January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014

 

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

                               Wilbur Sanders

 

1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Ed Wilson, Sewer plant Operator and Joe Schorn, Water Plant Operator were in attendance.

     2.      There was no initial public comment.

     3.      The Minutes of January 6, 2014 were approved as written on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     4.      Tomstown/Furnace Road update was given. The Condemnation of property at Tarman Springs has come to a settlement agreement with the property owner’s attorney. Our last appraisal was $39,000 for the whole property. The property owner’s attorney was very amenable to the best interest of both parties and his client said if you make it $40,000, his client would agree to sell. The $1,000 difference can be put to cost of lease. We are not sure of the exact amount DEP will pay toward the purchase because of it being for the whole property, but if they will not at the most the Township would have to pay approximately $8,000 out of their own funds. A Gunder/Sanders motion approved the Township paying the difference if DEP does not approve paying the whole purchase price. Motion carried unanimously. Our response to DEP’s questions has been submitted. There is a question about the Knouse easement. Supervisor Bumbaugh believes we need to set up meeting with the Knouses .When we meet with them we need to have all their easements to take with us. Also if Leona Hartman’s property becomes available, the Township needs to consider purchasing. We also need a few more easements signed for Tarman Springs.

     5.      The stipend for members of the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Appeals Board and Park & Recreation Committee was discussed. Supervisor Sanders believes that sometime in September after the Park project and pavilion are completed that we should have a picnic and invite the Board members and family. Also they discussed a flat fee to be paid to the members. On a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion a $100 stipend will be paid to the Planning Commission starting with 2014, but the stipulation is that they must attend at least 75% of meetings (6 meetings  a year) and also the Sewer Authority, except the Supervisors on the Board, will receive if attend the same. Motion carried unanimously.

     6.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved asking Emily Moore, Harold Moritz or Lee Daywalt to be on the Vacancy Board. Motion carried unanimously.

     7.      A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion acknowledges the receipt of the Agriculture Security application from Max Hade. Motion carried unanimously.

     8.      A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved the letter of credit received from Lester Garber and the release of his subdivision plans. Motion carried unanimously.

     9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Ben from Penske is coming to review our truck replacement. The price we can receive on a trade-in before we have to put a lot of money in the vehicles for maintenance is substantial. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to place our John Deere backhoe on Municibid and place a reserve bid on it. If we do not like the price that bids come in at, we can reject the bid and keep the vehicle. Municibid likes to have the equipment on their site for 30 days which gives people time to bid. He would like to set the reserve bid at $100,000. We can purchase a new backhoe from costars at a cost of $114,000. Therefore if we receive $100,000 we would only have to pay $14,000 out of our funds.

     10.  The Liquid Fuels Auditor was here last week to do the Audit for 2012. She had no findings, but gave us some recommendations about costars contract information that we need to receive when using Liquid Fuels money to purchase equipment and other items.

     11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we have had some break downs with the trucks while plowing. Buck’s truck is breaking down frequently. Also we have used most of our salt and will have to order more.

     12.  Supervisor Gunder stated that the Agricultural Advisory Board will have to meet. Gayman, Helman and our alternate will have to meet since Carroll Wilhide is out of town. Supervisor Gunder will be the representative from the Supervisors for the Ag advisory committee. Then the Township Planning Commission will review and Franklin County Planning Commission will also have to review, before the Board can approve which will be in March.

     13.  There was no final public comment.

     14.  Supervisor Gunder infirmed the Board that there is a FCTBA meeting and TCC meeting this afternoon. Also that our receipt for 2013 were down by 3%.

     15.  The meeting adjourned at 9:18 am. on a Sanders/Gunder motion.