lieu of a traffic study, a traffic analysis was presented to the Board by Ilene Pauletta from Trans Associates. She gave each Supervisor a copy of the report and she discussed her findings in detail. (copy on file) Ilene has offered to make a contact with Penn DOT for a safety study. Sean Delany informed the Board that after the traffic analysis, it was of better value for everyone involved for a fee in lieu of a traffic study be paid to the Township. The Dollar General Store already has their HOP from Penn DOT. Mike Swank, the engineer for the Dollar General, addressed the storm water revisions. The building is being raised about one foot above 997 and the water will be pushed around the building by grading the ground in that direction. Martin & Martin has approved the changes. The Board discussed placing a request in their letter to Penn Dot for the safety study about redoing the bridge on Mount Zion Road. The Financial Security has been submitted to the Township and they have received approvals from all outside agencies. A developer’s agreement was given to the Supervisors from Sean Delaney to sign, but after being reviewed by Solicitor Lisko, he informed the Board that they did not need to sign the agreement. This is governed by the MPC. The developer’s agreement takes the MPC regulations and places them in an agreement. It provides for field changes without submitting a new land development plan. Mr. Delaney was informed that the Township here basically does not request a new land development plan for changes; normally they review the changes and just approve them. Frank Mong asked since used old traffic figures from previous studies how much of an increase will be caused. He was informed around 3%, highest would be 8%. Also Mr. Mong asked about the area where store is going, because it is a backup point for flooding. The building is still going to be lower that the car wash, but a channel has been developed to move water around building. Store is not in flood plan; some of the land is, but not the building. Frank is concerned about neighboring properties having problems. Supervisors had Martin & Martin review and address just such questions. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the Dollar General Subdivision plans contingent on financial security, payment in lieu of traffic study being received and compliance with all other Township, State and County regulations. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.      The Zoning Officer gave the Board a written report. Two of the items have been cleared up on his report. Item # 2-13 is finished and item #3-13 certified letter has been returned, so Mike has put on the front door of the residence. Also the grass issue on Monn Drive has been taken care of. The Bank was as frustrated as the Township, so we are to mow and send them the bill.

 

8.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that truck #11’s bed is getting bad. He would like to purchase a new bed through costars at a cost of $15000. A motion was made by Supervisor Bumbaugh to replace the bed on truck # 11 under the costars program but it died for lack of a second. The consensus was to table until workshop.

 

9.      Supervisor Sanders asked about the house being built on Tomstown Road and how many properties can be in that development and access their property on that private drive. He was informed that as long as they have permission from other property owners on the private drive to use , the Township cannot make them create another driveway, although they can put one onto Tomstown Road if they would have to.

 

10.  Supervisor Gunder has received a letter from Mont Alto Centennial Committee about attending the parade on July 13, 2013 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Sandy, Kerry and Bob asked secretary to RSVP that they plan to attend.

 

11.  Solicitor had nothing.

 

12.  There was nothing during the final period of public comment.

 

13.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.