May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018


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.  Nine residents and John High, from Brindle Associates, were in attendance.


  2. There was no initial public comment.


  3. The minutes of April 18, 2018 were approved as written and the bills for April 2018, except those paid to the Supervisors on a Gunder/Wilson motion.  Supervisor Wilson abstained from voting. Motion carried.


  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved sending a draft Memorandum of Understanding to Mont Alto Municipal Authority for their review for the proposed public water interconnection.  Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Portnoff Law Associates has sent out letters to property owners for the 50+ delinquent sewer accounts that we gave them. The residents should have received them last Thursday or Friday.


  1. A Gunder/ Wilson motion approved the reappointment of Jill Schooley to the Planning commission for another four-year term. Motion Carried unanimously.


  1. A grant application for construction of the mainline to the PSL Campus was sent in to DCED in December 2016 for consideration of a State Competitive Grant.  Until such time as DCED acts to either approve or disapprove the request, the Township needs to have “bridge financing” in place for the Project since our two-year Line of Credit expires in August 2018. Jon Cox, our Water Counsel, is putting out feelers on possible available funding sources. This financing would include funding for both the PSL Extension and the line of credit for the TCE project amounts which DEP didn’t cover. A Gunder/Wilson Motion approved Jon Cox proceeding to find available bridge financing. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the State PSATS is an agreement with allowing local police departments to use radar contrary to popular opinion among the local county PSATS groups.


  1. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the Waynesboro Area School District is holding celebration Day on May 25 at 1 p.m. and Board members are invited to attend in the Senior High Auditorium.


  1. Franklin County Emergency Alliance is applying for a $15,000 grant to do a study on Volunteers in the fire and EMS service. They will need funding for any amount not covered by the grant.


  1. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved donating $100 per participating volunteer fire department youth who wish to attend the Franklin County Fire Training Center training from fire companies servicing Quincy Township.


  1. The Board has been invited to Penn National for a grant-award announcement from Leg Up Farms on May 17 at 11 a.m.


  1. The Liquid fuels project for this year have been submitted to Penn Dot.


  1. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the State Legislature has a bill pending which would authorize state-wide collection of the EIT.  Our Board has opposed this measure in the past via official action.


  1. Solicitor Fenicle has received official notice of the Transource hearings taking place in Franklin County on May 22 and 23, 2018.


  1. There was no final public comment.


  2. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the Board going to an executive session at 7:26pm.


  1. The Board reconvened at 7:59 pm. The on-going negotiations and offers made by the Township for purchase of the Mount Valley Riders Saddle Club property were not accepted. The Board previously authorized the Solicitor to proceed with eminent domain if offers were rejected, and this action was reaffirmed during this session.


  1. The meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. on a Gunder/Wilson motion.