September 13, 2013

September 19, 2013

 

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

                             

1.       Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Three residents and Joe Schorn, water plant operator was in attendance.

 2.       There was no initial public comment.

 3.       The Minutes of August 22, 2013 were approved as written with one correction to item number 4 on line seven adding settle differences of opinion on a Gunder/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously. The Bills except those paid to the Supervisors were approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 4.       Tomstown TCE and Furnace Road Water Line update. The testing results are in for four elements which were required by DEP. 3 of the 4 are in range, but Supervisor Bumbaugh asked if Supervisor Gunder saw the results that arrived late yesterday which had all four elements in range. Next week they may have to redo the tests. The Court date has been set for the condemnation hearing. It will be on October 2, 2013 and should be held in Chambersburg.  We have also received the second appraisal for the Peiffer Tract. The first appraisal was $40,000 and the second was $69,000.

 5.       We have received a response to the letter sent to Penn DOT for a Safety Study for Anthony Highway and Slabtown Road Intersection.  They are willing to enlarge the cross road signs and stop signs. Also install stop lines on SR 2018 at both approaches to the intersection. And paint skip lines through the intersection. When it comes to the Mount Zion and Manheim Road intersection they are saying we can do changes by getting an HOP from Penn DOT, but they are not willing to do anything. There is no easy fix to that intersection. Also, Supervisor Bumbaugh would like the Board to know that Penn DOT has sent plans to the Township for their review of the paving project for next year of 997 from the Nunnery to Waynesboro. Only a small portion of 997 in that project is located in Quincy Township.

 6.       Resolution 2013-9, Sewage Planning Module for Lester Garber was approved on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 7.       A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for 2014 in the amount of $26,045.70. Motion carried unanimously.

 8.       Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that well #1 at Quincy Retirement Village needs to be upgraded or we will need to run the line from Peiffer site to there to connect it with the new well. There are new regulations that have to be met from DEP by 2017 and we will need to know which we are going to do by the end of October. John High from Brindle Associates is going to give the Board a written recommendation.

 9.       Supervisor Bumbaugh wanted the Board to know that the warranty for the John Deere Backhoe is going to expire this year. Supervisor Bumbaugh believes that we should look at trading it with Costars and if the difference to trade is not any bigger than the extended warranty we might want to consider replacing instead of the extended warranty. Warranty for just the power train and hydraulics is over $3000 for 24 months. The Board will consider and make a decision at a later meeting.

 10.   Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the Franklin County Commissioners have approved the Franklin County Solid waste plan and want the Municipalities comments.

 11.   Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the Park’s three year time line for the first phase is coming to an end and some of the projects are still not completed. We may want to talk to DCNR for a six month extension because water is coming through the Park to get to the TCE site and we could save some money by connecting to that line instead of running water from our well and adding UV lighting. Also the record keeping that is required is extensive. John Melham also will have to do an inspection for ADA requirements.

 12.   John from the Waynesboro Area Youth League is here today to discuss the use of the ball fields by the League. They have teams for children from 4 to 14 years old and there are approximately 400 children, with 30 teams using ball fields throughout the area. A discussion was held on the possibility of the League helping with different projects. The Waynesboro Area Youth League is the first to approach the Board about using the fields. The Supervisors asked them to submit a proposal of usage and the Board will review it.

 13.   During the final period of public comment, Tina and Frank Scheib from Gap Road informed the Board that they are having issues with Amos Martin and friends who have been racing around the road and the road is being torn up. The Scheib’s have contacted the police and have been informed that they are not the only residents calling them. They were informed that the Municipality has no authority over a vehicle code unless they have their own police department.

 14.     The meeting adjourned at 9:25 am on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion.