March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012    


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. Ten residents were in attendance. 

2.      There was no initial public comment

 3.      The minutes of February 7, 2012 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 4.      An update was given on the TCE Public Water System. The list of questions from DEP is being answered by the Township’s Engineers. The Supervisors and Brindle will review the answers tomorrow before submitting them to DEP. Also the Supervisors are having a meeting with the Franklin County Commissioners tomorrow to discuss the CDBG application and Housing Trust money. Andy Stottlemyer from the Franklin County Conservation District has visited the site for the new well and has given advice on soil erosion control. After DEP receives the answer to their questions, the Supervisors should have a meeting with DEP. Supervisor Sanders would like more research on the HDPE pipe that the Township wants to use. He has heard some conflicting information and he would like some clarification before we commit to using HDPE pipe in the project.

 5.      Century Link Fiber Optic Request was discussed. Because we will be having an exit to our park in the area where Century Link wants to place a pole, we have requested that their cable be placed under ground instead of on a pole. The underground installation will replace two poles that would obstruction the line of sight when leaving the park. Century Link has agreed to bury the cable. The Township will place conduit underground during our construction and Century Link will be reimbursing us approximately $3000 for the pipe.

 6.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved Supervisor Gunder signing the update for the Franklin County Area Tax Boards by Laws. Motion carried unanimously.

 7.      A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved changing the fee schedule for a minor lot addition from $300 to $150 in the fee schedule. Motion carried unanimously.

 8.      The Zoning Officer gave a written report. He has two items that he is still pursuing. At the intersection of Mentzer Gap Road and Anthony Highway, the bags of trash have been removed, but are now accumulating again. Also Mike would like to pursue the removal of the mobile home at the Nunnery on Anthony Highway that belongs to Daniel Baer. While he is contacting Mr. Baer, Mike is also to ask him about the mobile homes along Orphanage Road.

 9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board about Comcast Cable not being available to our residents in the Five Forks area. Comcast was contacted and because it was going to cost $70,000 to replace poles to get their lines in that area of the Township they did not pursue. Frank Lynch with Comcast is going to be contacted about what is happening and about expanding the cable to other areas of the Township.

 10.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Joe Schorn was at a class today and was informed that we are in violation of our permit. The well head must be fenced in. The employees will fence in a 100 ft. by 100ft area around the well head.

 11.  Supervisor Sanders gave the Secretary some papers to file from Vision 2015.

 12.  There is a need for an executive session

 13.  A Scout was here to observe for a merit badge.

 14.  Supervisor Gunder will be in Jail for Muscular Dystrophy on March 21 at 11 o’clock. If you would like to donate, papers are in the office.

 15.  Also Supervisor Bumbaugh has been asked about the possibility of Blue Rock Church using the grounds at the Township Office to have a car show. They are to contact Frank Mong. Secretary is to call Chip Moats and give him Frank’s number.

 16.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 7:42pm.

 17.  The Board reconvened at 7:50pm. The executive session was for information concerning the Furnace Road Water Project.

 18.  During the Period of final public comment, Ronald Barnes asked which side of the road in front of his property the water line would be placed. He was informed that it would be the opposite side.

 19.  The meeting adjourned on a Sanders/Gunder motion at 8:00 pm.