November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019



  Members present Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Ed Wilson


  1. Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


  2. During the initial period of public comment, Sara Benedict introduced herself and stated that she was attending the meeting for a school Civics’ Class.


  1. The Minutes of October 17, 2019 and the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. An update was given on the Eminent Domain matter for the Saddle Club. There will be a hearing on December 12 at 9:30 a.m. and on January 6, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the Commonwealth Court in Chambersburg about the issue of just compensation for the property.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved a $100 donation for fruit to the Mont Alto Toy Drive. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Emily Moore can no longer attend our Planning Commission meetings and her term expired this year. On a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion, Brent Frain, who resides on Anthony Highway, was approved as a replacement. Motion carried unanimously. Also, the Board needs to think about people who could serve as alternates on the Commission.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson Motion approved the preliminary adoption of the Quincy Township Budget for 2020 and the advertising of the budget. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson Motion approved the Franklin County Area Tax Bureau’s 2020 Proposed Operating Budget/Cost of Collections, which is projected to be at 1.69% for 2020. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Our Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 19, 2019 at 12 noon. William Brindle Associates will be giving us a donation toward the luncheon. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved the same Christmas bonus as last year for all our employees. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson Motion approved the three-year Neptune Software quote of $8160 be paid. It is a software update that needs to be completed before you can use the meters and read them. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. The delinquent utility fee report was given. At the end of September, they had collected $82,983. It is just shy of 40% of the total amount turned over to Portnoff for collection. In addition, there are numerous users who are on a monthly payment plan with Portnoff.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson Motion cancelled the December 3, 2019 regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors because Supervisor Gunder will not be able to attend due to having eye surgery. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Supervisor Wilson informed the Board that the Woodlief house property has finally been cleaned up.


  1. A Wilson/Bumbaugh motion approved a $7,499 quote from Advanced Technology for a new phone system in the Township Office. This quote also includes upgrades to certain computers and our backup system. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved sending a letter to Leslie Richards, Secretary of Transportation, about the three way stop signs on Tomstown Road. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved adjourning to an executive session on personnel matters at 7 p.m.


  1. The Board reconvened at 7:25 pm. The Secretary/Treasurer is retiring, and the job has been advertised in the paper with a due date for receipt of applications of November 22. The Board approved revising and re-advertising the due date for receipt of applications as November 20, 2019. A Bumbaugh/Wilson approved the advertisement and retaining Vicki Nunemaker for help with training of new Secretary/treasurer at a rate of $19 an hour. She will also be continuing as the Franklin County Association of Township Elected Officials Secretary until the spring meeting. Motion carried unanimously.


  1.  The meeting adjourned on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion at 7:30 pm.