January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Wilbur Sanders


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:34 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Two residents, three employees and David Twaddell and Stephen for the Bond Issuance.

2.      There was no initial public comment.

3.      The Minutes of January 7, 2013 were approved on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion with a correction to appraisal being $19,500 under item number 24. Motion carried unanimously.

4.      The wall proposal for Fox Hill Road was discussed. B & H has offered to reduce the price by $500 if they receive $2,000 down payment and the remaining amount within twenty days of completing the project. They will also try to keep the cost of the project under what they quoted. A Sanders/Gunder motion affirmed hiring B & H to replace the wall on Fox Hill Road. Motion carried. Supervisor Bumbaugh abstained from the vote.

5.      LERTA was brought before the Board at their December work shop. The Board will need to recognize areas of the Township that should be placed in the LERTA area. Supervisor Sanders believes that we should pick certain parcels and not every parcel in a zoning district. Eventually a resolution will need to be made, but Washington Township and Waynesboro Borough are waiting on Quincy to get their mapped area ready before going to the Waynesboro Area School District to see if they will go along with the areas that each Township has identified for the program. Once school district is on board, then we will have to take it to Franklin County to have them come in with the program. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion authorized Supervisor Gunder to get all the information needed and proceed with blocks in certain zones. It will not exclude anyone, but will be amended as needed. Motion carried unanimously.

6.      The Board adjourned to an executive session at 8:58 am.

7.      Supervisor Sanders left the meeting at 9:05 am.

8.      The Board reconvened at 9:05 am, they reported that they discussed employee salaries. Ed Wilson will be placed on salary with actual amount to be determined and he will be compensated for hours worked after midnight until 6 am. Also Corey Kaiser is being given a merit raise. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved giving Corey Kaiser a raise to $16 an hour from present hourly rate, Ed Wilson will become salary and Matt Birely will receive a raise once he has passed he CDL test for an A qualification. Motion carried  

9.      Ordinance #146, Bond Issuance for Quincy Sewer Authority Indebtedness, was presented to the Board by David Twaddell and Stephen. There should be a realization of about $640,000 in savings by doing the bond issuance, but savings could be larger because rates are coming down again. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Ordinance #146 Bond Issuance for Sewer Authority Indebtedness. Motion carried unanimously.

10.  Tomstown TCE update was given. At the present time we are looking for a second well site. The Engineer has prepared a map site south of Tomstown Road, on what use to be the Peiffer parcel, but is now owned by Orrstown Bank. We will drill an exploratory well and then run a raw line to Tarman Springs, not sure now where we might but treatment facility. We must sell the idea of a well south of Tomstown Road instead of another one in the Tarman Springs area to DEP, because we have found that further into the mountain area it becomes a wetland. Also the second well site we would like to drill at hopefully will get us out of the gray formation which caused the first well to cave in. DEP now wants a new time line so an extension can be given for the grant. Also a new budget will have to be made to include the two wells.

11.  Furnace Road Water Project Update was discussed. No agreement has been met with Mont Alto Municipal Authority. The cost of the interconnection keeps climbing. Supervisors Bumbaugh has talked to Phil Tarquino at Franklin County Planning and they have sent letter to DCED in support of extension. Also The Supervisors are going to take the new figure to Phil after the meeting this morning.

12.  Supervisor Bumbaugh has received a proposal on a new GMC one ton truck from Penske to replace our Ford one ton. The truck is left over from 2012 inventory. It is completely ready to be used by the Township, with snow plow, etc. at a cost of $58,182. If we sell the blue pickup truck and the ford one ton truck, we should be able to get at least $13000. Also we can sell the old tractor for a farm tractor and that can go toward the purchase of the new truck. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the purchase of a GMC one ton truck to replace Ford one ton dump. Motion carried unanimously.

13.  Supervisor Bumbauh informed the Board that mandated flagger training is required and all our maintenance crew, sewer and water employees have taken the course. Joe Schorn and Corey Kaiser have also become trainers to train others in flagging. We have held classes here at the Township for businesses within the Township and other Municipalities at no charge. Corey and Joe did flagger training for the employees of Waynesboro Borough and we have received a letter addressed to Corey thanking Corey for providing the training, but Supervisor Bumbaugh believes that Joe should also be included in that thank you.

14.  Ed Wilson is working on installing restrooms and electric, etc. in the building that is going to be the concession stand for the Park and Recreation Area. We only have until October of this year to complete phase one because the last three months of the year are for paper work to close out the grant.

15.  Supervisor Gunder has a concern about the competitive blinking signs along Anthony Highway. He has received some complaints. Supervisors will talk to Roger Mong and Charlie Pentz.

16.  During the Final Period of Public Comment, Harry Atherton asked about the progress on the sludge application site on Stamey Hill. He was informed that letters have been sent to adjoining residents and the process has been started. Ed Wilson is hoping to be able to use that site this spring.

17.  Meeting adjourned at 10:10 am on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.