May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

      1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:40 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. One resident, Mr. Poole and Employee, Ed Wilson were in attendance.

      2.      There was no initial public comment.

      3.      The Minutes of May 7, 2013 were approved on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

      4.      A Public Hearing for LERTA was held. Supervisor Gunder sat down with representatives of the Waynesboro Area School Board and reviewed the properties to be included. They selected 31 properties. The School Board had an issue with including vacant property, but the incentive is for commercial and industrial development. The Board of Supervisors reviewed each property and included some the School Board didn’t want included and will review from there if School Board doesn’t approve. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Resolution 2013-4 enacting the LERTA (Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act). Motion carried unanimously.

      5.      An update was given on the TCE and Furnace Rd Water Projects. There is another round of testing for the TCE area wells. On June 7th, the property owners in the TCE area received letters from DEP for annual testing of their wells. The NPDES permit for the Peiffer Tract was submitted to Andy Stottlemeyer, but was sent back as inadequate on May 20th. The engineer was resubmitting it. Well #1 at Tarman Springs, we drilled deeper, but it caved in, so a liner is being put in. There is going to be a pump test done on well #1 to determine how much water is there. Hoping to get more water out of well #1 than are getting out of well #2, anything around 25 gpm would be a plus. We will need to find a third well site.

       6.      The engineer for the Dollar General Store has contacted the Township inferring that we should have the Planning Commission review the plans again at May’s meeting. The traffic study has not been completed and will not be done until the college is back in session in August. The Planning Commission requested the traffic study therefore we will not be reviewing the plans at the Planning Commission meeting. Supervisor Gunder will send a letter requesting an extension.

      7.      The Township is trying to partner with Penn DOT to do Highway Occupancy Permits (HOP). The required paper work has been submitted, but they will not accept the Oath of Office for Supervisor Bumbaugh as proof that he can sign documents for the Township .Therefore a resolution must be done. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Resolution 2013-5 authorizing the Township Supervisors to sign agreements, checks, amendments and other documents. Motion carried unanimously.

       8.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved a minor wall repair to Loretta Helman’s wall on Stamey Hill road,caused during installation of the sewer line. Estimated cost is $640. Motion carried unanimously.

       9.      The Sewer Mainline Extension Concept for the Rudolph Property was discussed. The Board has an estimate of the cost. Charlie Pentz has purchased the property and if the final plans submitted to the Township have included on them the same plans as concept plan there will be 12 EDUs. The Sewer Authority has agreed to service that area, but are waiting to decide the direction to construct the mainline based on cost, for either an NPDES permit or just soil conservation. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved installing the sewer mainline extension. Motion carried unanimously.

     10.   The Non Uniform Pension Plan for the employees of the Township can save some administrative cost if can use another investment company. Due to Act 44, the plan must go out for RFP’s. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the Board Chairman to review an RFP for our Pension Plan and Authorize when RFP would go out for proposals. Motion carried unanimously.

      11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we have not received Mr. Gsell’s half of the cost for the sewer line installation on Land Fill Road, due to not having an agreement in writing for accessing his property. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion authorized Supervisor Gunder to write an agreement for a right of way access across Landfill road to their property and continue on to Furnace Road. The Road must be built to Township Specifications, an approved plan for the road must be given to the Township before built, Also must be deeded to the Township and road must be completed to Furnace Road and could be roughed in. Motion carried unanimously.

      12.  Mr. Poole from Montgomery Collection addressed the Board about collecting our delinquent sewer bills. The Agency is a member of the American Collectors Association. Mr. Poole left some literature and the Board will review in house and also check with Solicitor if amount being charged can be paid out legally since we are a municipality.

      13.  Solicitor Rahauser phoned while the meeting was in session. The purchase order for the Probes for suspended solids which was approved for purchase at the Sewer Authorities meeting may be able to be purchase cheaper. Solicitor Rahauser has talked to Dwayne DelGrande, who asked which engineer okayed the probes.  This is a capital purchase for the Sewer Authority and Mr. DelGrande didn’t know why the high cost. They are going to ask Ed to get an engineer’s report to support the purchase. The Board will contact Carroll Wilhide and then get a report back to the Sewer Authority.

      14.  Brian Walter from DEP wants to go look at Young Ville, because he received a complaint about burning. One of the Supervisors will accompany Mr. Walter.

      15.  Discussion was held on the Daniel Baer property at the Nunnery. The Township crew cleaned up. The property owner over the years has paid the $1400 tap fee and some users fees for two to three years. The tap fee will be transferred from the sewer account to the General Fund to cover expenses for cleanup. Supervisor Gunder will send a letter to the owner of the property that if he wants to reactivate he will have to pay prevailing tap fee. There was major discussion on no reimbursement for other property in the Township which we helped clean up. Brown property had environmental issues and help was from the state and the Misner property also had environmental issues.

      16.  Harry Atherton from Manheim Road asked whether property on Stamey Hill had been approved for sludge application. He was informed that Tom Sweeney was here and evaluated the property yesterday. The property is being approved.

       17.  The meeting adjourned at 9:43 am on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.