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Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
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Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
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Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
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I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
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Quincy Park Board approves $7.9 million budget

Quincy Park Board approves $7.9 million budget

4 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough

Park District will use reserves to shore up $370,000 deficit

The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously passed its 2014 $7.9 million operating budget Wednesday night.

With anticipated revenues of about $7.5 million, the budget has a deficit of about $370,000. The Park District will cover the deficits with reserves.

Click here to read the budget.

The previous budget was about $7.5 million.

Park Board President John Frankenhoff said there were no major projects in the budget, but that may change if the Park District receives a nearly $1 million state grant for work on the Bill Klingner Trail at Cedar Creek. The District should learn if it lands the grant in February.

Park Board president John Frankenhoff had no problem with the budget.

"I think it's pretty straightforward," he said. "There's nothing drastic."

Commissioners approved a bid of $144,200 from Waterkotte Construction  to build  a new large shelter house at Moorman Park. That project came in about $44,000 under budget.

During the opening public comment section of the meeting, several people asked if the Park District would consider more elaborate decorations at Washington Park during the Christmas season. The Park has fewer decorations than it has previously have. Those who spoke would like the district to consider than for next Christmas.


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