$500,000 grant available

Staff report

QUINCY — Village of Quincy Village Council is seeking input from community residents concerning a $500,000 free Federal grant.

Council is asking residents to attend a public meeting on May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Quincy Community building to discuss thoughts and ideas of what the grant could be used for. Council is in the process of apply for the grant.

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 live a better way of life. Very few surveys were returned.

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.

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.

Council has requested that a representative of the Logan County Building Inspection Program attend the May 2, 2017, meeting 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 AGE 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.

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 the 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 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.

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, 201, Joint Sewer Board meeting for a recommendation of the Board.

Council’s next meeting will be May 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers 115 N. Miami St. in Quincy.

Staff report