The Village of Quincy Council met Sept. 1, 2015, with all members present.
Dick Smith, Zoning Officer, reported that Miami Township is looking to construct a new building at the Jefferson Street/Logan Street location to house the current snow plow and provide a place to keep the winter supplies usable. The Village had no problem with the construction but ask that the location be reviewed and comply with present zoning laws.
The Fiscal Officer, Sandra Ward, reported that the Village of Quincy will receive $20,932.87 for 2016 which is slightly higher than 2015. The share of the Village of Quincy Health Department funding for 2016 will be $25,92 which is mandated due to the past failure of levies and the mandated need of a county health department.
A resolution was passed to accept the rates and amounts as established by the Logan County Budget Commission.
Plans are still being finalized for a cake and ice cream gathering in front of the Civista Bank on Sept. 12, 2015, at 2 p.m. This event is free to the public.
Steve Fansler reported that a review and passage of the first reading of an ordinance to become compliant with the Ohio Revised Code regarding collection of the 1 percent Village of Quincy Income Tax. There will not be any change to the amount of funds collected. The new rules will be in regard to the collections of the tax that are not reflected in the current ordinance. This ordinance needs to be passed by Jan. 1, 2016.
A property located on Mill Street was discussed due to excessive collection of trash and litter being stored in a trailer for an excessive amount of time. Council discussed the issue and will make contact with the residents to make arrangement for removal of the litter.
Bruce Stotler reported to Council that he is in the process of rebuilding a Neighborhood Watch program. He stated that residents will be contacted by a door-to-door campaign to recruit new members and bring the group back on line. Joe Freyhoff of Russells Point will address the first meeting to get group started up again with details.
Council then reviewed a smell that has been moving throughout the Village of Quincy. Several residents have expressed concern over the sometimes overwhelming odor at times and the presence of the odor most of the time. They are asking what can be done to minimize the smell. The Council will contact the property owner and ask that they attend a Council meeting to address what can be done to eliminate or lower the odor throughout the Village.
The paving of alleys in the Village of Quincy should be completed by Sept.2 and Sept. 3, contingent of weather.
An executive session was entered to discuss personnel issues with no result coming from the executive session.
The composting site has been closed at this time due to a lack of manpower to maintain the necessary monitoring to keep the site open. The Council is going to review the situation and determine the necessary measures to maintain the site and costs involved.
Mayor Robinson adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m. The next Council meeting will be held Sept. 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The next Joint Sewer Board meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Joint Sewer Plant due to the Labor Day Holiday.
Submitted by the Village of Quincy.