The Village of Quincy Council met on April 4 2017 with all members present.
The Village Council needs help from the Village of Quincy residents. An application for a $500,000.00 grant for Village improvements. This grant can only be obtained if people that live in the Village of Quincy are interested in applying for the money. Surveys have been distributed throughout the Village door to door. Stamped envelopes were provided from Council funds to return the surveys.
Residents are ask to fill out the survey with areas of improvement that residents would like to see funded in the Village of Quincy. So far very few surveys have been returned with indicates that residents are not interested in the project and puts the application process in danger. $300,000.00 of the grant funding is being set aside to replace the water line on Jefferson Street and provide better water pressure and service in the South end of the Village. $200,000.00 is available for projects that would benefit the Village. The Council is asking/V that these surveys be returned and any ideas be submitted for consideration. Two public meetings will be held at the Quincy Community building to allow for questions, more ideas, and and providing information regarding the program. C.D.C. will be present for the meeting to answer those questions representing the Logan County Commissioners. This grant is processed and submitted to the State of Ohio for final consideration. The more public input into the application the better chances that the Village will be considered for the project. Community involvement is a key to funding. The first public meeting will be held Sunday April 23,
2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Quincy Community building. The second meeting is scheduled for Saturday May 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Quincy Community Building on Don Hahn Drive and State Route #235 by the Finfrock Park. If anyone needs a new survey they can be given out at the Quincy Council Chamber Monday thru Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will continue to be accepted until the application is being prepared.
A discussion was held in regard to a vacant position at the Joint Sewer Plant. The Village of Quincy/Village of DeGraff are seeking to find a replacement of a Class II Operator at the Joint Sewer Plant.
The position has been advertised on the O.T.C.O. web site and to date two resumes’ have been received.
The Village Council is in discussion to join the Logan County Building Inspection program and will seek to have a representative attend a meeting to review the program and how it works.
Council discussed and decided to move ahead the program to allow Bug-A-Boo to spray the Village eight times for mosquitoes in the Village.
If it is found to be necessary more sessions can be scheduled. This service will run from May 1, 2017 thru October 1, 2017 and the eight sessions determined during that time.
The Quincy-Miami Township Fire Department reported that Clyde (Butch) Hull and Gabe Kean have retired from the Department with several years of service between them. The Fire Department and Quincy Council wishes to thank them for their service to both the Village of Quincy and Miami Township. Jesse Kean and Mike Ellis have joined the department as new Fire Fighter 1 bringing the total Fire Fighter 1 members to five. The department announced Judd Brooks will now be the new Assistant Fire Chief and Jerry Lewis has been appointed as the new Safety Officer.
The department wishes to thank everyone for their support during the recent Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. It was very successful. A determination has not been made as to what the department will spend the donations for at this time. $2,667.00 was made for the purchase of equipment. A thank you was also expressed to those donating the food and prizes for the evening.
Property owners were reminded that all vehicles on a property need to be licensed and operating to be kept at the residence. The result of non licensed vehicles being stored and not movable can result in towing of the vehicles.
The Quincy Sports Association notified the Council that ball season has started at Finfrock Park. Practice has started at this time.
Bikes for Tikes will be traveling through and stopping at the Quincy/Miami Township Fire & Rescue building on April 8, 2017 around 12:00 p.m. for a rest break and small refreshment for the riders. They will come from Fletcher, Ohio and travel to Quincy and then onto Indian Lake School for lunch and then on to their overnight stop. These riders are riding for the Children’s Miracle Network and sometimes are joined by those they have helped fund. The ultimate end to the ride is Bowling Green University.
The Quincy Apostolic Church in Quincy is sponsoring a public Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 15, 2017 at the Finfrock Park. Everyone is welcome to participate in the event. The starting time is 12:00 p.m. and approximately will be done around 2:00 p.m.
Mayor Robinson then adjourned the meeting at 9:21 p.m. The next meeting will be held April 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Council Chambers.
Submitted by the village of Quincy.