July 19, 2018

July 19, 2018

 

 

Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Ed Wilson

   Solicitor: Linus Fenicle                          

 

1.       Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Four residents, and John High, engineer was in attendance.

 

2.       There was no initial public comment.

 

3.       The Minutes from July 3, 2018 were approved on a Gunder/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.       An update was given on the collection of delinquent sewer bills from Portnoff. We have received another $10,000.

 

5.       There was damage done to the Heritage Park Grounds on the ball field. The Sod was torn up by a truck in 4 or 5 places.

 

6.        There is an abandoned property on Furnace Road with tall grass and junk on it. A letter was sent by our code enforcement officer and it came back. He has another address and will deliver it personally. Also, property on Wharf Road has gone back to the bank and has not been mowed. If the Township must mow the grass, we will place a lien on the property.

 

7.       A Gunder/Wilson Motion approved the Resolution 2018–6, Municipal Risk Management Pool for Workers Compensation Insurance. Motion carried unanimously.

 

8.       The Waynesboro Industrial Development Corporation proposed action was discussed. Since the organization’s inception they have accumulated $700,000 to help with the development of businesses in the area. This is done as a loan or lease type of business to continue to have an income to help future businesses. At the last Board meeting a recommendation was made to give about one half of the money to Main Street Waynesboro with no commitment from them on paying the money back. Supervisor Bumbaugh is our representative on that Board and he is requesting the Boards input on this recommendation. A Gunder/Wilson motion was made to express the Board’s concern about money being given freely without it being a loan and collecting interest from the money. Motion carried unanimously.

 

9.       Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the response to the Mont Alto Municipal Authority was sent on July 9, 2018, the same date as their regular monthly. So, they will have the letter to review at the August 13th meeting.

 

10.   Supervisor Gunder has contacted Ted Martin with DCED about our concerns with the handling of the three CDBG applications (one entitlement and two competitive). The request from DCED to wave the capacity portion of the tap fee has been responded to. DCED talks about special assessments, but according to the definition of special assessment it is only applicable to the entitlement grant program. A meeting is being planned with Franklin County Planning Office, DCED and the Township.

 

11.   A complaint has been filed about heavy equipment being parked at a residence on Shank Hess Road. The Township does not have any provision in our Zoning Ordinance to enforce parking of work vehicles at private residences.

 

12.   Supervisor Bumbaugh has had complaints about Blue Rock Road and the lack of sight distance. The farmer has now cut some of the corn which makes it better but is still difficult to see vehicles coming from the west on Mentzer Gap Road.

 

13.   The Township received a thank you note from Mont Alto Ambulance Association for the donation to repair their ramp.

 

14.   Last night was the appreciation night at the Junior Fire Training Academy. Supervisor Bumbaugh reported that there were eight young people who attended the training.

 

15.   A Gunder/Wilson motion approved sending a letter to Penn Dot about not terminating Tomstown Road at the Washington Township boulevard line and to contact Jeff Geesaman at Washington Township beforehand to see what they are now considering doing at that junction. A discussion was held and a roundabout is still the preferred option of the Board. That option was mandated in a letter to Washington Township a couple of years ago when they asked for Quincy Township’s support for additional funding for the boulevard. Motion carried unanimously.

 

16.   Solicitor Fenicle informed the Board that a prehearing conference for Transource is to be held.

 

17.   During the final period of public comment, Cathy Misner asked about a vacancy on the Park & Recreation Committee. The Board would like to take any new appointment to the Park Committee first before making the appointment.  Gwen Gates stated that Washington Township has announced they are hiring a grant writer. She also thanked the Township for all they do in-house for the writing of grants and saving the cost of grant writers for the residents.

 

18.   The Board adjourned to an executive session on a Gunder/Wilson Motion for discussion on property acquisition at 9:40 a.m.

 

19.   The Board reconvened at 10:21 a.m. During the executive session a discussion was held on updating the appraisal  for the Mountain Valley Saddle Club property to reflect the new survey. There is a review Board set up to review the Declaration of Taking and will decide on the proper compensation for the property. As of now the Township has possession of the property.

 

20.   Solicitor Fenicle is to contact Mike Hansen about the Woodlief property in South Mountain.

 

21.    The meeting adjourned on a Gunder/Wilson motion at 10:30 am.

 

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