June 11 - Special Meeting

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

June 11, 2013

Special Meeting


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Wilbur Sanders


1.      The Special Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 10:30 am by Chairman Gunder. Three representatives from dollar General, Travis Schooley and a reporter were present. Bill Kick arrived after meeting had begun.

      2.      There was no initial public comment.

      3.      No old business

      4.      Dollar General is here to discuss the traffic study required by the Township. The representatives from Dollar General met with Supervisor Gunder and Bumbaugh on Thursday June 6th. They discussed the storm water issue and the traffic study requirement. The developers have working on the modifications for the storm water that Bill Kick from Martin & Martin would like to see. Dollar General will work out the storm water issues with Bill Kick. The Planning Commission asked for a traffic study, per the Township Ordinance there must be 100 trips during peak hours or in lieu thereof a fee can be paid to the Township instead of doing a traffic study. The meeting has been called because Dollar General would like to revisit the fee in lieu of traffic study, because a traffic study cannot be completed until the college has reconvened in August, which will hold up Dollar General’s project.. A discussion was held on the impact on traffic. The impact per Dollar General’s figures is about 3% and the worst case scenario would be 10 % impact. With the figures that they have calculated, Dollar General is willing in lieu of a traffic study to donate or contribute $20,000 to the Township with no stipulation placed on the use of the donation which can either be put in escrow to help with a future light or whatever the Township feels they need to use it for. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the representatives from Dollar General that the Township has completed some calculations also and they had 11.7 % impact. The donation figure the Township calculated based on the 11.7 % impact was $23,400 which is close to Dollar General’s. After some discussion, Supervisor Sanders and Bill Kick believe that the amount offered by Dollar General is fair. Dollar General is going to give the Township in writing how the figure was calculated.  A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion accepted the $20,000 offer from Dollar General in lieu of a traffic study and making sure all permits are in hand, and we can’t require offsite improvements , but could have required a traffic study and with storm water being worked out with Bill Kick. Motion carried unanimously. The plans will now go back to the Planning Commission on June 24th. The donation will be included in the condition of the approval. Also Dollar General will be billed for the advertising of the meeting. Also Dollar General will submit the financial security agreement for review.

      5.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that since the tractor and mower had been advertised and no bids received, we received an offer from John Kahl, Jr. to purchase it for $6000.  The tractor was sold to John Kahl, Jr. for $6000.00.

      6.      Supervisor Gunder asked the Board if anyone would be attending the ceremony for the Monterey Pass Battlefield on July 5th. Supervisor Bumbaugh told Supervisor Gunder to respond that one person maybe attending.

      7.      Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion.