March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012


Members present: Robert Gunder

                                 Kerry Bumbaugh

                                 Wilbur Sanders

 1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. There were two residents in attendance. 

 2.      There was no initial public comment.

 3.      The minutes of March 6, 2012 were approved as written on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion with the addition to item #17 being that the executive session was held due to possible adverse action. Motion carried unanimously.

 4.      An update on the TCE project was given. The list of questions and responses were sent back to DEP

      and SAIC is still reviewing them. There will be a meeting sometime the week of April 6th or 13th and   

      we will need to advertise once we have the actual date. We now have 67 easements signed and only

      three property owners have refused to sign the easements. Another invoice needs to be submitted to

      DEP. Joe is going to check with Columbia Gas about the depth of their line and also about installing

      the line across Anthony Highway while Valley Quarries is doing the work on the road for Penn DOT

      and before Anthony Highway is repaved. Also Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to look at purchasing

      a mini excavator and a skid steer. Supervisor Sanders believes we should wait before purchasing an

      excavator and skid steer until we have bids in and can see if the Township or someone else will be

      putting in the lines. At that point then we can act on it. The Supervisors would like to look at selling

      the old backhoe. They are going to take a picture of it and put it in the Township News and also take it

      to the Township convention in May and see if we can get around $20,000 or may take the best offer.

      Supervisor Sanders has completed some research on the HDPE pipe and he believes he was wrong

      about it. Supervisor Gunder & Bumbaugh met with Phil Tarquino and Dan Wolffe from the County

      Planning Commission about the Furnace Road  Water line. They are going to meet with Mont Alto to

      see if they can help us get Mont Alto to let us purchase water for the residents on Furnace Road.

 5.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Resolution 2012-3, Prevailing Wage Reform. Motion carried unanimously.

 6.      A Sanders/ Bumbaugh motion approved Resolution 2012-4, the Fee Schedule for 2012. Motion carried unanimously.

 7.      Municipay was discussed. They have called to inform us that because our use of their system is small, it is not benefiting them. The only way they get paid is if someone uses their credit card to pay a bill. The Board would like to have the Secretary contact Municipay and see if they can demo their online payments and if they can wait two months so we can see about maybe getting more people to use the convenience. We will also place on our delinquent notices that credit card payment is available.

 8.       We will need a NPDES permit for the new well site on Tarman Springs Road. Also we will have Jim Maun attend our workshops if it is needed.

 9.      The Cable Franchise agreement will expire in April 2013. The Cohen Law Group has offered a free legal assessment of our agreement. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that Comcast per the agreement was going to expand in the Township, but has not and doesn’t seem to care about expanding, so he believes we should have them review the agreement. A Gunder/Sanders motion approved contacting the Cohen Law Group and getting the free legal assessment. Motion carried unanimously.

 10.  The Township has received a petition from the residents at Quincy Village about the abandoned trailer at 9589 Anthony Highway. DanielBaer is the owner of the property and he has a delinquent sewer bill for this property. The Township would be willing to offer their services if Dan would pay the delinquent sewer bill. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion authorized Supervisor Sanders or any of the Supervisors to contact Dan Baer and use the measure of reducing the sewer bill to get the trailer removed, Dan would have to sign off on the trailer so the Township could help. Motion carried unanimously.

 11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh discussed the new regulation for line painting on our roads. We will have to paint a double yellow line on the roads for any road over sixteen feet. If the road is under sixteen feet do not have to have a double yellow line. As of the present time no road in the Township meets the criteria. Supervisor Sanders questioned how much it will cost for double yellow lines. The cost would be between $18,000 and $20,000. We will paint one side per year until we get all the roads completed. Also we will have to have our road signs in compliance by 2015. There are about 430 signs, the school district is paying for theirs, but total cost for the Township will be approximately $50,000.

 12.  Supervisor Bumbaugh asked permission from the Board to sell 4 pieces of railroad ties to the South Mountain Fish & Game Association. They are willing to pay the amount that the Township would receive if selling as scrap metal. They will also have to have a letter from the Township so they can dispose of the old metal they have. A Gunder/Sanders motion approved selling the South Mountain Fish & Game Association 4 pieces of railroad ties at a price of $600. Motion carried unanimously.

 13.  Supervisor Bumbaugh would like the Township to send a letter of support to DEP for Dan Long’s recycling business. Ed Wilson, sewer plant operator informed the Board that since Dan has been operating the trash hauling business there has been more trash around the sewer plant. Supervisor Gunder informed Ed that not only does Dan’s business but also the other trash haulers have trash blowing from their trucks when they are picking it up in the Township A letter is to be sent to all the trash haulers in the Township informing them that they need to monitor and clean up any trash that has blown from their truck.

 14.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Ed Wilson and Joe Schorn attending a seminar in Blairsville with all cost associated with the seminar to be paid. Motion Carried unanimously.

 15.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that Phil Tarquino from Franklin County Planning Commission stated that our ordinance for recycling was so old that the fine for not recycling was only five dollars. Supervisor Gunder informed him that our nuisance ordinance supersedes the old recycling ordinance and makes the fine larger. Also they talked about purchasing equipment that could shred tires and be used by all the municipalities at the COG meeting. The Board was informed that at one time, Chambersburg Recycling shredded tires.

 16.  It was brought to the Board’s attention that an article in the newspaper stated that a fee was being charged by the Borough for False alarm fire calls. If this would be charged to the Township by the fire departments, the Township would have to pass the cost along to the property owner.

 17.  During the final period of public comment, Bill Wilhide asked about Mont Alto’s water supply being in Quincy Township. He was questioning whether we could put pressure on them because their water supply is in the Township to get them to supply Furnace Road with water. We cannot do that, but we put a reservation area in the Township where they cannot drill any new wells.

 18.  The meeting adjourned at 10:10 am. on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion.