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pjohnf - BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Fine let's make the IHSA open their books and meetings to scrutiny but state government should not be allowed to control high school sports. Government screws up everything it touches and we don't need state government screwing up high school sports too.
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How about if they get food stamps and a free lunch, the food stamp amount if lowered by what the free lunches cost. As that is double dipping. WHY should the taxpayers have to pay them twice of more for the same thing?
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you get more then you paid in, it is an ENTITLEMENT. As it is someone else's money. If you get a deduction, you get to keep more of YOUR money. Liberals think the money people earn belongs to the government or other people, so if you get to keep some of the money you earn, liberals view that as an entitlement. There in lies the problem with this country. If you earn the money and you get…
AYHSMB - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
These kids would do fine on rice, beans, PBJ and any number of CHEAP healthy foods that people have been getting by on for millennia. I know. My parents raised 6 and everyone of us was skinny, healthy, and had a full stomach every day. We were eligible for every program out there at the time, but my father would have none of it. We packed our lunches until the school system wouldn't allow it.…
CoolEdge - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There should be no cheating of course, but this is one place where tax money goes directly to making it a little easier to raise kids. I'm for that. I'm for a subsidy/entitlement/credit whatever ... for families raising children, even if they have seemingly marginal need. Money for school lunches is a rather direct way of providing that, with no way to directly divert that money. I guess…

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City Council adopts ordinance updating residential zoning regulations

City Council adopts ordinance updating residential zoning regulations

11 months, 4 weeks 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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