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QuincyJournal - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Aldermen are not voting on this until September 8. And next week's meeting is on Tuesday because of Labor Day. BG
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you want get an idea of what you might pay with my proposal get our your winter water bill and look at the usage in CCF. Multiply that number by $0.16 and that's the ballpark for what you would pay. Many ways to compute this...but this will probably work out for you to be about the same as your paying now with stickers. Average usage for accounts in Quincy is about 16.5 CCF or $9.99 per quarter.
qfingers - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If we want to do something about this how about change.org? Question is...who do we bombard? The Mayor? Or set up a petition for each pair of aldermen? Or put them all on the notification list? Of course we're probably too late too as this will be on Monday's agenda to spend the money. Three days probably isn't enough time.
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There's at least one alderman who's going back out and actively asking people in their ward for their opinion on the issue not. It's NOT something that was previously done, so apparently at least one of the 14 has sat up and noticed "Hey, maybe we didn't get it right last time?"
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Nancy Grace likes to say a lot of stuff. Occasionally, she even accidentally stumbles onto something that's true. This isn't one of those times, in my opinion.

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Quincy Aldermen address budgets operating in the red

5 months, 1 week ago by Denise Donley

Money was moved to cover health care and cell phone costs

The Quincy City Council addressed aldermanic healthcare and cell phone budgets that are operating in the red.

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, aldermen approved to amend the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget by increasing the general fund to $80,000.

Money will be moved from sales tax to pay for overage of health care costs and cell phones for aldermen.

Mayor Kyle Moore said this is a previously budgeted amount.

“Throughout the year, employees have the right to change their health insurance policy if there’s a change in their condition. We did have a few changes there,” said Moore. “We also had a number of Aldermen take out cell phones that didn’t have them before, so that was also an issue.”

The budget for health insurance for those aldermen who use it is $97,585. Tonight’s action pushed the expense over the $100,000 mark and next year's insurance line item will be more than $100,000. 

Moore added when the City puts together the budget, they base estimates on what is currently in use.

“We might have to look in the future to doing some type of enrollment period, but I know we do have it in our language where if someone does have a change in their situation, they can go ahead and change their insurance coverage,” said Moore.

Aldermen who use health insurance as a single entity includes Jared Holbrook, Mike Farha, Glenda Mann, Dave Bauer, Terri Heinecke and Paul Havermale. Jim Musolino, Jack Holtschlag and Jennifer Lepper utilize the family health insurance plan. Virgil Goehl is on an employee +1 plan. Steve Duesterhaus, Tony Sassen, Mike Rein, Dan Brink do not receive health insurance through the City.

Regarding Aldermen’s cell phones, the administration has had to add nearly $3,000 to the budget. The communications budget for the current fiscal year is $7,000 and that expense is now at about $9,900.

Aldermen who use cell phones through the City include Lexze Mann, Terri Heinecke, Jim Musolino, Jared Holbrook, Paul Havermale, Mike Farha and Dave Bauer.

Aldermen also granted authority to the Quincy Police Department to purchase five extended warranties from Gem City Ford for $13,875. QPD was also approved to purchase $3,849 in software that details crime analysis information from Bair Analytics, Bair Software Inc.

For December 2013, $929,712.71 was reported for the sales tax and $997,361.08 for the home rule sales tax report.

Council approved the following from the Plan Commission:
-A second living unit as a non-conforming use on property located at 739 S. 16th.
-A 32-lot subdivision to be known as Lake Ridge 3rd addition, subject to the subdivision checklist.
-Site plan for additional parking and a 14,250 sq. ft. addition to the Rack Builders building located at 3809 Dye Road, zoned M3. This is subject to the property owner combining with the parcel adjacent to the east.

 

Council also approved the following from the Traffic Commission:

-traffic signals at 8th and Vermont will be removed and double “Stop” signs be installed with Vermont St. traffic stopping for cross traffic on South 8th St.
- traffic signals at 8th & Jersey Streets be removed and double “Stop” signs be installed with Jersey Street traffic stopping for cross traffic on South 8th Street

 


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