September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014



Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Kerry Bumbaugh



1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Gunder.  


2.      There was no initial public comment.


3.      The Minutes of September 2, 2014 were approved as written on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.  


4.      GIS Mapping was discussed. Tom Cormany & Scott Shildt from Martin & Martin explained about the GIS Mapping that will be available through Franklin County to the Municipalities. The Township will need to sign an agreement with the County to use the Mapping program. The Township can also purchase a license for the GIS mapping for about $1500 to $2000. Mike Christopher from Washington Township has some corrections he would like made to the agreement. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved Chairman signing agreement once issues were addressed. The Board also agrees with the changes Mike Christopher would like made. Motion carried unanimously.


5.      TCE Water Project update. The 48 hour test on well # 6 has been completed and the geologist feels it is successful at 150 gallons per minute yield. No work has begun on Tarman Springs for the plant or tank. The general contractor by not starting is holding up the other contractors who have work to do on the project. Counsel has been notified of the delay and recommends not making an issue of it now but only if they request an extension.  There are still about a dozen easements that need to be signed.


6.      Municipal Park update. The bid for the Upper Comfort Station was re-advertised and is due by 4:30 pm on September 29 and will be opened on September 30 at 9 am. Supervisor Bumbaugh will be out of town but can be reached by phone for that meeting. Also the Board believes that if bid is over $75,000 they will not be able to accept the bid. Then we will have Solicitor Lisko contact Beth at DCNR and decide what can be done. Melham has the as builts for submission to DCNR.


7.      PA Small Water & Sewer Grant Application for $125,000 to assist LMI property owners not funded by DEP was turned down for funding. Supervisor Bumbaugh has called Representative Rock about the dilemma.


8.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved the Minimum Municipal Obligation for 2015 of $32,802.75. Motion carried unanimously.


9.      A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved moving the pension from Expert Plan to 401K direct since Expert Plan was purchased from MG Trust. Motion carried unanimously.


10.  Supervisor Bumbaugh asked the Board to review the inter-municipal agreement from the County Association for their fall meeting in October.


11.  Supervisor Bumbaugh will be attending the FEMA homeland security Conference September 22, 23, and 24. And He has also register to attend Weftec.


12.  The Health Insurance renewal is up by 66.9%. After a brief discussion, the Secretary is to research information from Sherry at Susquehanna Insurance, TASC, PSATS Chamber Choice and PMAA before next meeting.


13.  The 955 is being auctioned off at the COG Auction in October. The scrap value for this is $3000. The Board approved accepting a bid of $8000 for the 955. Also a used machine will cost between $45,000 and $98,000. We may have to travel to bring a used on back to the Township. At the present time there is a 2006 John Deere in Baltimore for $44.500. No decision was made on the 955.


14.  Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that Dollar General would like to have their Bond released. Andy Stottlemyer from Franklin County Conservation District inspected it in June and it was still in violation. Therefore before we release the bond we need to contact Andy Stottlemyer and Norma Miller to make sure the repaired the property damage done to her property before we release the bond.


15.  The meeting adjourned on a Bumbaugh/Gunder motion at 9:40 am.