January 24, 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.  Six residents, Ronnie Martin, Troy Aldridge and Barry Hunsecker were in attendance.

     

  2. There was no initial public comment.

 

  1. The Minutes from January 7, 2019 were approved on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A conditional use hearing was held for an application from Troy Aldridge to use the former dog training facility on Anthony Highway as an automotive repair and service garage. Ronnie Martin of 66 State Hill road Waynesboro PA, representing the purchasers, addressed the Board. Mr. Aldridge has operated a family business for 13 years in Waynesboro. He would like to move to the former location for more space. Sometimes he has as high as 25 cars needing repaired, but they are at his place of business not more than a day or two. The Ordinance states that screening must be in place for residential properties for any type of outside storage so the possibility of using hedge row was discussed by Mr. Martin. The regulations are covered in Section 914 of our Zoning Ordinance. Carl  Androkitis, representing Quincy Village, has no problem with the business being there since it already services a number of the village resident’s cars. Cathy Misner questioned about storage of cars for parts. Mr. Aldridge says he doesn’t store cars for parts. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion granted the conditional use as long as they meet the screening requirements of the Township’s Ordinance, especially on the left boundary where a residential property exists, and work with Mr. Gunder on the type of screening needed. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved Ordinance 158, Amending the Sewer Delinquency Collection Ordinance.

Motion carried unanimously. This will allow for the collection agency to collect delinquent water usage and tapping fees also.

 

  1. Resolution 2019-3, Adopting Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved on a Bumbaugh/Wilson Motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Supervisor Wilson questioned about hauling sludge from the Township to Washington Township instead of applying on the field and the cost. He said that we hauled 150,000 gallons twice during the year and the hauling cost was probably around $7000 from Chamberlin and Wingert. Cody Layman would be able to haul the sludge for $.02 per gallon.   Supervisor Wilson also informed the Board that applying to the land is not as costly and that planning for hauling should be done even during a very wet year. He informed the Board that he applied 1 million gallons to the fields legally and never sent it to anyone, to which resident Harry Atherton questioned the “legal-application” statement. Also, Supervisor Wilson stated that one time that the sludge was hauled to Washington Township that the ph was at a 3.5. The ph for sludge needs to be at 7, so the low ph caused a problem for Joe Schorn at Washington Township Authority.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the end of the year 2018 report for EIT collections showed a 7.41% increase for Quincy Township from last year or $35,021.71 more than 2017.

 

  1. There was no final public comment.

 

  1. The meeting adjourned on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion at 9:00 am.

 

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