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Quincy Township voters don't increase supervisors

November 09, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Voters in Quincy Township Tuesday gave a resounding "no" to a proposal to increase the number of their township supervisors from three to five.

According to unofficial returns Tuesday, the measure was defeated 489 to 246 votes.

Had it passed, according to Township Supervisor Robert Gunder, candidates for the two new seats would have run in the primary next spring and the general election in November 2006.

One would have run for a four-year term and one for a six-year term, Gunder said.

Both would have taken office Jan. 1, 2007.

Supervisors in Quincy Township earn $2,500 a year, Gunder said.

He doesn't take the benefits, he said.

Supervisors Joe Middour and Wilbur Sanders supported the move to increase the size of the board and Gunder was opposed, he said.

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Middour lost his re-election bid to former Supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh in the May 17 Republican primary.

Bumbaugh was unopposed Tuesday.

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