December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

 

 

  Members present: Supervisor Robert Gunder

                                Supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh

                                   Supervisor Ed Wilson was absent but approved the Agenda conceptually in advance.

 

  1. Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

     

  2. There was no initial public comment.

 

  1. The Minutes of November 14, 2019 and the bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the 2020 Budget for Quincy Township for the General Fund, Water, Sewer and Highway Aid Accounts. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. An update was given on the Tomstown Road and Washington Township Boulevard intersection. A letter was sent to the Secretary of Transportation on November 28, 2019 and the Secretary sent Dave Rock from PennDot to meet with us on December 9, 2019.   Mr. Rock stated that Washington Twp. initiated the three-way stop in their HOP.  However, Washington Township Manager, Jeffrey Geesaman, who met with the Twp. later that week, stated that they asked for a T-Intersection, but PennDot overruled them. Washington Township does not want the 3-way stop either and they are willing to call a traffic engineer to review the sight distance per Quincy township’s recommendation.

 

  1. With the Secretary/Treasurer, Vicki Nunemaker, retiring on December 27, 2019, the Board has chosen a replacement. Laura Justus is going to be the new Township’s Secretary/Treasurer, effective December 5 and she will be working with Vicki to get up-to-speed until she leaves at the end of the month.

 

  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the Joseph Middour lot addition. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The Board on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion gave retiring Secretary/Treasurer, Vicki Nunemaker, a certificate of recognition (Resolution 2019-10), and gift cards in appreciation for her 14 years of service to the Township.  In addition, the Board approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion a lump-sum payout for Vicki covering her accumulated leave balances of sick hours (one-third) and vacation; total amounting to approx. $10,000.  The Board also on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion increased her rate of pay from $19 to $20 per hour if called in to assist the new Secretary/Treasurer.

 

  1. The Board on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved affected employees carrying over their compensatory time balances into 2020 without penalty of loss.

 

  1. The Board on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved appointing David Hollar, local well-established construction person, to the Zoning Hearing Board; reappointing Carroll Wilhide to the Sewer Authority; and appointing Tim Goetz to the Park Committee.

 

  1. The Board on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the 2020 Proposed Meeting Schedules for Township Supervisor Meetings; Sewer Authority Meetings; Planning Commission Meetings and Park Committee Meetings.

 

  1. Eugene Mentzer won re-election in the May 2019 primary for Auditor and was on the ballot for the November 5, 2019 election and won re-election.  However, he became deceased just prior to the election and a replacement was needed.  The Board received three people who were interested (two by letter and one verbally); and on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the two-year appointment of Stewart Hickok to be our new Auditor.

 

  1.  Mr. Jim Maun, William F. Brindles, Assoc. visited the office on December 18 to report that our Water Engineer, Mr.  John High was leaving his employ and taking a job with the county.  John was a valuable addition to our workforce, and we will miss him greatly. Mr. Maun does not plan on filling his position but he himself will be available to help us as much as he can.  Right now, is a good time for us to lose John’s expertise since all our water projects are stable and all permits are current.  It was also announced that Matt Birely, Sewer Plant Operator will be leaving our employ on January 3, 2019 and taking a job with Bedford Township where he recently moved to. We may have to hire part-time employees, if and when we get the final go-ahead from County to start the water project on Tomstown Road. Mr. Bumbaugh plans on talking to Tom Hoffman at the WASD about the possibility of getting an intern to perhaps learn the trade.

 

  1. The Commonwealth Court notified our Solicitor on December 2 that the scheduled court appearance on December 12, 2019 on the Saddle Club’s request for interest on the just compensation issue will be decided on the briefs submitted by both parties.  However, the January 6, 2020 court appearance is still on schedule whereby the Saddle Club attorney is requesting reimbursement for moving the shed from their former property in Quincy Township to their Greencastle club site.  Our solicitor, along with two working supervisors will be required to attend that hearing.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder reported that our Franklin County Tax Board head, Mr. Rich Fahnestock, is leaving.  The Board agreed to offer a current employee, Sue Hull, the position with a $1,250 annual stipend for her services until a final replacement can be secured.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder reported that we are working with the County Planning Office to firm up the funds promised to the Township for the Tomstown Water Line and the Mentzer Gap Road water line to the Quincy Village Campus. We should see all the funding required for the Tomstown Line ($170,000) coming our way in 2020, and we will need to act promptly to finish that line with our own workforce supplanted by Perry Boring.

 

  1. Supervisor Bumbaugh reported that Soils Conservation has agreed to provide an additional $70,000 in 2020 to finish Green Corner Road.

 

  1. Motion to adjourn at 8:50 a.m. on motion by Bumbaugh/Gunder.

 

 

Respectfully written by:                                                             Reviewed & Confirmed by:

 

 

 

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Laura A. Justus, Secretary/Treasurer                                          Robert J. Gunder, Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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