August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011


Members present: Robert Gunder

                                 Wilbur Sanders

                                 Kerry Bumbaugh


         1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. One resident and Ed Wilson, sewer plant operator were in attendance. 

         2.      The minutes of August 2, 2011 were approved as written on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion with correction being made to item # seven that the 300 foot right of way will need to be gotten from Wayne Gates and Sue Gates not John Manges. Motion carried unanimously.

         3.      There was no initial public comment.

         4.      Ordinance # 140, Solar Energy Ordinance was approved on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

         5.      An update was given on the transfer of the PSL Water System. The attorneys are reviewing the draft agreements for the lease, sale and indemnification.

         6.      Supervisor Gunder has review the draft agreement between the Mont Alto Municipal Authority and has made the changes the Board would like. He has given the agreement to John Kahl, who will forward it to Tim Misner at the Mont Alto Municipal Authority meeting on September 12, 2011. The Board feels that this agreement would be mutually beneficial to both parties.

         7.      Solicitor John Lisko drafted a letter to Wayne Gates about temporary access to a possible well site for the Township. In the meantime, Supervisor Gunder wrote a letter to Wayne Gates and Sue Gates about access to the Oyler property over their property requesting that they respond by August 31, 2011. Supervisor Sanders has talked to Wayne Gates. Mr. Gates informed Supervisor Sanders that he is going to turn the letter over to his attorney. DEP must approve the site before test wells can be do, so we do have some time to acquire the access. On a Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion, Supervisor Gunder is to revise Solicitor Lisko’s letter and make it a letter about eminent domain to be sent to Mr. Gates and Ms. Gates. Motion carried unanimously.

         8.      The Board discussed the Water Tap and User Fee Ordinance # 141. The Ordinance needs to be passed before PSL will sign the agreement for the water. From the figures for the tap fee are $2000 capacity which that will go to PSL for any major subdivisions and $300 of that will go to PSL for minor subdivisions. At the present time the Tap fee will consist of $2000 for capacity, $1500 for connection and $163 for distribution fee. The total tap fee for the system will be $3663. A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion approved having Supervisor Gunder fine tune the Tap and User Fee Ordinance and then advertise.

After a brief discussion about helping the 70 residents along the mainline that are being forced to connect with putting in their laterals to their homes. Supervisor Sanders and Supervisor Bumbaugh amended their motion to include advertising the Floodplain Zoning Ordinance Amendment. Motion carried unanimously.

 9.      Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that we have over $100,000 in delinquent sewer accounts and 15 of those are on the Sheriff Sale list for September 26th. The Higgins property is one on the Sheriff Sale list which is for back taxes. So the subdivision for the Higgins property is being placed on hold until after the sale. Also there is one being sold at a Sheriff Sale for the mortgage on the 9th of September.

     10.  The Camper Auction netted the Township $24,097, total profit. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to have $10,000 placed back into PLGIT. We are keeping one camper and the two mobile homes which were paid for with grant money. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to purchase more campers if they are available. Also at this time Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to look at purchasing a pick-up truck for the maintenance crew, so the sewer plant can have the old truck. On the costars program, a new 2011 truck can be purchased for $21,000 to $22,000. Supervisor Sanders would like the money generated from the sale of the campers used to purchase the new truck. A Sanders/Gunder motion authorized Supervisor Bumbaugh to purchase a new pick-up truck at a price not to exceed $22,000 for the truck. The truck through the costars program includes the plow prep package. Motion carried unanimously.

     11.  The Lenharr Depression Cleanup has been completed. The Township road crew did the work. We utilized three men for a total of six and one half hours each to complete the work. The project generated 50 tires and approximately 900 pounds of metal. We received $107 for the metal.  A call has been placed to Neil Vernick about disposal of the tires. We have approximately a tractor trailer load.

     12.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the berms on Five Forks Road have been cut. The Township worked with Antrim Township to get this completed.

     13.  Supervisor Bumbaugh asked Supervisor Sanders to have Dwayne Smith sign an agreement for the use of the right of way across his property to access the test well site off Tarman Spring Road.

     14.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Guilford Township has repaved their portion of Spruce Road. Fayetteville Contractors did the paving. Rick Levan from District 8 informed Supervisor Bumbaugh that for material and equipment we cannot piggy back off of another Township’s bid price. Therefore Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to place repaving of Spruce Road in the 2012 budget. This year we will replace four pipes on that road in preparation of the repaving to be completed next year.

     15.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved that the property located at 7096 Slabtown Road connecting to Mont Alto Water with the understanding that when Quincy Township has public water available in that area, the property will have to be connected to the Quincy Township Water System and the owners will be responsible for all applicable fees at that time. Motion Carried unanimously.

     16.  A Sanders/Gunder motion approved sending Sue Gates a letter about eminent domain if we do not hear from her by August 31, 2011. Motion carried unanimously.

     17.  During the final period of public comment, Ed Wilson, sewer plant operator gave an update on the plant upgrade. One side has the panels installed and is up and running. He would like to have the other side installed by the end of next week. The pieces of equipment and metal that have been taken out of the plant have been recycled and the money is being used to purchase tools and other metal to complete the upgrade. Supervisor Sanders asked if Guilford Township pump station is still coming on line. He was informed that they are working on the final engineering portion needed before coming on line.

     18.  Bill Wilhide asked if the burn ban had been lift and was informed it was lifted at least a week ago.

     19.  The meeting adjourned at 9:29 am on a Sanders/Gunder motion.