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ONCEMORE1 - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lower costs? Fewer pickups? Lower salary? The same trucks, running the same routes because some people will still be putting yard waste out. And if you think City workers will cut their own paid hours because of fewer pickups, you're delusional.
TheyRclueless - First bid for QHS expansion awarded - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
He's been contemplating his decision for the last several months while spending his time in Sarasota, Florida and still collecting his $180,000....very smart man to get away with that and still have the Board President say he's great!
HuhWhy - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If I were a betting man.... I would bet that the city council on Monday does not pass the budget. it will be like 9-5 opposed. Then a special council meeting on Thursday to try and pass a budget on Friday.
QuincyGuy - Kirk, Durbin praise Lynch\'s record after Senate vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
pjohnf - I couldn't have said it better myself. Aren't we, in Illinois, 'blessed' with representation in Washington? We can thank Chicago for that.
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You're 100% right that it would change what some people do, including - it seems - yourself. And do you know what that would result in? Lower costs to the city. Fewer pick-ups due to people doing it themselves means lower vehicle maintenance. Lower salary expense due to decreased hours. Yes, some people would stop using the service, which reduces the EXPENSE of providing that service. The point…

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Quincy School Board divided on when to ask for new facilities

1 year, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Some Board members aren't sure about ballot timeline

The Quincy School Board and others in attendance at Tuesday’s special meeting are in agreement that they want new facilities.

But the scope, structure, timing and how the pay for it are all up in the air.

The School Board will vote on putting a plan on the March ballot at next week’s meeting, but two members said they would rather wait.

Richard McNay and Sayeed Ali said they had concerns with the timeline and McNay said he prefers using a County Sales Tax increase over bonding through property taxes.

McNay said he wanted to put the issue on the February 2015 ballot.

Three members of the public, including former School Board member Tom Dickerson, also suggested the Board take more time before putting it on the ballot.

“Make sure the plan you put forward is the one that the community believes in over the long haul,” Dickerson said.

Former School Board President Bill Daniels said he preferred a K-6 elementary option and felt the Junior High should remain with 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

School Board President Stephanie Erwin said she believed the Board had done a good job of informing the public of its intentions and felt the Board could inform the public from now until the March election in order to get a referendum passed.  She supports the School District’s “Plan 1” that builds three new  elementary schools and an addition at Quincy High School at a cost of about $75 million.

"If you are confused,  you  haven't been paying attention,” Erwin said. “If you haven't read  the newspaper or heard the news or attended a forum, shame on shame on you.”

Business Manager Joel Murphy said that if voters approved the plan to spend $75 million in new construction, the District could avoid spending about $60 million in renovations on other buildings.  

Board Member Jeff Mays wouldn’t say if he was ready to vote to put the plan on the ballot, but he said “I’m not sure we couldn’t convince” the voters before a March referendum.

Board Member Scott Stone said getting  the 9th grade at the high school. Was a “top priority” and he also supported “Plan 1”.

“We can bond this,” he said. “The community has heard enough about this…the public knows we need to do something.”


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