The following was compiled from the Quincy Village Council regular meeting minutes from March 17.
QUINCY - Several concerns within the village were brought to the attention of council by residents during a meeting held on March 17.
Richard Heniser of Jefferson Street approached council in hopes of getting answers to open burning issues within the village.
Heniser asked council what is being done about the burning of tires, oil and trees in a field behind his property?
Mayor Daniel Robinson said several investigations have been conducted over the matter and he reiterated that open burning is not allowed by anyone within the village of Quincy corporation limits.
It was stated the only fires permitted within village limits are those considered recreational, which is defined as an occasional fire that is used to cook food over for a gathering of friends. The fire must also be short-lived, contain clean wood, extinguished after usage as well as contained and maintained by someone who is present for the entire time of the burn.
Fire Chief Randy Kean said a recreational fire consists of a 3-foot by 3-foot area with flames no higher than 3-foot high.
Heniser also expressed concern over coyotes in the area and questioned the need to have some type of control in this matter. He also asked about speeding on Jefferson Street, and stated this is a constant issue in the area that does not seem to be getting any better.
A resident of Main Street also attended the meeting representing several home owners on the block who are concerned over loud noises caused by a neighbor.
The individual expressed concern over a loud recreational vehicle being used at different hours of the afternoon and evening that interferes with children sleeping, watching television and is a constant annoyance while the vehicle is in use.
Council stated an investigation will be conducted to determine what laws are in place for such matters to determine an immediate remedy for the concerns. It was noted that if nothing was in place, an emergency ordinance can be put into law to stop loud noises and add curfew times for any loud noise activity.
Council wanted residents to be aware that ordinances are in place concerning the use of golf carts, dirt bikes and recreational vehicles on village streets within corporation limits.