October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011


Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh  

                              Wilbur Sanders


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:32am. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. One resident was in attendance, and employees , Joe Schorn and Ed Wilson were in attendance. 

2.      There was no initial public comment

3.      The minutes of October 4, 2011 were approved as written on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.  Motion carried unanimously.  

4.      The Furnace Road Water agreement was discussed. The Board has received a two page listing of things not acceptable to the Mont Alto Municipal Authority, but their list is not acceptable to our Board. Mont Alto wants certification through this agreement that we will not take any Quincy Township residents that are currently on Mont Alto water. John Cox with Frank Leiber is going to give us their legal opinion on the list. For the past twenty years or so the Township has agreed on each individual case to allow residents to connect to Mont Alto water with the understanding that if the Township got its own water system and it was in the area of that resident they would have to connect to Quincy Township’s system. Supervisor Sanders believes we need to do what we have to protect our investment in the water line on Furnace Road, but he does not believe that we will get any cooperation with the present Mont Alto Municipal Authority Board. Also Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that we have already spent the $91,074 of CDBG money that has been ear marked for Quincy Township this year. A Sanders/Bumbaugh motion approved continuing to preserve what we have completed and that we do not agree with the list of demands Mont Alto Municipal Authority has presented to the Board. Motion carried unanimously.

5.      We have received a legal opinion on the Mandatory connection requirement to the Quincy Township Water System. The opinion is that since the Township just now acquired a water system, that the residents of Quincy Township can only meet two of the three requirements listed in Act 34. We have written a letter to the residents and we are enclosing an easement for each resident. After we receive the easement back, we will have to go and notarize their signatures and also get a copy of their driver’s license or their finger print.

6.      The Species Impact Review for the Municipal Park was submitted, but the state will not accept the report from the man we used. Representative Rock was contacted and an explanation was given that we will not be disturbing anything do to having nature trails. Representative Rock contacted the Fish and Boat Commission. The Fish and Boat Commission is sending someone down to the area on Thursday, October 20, 2011. He doesn’t want to meet with anyone from the Township. He will be able to exempt the Township, but we will not have his decision for about two weeks. John Melham informed Supervisor Gunder that Mr. Goodyear will not charge the Township for his study if it was not accepted by the state.

7.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the Extension for Mentzer Meadows. Motion carried. Supervisor Gunder abstained.

8.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that we are selling the last camper we have at Hurley Auctions on October 25, 2011. He would like the Board’s approval to purchase a minivan for the Township Office employees to use as transportation for training, and errands that need to be run. Supervisor Sanders stated that he believed that was a good idea years ago. A Sanders/Gunder motion approved the purchase of a minivan for use by office personnel. Motion carried. Supervisor Bumbaugh abstained.

9.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the purchase of a utility truck for Joe to use for the water system with the understanding that we will invoice DEP for the use of the truck on the water line installation. The approximate cost of the truck is $45,675. Motion carried unanimously.

10.  The Board left to go to the Annual Winter Maintenance Meeting at Norlo Park.

11.  The meeting continued at 10:45, with supervisor Bumbaugh and Supervisor Gunder present. Supervisor Sanders did not return to the meeting.

12.  Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the total cost of tarring and chipping the road was about $40,000.

13.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the cost of support from Freedom System for the office software. It is for enterprise support visit onsite at a cost of $900 per visit. Motion carried unanimously.

14.  The Township Secretary asked the Board about the possibility of giving the office clerk more hours as the water system expands, instead of hiring another person. Cathy Kozain would like more hours and the secretary believes that with Cathy receiving more hours and the sewer clerk, Sue Bowman and the secretary helping, the three girls in the office will be able to handle the added work. The Supervisor agreed that we should utilize the staff we have.

15.  The meeting adjourned at 11:10 am on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.