Village of Quincy seeks public input on $500,000 federal grant

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At the April 18, 2017 Village of Quincy Council Meeting the main topic opening the meeting was the need for Village of Quincy residents to attend two planning meetings for the application to apply for $500,000.00 of FREE Federal Funding. Surveys were hand delivered to each residence in the Village with a return envelope allowing home owners and renters to express thoughts and ideas of things that would help everyone in the Village of Quincy live a better way of life. Very few surveys were returned. On Sunday April 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. a public meeting at the Quincy Community building will be held to allow for anyone to voice their thoughts and ideas about the FREE $500,000.00 grant the Village Council is seeking. Each project submitted will be considered and determined if funding will be available after prioritizing the projects. The grant committee looks at the participation of citizens during the application process.

The Village of Quincy Council asks that anyone that is available on Sunday April 23, 2016 and Saturday May 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. please attend this meeting and express your opinions on grant projects.

Two utility accounts will be placed as a lien on real estate property taxes due to a lack of payment and five accounts were certified to be shut off due to a lack of payment.

The Village of Quincy Council has requested that a representative of the Logan County Building Inspection Program attend the May 2, 2017 to review with Council the operations of the program and how the Village would participate in this program. This program will help with review of the grant application being requested by the Logan County Commissioners.

A report was given on a meeting scheduled for the Village of Quincy Emergency Management Mitigation program in Logan County. A plan of resources, equipment needs, and action during an emergency were reviewed and updated. This information is gathered and a plan prepared. This plan is submitted for approval up to the F.E.M.A. program for final approval. Resource Solutions Associates is coordinating the program with Helen Norris of the Logan County E.M.A.

A press release was presented from the Affordable Gas & Electric Aggregation program. Those that are eligible to join the program at this time will receive a letter indicating their choice to join the A.G.E. Aggregation. If notification is not received indicating a wish not to join in the aggregation the account will automatically be included in the aggregation program. Those that are still involved in another energy saving program will not be eligible to join until that program ends. Letters for those eligible have started to be mailed. For those joining the aggregation supplier the new charge will be indicated on the current Dayton Power and Light billing.

A thank you was received from the Bikes for Tikes bicycle group that stopped in the Village of Quincy on April 8, 2017 at the Quincy-Miami Township Fire and Rescue building as a rest stop on their way to Indian Lake High School for lunch and then on to Ada for the night. They stated that $134,186.22 was raised to be presented for the Children’s Miracle Network and other children organization providing help for those in need. The Council wished to thank those that participated in preparing for the visit and stopping by to interact with the bike riders.

Mayor Robinson reported that the Logan County Dog Warden will be patrolling in the Village. Dogs running loose and dogs without tags will be picked up and fines issued to dog owners for violating leash laws and confinement of your animals.

Cars without tags can not be stored on private property. All vehicles with the Village Corporation limit must have a current license tag. Vehicles without current tags can be towed away at the vehicle owners expense. These vehicles will be reviewed and owners contacted to bring vehicles into compliance of Village of Quincy Ordinances.

A report was given concerning trash being placed at the curb for pick up and not being contained in proper containers or trash bags. This trash is being blown throughout the outlying areas of the Village and creating problems. It is the responsibility of property owners to secure trash bags and trash containers at each residence or rental property.

The Council then discussed activities at the Finfrock Park. Ball season has began and concern of after hour activity, safety of children using the park, parking issues, and flow of traffic were discussed.

The operator position at the Joint Sewer Plant was discussed. Two resumes’ had been received. Council discussed the possible need of a full time operator and the cost of this type of action. The matter will be discussed at the June 5, 2017

Joint Sewer Board meeting for a recommendation of the Board.

The meeting was then adjourned at 9:02 p.m. The next meeting will be held on May 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers 115 N. Miami St. in Quincy.

Council noted that a flyer will be delivered to each home with grant meeting information and handouts are available at the Civista Bank in Quincy and the Quincy Post Office.

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Submitted by the village of Quincy.

Submitted by the village of Quincy.