February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019



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 Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Two residents, Jim Kauffman and Corey Kaiser were in attendance.


  2. During the initial public comment, Frank Mong extended his compliments to the road crew for the good job they did with our Township roads during the snow storms.


  1. The Minutes of January 24, 2019 were approved on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. The Municipal Acquisition Grant we applied for has been awarded. Our agreement arrived on February 15 and we have received our approval to proceed. Supervisor Gunder is waiting to have a conference call with Dan Pierce the project manager. We have the sales agreement ready to present to the commonwealth. The Grant is for $25,400.


  1. The Transource Hearings for Franklin County at from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. today through March 1, 2019. There is a toll-free phone number to use if you would like to listen to the proceedings.


  1. Resolution 2019-4 and 2019-5, for our Non-Uniformed Pension Plan, both of which were informally signed by only the Chairman in 2017 and 2018 must be developed in an official resolution format per our Pension Auditor. A Wilson/Bumbaugh motion approved Resolution 2019-4 and Resolution 2019 -5 in the official format and signed by all Board members. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. The Park Committee has been holding their meetings every month. They have several events scheduled for 2019. The committee would like to have a public movie night in June. To show a movie that is not in the public domain, the Committee must have a license. The cost for the license is $275. The committee doesn’t have a separate fund to pay for the license, so they are asking the Township to upfront the money for the license, with the prospect that food sales from the concession stand on movie night is more than enough to cover the cost.  A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved the funds for the license. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved our Drug Task Force contribution for 2019. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Supervisor Bumbaugh and Representatives from Washington Township met at Master and Polidor Roads to discuss storm water run-off.  Storm water is running down behind a house in Washington Township and the property owner says it is coming from Quincy Township, but in actuality it is coming from the mountainside. Because of the amount of rain fall received this year, this could be expected. Nothing has been changed in that area of Quincy Township in the past year. There is nothing that the Township can do, it was caused by the large amount of rain fall in 2018.


  1. Supervisor Bumbaugh also addressed the issue about the amount Supervisor Wilson stated last meeting that we had paid to Chamberlin and Wingert for sludge hauling. Supervisor Wilson stated we paid them $7,000, but we only hauled 50,000 gallons of sludge at a cost of $2,400. James Kauffman, Sewer Plant Operator, also addressed the ph issue by stating the ph was only 3.5 when it left for Washington Township. He informed the Board that when the Township first began hauling to Washington Township he never had to check the ph. Since then he was asked to check the ph and has been making sure that it is the correct ph. Supervisor Wilson didn’t know that the issue had been rectified.


  1. Supervisor Gunder discussed the Washington Township Boulevard and Tomstown Road intersection. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to see a roundabout placed at that intersection. The Township needs to set up a meeting with Jeff Geesaman, Washington Township’s manager to discuss the intersection. Then they will contact Penn DOT to discuss it with them.


  1. We may not have a meeting on March 5th, depending on the amount of essential agenda items.


  1. During the final public comment period, Frank Mong informed the that Board that any vendors that sell products at the Park’s events must have a state tax ID Number. Supervisor Gunder stated he deals with this situation as a vendor all the time at Carlisle and it is incumbent upon the vendor to have such an ID number and pay tax on his net sales. All the Township can do is remind vendors of this requirement, but we can’t enforce it.


  1. Kenneth Barnes of 6044 Buttermilk Road asked the Board what was being done about a dangerous situation on Buttermilk Road with tractor trailers from the Hawbaker farm traveling on this road. The traffic has increased on the road and the road from the Pryor residence to Manheim Road is deteriorating. He was informed that there is no weight limit on farm vehicles. So therefore, the Township cannot stop him from transporting his products. Buttermilk Road will be on our repair list as the funds become available. Mr. Barnes also asked if Mr. Hawbaker had brought anything into the Township about reopening the duck farming operation since the fire. He was informed that he had not. Mr. Barnes informed the Board that a dog kennel along the railroad tracks by the old grain elevator has been causing a disturbance from dogs barking. Supervisor Gunder stated that he will look into it and we do have a nuisance ordinance on barking dogs, but there is a certain amount of time that the dogs must be barking before it is classified a nuisance. Mr. Barnes also asked if we issue building permits. He was informed that the Township issues land use permits and that no permit is needed for interior non-structural work.



  1. The meeting adjourned on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion at 9:34 am.