September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017


Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

          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.  Five residents were in attendance.


2.       There was no initial public comment.


3.      The minutes of August 24, 2017 were approved as written and the bills for August except those paid to the Supervisors on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.


4.      At the request of Penn National, Mr. Gunder and Mr. Bumbaugh met on August 31, 2017 with two members of their Board about providing public water to the Town Center that Penn National is planning to construct in Quincy Township. Penn National proposed that Guilford Water Authority be allowed to service their development in Quincy.  They were told that the Board of Supervisor had already voted weeks ago to not exercise that option.  They were also informed of the other three options available to the Township in their effort to service this area.  A discussion followed on the Board about talking to Mont Alto Municipal Authority as to whether or not they would be willing to sell Quincy bulk water.  Discussion also dealt with drilling a well on Penn National property or extending our Furnace Road water line. Resident Frank Mong questioned why Quincy Township’s authority isn’t handling the water issues and he was informed that there is no water authority in Quincy Township. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion gave Board authorization to start negotiations with Mont Alto and also get a hydrogeologist to look for possible well sites on Penn National property and also get our engineer involved in that process. Motion carried unanimously.


5.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved advertising Fall Bulk Cleanup Days on October 6 and 7, 2017. It will be for Quincy Township residents only. Full work force will work both Friday and Saturday. We will collect on Friday from 8 am to 6 or 7 pm. and on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm. Motion carried unanimously.


6.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the Wendell Martin Subdivision. Motion carried unanimously.


7.      The 2018 MMO for our pension is $35800.63. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the MMO for 2018.


8.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the per capita exoneration list as presented. Motion carried unanimously.


9.      HRI yard restoration contractor (Ground Solutions) is to be here today to start restoring yards over the mainline areas, but it is raining and we are not sure now which day they will begin.


10.   Mr. Gunder and Mr. Bumbaugh had a meeting on August 29, 2017 with the Waynesboro Boro Manager and a council member about renewing the Waynesboro Fire Company contract and billing procedures. The Township would like to have their contract read the same as the other two fire companies based upon number of dwellings serviced. We are waiting on them to get back to us.


11.   Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the crew has been out this evening because of the storm earlier in the evening.


12.   Supervisor Wilson was unavailable to attend the meeting tonight, due to getting a water project finished on Old Forge Road in Washington Township.


13.   Harry Atherton during the period of final public comment, asked about the powerline that might go through Quincy Township. He was informed that the Board cannot do anything about it going through the Township except make our concerns known to state legislators and supporting area residents in their quest to stop the line.


14.   Dave Fair questioned about item # 9 on last month’s minutes. This was about sheds being taxed by the county. He was informed that our Solicitor has sent a letter to the Assessment Office and the County commissioners about the Board’s concerns. At the present time the only way to have assessment of sheds removed from tax assessment is for the property owner to appeal it.


15.   The meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm. on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion.