Quincy seeks new joint sewer plant agreement

QUINCY — The Village of Quincy voted to no longer honor an operating agreement regarding the joint sewer plant shared with its partner municipality, DeGraff, during its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 19.

It was noted that several items of the agreement, which has been in place since 2002, have been violated, and that the Village of Quincy has been operating the plant without participation from DeGraff for several months.

Council decided a new agreement would need to be negotiated or the Village of Quincy will continue operating the plant while billing DeGraff for the expenses to keep the plant up and running.

The village will navigate the seeking of this new agreement under the guidance of Village Solicitor Steve Fansler.

Marcia Newland, a resident of Quincy, is seeking to replace a home that was lost to a fire at the end of 2018. She asked about zoning rules and regulations and was referred to Zoning Officer Jamie Stevenson for information regarding this issue. The old structure has been demolished.

The village is investigating a mandatory back flow valve and cross contamination valve that will be required in the future. This prevents water being used to flow back into the general water system and cross contamination from taps. It is a mandatory requirement through the Ohio E.P.A.

Work will begin on new sidewalks that are being placed on the west side of Miami Street as a part of the Revitalization Grant. Ten trees will need to be removed to begin the project and a projected cost for the project is being looked at and determined.

Sign-ups for the 2019 ball season has been completed. Seven teams will be playing in Quincy.

An Easter egg hunt is being planned at Finfrock Park. More information will be available in the near future, establishing the date and time for the event.

Several delinquent utility accounts were reviewed and shut off notices will be provided and carried out if accounts are not paid in full by April 1, 2019.

The next Joint Sewer Board meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2019, at 7 p.m., at the Joint Sewer Plant.