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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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City department heads attempt to justify budgets to aldermen

City department heads attempt to justify budgets to aldermen

6 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough

City Council listens in budget hearings; Spending plan must be passed by month's end

Several City of Quincy department heads offered up their budgets for scrutiny from the men and women who have to approve those spending plans before the end of the month.

The City held the first of two budget hearings Monday night before the regular City Council meeting. 

Budgets that were discussed Monday night included Quincy Public Library, 911, City Treasurer, City Clerk, Engineering and Utilities, Quincy Regional Airport and Barge Dock/Maintenance. 

Many department heads went through the hearing with minimal quesitons from aldermen. But Jeff Conte, the City's director of engineering and utilities, went over not only the budgets for engineering and utilities, but also touched on the City's $14 million five-year capital improvement plan.

Conte said he wanted to begin spending down some of the $7.5 million in reserves to begin some needed repairs to the water treatment plant. Alderman Mike Farha asked if the money wouldn't be better spent toward a new facility that would cost in the neighborhood of $70 million.

Conte said he figured sufficient upgradges could be done to the existing plant for $15-$20 million and the City needed to keep in mind that millions will need to be spent when it has to get into compliance with the EPA's stormwater runoff mandates.

There will be more hearings next week before the City Council meeting. Aldermen are expected to vote on the $33.1 million budget on April 28.

At the City Council meeting, aldermen approved a new five-year contract with Allied Waste for solid waste disposal, which includes taking the city's trash to the LaGrange, Missouri landfill. The contract is for $1.59 million.

Alderman also approved $40,000 for emergency street repairs on Front Street between Maine and Hampshire.

 

 


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