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Discussion topics highlight Village of Quincy Council meeting

The Quincy Village Council met recently with several discussions highlighting the meeting.

The council discussed the need of a cell phone and internet policy in regard to use of Village of Quincy equipment. At this time, the village does not have a policy in place spelling out the specific allowable uses of a cell phone or internet service provided by the village. A discussion was held regarding the need of texting and use of photo on village equipment as well as web sites pertaining only to village use. Steve Fansler, solicitor, was ask to prepare an ordinance governing such issues. 

A discussion was held regarding livestock in the Village of Quincy corporation limits. It was determined that livestock already in the corporation limits prior to the passage of an ordinance governing the issue were grandfathered in. Adding would not be permitted to the grandfathered amount. 

Questions were discussed regarding placing of a fence on private property. Zoning permits are required for such action as well as limits on location, placement of posts, and height of the fence. The zoning officer would be reviewing the request.

A discussion was held regarding the use of utilities in the Quincy. A delinquent account was reviewed by the council to determine if water and sewer usage could be restored to the property. After a lengthy review of the situation, it was determined that the delinquent amount could be paid with the $132 deposit and service would be restored to the property.

A report was given that two new firefighters had completed training and were now functioning members of the Quincy-Miami Township Fire and Rescue Department as well as four new Junior Firefighters in the department.

Council discussed the condition of manholes in the village. Several manhole covers need repaired or replaced. Funds may be available by using an E.P.A. revolving fund loan. The council recognized that the need is there, however more information will be gathered and presented to move forward with the program.

It was noted that no further information was available regarding the natural gas pipeline coming to the village at this time.

Bruce Stotler reported that the Quincy Sports Association had started maintenance on the ball fields at Finfrock Park.

A tentative date for an Ice Cream Social to celebrate 175 years of existence of the Village of Quincy has been set for May 31st, 2014.

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