Quincy gets second major grant award

Quincy leaders learned Tuesday they will get a second major grant award to address significant infrastructure needs throughout the village.

The Logan County Commissioners and their consultants for the Community Development Block Grant program announced the village was awarded a $290,000 Critical Infrastructure Grant to replace a rusted water main beneath Jefferson Street.

The current 4-inch line was installed in 1940 and is now rusted in several locations with valves that do not close. That line will be replaced with 1,800 feet of 6-inch water main, three valves, 29 service connections and three fire hydrants. It is expected to last at least 40 years, according to the project details.

Quincy will only be required to contribute $10,000 to the project while the county will invest $24,100 of CDBG revloving loan funds.

Earlier this year, Quincy learned it had received a $500,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant through the CDBG program that will help the village address inadequate drainage to alleviate flooding, replace a major water valve, install 3,600 feet of sidewalk and improve a park.

A total match of $58,800 from county, village and other sources will also be applied to the project.

The projects will benefit the village’s population of 690, 54.45 percent of whom are low-to-moderate income, according to CDBG documentation from the Ohio Department of Development Services Agency.