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The race card gets pulled out when the liberals don't have any logical arguments left in their bag. They are saying "I can't win this debate with facts so I will assault your character". It is an attempt to win by intimidation. Very sad.
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It was specifically stated at the public forum at St. Peter's that the project would not exceed $89 million. They even mentioned that if the architects were to come to them later and say it would, they would have to rework the plan.
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I wish I could just hit a big lotto jackpot and pay for it out of my own darn pocket. I am not saying that our school rankings are necessarily all because of the facilities, but the environments do affect overall performance. One of the most important factors in community growth is schools. This is largely because it is one of the first things that parents look at before moving to an area. Our schools…
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Didn't Hannibal just put in a new school or two? I can't find the story on planned vs. spent, but I don't hear a lot of hollering about cost overruns, etc. I just remember the story with the open house to show off their new, state-of-art facility.
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I still think that there is no way they can guarantee that this project is only going to be $89M. Take a look to the North to another huge government sponsored building at Ft. Madison Prison. Years late and 10's of millions in cost over run. There is simply no way that they can promise this won't cost a penny more than $89M and what happens when it does (and it will by a minimum of 15%)?…

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8th and Vermont gets its traffic lights back

2 months, 4 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Council votes to turn signals back on

The Quincy City Council Monday night voted to deny a recommendation from the Traffic Commission to remove the traffic signals at 8th and Vermont. The vote came after residents of the nearby Sunset Apartments voiced opposition to removing the traffic lights.  

A group of residents from the apartment complex attended the meeting, and were relieved to hear the Council’s vote. One of those was Gerald Moore, who said” We have a lot of elderly people who are in wheelchairs, walkers and canes. This’ll save them from being in any accidents, and any of our elderly folks getting hit. I’m glad to see the lights coming back on”.  

The Council did vote to accept the Traffic Commission’s recommendation to remove the signals at 8th and Jersey. They will be replaced with double Stop signs so Jersey Street traffic can stop for cross traffic on South 8th.  

City Engineer Jeff Conte told the Council that the traffic counts recently done at 8th and Vermont justify keeping the signals, as does the traffic count at 8th and Jersey justify removing those signals.

Conte also told the Council that the controllers for the signals at 8th and Vermont will “need to be replaced in 1 to 2 years” at a cost of $20,000 per controller, and that he would like to have the lights synchronized closer with the lights at 8th and Broadway.

In other action the Council voted to approve a Taxicab Owner’s License for David French and approve the Quincy Police Department take possession of a 2005 Ford Excursion from the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, for the city’s Mobile Field Force Team.

The Council also gave first readings to

  • An ordinance regarding any possible Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Dispensary Centers in the city

  • An ordinance that would add Local Debt Recovery as a collection process

  • An ordinance that would add a one-time 6% penalty for late payments to the city, and

  • An ordinance that would annex 3211 Golf Drive to the city.


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