May 1, 2012

 

Members present: Robert Gunder

                              Wilbur Sanders

                              Kerry Bumbaugh

Solicitor: John Lisko          

 

1.      Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 7:00 pm. by Supervisor Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Nine            residents were in attendance. 

 

2.      During the initial period of public comment, Charlotte Rhone of 4970 Spruce Road informed the Board of a situation at 11388 South Mountain Road which belongs to Edith Woodlief. The place looks like a dump and they are concerned about it becoming a health hazard. Mrs. Rhone has filled out a complaint form and it will be given to Mike Hansen.

 

3.      The minutes of April 17, 2012 were approved as written and the prior month’s bills except those paid to the Supervisors on a Bumbaugh/Sanders motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

4.      An update was given on the TCE Public Water System. The April 17th minutes have almost a whole page about our meeting with DEP. We have permission to drill the test well at Tarman Springs and we will start as soon as we receive our permit. We will need to improve the road way to the test well site. The well will need to produce 60 gallons per minute. The main subject of contention was DEP paying the tap fee to the Township for the contaminated area. Our copy of the Tech Evaluation has written in it that John Krueger stated that they would pay a tap fee. The well and storage tank is there for a supply for edu’s taken from PSL, it is for replenishment. DEP wants the budget reduced from 5.7 million to 5 million. 1.1 million of the cost is the development of the Tarman Springs site. If the township can only have one storage tank they would like to have the tank at Tarman Springs. The Board is going to get Frank Leiber’s office involved.

 

5.      The Furnace Road Water Project was discussed. DCED had a five year construction period in their agreement with the county, but the Township was never informed of this deadline. The Board must have an agreement in place by June 1, 2012 for water or the money they gave us, $91,000 for last year and the allotment for this year will be withheld. We will also have to pay back approximately $300,000. The Franklin County Planning Commission is meeting with the Supervisors on Friday this week. Mont Alto Municipal Authority’s Engineer and our Engineer have been working on an agreement and they will be attendance also on Friday along with John Cox from Frank Leiber’s office. John Cox is prepared to ask for a copy of the agreement and to go to DCED. Supervisor Gunder has submitted a letter to the Franklin County Planning Commission asking for a 12 to 18 month extension and the County will submit to DCED. Per Section 2601C of the Second Class Township Code book we can go to court and have reviewed because this has been going on for five years.

 

6.      The Cohen Law Group has sent us a proposal to negotiate our new franchise agreement with Comcast Cable. We have received strand maps from Comcast but no key is included. We have requested the key and a street list of home addresses connected to the cable. There is a grant available through Comcast to pay up to $6000 for the renewal of the franchise agreement. The proposal is for $6900. A Bumbaugh/Gunder motion approved retaining the Cohen Law group to renew the Comcast Cable franchise contingent on the Township receiving a grant from Comcast. Motion carried unanimously.

 

7.      We are unable to get the owner of a vacant lot at 7785 Mentzer Gap Road to sign the easement needed for the water right of way. The property owner got verbally abusive on the phone. Solicitor Lisko is willing to help Supervisor Gunder through the steps to claim eminent domain. We will need to let DEP know that we have one property owner who will not give us an easement.

 

8.      The Zoning Officer was absent, but sent a written report. Mike Hansen is to take action on Dave Fair and also Clark Barr. Mike is to inventory Dave Fair.

 

9.      Supervisor Bumbaugh informed the Board that the Franklin County Planning Commission is accepting recommendations for long range project for traffic in Franklin County At the present time there are no projects in the Township. We may have once the bridge inspection is completed.

 

10.  Supervisor Bumbaugh authorized the secretary to advertise the Supervisors attending the Mont Alto Municipal Authority meeting on May 14, 2012.

 

11.  The Solicitor had nothing.

 

12.  During the final period of public comment, Frank Mong questioned the sight distance at the intersection of Tomstown Road and Anthony Highway. He stated that the sight distance to the south is caused by a stone wall and a hedge. He asked if we could go to the property owner and ask to remove. The Supervisors informed him the alignment of Tomstown Road onto Anthony Highway is not correct. At that section of the road there is on 17.5 ft. from the centerline as a right of way.

 

13.  Frank Mong reported on the Park & Recreation Committee. The committee attended Earth Day at Renfrew. They have also talked to the County Commissioners about the park. On Sunday, May 6th, 2012, there will be a walk from Mont Alto Park to the Narrows and on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1pm a presentation will be held at the Pavilion at Mont Alto Park on the history. They have not received anything back from John Melham or Andy Stottlemeyer. The Supervisors publicly acknowledged Frank for his work with the Township & Rich Adkins for his work on the brochure for the park.

 

14.  The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm. on a Sanders/Gunder motion.