February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014

 

 

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. One resident, Joe Schorn, Water Plant Operator, Travis Schooley, employee and Yeisson Rodriguez were in attendance.

2.       There was no initial public comment.

 3.       The Minutes of February 4, 2014 were approved as written on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 4.       A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved Resolution 2014-4, Recognizing “No One Fights Alone” as a civic and service association for the purpose of obtaining a small games of chance license. Motion carried unanimously.

 5.       Tomstown/Furnace Road update was given. A meeting was held with DEP and the Supervisors convinced DEP not to place the tank and treatment plant in the Park but with that agreement there were other concessions including downsizing the pipe and storage tank. We held a conference call on Tuesday with DEP. DEP will allow 10 inch pipe, but if we want to use 12 inch, we will have to pay the difference. Also Brindle’s Office is pushing to use ductile iron pipe not C900.  The Board agreed to use 10 inch pipe if DEP is paying for it. The money that would be used to upgrade pipe to 12 inch can be used to place line from current well site to Quincy Home by 2017. Also DEP wants the tank size to be 200,000 and if we want to have larger capacity we will have to pay the difference. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved paying the difference from 200,000 to 256,000 for tank capacity at no more than a $30,000 expense. Motion carried unanimously. The size of the building has been cut considerably, but we must get the project out for bids soon.

 6.       Blue Rock Church informed the Board that they were using the ball field through the week in the past and would like to continue to use it for soft ball games. The Waynesboro Area Youth League has requested using the fields on week days. Blue Rock would like to use the field on Monday evenings. They have contacted the Waynesboro Area Youth League and an agreement for them to use the field on Mondays has been met. A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved Blue Rock Church using the ball field on Monday evening. Motion carried unanimously.

 7.       The Board stated that they will be having a meeting with Beth from DCNR on Friday morning. They have received a response back from the Secretary, but the Secretary will not be attending the meeting on Friday. Beth has also sent a 2014 guidance for projects which states that if you don’t do 100% of the work yourself you cannot use Costars to purchase materials. Also our labor and equipment does not go toward monetary outlay for the project only toward matching funds.

 8.       Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the sewer pump station is having a major problem and repairs need to be done.  The repairs will be made.

 9.       Supervisor Bumbaugh also informed the Board that in the past, we have used Marcus for an internship and we now have a student from Columbia who would like to do an internship with the Township. His name is Yeisson Rodriguez. We will have him do some photography and update maps. He has been helping Joe with different things for the water project.  Supervisor Sanders questioned about liability. Yeisson will have to be placed on payroll so he will be covered under Worker’s Compensation Insurance. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved Yeisson as an intern for the Township. Motion carried unanimously.

 10.   Supervisor Bumbaugh gave an update on the winter maintenance. We have gone through a lot of salt and anti-skid. Also we have had a lot of equipment breaking down. We will need to fix #9 in house, it is a 1990 truck and Buck’s truck is of the most concern. Supervisor Sanders would like to get some costs on the purchase of a new truck for next year. We will be looking at approximately $125,000. Supervisor Gunder would like to see us purchase a bucket truck. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Greene Township is looking at replacing theirs and will be selling their old bucket truck and we may want to look at purchasing it from Greene Township.

 11.   Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that we have received Transportation Alternative Program information from Sherry Clayton. The only project that we might be interested in would be the historic preservation part, if they would do it for the Tomstown Pump Intersection.

 12.   Supervisor Gunder asked Congressman Shuster at a meet and greet at Washington Township about people who are not impacted by contaminated water having to pay to be connected to a water source because it comes pass their property, this is due to legislation that the congress has control over. Congressman Shuster had Nancy Bull check into grants to help those people. Nancy came back with RUS and USDA, but they are mainly leaning toward loans.

 13.   The Board adjourned to an executive session at 9:20 am.

 14.   The Board reconvened at 10:20am, The Supervisors discussed with the Solicitor the Park Project Grant Fund and a class action law suit.

 15.   Supervisor Sanders asked what was happening with the road for the school district and Kerry has been in contact with the district and the Township is going to remove some extra trees for them when project is done.

 16.   Also during the executive session the Board received a response from John Krueger, they agreed to 1 &4, but still discussing 2&3.

 17.   Meeting adjourned on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion at 10:28 am.