The Village of Quincy Council held a regular meeting Tuesday.
Fiscal Officer Sandra Ward informed council that the skid loader purchased in November of 2008 has been paid off and that a new loan is being processed to purchase a replacement backhoe. The purchase will be for $28,500. The loan should be complete and the backhoe brought to Quincy by the end of September.
Resident Richard Heniser was present to discuss the enforcement of the 25 mile per hour speed limit on Jefferson Street. He stated that there are several vehicles traveling at much higher speeds than posted. He questioned council regarding patrolling in the area. He expressed concern over small children in the area and the potential for a bad accident due to speed. Council stated that the Logan County sheriff would be contacted, however it was noted that only so much time could be devoted to one area of the village and a lack of funding to purchase extra hours of patrolling. The village has not financially been able to increase the patrolling hours due to a prior tax levy being voted down by residents. This situation will only grow worse if the upcoming 3.2 mil levy is not passed and more general fund money is lost.
Council reminded residents that all vehicles parked on properties or on the streets must have a valid license plate to remain parked in the village. All vehicles without a tag either on private property or parked on a street are considered junk vehicles and can be towed at the owners expense.
Council also reviewed delinquent accounts and determined that those listed as more than one month past due are on a shut off list and approved for immediate shut off. To regain service there is a $25 reconnection fee and the account must be paid in full.
The Quincy Apostolic Temple will be hosting a Family Fun Festival on Saturday, September 29th. Games, food, and fellowship are open to everyone in the community.
The Quincy United Methodist Women’s Organization will be hosting a quarter auction on October 20th at the Quincy Community building. The proceeds of the auction go to the mission fields. The public is invited to join in the fun and take a chance to be the winner of a bid.
Information was presented regarding the joint sewer board meeting held on September 10th. The purchase of a telemetry system was discussed again. No formal action was taken due to a lack of detailed information as to the cost of the system and if the system will allow for a ten hour reduction in operator time at the plant. Council discussed a proposed change in the original agreement of paying the joint sewer plant operator on a fifty-fifty split instead of the current flow rate basis. After researching the matter, council determined that it will continue to pay the joint sewer plant operator based on the flowed basis. The new twenty hour requirement goes into effect November 1st and the joint sewer plant operator will be required to be at the joint sewer plant a minimum of twenty hours as required by the Ohio E.P.A. This issue has been discussed for over two years and remains unsettled between officials of Quincy and DeGraff.
Kirk Helmandollar reported that the water filtration project is almost complete. He stated the updates to the well house have made a tremendous improvement. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held as soon as the equipment is on line and running smoothly. A phone line will be run to allow for the emergency automated dialer to be installed. New tests will be added to monitor water quality when the system goes on line.
The Village of Quincy Council will meet again on October 2nd at 7:30 pm.