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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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Candidate Profile: Becky Weed

Candidate Profile: Becky Weed

6 months, 2 weeks ago Submitted Profile

Adams County Clerk and Recorder candidate Becky Weed was born and raised in Jacksonville, Illinois.   She graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1984.  While in High School she became interested in office management, taking every course offered for office management training. She found that she worked well with others and enjoyed working with computers.  Circumstances were such that she was unable to attend college.  Like many of us she started on her career. Her keen interest in management led to a position as a receptionist in an insurance office. She moved to Quincy in 1987.

Becky was fortunate enough to have an employer who recognized her aptitude and potential for the insurance industry. She attended numerous schools, training seminars on office procedures, as well as the insurance business.  Becky has always been a hard worker, her dedication to learning her craft was not an exception to that rule.  Not only did she become an efficient and effective manager, she proved to be a great salesperson.

Becky spent five years working in the insurance industry, always studying any materials that would help her to become a Licensed Insurance Producer for the states of Illinois and Missouri.  She completed pre-licensing requirements and passed the state licensing exam for her Illinois Property and Casualty Insurance License in May 1995.  Later that year, in October 1995, she also completed the pre-licensing requirements and passed the state licensing exam for her Illinois Life and Health Insurance License.  She was then licensed by the State of Missouri to sell all four types of insurance in that state. She also continues to complete thirty hours of continuing education every two years to maintain her license in Illinois and Missouri.

Currently Becky manages the Personal Insurance Department at GDC Insurance Services, an agency in Hannibal, Missouri, supervising several employees.

Becky has always believed that it is important to be a part of the community where she lives. She has been married to Michael Weed for twelve years. Together they have three adult children and five grandchildren.  Becky recognized early on that she wanted her children to grow up with strong moral values being willing to take responsibility as adults. She knew that Scouting would contribute greatly to help form those values.  In spite of her busy career Becky was an active Scout leader for my children’s Scout Troops.  She served as her daughters Girl Scout Leader for 10 years and her son’s Boy Scout Leader for over five years. After Scouting she participated in a community based youth program for another 5 years.

Over four years ago Becky turned her attention toward local government. She was invited to become a Precinct Committeeman in the Republican Party. Her involvement in this office increased her desire to be more informed. With her husband’s encouragement, she began to attend, on a regular basis, Quincy City Council and Adams County Board meetings. Her interest in County government led to her being asked to run for a seat on the Adams County Board.  In 2012, Becky ran a successful race for Adams County Board in District 2; in a traditionally Democrat District.  She won with the highest vote count in District 2. She currently serves on the Public Health and Safety Committee of the Adams County Board and was appointed to the Two Rivers Regional Council Board, where she serves on the Finance Committee.  As a member of the County Board and the Two Rivers Board she has budgetary and administrative responsibilities. Her position on the County Board has given her insight and understanding regarding Adams County government. Becky is recognized by many of her colleagues on the county board as a diligent worker.

Becky has formed strong opinions about the issues in the Adams County Clerk’s office. After being urged by several of colleagues on the Board and others in the community she decided to enter the race for this office. Becky believes that she can make a difference in this office. Her colleagues on the County Board feel the same way – five of them have endorsed her candidacy.


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