February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh



1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:33 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Four residents were in attendance.

2.      There was no initial public comment.

3.      The Minutes of February 5, 2013 were approved on a Bumbaugh/ Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

4.      The Tomstown TCE Water Project Update was given. We have one good well at Tarman Springs that is producing 100 to 120 gpm. We are getting ready to do the pump test there. DEP has agreed to pay for a second well on the south side of Tomstown Road. Jake Monn and a representative of the Bumbaugh family were in attendance to ask questions on the easements needed to connect the two wells. We will need just one easement in which to place all utilities which will be placed in the setbacks for the properties so any further development will not be hindered on those properties. Carl Miller also questioned whether he will have to pay two tap fees for his property because his son lives in an apartment on the same property. He was informed that if he applies for a conditional use, he will only have to pay one tap fee for the property. Supervisor Bumbaugh also informed the residents that efforts were made to receive money for taps for sewer and efforts will be made to help the residents for the water tap fees. The residents were also informed that in other municipalities the Authority is responsible for water and sewer, but so the Supervisors can be more involved in the decisions the Supervisors are taking on the responsibility.

5.      A request for a waiver of SALDO sewer connection provision was discussed. A waiver was given on May 17, 2010. The property currently owned by Sanochi on Masters Road was given a tap fee of $3000 for existing home and $7200 for new home by the Sewer Authority. The subdivision will have to be started and a planning module for on lot sewer will have to submit to DEP. If DEP would allow an exemption to connecting to the sewer, then the Board would consider an exemption, but the subdivision is within the 1000 foot requirement to connect to public sewer and DEP may not grant the request. The waiver for Mrs. Middour is not grandfathered in. The request has been tabled until results are back from DEP.

6.      Dollar General Store Subdivision has been submitted to the Township. They have provided the HOP information to the Township. The study is based on other areas where their stores are located that it will generate 138 trips per day. After a brief discussion, a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved that in lieu of a traffic study, Dollar General pay one fifth of the cost of a traffic light (approximately $40,000) at the intersection of Slabtown Road and Anthony Highway and an annual maintenance fee of not less than 10% will be assessed beginning in 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

7.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved restamping the Jeffrey and Pamela Masters Subdivision Plans. Motion carried unanimously.

8.      The lease is up on the copier in the office. We can lease an up to date model for $100 upfront fee and the per month price will be $8 less and the cost per copy is also less. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved updating the office copier. Motion carried unanimously.

9.      The meeting adjourned at 9:45 am on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.