Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

Quincy Park District Youth Soccer registration filling up fast

Quincy Park District promotes Higley into Director of Parks opening

Costly repairs to Quinsippi Island Bridge possible

Work on Klingner Trail to start this summer

Quincy Park District to offer Little League Baseball

Recent Comments

AYHSMB - Quincy Steak and Shake Closes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
LOL. But probably not O's fault. I hear the franchise fees are steep.
QuincyGuy - Quincy Steak and Shake Closes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think it was bad management as well. The restaurant was always dirty and poorly managed. I agree that the Franchise was also a factor but if it's making money then keep it going. This might be a good location for PANERA who is looking to move.
AYHSMB - Quincy Steak and Shake Closes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Taco Bell. Cheap and quick, something Steak N' Shake wasn't.
QuincyGuy - Quincy Steak and Shake Closes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think it was bad management as well. The restaurant was always dirty and poorly managed. I agree that the Franchise was also a factor but if it's making money, it is worth keeping.
AYHSMB - Schock billed taxpayers for private plane to football game - - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Ol' boy just keeps shootin' hisself in the foot.

Most Popular

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

City starting to look at budget cuts

Republican Primary election in Quincy today

Schock used taxpayer and campaign funds for private planes, entertainment expenses

QFD at Madison School Wednesday

All aboard? State cuts could mean fewer Amtrak trains

C-SC to host American Mathematics competition

Blessing Health System to co-sponsor Bridge the Gap race

Another step taken towards completion of Klingner Trail

Another step taken towards completion of Klingner Trail

1 year ago by Bryan Nichols

Park District still waiting on state grant announcement, will proceed with design work on part of trail regardless

Another step towards completion of the Bill Klingner Trail will be taken regardless of whether a previously applied-for state grant is awarded.

In their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday night, the Quincy Park Board of Commissioners decided unanimously to proceed with the preparation of construction plans for the trail segment from 12th Street to a turnabout west of 12th street in the event the grant announcement is delayed past February 28th or not received at all.

The District applied for an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant to fund the entire segment from 12th Street to 5th Street using a combination of the ITEP grant, donations and District funds.

However, the District has already committed to constructing the trail from 12th Street to the turnabout and will proceed on that part of the trail regardless.

The Park District would use uncommitted trail funds to pay for that part of the project if they don’t see the grant money.

Executive Director Ed Seger said that would keep the trail project on schedule so none of the construction season was lost.

“This will keep us moving forward and if we are awarded the grant, we will take direction from the state on what we need to fulfill.”

Seger said the ITEP grant was structured so the Park District was paying for the engineering anyway. Completion of the design work and bid preparation and letting is expected to take up to two months. If the grant is awarded, design work would then commence on the rest of the trail.

The Park District applied for $972,350 in grant funding to complete the entire project. The Friends of the Trail has committed to providing $500,000 in private donations. The District would be responsible for the remaining $986,070.

 

Pool goers will see extra incentives to visit Wavering and Indian Mounds pools this summer.

Mike Bruns, Director of Program Services, announced that several specials will be implemented at the pools. Included in the specials are Buy One Get One or BOGO days on admission on Tuesdays at Wavering and Thursdays at Indian Mounds, ½ off novelty treats BOGO days and Season Pass Thank You Days where pass holders will be rewarded with prizes on random days.

Season pool pass prices were also announced. Individual passes will be $45 and Family passes will be $160. Bruns said that in 2013 the Park District sold the highest total number of passes since 2010 with the Family pass making up about 50% of sales.

 

In other business, the Board approved executing the documents necessary to complete the sale of the Emerson School Building, where the Park District headquarters had previously been located. Richard and Felicia Powell of Las Vegas agreed to purchase the property last year $105,250.00 and plan to turn it into apartments.

The board also approved using $100,852 of the proceeds from the sale to make an extra payment on the bond that was taken out to pay for the new District Headquarters and Lincoln Park. That extra payment is expected to save the District $15,900 due to reduced interest. The remaining proceeds will be used to cover expenses related to the sale of the property.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 3 hours, 29 minutes ago

Schock billed taxpayers for private plane to football game - http://t.co/teubmNmA17
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 5 hours, 40 minutes ago

Jordan Frericks SEC Player of the Week - Posted her 11th double-double of the season http://t.co/ON5mb1Zxz8
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 7 hours, 41 minutes ago

Quincy Steak and Shake Closes - Chili Three Ways and Shakes? Head to Canton, Mo. http://t.co/NeAmS7Frtw
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 8 hours, 39 minutes ago

Consumer debt, identity theft top Illinois consumer gripes - Annual Top -10 List from Illniois AG released on Mond... http://t.co/7CJ3kHpjoB