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pjohnf - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not discounting response time but Quincy's fire stations are very well placed and the response times would not be affected that severely. It still boils down to the number of fire fighters who arrive initially on the scene that makes the biggest difference in fire fighting. If you don't have the manpower to do the job when you get there it doesn't matter how much time it takes…
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I only have one question: "When asked about the matter Saturday, a spokesman for Quinn's Republican opponent, wealthy businessman Bruce Rauner, " Why do they have to title Bruce Rauner "wealthy"? Why not just "businessman Bruce Rauner" Questionable bias?
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
gfingers~ good points. I'm curious too. You say "they did a lot better than 2.2". Have you learned how much better yet If better at all? If I recall, all the workers too days without pay when asked when the aldermen didn't. That probably should be considered
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Pokdot69~ I'm not sure what "argument" I was making. All I said was wow 1% thanks (as a tax payer I appreciate them holding the line) and how could anyone complain. Now I know though, some people are just unreasonable
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Tdown~ you're obviously in a dead end job, I'm sorry to hear that, but for anyone to think a 1% raise is extravagant is not being realistic. I tried to agree that the cpi should be a good barometer, that and compare the salary to other comparable employees in other comparable towns. If they are out if line then they are out if line. But if not then what's to complain about other than…

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11 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough

Aldermen approve Mayor Moore's legal team and comptroller appointment

The Quincy City Council voted to terminate the employment of City Engineer Jeff Steinkamp on Monday night.

Last month, Mayor Kyle Moore said Steinkamp’s services would no longer be needed, but Steinkamp remained a city employee until aldermen took the vote Monday night. The vote was 7-3 to end Steinkamp’s tenure.

Alderman Steve Duesterhaus (D-2nd Ward) called the decision “ill-advised” and said the city was put at “risk for a substantial sum.” There is a dispute over how the city code reads to dismiss the person in the position of city engineer.

Moore said his legal team’s interpretation is the mayor has authority to remove the city engineer without cause with City Council approval. He also said there had been no discussions with Steinkamp regarding a settlement.

Aldermen Virgil Goehl, D-1st Ward, Jared Holbrook, R-3rd Ward, Paul Havermale, R-3rd Ward, Mike Farha, R-4th Ward, Mike Rein, R-5th Ward, Jim Musolino, R-6th Ward, and Terri Heinecke, R-7th Ward voted to remove Steinkamp while Duesterhaus, Dave Bauer, D-2nd Ward, and Jack Holtschlag, D-7th Ward opposed the move,

Two aldermen voted present: Jennifer Lepper, R-5th Ward and Dan Brink, R-6th Ward.

Aldermen Lexze Mann, R-1st Ward, and Tony Sassen, R-4th Ward, were absent.

After seeing his selections for the city’s new legal team get tabled for a week, aldermen Monday night confirmed Moore’s appointments of Lonnie Dunn as corporation counsel, Bruce Alford as assistant corporation counsel and Ryan Schnack as city attorney.

Moore touted the experience that the three men bring to their respective positions.

Alderman Steve Duesterhaus cast the lone no vote on a voice vote.

Aldermen also approved Sheri Ray as the city comptroller to a four year term.


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