February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015



Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

                               Wilbur Sanders


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. Joe Schorn, Water Plant Operator, John High from Brindle Associates, Bob Schemerling, Corey Kaiser, Assistant Road Foreman and two Township residents were in attendance.


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The Minutes of February 3, 2015 were approved as written on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.


4.      Tomstown/Furnace Road update was given. John High presented the Board with payment #4 for PSI, Esenhauer and Oyler Electric. The request was broken down as follows: Electric payment # 2 is for $27,282.96, Plumbing payment # 2 is for $17,651.30 and General Contract payment #4 is for $439,339.50. John High has reviewed the request and everything is okay. There is a bill for components for the controls for the system which will need to be paid by March in the amount of $9186.46. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that they had a surprise visit from Jon Krueger and Ruth Bishop from DEP. They were surprised at the progress at the site. A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved payment #4 for contract 101 based on the recommendation of the Engineer. Motion carried unanimously. Mike McCamley is working on developing well # 6 into a production well. Normal development will not work for this well because of the amount of turbidity. Mike would like to use an air compression system to develop the well instead of a normal rig. It could take months the normal way to see if turbidity clears up. John High is to get price from McCamley for air compression way to develop well. PSI has requested an extension of 45 days. The Board has the solicitor looking at this request. This issue will be tabled until Solicitor has reviewed. Mike from PSI would like to be part of the discussion when the Board talks to the Solicitor. PSI is working six days a week. Main issue now is completing in time to meet deadline for DCED. Phil Tarquino has requested invoices for money spent on Furnace Road. The invoices will be given to Sam by next week. We have not received a date for our extension from DCED.


5.      We have placed an advertisement for materials for the park. The bids are due in the day before our March 3rd meeting.


6.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved going forward with the permitting for the Old Forge Bridge project. Motion carried unanimously.


7.      A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion approved Jessica Lane as the street name for Charlie Pentz Subdivision. Motion carried unanimously.


8.      Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that a letter was received from DEP on the last invoice that was submitted for manpower and equipment. They would like it in date sequence. The invoice was submitted January 5 and we have just now been notified of their request.


9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh inform the residents and Board of two more right to know requests received from Ed Wilson. This has been taking a lot of time and tax payers’ money to process these requests.


10.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Joe Schorn ordering equipment from HACH at a cost of $7700 which is costars pricing. Motion carried unanimously.


11.  During final period of public comment, Bill Wilhide asked if the agreement was still being pursued with Mont Alto. He was informed that we will now be hooking up the residents on Furnace Road to our water system.


12.  The Board adjourned to an executive session at 9:28 am.


13.  The Board reconvened at 10:05 am, stating that they talked about Contract 101 and a personnel issue with nothing to report.


14.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the child care center at the Old Mowrey School would like to have the bus pick up the children and take them to Mowrey Elementary School. Chris Lind from the School District called stating that maybe in the spring a path could be made along the road for the children to walk on to school.


15.  The meeting adjourned at 10:06 am on Sanders/Gunder motion.