June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

Members present: Robert Gunder arrived at 7:05 pm

                               Wilbur Sanders

                             Kerry Bumbaugh

Solicitor: John Lisko


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Nine residents and John High from Brindle Associates were in attendance.


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The Minutes of May 22, 2014 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.


4.      Water Project Bid Award/Reject was addressed. John High is still reviewing the bids which we have 120 days in which to do once the bids are opened. After a discussion was held with the solicitor for the water project it was decided to table the awarding of the bids until the June 19, 2014 workshop.


5.      TCE/Furnace Road Water Project Update was given. Well #6 site is being prepared. Bids have been opened. DEP has reviewed the distribution side of the project and had eleven comments which John High is addressing. Solicitor John Cox is working on intermitted financial for the project, so money is available to pay the bills once submitted to the Township before being reimbursed from DEP.


6.      There were no bids received for aggregates. This was the second time it was bid. Solicitor Lisko will check on regulation governing how we can purchase materials since not bids received second time.


7.      We are in the process of getting the bid packet for the upper comfort station in the park to submit for review by DCNR.


8.      Zoning Officer was not present and sent no report.


9.      Paul Dively has been using a demo mower to mow at our facilities. It is a Toro Mower. The mower is more versatile and comfortable than the previous mower we demoed. This mower can be purchase at a price of $8600, with a 5 year warranty. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the purchase of the Toro gas fuel injected mower at the state contract price. Motion carried unanimously.


10.  Supervisor Gunder asked if there has been any more contact with Penn Dot about the Mentzer Gap road project. Supervisor Gunder believes a grate would help to alleviate the problem.


11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we have been receiving a lot of calls about yards not being mowed.


12.  Supervisor Gunder told the Board that the Clean water Grant that we applied for would only cover the cost of what the Township owned in the connections for residents. We do have enough in Township cost to meet the amount requested in the grant. We also need a statement from the engineer about the extra ring for the water holding tank. A letter has been sent to congressman Shuster’s office about where the law comes from that residents along the water route will have to connect, but will not receive help in paying for the connection. Supervisor Gunder believes a letter should go to congressman Toomey’s office also.


13.  Supervisor Bumbaugh in formed the Board that there was a house fire in the Township and he had to call Joe and Corey in to clean up the roadway.


14.  Supervisor Gunder was contacted by Mike Christopher and told the Washington Township Supervisors dropped the issue about police protection for Quincy Home.


15.  Solicitor had nothing


16.  During the final period of public comment, Tina Scheib asked about having junk cars setting at a property. She was informed that two unlicensed vehicles are allowed in the Township.


17.  Scott Miller asked about the grader the Township is considering selling or dismantling. He was informed no decision has been made yet.


18.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm on Bumbaugh/sanders motion.