October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

 

Members present: Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Edward Wilson

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.  John High, Corey Kaiser, Jim Kauffman, and one resident were in attendance.

 

2.      There were no comments during the initial public comment period.

 

3.      The Minutes of October 4, 2016 were approved as written on a Gunder/Wilson motion along with the bills except those paid to the Supervisors.  Supervisor Bumbaugh and Gunder voted yes. Supervisor Wilson voted no.

 

4.      TCE Project & Well # 7 update was given. The inside plumbing connections at resident’s homes are taking longer due to getting times when home owners are available for installation. Well # 7 is still being pumped and the turbidity level is gradually cleaning up. Testing takes place two or three times a day. The hourly test will be done once the turbidity is below 100. Supervisor Wilson questioned about the flooding of Knouse Orchard from the pumping of the well. He was informed that Knouse has not gotten back to us as to how he wants this handled and it has been reported to our Insurance Company. We are going to repack the orchard for Mr. Knouse. Also John High has received our raw waterline construction permit for well #7.

 

5.      At the present time, Matt Birely is attending the COG Auction at Marion. Greene Township has a dump truck going up for auction that we looked at purchasing for $13,500. Greene wanted more than that for the truck, so auctioning it off today. While looking at the equipment for sale at the auction, Chambersburg had a 2009 GMC dump truck in excellent shape which is being auction today also. It is a midsized truck. It would be an ideal interim truck if we could get it for around $30,000. Matt will need to know if he should bid on any of these trucks. Supervisor Wilson is opposed to purchasing the Mack. He doesn’t understand the purpose in buying another truck. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed him that it would be a backup truck. Supervisor Gunder believes that we should purchase either or but not both. Supervsior Wilson believes that the 2009 has more potential because it can be used to do small jobs. It has a 9 ft. plow with it. He is more comfortable getting a newer vehicle that is more versatile. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved bidding up to $33,000 on the 2009 GMC truck. Motion carried unanimously.

 

6.      Resolution 2016-11, Post Issuance Compliance Procedural Obligations for our sewer bond issue was approved on a Gunder/Wilson Motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.      A Wilson/Gunder motion approved refinancing of the sewer bond if the amount of savings is $200,000 at the least amount. Motion carried unanimously.

 

8.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad is requesting a $10,000 for ambulance services in Quincy Township.  Supervisor Gunder stated that he didn’t believe the squad responded to as many calls in there small service area as the Mont Alto Ambulance Squad does for the Township.  We are currently giving $20 to Mont Alto per call for Township residcnt services. Wilson/Gunder motion approved a letter being sent to Waynesboro Ambulance Squad informing them that their request was discussed by the Board and that the Township is not in a financial condition at this time to pay the amount requested. Motion carried unanimously.

 

9.      There is going to be a ribbon cutting for Washington Township Boulevard on November 2, 2016 if anyone would like to attend.

 

10.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that a letter has been received from the Kinley family on Monn Drive expressing their gratitude for providing them with public water. This connection is in the TCE designated area and the hookup was paid for by DEP.

 

11.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the plans for the waterline to PSL are being worked on. We have been in contact with PSL’s counsel and he has a drafted an amendment to our agreement. We would like to meet with Jeff Davis to discuss.

 

12.  A Gunder/Wilson motion exonerated the per capita tax list provided by our tax collector from paying the per capita tax this year. Motion carried unanimously.

 

13.  The County 911 management requested a meeting with Quincy Township and Washington Township about an address on Mentzer Gap Road that was not in order. Michael Eyler’s garage is in Quincy Township; both Mike and his brother’s house are in Washington Township. The house addresses are lower that the garage’s address. A meeting was held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 with County 911, County Planning, Washington Township and Quincy Township and the affected residents to come to a resolution to the problem.  The County stated it is a 911 problem for emergency vehicles and Washington Township police.  The residents in attendance opposed the County’s recommended changes to their addresses.  The Township and the residents agreed that nothing would be done at this time for changing addresses and the issue will be looked at again if and when the properties change ownership.

 

14.  A Bumbaugh/Wilson Motion was made for an executive session on personnel issues. The Board dealt with the issue of continuing to pay overtime for a work week when an employee has used leave or follow the Employee Handbook which states that overtime pay shall be adjusted to compensate for the number of hours in which the employee was in a leave status.  A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion stated we would follow the Employee Handbook.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

15.  The Board reconvened at10:04 a.m.

 

16.    The meeting adjourned on a Gunder/Wilson motion at 10:05 am.

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