The Village of Quincy met in regular session on July 21, 2015.
The Village of Quincy was informed that the new calculations for payment of operating expenses at the Quincy/DeGraff Joint Sewer Plant for 2016 have been established at 30% Village of Quincy and 70% Village of DeGraff. The new percentages will begin January 1, 2016. Theses percentages are based on the amount of inflow into the Joint Sewer Plant by each Village from July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015.
The first reading of an ordinance to increase the Village of Quincy Mayor’s salary from $1,800.00 per year to 3,600.00 per year. This increase is based on a comparison of Logan County Mayor salaries. Some villages meet once per month and some meet twice. Regardless of this fact the Quincy Mayor salary is the lowest paid in Logan County and needs to be made comparable to other Logan County villages.
A list of the top 25 contributors to the Village of Quincy 1% income tax was presented. An overpayment on this list is still being reviewed and a repayment schedule established.
The Village Solicitor has been contacted regarding the situation.
On July 22, 2015 the Village of Quincy became a member of the Public Entities Pool of Ohio. This is due to the cancellation of the liability policy for the Village of Quincy by Motorist Mutual Insurance. The yearly cost of both Village Officials and Liability of Village properties will now cost $17,205.00 per year. This is a savings to the Village and an increase in coverage.
The delinquent utility users list was reviewed by the Quincy Council.
It was determined that all accounts with a balance over $200.00 are now scheduled for shut off. All accounts with a balance over $300.00 will be looked to have the delinquent bills placed as a lien on property owners real estate tax. Also all accounts with delinquent amounts that do not have shut off valves where they can be shut off will also be placed as liens on the real estate taxes.
A discussion was then held regarding a major problem with the storm drain system in the Village of Quincy. It has been determined that the lines are very old and some have broken, some have separated, and all are partially if not completely full of mud and debris. This is becoming a problem for home owners and businesses in the Village and is especially a problem during the recent months heavy rain. The Council is looking into trying to find funding to replace or repair the existing system. A concern in cost is the fact that the current lines cross under the railroad in three places. The use of a jetter to clean lines is also be looked at and placing of a liner to prevent collection of debris.
An I & I study is 85% complete on the sewer lines in the Village of Quincy. This study will show the Village where repairs need to be made and replacement needs done to prevent infiltration into sewer lines and excess water flowing into the Joint Sewer Plant. The reduction of infiltration is required by the Ohio E.P.A.
A discussion regarding the need to replace a water line on Jefferson Street was held by Council. The line that needs replaced goes from State Route #235 East on Jefferson Street to the end of the Metropolitan Housing Units.
The replacement would change the size of the line from a 4” line to a 6” line. The estimated cost at this time is $306,220.50. Funding for this size of project would be the next step. Grants will be looked and more information provided. This line has already had several major breaks and will continue to break until it is replaced.
A problem with leaks on the roof at the Fire and Rescue building was then discussed. It has been eight years or more since the last maintenance has been done. estimates have been received for repairs at approximately $8,000.00 and replacement with a different type of material with a twenty year warranty came in at approximately $23,000.00. The matter was tabled until further information was gathered. At that time a decision will be made based on material and costs and the roof will be fixed as soon as possible.
A new garage door was added to the Maintenance building.
A Village of Quincy gathering is being looked at for one day in the month of September. The planning is being looked at and further information will be provided as it becomes available.
The meeting ended at 9:18 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for August 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at 115 N. Miami Street, Council Chambers.
Submitted by the village of Quincy.