|Natural gas project delayed; Quincy officials address ATV, golf cart operation in village|
|Written by Editorial|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:38|
Editor’s note: The following was compiled from the Quincy Village Council regular meeting minutes from June 19.
QUINCY – Village of Quincy residents will have to wait another year for natural gas service, council members learned during a June 19 meeting.
Speaking on behalf of All American Energy Cooperative Association, Greg Norris informed the village that natural gas service will not be available in 2012 as the company had hoped.
Norris said the installation of natural gas lines is being delayed due to problems with obtaining the necessary financing for the project. He advised council that meetings have been scheduled to try to resolve the issue, but even if money was received tomorrow, it would not allow enough time to get natural gas to the village prior to the end of this year.
Norris made a point to note the project is still moving forward at this time, but deadlines are not yet in place.
Misuse of ATVs, golf carts within village limits
Council addressed an issue with individuals illegally operating certain vehicles within the Village of Quincy, and in hopes of combating the problem, it has been brought to the attention of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
In regard to the issue, council reminded residents that all types of vehicles require that the vehicle be licensed and the operator must be of the appropriate age to operate a motor vehicle.
As for golf carts, each one must be inspected and issued a permit by the sheriff’s office, and the vehicle isn’t permitted to be operated on state highways, just on village streets.
Council noted all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are not permitted on any streets. These vehicles must be operated on private property only with the permission from the property owner.
Those with questions on the matter can contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Office or Mayor Dan Robinson.
In other business:
•The Village of Quincy has decided to join with the Logan County Commissioners to obtain funding to tear down vacant buildings in the village that are creating a hazard. It was noted the project is being made possible by Moving Ohio Forward, which has set aside $286,977 for Logan County.
•The third and final reading of an ordinance calling for a 3 percent cost of living salary increase for Kirk Helmandollar, village administrator, and Sandra Ward, fiscal officer, was read and approved.
•Robinson addressed a recent issue involving the usage of profanity between neighbors in the village. He stated this type of activity is not permitted by law and continuous usage of foul language can be addressed by local law officials. Council asks that everyone remember your neighbors and be considerate of small children and other property owners regarding this matter.
•Helmandollar reported the alley stretching from Mill Street to Canby Street is being cleared of tree branches and weeds.
•Due to the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, council decided to move its regularly scheduled meetings from July 3 and 17 to July 10 and 24. The meetings will take place at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at 115 N. Miami St.
•Helmandollar stated the Water Filtration Project is scheduled to begin July 1.