May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015

 

 

Members present: Robert Gunder                 

                           Kerry Bumbaugh

                           Wilbur Sanders

Solicitor: Linus Fenicle


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Eight residents were in attendance.

2.      There was no comment during initial public comment period.

3.      The Minutes of April 16, 2015 along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

4.      Tomstown/Furnace Road Water Project was discussed. Contract 101 is moving along well. They contractor is 36 days past substantial completion date. Our attorney has received a letter from the contractor’s attorney, which Counsel Winfield is answering. The Water Tank is full and water is in the line. Release valves are being installed this week and the lines have been disinfected. We are ready to go with connecting Furnace Road as soon as have permission. We are to contact Phil Tarquino at the County Planning Commission as soon as some residents on Furnace Road are connected. The Grant amendment for the TCE site was approved in on April 22d. Contract 102 is ready to be advertised by Mid-June. This is the main distribution line.

5.      An update was given about the Municipal Park. The Upper Comfort Station is being worked on and is progressing nicely. The plumbing and wiring should be completed within the next week and one half. Then the drywall will be put in place. The completion date is June 30th. A final inspection will have to be done by Melham and Associates and Rex Benchoff with a letter from Solicitor Fenicle.

6.      FCATB/TCC Merger letter from WASD was received which raised more questions than they answered. According to the response they never took the merger to the Board for a vote, but talked about it only in Budget Committee, which is a violation of the Sunshine Law.

7.      Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved advertising an amended water Ordinance for connection fees and adopting a new Resolution citing the new fees. Motion carried unanimously.

8.      The Right to Know appeals were discussed. We have had the first appeal approved by the Open Records Office for the requestor. The second appeal, we will have a decision on May 6th. Supervisor Sanders informed the residents present that the right to know requests have cost approximately $5000 and we can only recoup $400 of that expense.

9.      The Zoning Officer sent a written Report. Item #4-15 has been closed and item # 2-15 has started to clean up. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the Zoning officers report. Motion carried unanimously.

10.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the property owners along Mount Zion Road have been very cooperative with the construction being done for water runoff.

11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh also informed the Board that on Creager Road there is a sink hole caused by the sewer line. When the manhole was popped they found a blockage at one spot which was taken care of by the sewer employees.

12.   A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the purchase of a rock hound through the costars program from CAT at a cost of $8100 and we will be credited with three months’ worth of rental from CAT which was $1200 a month. We had received another quote of $11,000 from Stephenson equipment but Cat was lower. Motion carried unanimously.

13.  Cemetery Lane & Back Lane have been tarred and chipped at a total cost of $17,000.

14.  Dan Crist who is running for Franklin county Coroner introduced himself to the Supervisors and residents. He is willing to work with the Municipalities and has not been on crash scenes as coroner only as funeral director, but will be open and willing to work with anyone.

15.  During the final public comment, Harry Atherton asked about people placing their grass clippings behind the maintenance building. He was informed at the present time the Board is allowing this, but do not want trash bags placed there just the clippings. Also the Board stated that something must be done about someone throwing their cat litter in plastic bags along Orphanage road.

16.  The Board adjourned to an executive session to discuss Right to Know and personnel issue on a Bumbaugh/sanders motion.

17.  The Board reconvened and reported that they agreed to resolve the issue with the right to know requests. We will just answer the request and supply the records we think the requester wants even though the requester asked questions rather than specify records. OOR power point training states no questions; however OOR attorneys are ignoring their own guidelines.  Our legislators have been apprised of this contradiction by the OOR and there will be more dialogue with Rep. Schemel in the near future. A Bumbaugh/sanders motion approved this decision. Motion carried unanimously.

18.  A Bumbaugh/sanders motion approved giving our part-time summer help Paul Dively a 50cent an hour raise. Motion carried unanimously.

19.  Supervisor Bumbaugh also informed the Board that a Boy Scout troop was to attend the meeting this evening. They arrived while the Board was in executive session and could not stay. One Boy Scout Troup is going to assemble benches for in the Park and another boy working on his Eagle Scout project is going to complete the second section of the park.

20.  The meeting adjourned on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion at 7:45 pm.

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