The Village of Quincy Council met in regular session on Jan. 19, 2016. Council accepted the resignation of Tom Taylor as Assistant Joint Sewer Plant Operator. The resignation will be effective Jan. 28, 2016. This matter will be reviewed at the Joint Sewer Board meeting to be held Feb. 1, 2016.
The Village of Quincy Council was then informed of an issue with penalties being imposed with the Village income tax by Regional Income Tax Agency. The matter will be investigated and looked at to determine what the issues may be.
A two year agreement was approved for Civista Bank to provide the Village of Quincy with a depository for two years. All parts of the agreement remain the same as the prior two years.
It was noted that water pressure is lower at this time due to a water main break and water pressure is lowered at this time due to a problem with one of the wells not working at capacity. A new well is in the process. It was noted that the water system was installed in the Village of Quincy in 1946.
The Village is being the search for a new Zoning Officer in the Village of Quincy. Pam Hickman has expressed interest in the position. Anyone seeking this position should contact Mayor Robinson prior to the next meeting.
On Feb. 2, 2016, the next regular meeting of the Village of Quincy was held at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Solicitor Steve Fansler reviewed with Council the laws regarding utility shut off in the Village. He reviewed bankruptcy rules and how this effects the unpaid utility balance. Placing liens on properties were reviewed as well. He noted that it is the responsibility of property owners to make sure utility bills are paid. Council noted that the Village has always worked with utility users on delinquent accounts during times of difficulty. Nothing can be done if delinquent users are not communicating with the Village. Utility accounts will be shut off if accounts are delinquent and contact is not made.
Mr. Fansler stated that he will do more research into the penalties that are being imposed. He reviewed the new ordinance passed and could not find the numbers being used for delinquent accounts. He will review the old ordinance and make contact with Regional Income Tax Agency regarding this matter.
Soon anyone will be able to sign on to Ohio Checkbook and see all the bills that are being paid in a given year. The information for 2013, 2014, and 2015 will soon be on line thru the Treasurer of State’s office. The information has been provided and the site is being prepared and the web address will be provided as soon as it is available for anyone to view.
A five year plan has been submitted by Logan County Solid Waste District to the Ohio E.P.A. for review. The Village of Quincy has been provided with a flash drive of the plan for review and acceptance or rejection of the plant.
Information has been received that Bikes for Tikes will again be traveling thru the Village of Quincy on April 2, 2016 around noon. The Council agreed to allow the use of the Community Building as a rest stop for the event. Mayor Robinson reported that this has been an enjoyable event for the past several years and he will be looking forward to the visit.
Council has been informed that a new siren will be received thru a grant from the Emergency Management to replace a siren in the Village.
The Council was informed that they have the power to appoint someone to the vacant Zoning Officer position. Council will be meeting with Pam Hickman regarding her interest in the position. She has served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for several years and is familiar with the job that needs to be done.
After review of the Joint Sewer Board meeting held Feb. 1, 2016, Council determined that an assistant at the Joint Sewer Plant was necessary to cover times when the operator needed time away as well as jobs that need two people for safety reasons. The Council voted to advertise for one week in both newspapers and the website for utility operators for a part-time position of 15 hours at $14 per hour. This plan is contingent on the Village of DeGraff agreeing to the proposal. These resumes will be accepted until March 7, 2016. Anyone interested should watch the help wanted ads for final information.
The new well has been started. Drilling at the Finfrock Park location is started and whether water has been reached yet is unknown.
The next meeting of Village of Quincy Council will be held Feb. 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Minutes were prepared and presented by Sandra Ward, Fiscal Officer, Village of Quincy.