John Hickman opened the Oct. 6 Quincy Village Council meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
and reciting of The Lord’s Prayer.
A reminder of the Quincy Temple Fall Festival was given. On October 24, 2015 the Quincy Temple will host at Chili Cook off with prizes and treats and activities for the kids. The time is 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Quincy Community building.
Dustin Wickersham, Logan County Commissioner and Dana Boogher, Commercial Building Inspector were present for the meeting to inform Council of a building inspection program being offered to villages in Logan County. This program would be for both residential and commercial building inspections and will help speed up building permits and insure safety new construction.
Council tabled the item until the Mayor returned and a full Council was in place.
Council discussed several issues with open burning in the Village.
After review it was determined that an update to current laws needed to be done by way of ordinance. Steve Fansler agreed to review any new laws and incorporate them into a new ordinance to be presented for approval. This will put the Mayor, Council, Fire Department, and residents all on the same page with open burning. At this time the only fires permitted are recreational fires and cooking fires. These fires must be on occasion, someone present at all times, and only wood fires. Trash, debris, and leaves are not permitted to be burned during these fires.
An issue with the Regional Income Tax Agency was reviewed with questions still not completely answered. At this time the Council agreed to table the matter until further information could be obtained. The third reading of the ordinance to update the current ordinance to comply with new state rules was passed and will be submitted to R.I.T.A. prior to currently in place or the payment methods used.
The Village of Quincy was notified by the Logan County Board of Election that voting for the Village of Quincy residents will no longer be held at the Quincy Community building. The new poling place will be at the Riverside School. Details will be available at the Logan County Board of Elections.
The resignation of the Quincy Zoning Officer, Richard P. Smith, was accepted with regret. Mr. Smith cited changes to the P.E.R.S. retirement system made the resignation necessary. A replacement for Mr. Smith will be discussed at an upcoming meeting.
The Neighborhood Watch program is up an running again. The first meeting was held with Joe Freyhoff the Logan County Neighborhood Watch Director present for the meeting. Mr. Freyhoff informed around a dozen participants the function and rules of the program. Another meeting is scheduled for October 13, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Quincy Community building.
The roof on the Quincy-Miami Township Fire and Rescue building is complete and samples of the new type of roofing were presented for review.
Several cut outs of asphalt will be replaced in the Village. Places where water breaks left asphalt spots needing covered. H & S Asphalt will repave these areas at a cost of $6,500.00.
The Ohio E.P.A. has requested that the Village of Quincy review surface water infiltration into sanitary sewer system. Repairs need to be made to areas allowing this infiltration to stop the surface water from going to the Joint Sewer Plant. Poggemeyer Engineering has completed a study pin pointing areas of concern. The study was completed and areas of Miami Street and Liberty Street are the first areas needing attention.
It was reported that well #1 has stopped producing enough water to supply the Village with enough water when pumps are turned on. Well #3 produces water but not ample. Well #2 is producing enough water.
However if problems occur in well #2 there is concern with the other two wells producing ample supply. The Village will determine what needs to be done to bring all wells into full production and the costs involved.
Work on flooding issues when there are heavy rains is being investigated.
The storm drains are in need of repair to allow the water to move out of areas quicker and reduce flooding at a faster rate. Council is reviewing the best way to proceed.
The Quincy-Miami Township Fire Department will be conducting a Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Department on October 17, 2015.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Submitted by the village of Quincy.