January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

 

 1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 9:05 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. No residents were in attendance. 

 2.      There was no initial public comment.

 3.      The minutes of January 3, 2012 were approved as written on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion with a correction to item # 10, being that it was recommended that Supervisor Gunder receive the COLA that the other employees received plus an addition amount for being temporary Road Master that would bring his raise for 2012 to between 2 & 3 %.  Motion carried unanimously.

 4.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the extension request for Mentzer Meadows Subdivision for 90 days, until April 30, 2012. Motion carried unanimously.

 5.      The Land Use/Building Permit Extension/Verification Fees were discussed. Act 46 has extended the expiration of land use, building permits and subdivision plans until July of 2013. Supervisor Gunder made a motion to pass a resolution establishing a verification fee according to Act 46 of 2009 in the amount of $100.00 for residential approvals and $250 for commercial approvals. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Bumbaugh. Motion carried unanimously. Supervisor Gunder made a motion to pass a resolution establishing an automatic extension fee pursuant to Act 46 of 2009 in the amount of 25% of the application fee for the applicable approval, but no more than $100 for residents and $250 for commercial. Supervisor Bumbaugh seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

 6.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved changing the rates charged for on lot sewer permits to the full amount being charged the Township from the SEO. Motion carried unanimously. This is being increased because the Township is no longer receiving reimbursement from the state for these fees.

 7.      The Board of Supervisors have received a letter from the Mont Alto Ambulance Association about the subsidy that the Township gives to them. There is a misunderstanding about the $20 amount. Both the Supervisors who met with Richard Sleicher in August of 2010 believe that the $20 reduction in the amount to be paid per call was to continue until the economic situation in the area has gotten better. Also the Supervisors do not remember stating that they were ever going to pay the extra $20 for the prior years to the Ambulance Association. At the present time, the Supervisors believe that they are financially unable to pay the $40 per call requested. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved a response stating that financially unable to pay the $40 per call at the present time and that we do support their fund raisers that are held throughout the year. Motion carried unanimously. The bill for the second half of 2011 was received at the rate of $40 per call. The bill will be paid at the $20 rate.

 8.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved Resolution 2012-1, pursuing the correction to the Census Bureau’s Township Boundary Line. Motion carried unanimously.

 9.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved giving a $100 donation to Washington Township to help with fund raising for the 911 Memorial. Motion carried unanimously.

 10.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved resolution 2012-2 which exonerates the Tax Collector in accordance with the laws of Pennsylvania. Motion carried unanimously.

 11.  A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved breaking down the duties of the Road Foreman and Assistant Road Foreman. A letter will be sent specifying the duties Ray will have as Road Foreman and Corey will have as Assistant Road Foreman. The appointment as assistant Road Foreman for Corey had been approved at a prior meeting by all three Supervisors. Motion carried unanimously. The Board will review Corey’s performance after three months to determine if a pay raise is merited.

 12.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved a raise for Joe Schorn since he has received his water licenses at an amount to be determined by Supervisor Gunder, but not to exceed 50 cents an hour. Motion carried unanimously.

 13.  Supervisor Gunder had an impromptu visit from Channel 27 out of Harrisburg about the intersection of Tomstown Road and Meltzer Gap road. The interview was aired at 6pm and 11 pm. on January 18, 2012.

 14.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the Low Income Survey is 90% complete. It will be submitted by February 2012. There are 29 residents on Mentzer Gap Road and Shoestring Hill and 27 on Furnace Road. To connect those laterals, we will need to submit an amount around $112,000 for CDBG money, but the amount maybe too high, so will have to ask for Housing Trust.

 15.  Pete Johns has called about the well on the Harry Oyler property. Roxy Seilhamer is waiting to hear before purchasing the property. She will wait until May first to decide about purchasing the property.

 16.  The Township has received on disc Antrim Township’s Comprehensive Plan to review.

 17.  The Township had a surplus income of $163, 071 at the end of 2011.

 18.  Supervisor Bumbaugh would like a letter sent to the Franklin County Commissioners about the addition of a fulltime drug task force officer and the matching funds. Also a copy is to be sent to the District Attorney’s Office.

 19.  Before adjourning Supervisor Gunder mentioned to the Board that in the minutes of the Mont Alto Municipal Authority, that the South Mountain Restoration Center has contacted DEP for a list of qualified water operators. The Supervisors are going to contact Mr. Fleagle at SMRC to request what they are looking for as a water operator. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved pursuing this. Motion carried unanimously.

 20.  The supervisor believes they should pursue getting connections for residents for their easement. No money has been placed in the budget for this. The Township will have to make an amendment to the budget sent to DEP.

 21.  The meeting adjourned at 10:00 Am. on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.