July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

Special Meeting

Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Edward Wilson by Phone 

Solicitor: Linus Fenicle                     


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 10:02 am by Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Two residents; Township Employees Tim Goetz, Donald Izer and Travis Schooley were in attendance.


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The Case Grant was discussed. We have had contact from Mont Alto about the purchase of our JCB loader, but Mont Alto is not having a meeting until August 8th.  If Mont Alto would purchase the JCB loader we could purchase a new CASE loader for the same price as the mini- excavator. But we will not have an answer from them if they would like to purchase the JCB until after the deadline for the Grant.  Tim and Buck were present to give some input. Tim said the Case mini-excavator will not hold its value like the CAT will and parts for CAT are available quickly. The road crew would really like to see the Township purchase the CASE loader. The JCB does not have the hydraulic power that we need when we use it and it is used more than a mini excavator would be. After a brief discussion, a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the purchase of the Case mini-excavator and finding a buyer within one year we can upgrade to a CAT at that point if there is no money layout for purchase. Motion carried unanimously. The purchase of the JCB from Mont Alto will be tabled until we hear from Mont Alto after the 8th.


4.      The Board has been notified that the Mountain Valley Riders Club is possibly selling the property that they own adjoining our property at 7575 Mentzer Gap Road. A motion was made by Wilson/Gunder to obtain an appraisal if we are offered the first chance to purchase the property from the Mountain Valley Riders club. Motion carried unanimously.


5.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that a power transmission line maybe going through Quincy Township through Stamey Hill. The people who live along there do not want it. The Township cannot do anything about this, but we can support the residents. The new transmission line will have to be approved by the PA PUC.


6.      The account information is being gathered for Portnoff to proceed on the delinquent sewer accounts. We have also provided them with the appropriate governing Ordinances.


7.      During final period of public comment it was announced that the next meeting will be on August 10 at 7 pm instead of August 1 as originally scheduled.


8.      A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved applying for the Tourism Grant from Franklin County to purchase the ground from the Mountain Valley Riders Club if property is available. We can also apply next spring for an acquisition grant through DCNR.  Motion carried unanimously. Frank Mong would like to caution the Board that we should not get too excited until we hear from the Riders club.


9.      The meeting adjourned at 10:27 A.M. on a Gunder/Wilson Motion.