The Village of Quincy Council was presented a list of delinquent utility users. All users listed were atleast two months past due. Council unanimously voted to terminate service those accounts.
Logan County Sheriff Deputy Donnie Day and Deputy Doug Mitchell attended the meeting. Deputy Day stated that he will no longer be filling the position for the grant to patrol Quincy, DeGraff, and the townships as he has been appointed to fill the contract at Lakeview to provide patrolling. Deputy Doug Mitchell will be filling the vacancy left by Deputy Day. Deputy Mitchell has ten years service with the Logan County Sheriff and was welcomed by the Village Council. Mayor Robinson and Council expressed their gratitude for the patrolling that Deputy Day has provided and wished him well on his new assignment.
An issue regarding the Quincy Lift Station and the easement rights was reviewed. A concern over placement of a building in this area was expressed as well as trash and liter being in this area. It was reported that the building had been moved and the liter would be reviewed and a determination of action would follow.
Mayor Robinson was informed that this year is the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Village of Quincy. Past Mayor Jim Watkins has offered to provide ice cream for a celebration and ask that the Council prepare some type of celebration recognizing the formation of the Village of Quincy 175 years ago. Council discussed the matter and ask that anyone interested in forming a committe to put together a ceremony recognizing this anniversary to contact a member of Council, the Mayor, Village Administrator, or Fiscal Officer.
A discussion was then held regarding property owners and the condition of curb and gutters in the Village. Council was asked to look at the curb and gutters on South Miami Street and the need for replacement and repairs. Council noted that sidewalks are the responsibility of property owners and the curbs were uncertain. The Council will investigate any funding that can be obtained to help with costs to property owners.
This matter is in the investigation stage to determine what can be done to resolve the issue.
After this discussion it was noted that a 100% grant from Community Development Block Grants had been received in the amount of $29,000.00 for repairs and replacement of a section of the South Miami Street curbs and gutters in the downtown area. Engineering is being handled at a cost of $800.00 for the project by Jim Cox Engineering.
A reminder of the United Methodist Quarter Auction being held April 27, 2013 at the Quincy Community building. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. to view items and the auction begins at 5:00 p.m. The proceeds from the auction goes to the mission fields. Tickets are available prior to the auction.
A resident of Jefferson Street in the Village ask that the Council consider mowing of vacant properties this year instead of bailing. Council discussed the matter and determined that the property owner needs to make the decision of how they handle the property. However, a review of the Cook Addition contract will be held and a determination of zoning rules for the area will be looked at to determine what options are available regarding the matter.
Council is again looking at part time help to prepare the Village for summer season. Administrator, Kirk Helmandollar, reported that he will hire a very part time person to help get projects completed, mowing, and other two party items completed in the Village. Council reported that funds were appropriated for this type of activity, however, those hours are limited.
The annual Village of Quincy yard sales will be held on Saturday June 1, 2013. Details of times, signs, and advertising will be provided in the near future.
Quincy Village residents are ask to remember that voting will again take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Quincy Community building located at 502 Carlisle Street in the Village of Quincy. On the ballot are two levies. Each levy is 2 mills and will create approximately $11,000.00 for the Street Department and $11,000.00 for street lighting in the Village. These funds will allow for needed street repairs and street lighting in the Village. The Council asks that any resident with a question or concern to please contact a member of Council, Mayor, Village Administrator, Solicitor, or Fiscal Officer. All village residents are in this thing together and the administrative staff asks everyone to think about the issues and support where they live.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 p.m. The next regular Village of Quincy Council meeting will be held on May 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The next Joint Sewer Board meeting will be held May 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joint Sewer Plant.