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March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

 

 

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. Jim Kauffman, Corey Kaiser and two residents were in attendance.

     

  2. There was no comment during the initial period of public comment.

 

  1. The Minutes from March 7, 2017, were approved on a Gunder/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The bids for Old Forge Bridge were opened at this time. We received two bids. Keystone Concrete products at a bid of $77,150 and Lobar Associates at a bid of $96,666. Steve Malesker from CS Davidson opened the bids and reviewed them. After a brief discussion a Gunder/Wilson motion accepted the bid from Keystone Concrete products. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Dan Baer Vehicle Auction update was given. Supervisor Gunder reported that Mr. Baer has provided the Township with a bankruptcy filing for the property dated March 9, 2017.  On that date, Mr. Gunder and Mr. Bumbaugh met with Mr. Baer to remind him of the original temporary vehicle storage terms which included a scheduled auction and/or removal of all vehicles on or before April 30, 2017.  Mr. Baer was uncertain as to the affect the bankruptcy filing would have on the auction, whereupon the Township Solicitor sent a letter to Mr. Baer’s counsel on March 23 stating that in his opinion, the bankruptcy filing would have no affect on a Zoning Ordinance violation.  Mr. Baer’s counsel replied that the bankruptcy court would have to approve the auction of vehicles beforehand.  The Baer property was slated for sheriff sale in March, so Mr. Baer was forced to declare bankruptcy to avoid the loss.

 

  1. Delinquent Sewer Collection update was given. We cannot reach J. P. Harris and the other company contacted wants to do our billing as well as collect the delinquent accounts. Supervisor Wilson can attend a class from Portnoff at the PSATS Conference and we will revisit the issue at the May workshop.

 

  1. A Gunder/Wilson motion approved the Helman Subdivision. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The 1991 Truck #9 has broken down. During the last storm the front end went out on truck # 9. Supervisor Bumbaugh would like to know whether they want to repair the truck or replace it. After a discussion on the cost of repairing or replacing, a discussion was held about where the money would be taken from to purchase a second truck this year. Supervisor Wilson also asked about getting by until next spring with the trucks we have so we could place the purchase of a second truck in next year’s budget. At the present time, truck # 9 is not operable. The Board discussed taking money from our PLGIT account and replacing it next year monthly. After the discussions, a Gunder/Wilson motion approved the purchase of a second truck exactly like the first and taking the money from our General Fund PLGIT Account with a monthly payment being put in our budget for 2018 to repay PLGIT for the loan to purchase the truck. Motion carried unanimously.  The question was asked by Supervisor Wilson about how much was budgeted this year for a new van and was informed that we budgeted approximately $20,000.

 

  1. Disposal of truck # 9 was discussed. We could sell parts from the truck but if any portion of it is worth more than $1000 we would have to put it out for bids. Also, we can place the truck on Municibid and sell as is. A Wilson/Gunder motion approved placing the truck on Municibid with a minimum purchase price of $5000. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that the contract for our copier will expire soon. We are getting quotes from Xerox and Konica.

 

  1. The check has arrived from Franklin County Soil Conservation District for our Grant for Old Forge Road Bridge. It is $33,669.80 which is one half the grant amount we will be receiving.

 

  1. The solicitor had nothing.

 

  1. During the final period of public comment, Frank Mong asked about whether the zoning ordinance needed updated to place more stringent enforcement costs on the delinquent sewer collection process. He was informed that the Municipal Planning Code guidance must be followed when it comes to establishing enforcement remedies and the Township cannot exceed that guidance,.

 

  1. The meeting adjourned on a Gunder/Wilson motion at 9:40 am.

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