October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014



Members present: Robert Gunder                 

                             Wilbur Sanders

                              Kerry Bumbaugh


1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 am by Chairman Gunder and they suspended with the Pledge of Allegiance. No residents were in attendance.


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The Minutes of September 18, 2014 were approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously. The minutes of the special meeting of September 30, 2014 were approved on a Sanders/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.  The bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.


4.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion rejected the plumbing bid for the Upper Comfort Station. Motion carried unanimously.


5.      The Board adjourned to an executive session at 8:35 am.


6.      The Board reconvened at 8:45 am stating that a personnel issue was discussed, but no decision was made.


7.      A Bumbaugh/Sanders motion approved the waiver for sewer hookup for Darrell Mouer for a one lot subdivsion on Monn Drive.  However, hookup to public water will have to be made since PADEP has designated the area of the subdivision as within the TCE contamination field. Motion carried unanimously.


8.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the new Health care plan for 2015. Motion carried unanimously.


9.      The Tomstown/Furnace Road Water Project update was given. Supervisors Sanders was informed that during the construction of the water line on Fox Hill Road that it interfered with the spring at Supervisor Bumbaugh house and his mother’s home. The insurance company has been contacted and we have received a proposal from Mike McCamley on options to remedy the problem. For the present time water is being hauled from the plant at Quincy Home and put in the holding tank for the residents.  Also well #6 has been placed on hold to be made into a production well until the grant extension has been granted.  We have also received a response from Senator Toomey about our request for help paying the connection costs for residents along the route not affected by the contamination. The response Senator Toomey got from DEP is not accurate. DEP stated that they did not elect to place treatment plant close to the well site, but email from Jon Krueger stated storage tank placed there.  Per DEP, it was stated that The Township has elected to charge a $4000 tap fee to residents not threatened.  But DEP can make it easier on the residents by making the user fee larger to help pay peoples connection costs. The Board will check with the Jon Cox, our Solicitor.


10.  The Board recessed to the Winter Maintenance meeting with PENN DOT at South Mountain. Supervisor Sanders left the meeting at this time.


11.  The Board reconvened and the Township has hired another counsel to review the Park and Recreational grant. The new counsel will write the opinion letter requested by DCNR and give us their opinion on the Upper Comfort Station and whether we can put the material out for bids and use Township manpower for construction.


12.  Also we placed a bid with Washington Township for a bucket truck that they have for sale. We placed a $1500 bid.


13.  A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the Ball team using the ball field next year with them helping to extend the fence and purchase another set of bleacher.


14.  Truck #9 has been fixed.


15.  Also we have a quote to replace our server in the office and repair maintenance building computer. If money is available we will replace server this year if not we will put in budget for next year. The maintenance building repair is $553.00 and needs to be done now. The maintenance repair will be completed this year.


16.  Discussion was held on an appreciation dinner for the employees and their families. We will look at the budget to see if we will have appreciation dinner for everyone like in the past or just employees like we did last year.


17.  Cathy Kozain has asked for reimbursement for her cell phone use. The opinion of our auditors is that she is in the office not outside the building working like others. Therefore it would be a finding if the Township reimbursed her because there is no justification. She could be reimbursed for every call she makes that is Township related.


18.  The Board received a request from the Record Herald to contribute money to furnish papers for teachers to use in their classrooms. At the present time the Board is not interested in contributing.


19.  The Township has received a letter from the state informing them that Mike Cermak’s UCC certification has expired. Mike was contacted and he is addressing the problem. Furthermore Rayelle is our BCO. Accredited Services is the BCO, not Mike Cermak personally.


20.  Meeting adjourned at 11:20 am on a Bumbaugh/ Gunder motion.