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qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
The number required to do away with sales tax is an additional 15% on top of what we already pay. So it would be 22.75%. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/consi... And the universal rebate would make it progressive so it's really not too bad an idea if we can get rid of the IRS in…
qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Do you really need a reply to your sarcasm? At least I assume it was sarcasm?
Stupid_Dems - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The voters who approved this referendum also expected the construction work and engineering work to be LOCAL. But the Board has went out of town many times over the years most recently they went to Rockford for their printer business. They don't mind taking money from the local taxpayers but don't seem to feel the local folks are good enough to provide the services needed. Hannibal had no…
LNeck2012 - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Well let's look at this. A failed construction worker and a a total tool bag want to hire a construction manager knowing full well that there would be no point to it, especially when they're from out-of-town, because we have plenty of firms here that can handle it. And they did this just a few months before they're up for re-election? Leroy Jethro Gibbs doesn't believe in coincidence,…
GuyFawkes10 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Round it up to 15% and do away with IRS

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City has $129,000 in unpaid nuisance abatement fines

The Quincy City Council unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Comptroller’s office to help the City collect its unpaid debts.

Treasurer Peggy Crim said the City has $129,000 in uncollected nuisance abatement fines with no real way to enforce a collection.

“When they don’t pay the bill, we put a lien on the property and the only way to get that is when the property is sold,” Crim told the Council.

Crim said the program would cost the City nothing and would be used if the City’s attorneys could not collect the debt and all other avenues have been exhausted, but people would still be allowed to make payment arrangements before the state is called.

Aldermen also approved:

A proposal from Shortridge Construction in the amount of $55,488 for remodeling of the former transit building and converting it to the new Police/Fire Training facility. Funding is allocated in the capital budget and from dollars given by John Wood Community College.

The purchase of 18 blinker stop sign paddles from Tapco, Inc. in the amount of $2,970 with funds for this project being reimbursed from the Illinois Safe Routes to School Program.

The purchase of 15 speed display boards and timers from CDS Office Technologies in the amount of $49,560 with funds for this project being reimbursed from the Illinois Safe Routes to School Program.

Five Plan Commission recommendations were also approved:

A zoning change from R2 (Two-Family Residential) to C1B (Limited Local Commercial) at 1521 Broadway.

A zoning change from R2 (Two-Family Residential) to C1B (Limited Local Commercial) at 1529 Broadway.

A zoning change from C1A (Limited Local Commercial) to C1B (Limited Local Commercial) for an approximately 387’ by 20’ parcel located within property at 213 N. 48th and within other properties, as requested, subject to completion of a recorded boundary survey of the parcel.

Reports of the site and building plans reviewed for First Farm Credit Services, FLCA at 5317 State zoned C3 (Planned Commercial)

A special permit for the sale of packaged alcoholic beverages on property addressed as 2028 Broadway.

August sales tax revenues are in and are higher than last year.

August sales tax revenues were $745,772, up from $710,037 in August 2011.

Home rule sales tax revenues were $752,869, up from $727,507 in August 2011.


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