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migraine_in_qcy - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Not to defend the council, because I think some of them are boneheads, but it's not uncommon for a final price to be lower than budgetary pricing. Often, budgetary pricing is based on an unknown quantity of items and therefore is priced at quantity 1 pricing. Vendors will often sweeten the deal for a larger overall sale or to get the sale made within a certain timeframe.
migraine_in_qcy - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
If it can be contracted out that cheaply, one has to ask why oh why the City is so freaking inefficient at doing it themselves. One only has to drive by a crew of 8 city workers pouring a 8x6 foot concrete patch to understand.
qfingers - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
You wouldn't see much difference in your cost under my proposal. Contact your aldermen!!!!
UJacks1 - Over 550 participate in Galesburg teachers strike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
such as?? smaller classes? early outs on wed?? don't they have prep periods?
Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Contracting this out we know over time this would be the correct way to fix the problem. Lets just hope the city council gets the idea. I don't like paying more either but isn't that the way things work? Correct me if i'm wrong!!

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City Council adopts ordinance updating residential zoning regulations

City Council adopts ordinance updating residential zoning regulations

1 year ago by Bob Gough

City now has parameters for residential swimming pools

The Quincy City Council approved an ordinance updating zoning regulations, including parameters for residential swimming pools.

City Planning and Development Director Chuck Bevelheimer said there were no rules for pools on the books, but with more people having larger, above ground pools, he believed some parameters needed to be set.

Alderman Terri Heinecke (R-7th Ward) asked about the requirements, which requires pools to be set up in backyards. Bevelheimer said the city had received complaints about pools in front yards.

Bevelheimer said homeowners could seek variances if they didn’t have backyards or their backyards were sloped and wouldn’t support a pool.

Along with pools, the ordinance also includes regulations for other residential structures including garages, fences and signs.

The ordinance passed 8-6. Heinecke opposed it along with Virgil Goehl (D-1st Ward), Lexze Mann (R-1st Ward), Mike Farha (R-4th Ward), Tony Sassen (R-4th Ward) and Jim Musolino (R-6th Ward).

Aldermen also received the report of the Quincy Animal Control Commission. The report recommends an increase in the cat license fee and for the city to reinstate a second animal control officer. Click here to read the report.

The report was sent to the Quincy Police Department for review.

The Council also approved the purchase of 1 million trash stickers from Midland Paper for $9.875.


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@reneehulshof Mizzou enrollment up 50 percent since we were in school...sad they don't contribute more to the city's overall planning design
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