The first Quincy Village Council meeting of the New Year 2018 was held January 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
New Mayor Brian Carpenter opened the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and reciting The Lord’s Prayer. Mayor Carpenter then requested a moment silence in respect for past Council member Charles Morrison out of respect of his friendship, Joint Sewer Plant representative, and community oriented involvement. Mr. Morrison was respected by his fellow council members, community members, and anyone he helped by volunteering and providing free services to anyone in need. He will be missed by all. Mr. Morrison died of natural causes over the holiday season.
The Council then proceeded with the reorganization of the Village of Quincy Council operations for 2018. Two vacant seats were left unfilled after the November 2017 election.
The Council has thirty days to fill the positions or Mayor Carpenter must fill the vacant seats. At that time the Council unanimously voted to appoint Bruce Stotler to the first vacant seat. Daniel Robinson was then appointed to the second vacant Council seat. Both will fill the four year terms left vacant after the election. The Council then voted to appoint Dan Robinson as the President of Council. The Council then allowed John Hickman a two month leave of absence.
The Village of Quincy Council will keep the meeting dates of the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Village of Quincy Council Chamber located at 115 N. Miami Street. If meetings have to be changed notification will given as to the date and change of the times.
Temporary Appropriations were approved to allow for payment of current bills until final appropriations can be set. A final total was not available at the time.
Committees will be reviewed and determined at a later date.
Bruce Stotler was appointed to represent the Village of Quincy on the Joint Sewer Board for 2018. Kirk Helmandollar remains a representative as the Village Administrator. The next meeting of the Joint Sewer Board is scheduled for January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joint Sewer Plant. DeGraff Mayor is the chairman of the meeting and Sandra Ward is the Fiscal Officer for the 2018 meetings.
Concern was expressed about children and adults sledding on the hills in the downtown area of Quincy. Drivers are ask to be cautious of the East side of South Street and New Street as well as the cross section of Poplar Street between these two streets.
A brief discussion was held concerning the building of a triplex unit on Canby Street and future construction of more units.
The Council then discussed the need for updates to the current Christmas lights. The current lights are vintage and need to be updates and a possible determination of replacement only as needed. This will be looked at during the upcoming year.
Mayor Carpenter then adjourned the meeting until January 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Council chambers.
Submitted by the village of Quincy.