Unopposed officials commended to voters

Posted: Mar. 25, 2013 8:12 am Updated: Apr. 15, 2013 10:15 am


THREE candidates, one in Quincy City Hall and two in Quincy Township offices, are not challenged in April's municipal election.

Each has served the public well and is endorsed.


City Clerk

Jenny Hayden has been city clerk for 10 years and spent eight years as deputy clerk under Janet Hutmacher before that. She has become a certified municipal clerk and is working on coursework for master municipal clerk certification.

Hayden created an orientation class for new members of the Quincy City Council. She and deputy clerk Laura Hirt have recodified the municipal code book, which is getting final adjustments with a publisher.

The move to paperless agendas for Quincy City Council meetings has been accomplished with the help of the clerk's office and the city's Information Technology Department.

Most of the duties of the city clerk's office are mandated by state statute. It is the city's non-monetary, record-keeping office.

Hayden has handled the duties of her office well, and has earned re-election.


Quincy Township Assessor

Roy Points has been township assessor for 24 years and spent 10 years before that as the Adams County supervisor of assessments.

State law dictates much of the assessment office duties. Points and his staff are charged with assessment of about 16,500 parcels within Quincy Township. In order to do their jobs, they use property sales to determine fair market values and residential assessments.

Points directs a staff that must conduct annual assessments and quadrennial reassessments. Timely completion of those duties keeps tax collections on schedule.

Points has managed his office professionally and well. He is endorsed for re-election.


Quincy Township Supervisor

Steve Schrage, the incumbent, is stepping down after six terms. Cindy Brink, who has worked in the office for 20 years and has been the deputy supervisor for 19 years, is running unopposed.

Brink is acquainted with office duties that are laid out by the state. The township's general assistance program serves 800 to 1,000 clients per year. In addition, the office manages Social Security funds for those who are unable to manage their own financial affairs.

Brink has the hands-on experience to keep the office running efficiently and is commended to voters.