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I am surprised that this money could be used for something else as I thought it was received by states from the Cigeratte companies in a class action court settlement of money for the states to use to encourage people to stop smoking or to encourage people to not smoke.
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WarCry- I believe that the city had the opportunity a year ago to give the firefighters a much lower pay increase and voted it down. If money is the real issue here why would they now give them such a good contract. Also, is it fair to close one station to save money? Shouldn't the people in that area be the ones to receive the tax break since they won't have the service any more? "By…

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8th and Vermont gets its traffic lights back

8 months, 3 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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