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Residents bring animal control issues to City Council meeting

Residents bring animal control issues to City Council meeting

10 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

A roomful of animal lovers packed the Quincy City Council Chambers

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A roomful of animal lovers packed the Quincy City Council chambers Monday night to express concerns about animal control issues within the City.

Five residents spoke and wanted to know about how the Police Department’s policies and procedures concerning animal control.

Lynn Fischer said there were “serious animal control issues” and asked about a case where a neglected dog wasn’t removed until after multiple complaints and aldermen had to get involved.

Tracy Hagman said one animal had been seized in January and the owner still hadn’t been charged.

It wasn’t only neglected animals, but also ones that neighbors believe to be dangerous. Three other people came before the council to talk about cases were dogs had attacked neighbors.

Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said one of the cases involving a yellow lab on South 6th Street had been referred to the State’s Attorney’s office. He said there are plans in place to handle the situations, but “obviously, it’s not happening as quickly as some would like.”

Copley said if there were concerns they needed to be brought to him. He said the cases should be called in as they come in and not waiting until there were several complaints to be put together.

He said 911 dispatched the animal control officer on calls and when he was off duty, a QPD officer was called.

The second animal control officer was removed from the QPD budget two years ago. Copley has made multiple attempts to reinstate it, only to have it removed again from his budget. 

“The chief did recommend to the police aldermanic committee to reinstate the officer but it didn’t get approved,” Mayor Kyle Moore said. “We’re going back to the drawing board. This is about response time and accountability.”

Moore made his appointments to the Garbage and Recycling Committee including Aldermen Tony Sassen, Jennifer Lepper, Dave Bauer, Dan Brink, and Jared Holbrook as well as Michael Hinkamper and Mariann Barnard from the community. 

“We wanted to get a new working group together,” Moore said. “I thought it was important to have two members of the community on there as the community is affected by this issue.”

Aldermen also confirmed Moore’s selection to the Fire and Police Commission: Stephen Meckes to a three year term, Kerry Anders to a two year term and Barry Cheyne to a one year term.

Meckes and Anders are Democrats and Cheyne is a Republican. Moore said the Commission cannot have all three members be from the same political party.

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Aldermen also passed two resolutions dealing with the Tax Increment Financing funds. One was for comprehensive wayfinding signage for $55,000 with grant funds from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Flex Fund Planning and a 25 percent match from TIF in the amount of $13,750. Also for the Illinois Department Of Transportation application For Economic Development Program Funds using $219,504 in Economic Development Program grant funds and $219,504 in City TIF funds for the reconstruction of 2nd Street from Maine to Hampshire.


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