November 7, 2013

November 7, 2013     


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Wilbur Sanders

Solicitor: John Lisko

 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. Seven residents were in attendance, along with Ed Wilson, sewer plant operator. 

  2.      There was no initial public comment.

   3.      The Minutes of October 24, 2013 and bills will be tabled for approval until next meeting.

   4.      An update was given on the Tomstown/Furnace Water Project. The supervisors have not heard from DEP since our permit application was submitted. The Engineers are concerned about meeting our timeline for connection for the DCED Grant. Supervisor Gunder has reviewed the timeline and believes we can meet the deadline. There is going to be a meeting next week with the Engineers and if need be we will contact Tom Shawl about the review process for our permit. We can also prepare the bid for the storage tank and treatment plant and have it ready to advertise. Bob Schimerling has the project broken down into seven packages. At the meeting next week, we will try to impress on the Engineers that we should go out with the bids for the storage tank and treatment plant, because it doesn’t matter which parcel of land it will be located on, the plans are the same.

   5.      The Municipal Park update was given. We will not be able to finish the Park by the end of December which was a requirement of the Grant, so we have asked for a year’s extension. We have forwarded the information needed to receive $40,000 of the $50,000 grant money which we have yet to receive. An email from Beth has been received today with about five pages of questions which will need to be answered. DCNR is requesting a certification from our Solicitor. Solicitor Lisko would like to discuss this further in an executive session.

     6.      Kenneth Hauk Land Development Plans were reviewed. A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the plans contingent on Martin & Martin’s storm water issues being addressed and an updated plan being brought in to the Township showing the existing sewage facility. Motion carried unanimously.

     7.      Charles Pentz Subdivision Plans were reviewed. Mr., Pentz is only planning on storage units at the present time, therefore there is no need for sewer or water. A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the plans contingent on revised plans being submitted to the Township showing the residue and acreage on the plans and receiving notification of non-building waiver being reviewed. Motion carried unanimously.

     8.      Franklin County Area Tax Board has sent their 2014 proposed budget. The governing bodies are to approve and send back approval to the FCATB. A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the FCATB 2014 Proposed Budget. Motion carried unanimously.

     9.      A Sanders/Gunder motion approved reviewing the 2014 proposed budget of Quincy Township and presenting the final recommendation in two weeks at our monthly workshop. Motioncarried unanimously.

     10.  The Zoning Officer was not present and did not give us a written report.

     11.  Supervisor Sanders asked what the amount of money given to Waynesboro Fire Company for their contract in 2013 is. He was informed that it was $7500 plus per call billed. The base contract amount is going to stay the same for 2014, but the paid driver rate is going to increase slightly.

     12.  Supervisor Gunder gave Solicitor Lisko a copy of email from Beth at DCNR which will be discussed in executive session.

     13.  During the final period of public comment, Ed Wilson asked the Supervisors if they were concerned over his purchase of a grass catcher for the lawn mower. He had been informed that they were upset about it. The Supervisors informed him that they were not.

     14.  Ed Wilson also asked the Supervisors about the possibility of purchasing a crane to help lift pumps and other heavy objects at the plant. He would like to purchase a crane that is mounted on the truck. Ed is to acquire more information and bring it back to the workshop meeting for the Supervisors to review.

     15.  Tina Scheib also inquired about water running from the ground on a neighbor’s property on to theirs. They have enlarged a drainage swale but the water is still running onto their property. If she would like to file a complaint, the Supervisors will have Mike Hansen look into the matter.

     16.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 7:29 pm.

     17.  The Board reconvened at 8:14 pm, stating they had a discussion on the Municipal Park and issues with DCNR.

     18.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm on a Sanders/Gunder motion.