November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017


Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

Solicitor: Linus Fenicle                    


  1. Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 am by Chairman Bumbaugh followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Five residents, Corey Kaiser, and Jim Kauffman were in attendance.


  2. There was no initial public comment.


  1. The Minutes from November 9, 2017 were approved on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. The 2018 Proposed Budget is out and being advertised. Approval will be done at the December 21st workshop.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Supervisor Gunder signing the agreement with Penn National for access to the well on the former Knouse Orchard property off Orchard Road for testing. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. The Community Association Trust Agreement was discussed. Solicitor Fenicle has contacted the bank and they would like to terminate the trust. If the trust is terminated, we would just hold the funds to be used for the street lights. We would like to let the funds invested where they are. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Solicitor Fenicle getting the agreement with the bank and Supervisor Gunder signing the agreement. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved a 60-day extension for the Kenneth Hauk Subdivision Plans. Notion carried unanimously.


  1. The Mini Casino Resolution is a resolution provided by PSATS to Municipalities for the purpose of opting out of having a mini-casino with 300 to 700 machines and some gaming tables located in our municipality. Solicitor Fenicle stated that a municipality can only opt out of having mini-casinos in their jurisdiction once. If we opt out we can still opt in later if we so decide.  If the Board does not opt out the mini-casinos would still have to meet the Zoning requirements of the Township. Supervisor Gunder stated that our Zoning Ordinance allows such amusements under the heading of Recreation in 4 of the 5 zoning districts.  He believes the three-member Board should not make that decision for the residents of the Township without having input from them. Supervisor Gunder would like to see a change put in the zoning ordinance to address mini-casinos specifically and allow them in one specific district before we opt in. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved tabling the decision until our December 21 meeting. The Board will also get input from the residents before making their decision. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved appointing Rebecca Allison to the Park & Recreation Committee. Motion carried.


  1. A resident on Pine Hill Road has called to request a hidden driveway sign be placed on Pine Hill Road, due to traffic going over the posted speed limit there. Pine Hill road does not meet the State criteria to have a hidden driveway sign posted. The resident has been informed that they would have to pay for the sign and installation and have a maintenance agreement with the Township. We will get more information on the regulations before our next meeting. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved tabling this action until our meeting on December 21. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that we didn’t get the Park Grant we applied for and we didn’t receive an adequate explanation why.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved pursuing a grant with the Pa Small Water & Sewer Grants for the water line to Quincy Home, Tomstown Road Extension, Penn National project and the sewer extension for Anthony Highway. The application must be filed by end of February 2018. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we have received a dirt and gravel road grant to have work done on Green Corner Road. We will have to do multiple submissions to complete the work over a three-year period.


  1. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that South Mountain is having a tree lighting on December 8th at 7 pm. And that in future years we may have a tree planted in the Heritage Park that we could decorate for the Holidays. On a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion the Board approved a $25 donation for candy for the tree lighting ceremony. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved tabling the Waynesboro Fire Department contract review until December 21 when Supervisor Wilson is present. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. The Solicitor had nothing further to add.


  1. During the final public comment period, Frank Mong asked what was happening with Mont Alto Municipal Authority for the water to Penn National. He was informed that the Board plans on sending representation to Mont Alto’s regular monthly meeting on December 11.


  1. Supervisor Gunder also stated that the Sewer Authority has approved the sewer extension to the Todd Rock property on Anthony Highway. Township employees will be doing the work and the project should cost around $100,000.


  1. Kathy Misner asked if anything was to be reported on the Saddle Club property. Solicitor Fenicle has talked to the other attorney’s and there was a corporation filing in 1964. The appraisal for the property by the Township has not been completed yet. Horn and Horn from Chambersburg is the company that the Township is using. Frank Mong stated that the contact between the attorneys was made and things seems to be going smoothly until a letter was received from the Township. He accused the Township of coercion and extorsion. The letter was sent by the office about the mandatory public water connection and there is a time frame mentioned in the letter when connection must be made. It is a mandatory connection ordinance, which means the club must connect their property just like everyone else since the structure is within 150 feet. Supervisor Gunder stated that the public water connection and exchange of property ownership are totally separate from one another. He also stated that the appraisal should be in hand well before the connection to water is required and that should not be a problem for the club. Kathy Misner stated that there is a group of members that do not want to see the club leave the area. It is sad when a club no longer is a part of the original community. The Board of Supervisors would like to see it stay in the community. Frank Mong stated that over two thirds of club agreed to go with merger. Frank Mong stated that it was going to be amicable between the club and the Board of Supervisors until they received the letter. The Board knows that the club doesn’t have the funds to connect to water, but Kathy Misner ‘s opinion is that they shouldn’t be talking about questionable tactics and coercion when the members of the Saddle Club have not been told anything by the leadership. The members were not privy to the letter sent about Township wanting to purchase property. Supervisor Gunder asked Kathy if the vote was taken before or after the letter of interest by the Township was sent.  She stated there was a vote after. Connie Mong said club is doing everything legal and following the advice of their attorney. The members all know when meetings are. The Board of Supervisors have nothing to do with club business. Kathy Misner thanked the Board for allowing everyone to speak.


  1. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved representatives of the Township attending Mont Alto Municipal Authorities meeting on December 11, 2017.  Penn National also wants to attend. Motion carried unanimously.


  2. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the Board going into an executive session at 9:40 a.m.


  3. The Board reconvened at 10 a.m. from their executive session. An employee issue on insurance was discussed, but our employee hand book already spelled out what can be done, so no additional action was necessary. Also, the accounts payable clerk is doing extra work related to the water system and sending letters on delinquent accounts. On a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion Cathy Kozain is being given a $.50 an hour raise as an appreciation gesture. Motion carried unanimously.


  1. Lane Carbaugh asked about the Woodlief property on South Mountain. He was informed that our Zoning Officer is handling it through the Magistrate’


  1. The meeting adjourned on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion at 10:05 a.m.