May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

 

Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Ed Wilson

Solicitor: Linus Fenicle                     

 

1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 11:00 am by Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.   John High, Engineer, Travis Schooley, Yeisson Gutierrez, Corey Kaiser and twenty residents were in attendance.

 

2.      The Bid Opening for TCE Area Water Lateral Borings was opened at this time. The Township only received one bid from HRI, Inc. The price from HRI was $24.95 per linear foot and the Township would supply the material. They will be boring approximately 7500 linear feet. The cost is less than in our budget. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved awarding the bid to HRI, Inc. Motion carried unanimously.

 

3.      The Minutes of May 17, 2016 were approved as written on a Gunder/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.      The Board discussed the letter received from the Waynesboro Area School District about paying 50% of the cost of printing and mailing of per capita tax bills. The Board has been informed that the School District is going to discuss this issue at their meeting this evening. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved a representative from the Board attending the Waynesboro School Board meeting this evening. Motion carried unanimously.

 

5.      Our Line of credit for the water project needs to be renewed. Rhoads & Sinon is working on the renewal of the line of credit. Rhoads and Sinon have recommended increasing the line of credit to $2.3 million until the project is completed. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved Rhoads and Sinon preparing the documents to increase and renew the line of credit with BB & T. Motion carried unanimously.

 

6.      Supervisor Wilson read a letter requesting the resignation of the other two Board members for alleged failure to perform their elected duties and using Township employees for personal reasons. Supervisor Wilson also accused Township Employee Travis Schooley of being untruthful in documenting his time sheet for time spent testifying in court on appeal of a traffic citation. In refuting these charges, Supervisor Bumbaugh and Supervisor Gunder informed the residents present that the newspaper article was not correct. Supervisor Gunder stated he was not present when the measuring between houses on Old Forge Road was done.  He also stated that he was told the employees were on official Twp. business driving official Twp. vehicles when the citation was issued based on an incorrect speed limit posting.  Further, he stated that he felt justified in testifying in order to highlight the injustice concerning the artificial posting of speed limits using the urban district as a basis for that posting and that Quincy Township has State roads that are posted incorrectly the same as other townships, including Washington Twp.  Supervisor Bumbaugh addressed that fact that when preparing for the hearing he and the Township employees were doing it after work hours or on their lunch break .Supervisor Gunder read a letter from a business owner in the Township with respect to the many accomplishments that the Two Supervisors have made during their time in office and to the fact that the Judges personal comment to Supervisor Bumbaugh should not have been placed in the court records. Supervisor Bumbaugh stated that the law clearly states how areas are to be posted for speed limits and this area did not meet the criteria for that posting and that the sign was also not posted properly. The fact that the citation was thrown out is evidence that the posting was improper. Adam Geesaman stated he believes a driver should be doing whatever the speed limit says. Mitchell Hickok a resident and business man stated that if the Board continues to keep criticizing each other they will split apart. Ben Miller local business owner stated that the court hearing was not relevant to anything that the Supervisors do for the community.  Further, that he knows the good Bob & Kerry do for the Township and has heard only criticism from Ed since he joined the Board.  Mr. Miller stated that he has never heard Bob or Kerry talk out in the public about the things that he had to fix or replace that Supervisor Wilson had worked on in the Park Bathrooms. Supervisors Bumbaugh and Gunder deserve respect for what they do for the Township and Mr. Miller believes that they had done an excellent job. Chris Petrie a business owner, who lived in the Township for 27 years moved a way for a while and then moved back because of the Supervisors work for the residents. He feels that Supervisor Bumbaugh fighting the speeding ticket was not a problem and he doesn’t agree with Supervisor Wilson’s letter for them to resign.

 

7.      Terry Bonebrake questioned the franchise information and Township phone number on the Comcast bills. He asked if there was a problem with Comcast whether it could be taken care of by the Township. He was informed that we cannot do anything about Comcast problems despite our phone number being listed and that we just receive a portion of the franchise fee since the Township allows Comcast to run their lines within the Township boundaries.

 

8.      Jeff Grove questioned what is in line for South Mountain. There is no sewer or water.  The Township only maintains 8 miles of roads in South Mountain. Jeff Grove feels that what Supervisor Bumbaugh did probably was wrong, but Supervisor Bumbaugh informed Mr. Grove that he has respect for him because he has taken care of situations involving accidents that the fire company responded to in a timely manner and Supervisor Bumbaugh appreciated everything Mr. Grove has done in that aspect.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:44 am. on a Gunder/Wilson motion

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