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Sewer issues dominate Quincy Village Council meeting

The Village of Quincy recently held a rescheduled routine meeting on July 9th. A second meeting for the village has been scheduled for July 23rd at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers. The August meeting will return to the regular schedule of the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Council was informed that a charge of $1,176.00 was calculated due to an increase of the 3% basic charge which is determined by collected income tax on behalf of the Village of Quincy.

A letter was read from Logan County Engineer Scott Coleman regarding applications for the Round 28 funding program and deadlines for the applications. The matter will be reviewed and applications for funding prepared when projects are determined. 

The village council was informed that a past resident and member of the Quincy-Miami Fire and Rescue Departments will be honored at a memorial service on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the fire and rescue building meeting room.

Fiscal officer Sandra Ward reported that a refund from the Bureau of Workers Compensation had been received in the amount of $667.89 as part of a reimbursement program by the bureau.

The emergency management agency will be collecting an additional .05 on a per capita review recently completed.

John Hickman reported on his attendance at the yearly Regional Income Tax Agency meeting held in Columbus. He stated that the main item discussed was the unification of the income tax collected in the State of Ohio. This matter is still being debated and a determination has not been made on how to make this fair to everyone.

It was reported by Charles Morrison that the Joint Sewer Board met July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joint Sewer Plant. This was also a rescheduled meeting with the normal date returning to the first Monday of each month again in August 2013.

The main item discussed was the removal of sludge at the plant. The board moved forward in having this done. A discussion was held regarding vacation hours for the Joint Sewer Plant operator with a determination being made by Quincy and DeGraff Councils. Tom Taylor, assistant operator, will cover vacation hours.

An old building at the Joint Sewer Plant is being secured as well as replacement of bolts in the screening room being completed. Jeff Clevenger, operator, extended his thanks to the Quincy United Methodist Church, Joan Downing, and Marilane Fry, for providing lunch and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office for providing help with the project. 

A concern was then discussed over cleaning of Well #1. Council voted to allow for the cleaning of this well at an estimated cost of $6,500.00 to improve production of the well. It was noted that consumption of water is up at this time.

Council was then informed that trash in the area of the railroad park has again became a problem, with turning over of the trash barrels and trash blowing into neighbors yards was discussed. Parents are asked to help with children cleaning up after themselves.

Mayor Robinson reminded everyone that the next Joint Sewer Board meeting will be held August 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joint Sewer Plant. The next rescheduled meeting of the Village of Quincy Council meeting will be July 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

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