December 20, 2018

 

 

Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Ed Wilson

 

  1. Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Two residents were in attendance.

     

  2. There was no initial public comment.

 

  1. The Minutes from December 4, 2018 were approved on a Gunder/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The 2019 Quincy Township Budget was approved on a Wilson/ Gunder motion including keeping the property tax rate at its current level of 1.6 mills.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved changing the regular Supervisor’s meeting time from 7:00 pm. to 6:30 pm. beginning with the Reorganization Meeting in January 2019. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved the meeting schedule for 2019 and advertising the schedule. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder read a National School Choice Week Proclamation. The week proclaimed will be from January 20 through January 26, 2019 and is primarily applicable to Mowrey Elementary School. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the National School Choice Week Proclamation. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Donald Izer has 14 hours vacation that he will not be able to use by the end of the year. After a brief discussion, a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Donald Izer carrying those hours over into 2019 with them being used in January 2019. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder gave an update on the delinquent sewer collections by Portnoff. Of the original $200,000+ delinquent funds, there remains approximately $159,515 in delinquent monies that Portnoff has not yet be able to collect, including $31,923 which is part of the payment plan process offered by Portnoff.  Portnoff has 5 accounts where the property has both water and sewer, but their agreement and our Ordinance seems to limit collection of delinquent sewer accounts only. Supervisor Gunder contacted Portnoff about this to determine if we are on legal footing to collect both. Portnoff indicated that they didn’t think such limited terminology would pose a problem. The Agreement is easily changed, but revision to the Ordinance will require advertisement. Supervisor Wilson suggested that we look into shutting off the water for those delinquent accounts. Supervisor Gunder stated he would look into the details to determine how many of the 5 are on payment plans and how many qualify for a hardship application.  If any of the 5 delinquent accounts are being paid on via the payment plan, we will have to let them continue with their payments as agreed to between them and Portnoff.

 

  1. Solicitor had nothing to present.

 

  1. During the final period of public comment, Frank Mong asked if the time change for the Supervisors meetings would be advertised. He was informed that the time change will be advertised along with the annual meeting schedules.

 

  1. Frank Mong also informed the Board that he has been receiving calls about coyotes invading the Township. He stated that there are no more coyotes in the Township than previously.

 

  1. The meeting adjourned on a Wilson/Gunder motion at 8:45 am.

 

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