October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012


Members present: Robert Gunder

                           Kerry Bumbaugh

                           Wilbur Sanders


     1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:35 am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

     2.      There was no public comment.

     3.      The Minutes of September 25 and October 2, 2012 were approved on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     4.      An update was given on the Tomstown TCE Site. The well has been drilled at Tarman Springs. It is at a depth of 575 feet and water which could be pumped at a possible 50 to 60 GPM. It would be enough for the TCE site, but doesn’t give enough for both the TCE Site and Furnace Road. DEP has agreed to drill a second well if the first well yielded enough for the TCE site.  Now the monitoring will begin. Wally Koster explained that to get permitted that monitoring will have to be done. He explained that 3 or 4 other points, the spring wet lands and neighboring wells will need to be monitored. They will install a pressure transducer and download it to a computer this will measure the water level during draw down and then can develop into a permanent well. Wally also explained the difference between a constant frequency pump and a variable pump. Wally will conduct the pump test. Also will have to do a step test which will determine how many GPM that DEP will permit the well for. After the step test, the Board will be able to decide if want to drill second well. There will also have to be a 100 foot well head protection area. The site will be monitored by cameras for security purposes. Supervisor Sanders would like to know how long the tests are going to take. It maybe three weeks. Wally also informed the Board that it normally takes a year to permit a well. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion authorized Travis and Wally to proceed with testing and renting equipment. Motion carried unanimously. Also will go ahead and locate a second well site.

     5.      The Land Purchase agreement with Monroe Bricker will be tabled until we have the results on the first well.

     6.      A Bumbaugh/ Sanders motion granted an extension for Mentzer Meadows Phase I & Phase II.  Motion carried unanimously.

     7.      An agreement has been prepared for the softener for PSL. Since taking over the water plant the softening equipment needs repaired. PSL would like to have the softener connected to the water they receive. A modification to our water permit was sent to DEP to remove the Water softener, but we have not received anything from DEP at the present. Supervisor Sanders questioned the possibility of negotiating with PSL for looking at the future. PSL needs to pay for equipment repair if they want the water softened. The agreement that was prepared was approved for signing on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

     8.      Private Driveway Erosion & Paving requirement was addressed by Supervisor Bumbaugh. There is a private drive on Monn Drive that was created through a subdivision plan for the Andersons. The driveway was never installed and storm water management was not installed properly since the subdivision. The subdivided lots have now been sold. We will check to see if there is a driveway agreement recorded at the County Court House. Then a letter will be sent to the Andersons that they will have a limited time to correct or we will turn it over to Solicitor Lisko.

     9.      The time has come to negotiate the Waynesboro Fire Contract. The Supervisors believe we will be getting request from all the fire companies that service Quincy Township because of the new small games of chance regulation. Before they would consider a request for more money from the fire companies, the Supervisors would like to see the fire company budget and actual use of the funds that they receive. A Gunder/Bumbaugh motion approved writing letter stating they are not will to have an increase in the 2013 subsidy. Motion carried unanimously.

     10.  The septic tank pumping was reviewed. The on lot sewage systems are required to be pumped every five years. A notice is sent to the resident with a list of licensed haulers in the Township. This year we are receiving manifests from some haulers that have not paid their fee to haul in the Township. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to add a charge of $50 to each pumping that the hauler would collect and then forward to the Township. Supervisor Sanders believes the fee should be paid directly to the Township and not collected by the hauler. The septic hauler would still have to pay their fee each year, but the resident would have to pay an additional fee. It would be an administrative fee due to DEP not funding the on lot sewage maintenance any longer. After a brief discussion on the amount, a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved amending the Township fee schedule to include a $25 administrative fee for on lot septic system pumping to be paid to the Township each time the on lot sewer is pump. Motion carried unanimously.

     11.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved a $100 donation for fruit for the Mont Alto Fire Departments Toy Drive. Motion carried unanimously.

     12.  Eric Leaper has applied for a Land Use Permit. He is requesting a waiver of the storm water management controls due to the large area of property Martin & Martin has reviewed and doesn’t have a problem with the waiver. A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved waiver as long as all discharge is to the left hand side of the house and no discharge is going down Bumpy Lane. If erosion or run off does occur, the Board will address it at that time. Motion carried unanimously.

     13.  A copy of the preliminary budget was given to the Supervisors to review.

     14.  A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved renewing our Volunteer Insurance Policy. Motion carried unanimously.

     15.  Supervisor Bumbaugh discussed the David Fair situation which the Zoning Officer has been dealing with. Mr. Fair was given an extension on removal of items from his property until the workshop (today’s meeting). Mr. Fair is not present. The Board decided that Mike Hansen should proceed with what needs to be done. The Board would like a list of items on Mr. Fair’s property and what he intends to use them for.

     16.  No public comment during final period.

     17.  Meeting adjourned at 10:40 am. on a Sanders/Bumbaugh motion.