Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

Rotary celebrates centennial with $108,000 pledge to Quincy Park District

Quincy Park District Fall Festival this Saturday

New photography class offered by Park District

Quincy Park Board selects Frericks as executive director

Two former City of Quincy administrators among Park District finalists Updated

Recent Comments

quincymike - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
"The Hinsdale teachers’ union is willing to reduce end-of-career raises to 3 percent over each of four years." Why should the Unions have anything at all to say about end-of-career raises? That practice should be illegal, period. Pensions on the whole should NOT be based on end of career salary! They should be based on the SSI formula, and thus we would not even be having this discussion. This is…
quincymike - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Hobart wants Everything from Quincy! Hobart in reality is giving nothing to Quincy! They get the lot for $1 and the city writes it off. Maybe in 10 years Quincy may get something out of the deal. I doubt it. There will be a lot of $'s on the table to make up. It sounds like a very sweet deal for the developer, especially in 10 years when they sell! Quincy to provide $1.8 million in equity? Have…
ShanellH - Quincy Police Blotter for September 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The things they worry about and the things they should Be worried about how are you suppose to move a, parked car without starting it.
qfingers - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
As much as pay-for-performance sounds good I believe that only works if the teacher goes with the students from grade-to-grade. One year of being dealt a random deck of kids is, I believe, impossible to compare between teachers. Why can't a grade school teacher go from grade to grade with their class? Why can't a middle school English/Math teacher go from grade to grade?
UrKidsWillPay - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Also please explain what benefits this brings to quincy as a whole not just to the downtown. Those people renting those apartments aren't going to move quincy il just because there are new apartments available on 3rd & Maine those people already live here shop here and pay sales taxes here so the city gains nothing from them. The retail space MIGHT bring a couple of jobs and incremental sales…

Most Popular

Study finds reasons Springfield Diocese Catholics have left the Church

Inquest and Investigation: Curtis Lovelace didn't call 911 immediately or attempt CPR on wife Updated

Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal

QU gets $1.5 million from the state Updated Video

Quincy man arrested in Hannibal on drug charges

Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized

Quincy School District unveils District digital conversion plan

Lovelace pleads Not Guilty

Park Board to put new Wavering Aquatic Center question on the ballot

5 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough

The board hopes to have an April 2015 referendum on the ballot

The Quincy Park District will ask the voters if they should build a new Wavering Aquatic Center.

At Wednesday night's Park Board meeting, Commissioners looked over the potential costs for a new pool and says they would study different options before decided how large of a facility to ask the voters to fund.

The board hopes to have an April 2015 referendum on the ballot 

The quesiton would be on the April 2015 municipal election ballot and would ask taxpayers to allow the Park District to raise its debt limit from $3.3 million.

Park Board President John Frankenhoff said the Board believed that would be fair because that is the same election where Park Board Commissioners would be on the ballot. 

Wavering Pool was built in 1982. To replace it as is would cost about $2.6 million. 

Commissioners also voted 6-1 Wednesday night to discontinue the practice of allowing themselves free use of Park District faciilities. 

Chris Hogge was the lone commissioner to vote to continue the policy. Last month, commissioners debated the issue and Tom Ernst argued to continue the policy. But Ernst, who frequently utilized a free pass at Westview Golf Course, voted with the majority to end it saying it was "the right thing to do." 

Before that vote, a vote to allow commisioners to have 10 free uses of facilites annually failed by a 5-2 vote. 

The Board also looked at options for a potential $2.1 million Lincoln Park near the Park District Office on Bonansinga Drive. The plans will go before the public next month, but there is no funding stream identified for the project. 

 

 


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours, 54 minutes ago

St. Dominics computer club visiting JWCC computer labs - Students will visit JWCC on Thursday http://t.co/ly5OlV0Gtp
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 9 hours, 2 minutes ago

RT @bartonlorimor: Good news, #twill! Jon Lester is likely in the process of using that CHI-KC highway we debated to death in order to quic…
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 9 hours, 3 minutes ago

RT @robneyer: DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN RT @omaha311: Uh.. Spoke too soon? http://t.co/vE09cEZZYs
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 9 hours, 25 minutes ago

That was beautiful. #nedisGod