|Lack of rain, high water usage causing water discoloring in Quincy|
|Written by Editorial|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:32|
Editor’s note: The following was compiled from the Quincy Village Council meeting minutes from July 10.
QUINCY – Recent concerns of water quality within the village of Quincy was addressed by council during its July 10 meeting.
Council members discussed with Village Administrator Kirk Helmandollar the discoloring of water in residences on Miami Street.
Helmandollar stated the problem is being caused by the high water usage rate currently going on as a result of the recent weather conditions, which is stirring up the iron in the water. He noted there is nothing else to blame for the water discoloring except for the high flow of water caused by increased usage within the village for things like sprinkling lawns, filling swimming pools and other summer activities.
To try to combat the issue, council agreed that the watering of lawns needs to cease due to drought conditions, but the watering of gardens can continue unless the drought conditions get worse.
Also during the meeting, council heard from village resident Clyde Jones, who brought forth a problem he is having with an abandoned trailer on his property. Jones said the trailer has been left open and it’s creating problem for other trailers in the area because of the trash, animals and insects around the trailer in question.
Jones told council he doesn’t have the title to the trailer despite the owner of the structure informing the Logan County Health Department that the trailer was signed over to Jones. In order to tear down the trailer and remove it from the property, Jones said he needs to obtain the title to the trailer. Once the trailer is removed, Jones said he plans to replace it with a livable unit.
After discussing the issue, council agreed to work with Jones, who is not allowed to make contact with the trailer’s owner because of problems between the two individuals in the past, to try to alleviate the issue to the point that the village is legally able to help. The issue was tabled until a determination of ownership of the trailer can be established with help from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
In other business:
•Mayor Dan Robinson commended Helmandollar and village employee Jason Herring on the recent cleaning of an alley between Yost and Mill streets.
•Mark Hina approached council on behalf of the Sidney Apostolic Temple to ask permission for the church to use the Quincy Community Building for a “thank you” celebration for the community.
Following discussion, council granted the use of the building since the rent had already been paid by the church. More information will be forthcoming as to the date of the event.