May 23, 2019

 

 

Members present Kerry Bumbaugh

                              Robert Gunder

                              Ed Wilson

 

  1. Meeting of Quincy Township Board of Supervisors was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by Chairman Gunder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Two residents and a representative from St Thomas Development were in attendance.

     

  2. There was no initial public comment.

 

  1. The Minutes of May 7, 2019 were approved on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The appraisal was received for the Blue Rock Church Parking Lot that is .07 acres. Horn and Horn gave an appraisal of $6800. Two representatives from the church met with Mr. Gunder to review the appraisal. The Church has accepted that appraisal and a purchase agreement has been prepared. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved purchasing the property from Blue Rock Church at the cost of $6800. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. DEP has granted an extension to the PSL Waterline Permit. This permit will be good until 2021 which will give the County and DCED more time to finalize the grant that was applied for in 2016 for extending the waterline to Quincy Village.

 

  1. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion approved going to settlement for the 6.6 acres of the Kenneth & Cathy Misner property.  We have received a matching funds grant and 90% of the funds ($22,050) needed from DCNR for purchase of this property enabling it to become part of our Municipal Park. Premier Settlements will be handling the settlement to include preparing the deed. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. At this time the bids were opened. We received bids from Valley Directional Drilling, Marshall’s Portable Welding, Alpha Space Control, John Khal, Jr. Excavating, Hammaker East, D. L. George and Sons, Specialties Granules, St. Thomas Development, New enterprise, Martin Marietta, AAA Paving.

    1. AAA Paving - Accepted all bids on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    2. St. Thomas Development - Superpave was accepted on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    3. Specialty Granules bid for aggregates was accepted on a Wilson/Bumbaugh motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    4. New Enterprise bid for sand was accepted on a Wilson/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    5. D. L. George and Sons bid for shale was accepted on a Wilson/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    6. Hammaker East bid for oils and equipment to apply the oil was accepted on a Bumbaugh/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    7. John Kahl, Jr. Excavating bid for equipment rental was accepted on a Gunder/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    8. Alpha Space line painting bid was accepted on a Gunder/Wilson Motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    9. Marshall’s Portable Welding bid for welding was accepted on a Wilson/Gunder motion. Motion carried unanimously.

    10. Valley Directional Drilling’s boring and equipment to do borings was accepted on a Gunder/Wilson motion. Motion carried unanimously.

       

  2. Supervisor Wilson informed the Board that he received a complaint about Dan Baer’s store. A discussion followed on what can be done about having him clean up the property. For one thing, Dan Baer is in a bankruptcy status and involved with the IRS. The Township cannot do anything while those proceedings are taking place. He must sell the farm ground and has been into the Township office to discuss subdivision of the farm but have not heard anything since.

     

  3. Supervisor Bumbaugh informed that Board That Washington Township has hired a company to design the intersection of the Washington Township Boulevard and Tomstown Road. They are designing two round-abouts on 997 where it meets Orchard Road and the Boulevard. Quincy Township has talked to Jeff Geesaman, Washington Township manager about the design which would involve Penn DOT rerouting a portion of 997 so that it would intersect with the Boulevard at Tomstown Road and make a round-about at that location. This would eliminate the intersection of Tomstown Road at 997 and extend Orchard Road to meet the round-about. Under this scenario, there would only be one round-about. Jeff Geesaman seems to for the idea. The next step will be to arrange a meeting with Washington Township, Penn DOT and Quincy Township.

 

  1. Supervisor Gunder informed the Board that Waynesboro School District has invited the Township Officials to a celebration day on May 29 at 1:30pm -3 pm at the Senior High School.

 

  1. Also, Supervisor Gunder informed that Board that the State Legislatures has a bill before them that would allow the width of farm vehicles to be 2 feet wider than they are now. That would make the vehicles approximately2 feet wider than the road cart way. Another bill would amend the Uniform Construction Code so historical buildings can be used for receptions without having to comply with the code.

 

  1. During the final period of public comment, Alan Peck asked about letters residents have received concerning a solar farm being placed in the area. Penn State was looking into renewable energy, but nothing has come into the Township at the present time. It is our understanding the Farm would not be in Quincy Township.

 

  1. Harry Atherton asked if the Township would have to eventually comply with the MS4 Stormwater mandate to Clean Up the Chesapeake Bay, and was informed that the Township is not involved in this round but that all municipalities will eventually be required to comply.

 

  1. The Board met in Executive Session and reconvened at 9:52 a.m. A discussion was held about Matthew Wagaman’s end of probation period and a pay increase. A recommendation was given that we should increase his pay to $15 an hour with benefits. A Bumbaugh/Wilson motion was made to make Matthew Wagaman a permanent employee at a rate of $15 an hour with all benefits to start immediately. The pension contribution, however, would have a six-month waiting period per our Ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. The meeting adjourned on a Wilson/Gunder motion at 9:54am

 

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