QUINCY COUNCIL: Private patrol firm considered

Quincy Village Council is considering contracting with a private company to supplement its law enforcement presence in the village.

Brooks Robinson addressed a recent regular meeting of council representing National Patrol Services of Columbus, and said this company could supplement existing patrol provided by Logan County Sheriff’s deputies at a rate of $15 per hour.

The village currently contracts with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to provide part-time patrol at a cost of $26.50 per hour. A grant procured by LCSO also provides Miami and Pleasant townships with additional patrol hours at no cost to the municipalities.

According to council notes, the service offered by National Patrol Services “would be more of a gated community service” that patrols only the village.

Council intends to further review the matter.

A construction permit was approved for Lee and Tim Davidson and the dairy farm they own in town. Additional buildings are to be constructed, but the size of the dairy herd is not to substantially grow, council reports.

Council plans to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the village with an ice cream social between 5 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Anyone with ideas for the celebration or who wishes to help plan, should contact Carla Dappert or any member of council.

The next regular council meeting is May 6.