July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017


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 Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  One resident was in attendance.


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The minutes of June 22, 2017 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills, except those paid to the Supervisors, on a Wilson/Gunder motion.  Motion carried.


4.      Well # 7 testing update was given. All the tests have been sent in. The Hydrogeologist is coming on July 12. We are pumping at a rate of 160 gpm.


5.      The Old Forge Bridge project has now been completed. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to state that he is proud of employees and staff for all their work put in to this project. We replaced 14 drain pipes,  replaced old bridge and repaved the remaining portion of Old Forge Road in 20 days. The engineer was at the Bridge on Friday June 30. The Road was opened that afternoon. Soil Conservation is very pleased with the job and the time frame. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to thank very body water, sewer, road crew and office staff for their hard work. The metal bridge that was replaced was 50 years old. Supervisors are very proud and glad that the project was completed in such a short time span.


6.      Case Grant was discussed. The Township road crew employees have tested the CASE mini excavator and skid loader. The road crew prefers the mini- excavator and all the employees made it clear that if CAT could get close they would prefer a CAT. CAT cannot get close to the CASE price. Case price is $16,313.80 difference for mini excavator. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved purchasing the Mini excavator at no more than $15,000 difference and making sure that includes the quick connect and thumb. Motion carried unanimously. This purchase is being made possible by the CASE Grant and Costars.


7.      Kenneth Oyler Subdivision was reviewed. The subdivision is to separate the business from a new dwelling which is under construction.  The existing mobile will be removed.  SEO stated that an easement is needed for the dwelling sewer lateral running across the business property and the HOP date needs to be changed since it is listed as future tense. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved the subdivision with the two corrections being made. Motion carried unanimously.


8.      Applications for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Program are due by August 4, 2017.  The Township is in need of funding assistance to complete the previously approved Tomstown Hill Water Line Extension project.  This Project was listed on the meeting agenda as being under discussion at the July 6th public meeting agenda to receive input from area residents.  No objections were received from the community at large for not applying for this grant. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved submitting our application for the 2017 CDBG Program by August 4th for this Project. The line will service 9 properties. Motion also approved using Brindle Associates as our engineer for this project. Motion carried unanimously.


9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the only quote we got for insurance this year was from Selective. The insurance cost is about the same except for worker’s Comp which went from $19000 premium to $25000 due to a large claim in 2015. After three years should be back down in price.


10.   The Waynesboro Fire Contract update was given. Staff has still not had a meeting with the Boro. due to scheduling conflicts of the two parties involved.


11.   The South Mountain Fire Company tarring and chipping has been completed and when we get the bill we will pay our share of $1500.


12.   An explanation of the Per Capita Tax bills was given. The school has chosen not to collect a per capita tax anymore. Per our Ordinance from 1987, if the school Board does not take their portion of our tax then we can collect and keep the full $10 tax created by the 1987 Ordinance. We hired J. P. Harris to print and mail our tax bills along with Mont Alto and was given a rate comparable to what the School District charged to mail our per capita bills along with their occupational bills. There were some bills mailed out that were for people who were previously exonerated. The Board decided for now to continue to exonerate the people who the school district already exonerated.  Solicitor Fenicle looked up the exoneration that are allowed by the law and it states that only if income is under $12000 should be exonerated. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved Solicitor Fenicle to do a resolution stating the state statue as the exoneration for per capita. Motion carried unanimously. We would like to make it clear that this is not a new tax and we did not raise the amount of the tax. In fact the $10 tax actually is a reduction from 2015 when it was $15, when the school district got $10 and the Township got the other $5.


13.   Supervisor Wilson asked what is happening with Dan Baer since there are still two buses in the field and other vehicles along the tree line. The vehicles along the tree line apparently belong to Clint Moore, an employee of Mr. Baer.  Mr. Baer was called and a message was left but he has not returned the phone call.  Mr. Baer will be contacted again and if the zoning ordinance violation persists he will be sent a letter from the zoning officer.


14.   Supervisor Wilson informed the Board that he will not be available for the August 1 meeting, so the Board agreed to move the meeting to August 10th and to advertise the change of date and cancel the July workshop.


15.   The 2020 census is starting up. There is going to be a COG meeting on July 19 at which time an explanation of the 2020 census will be given. Travis Schooley and Vicki Nunemaker will be attending in Mr. Gunder’s absence.


16.   The solicitor Had nothing.


17.   The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm. on a Wilson/Gunder motion.