City of Quincy purchases bicycle helmets for Adams County Safe Kids
4 months, 3 weeks ago by Denise Donley
500 helmets will be purchased with an IDOT grant
The Quincy City Council approved the purchase of 500 youth bicycle helmets at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
The city received a $100,000 non-infrastructure grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and will use a portion of the grant to provide bike helmets to the Adams County Safe Kids coalition.
The 500 bicycle helmets cost $3,125, which is funded by the Illinois Safe Routes to School Program.
Director of Planning and Development Chuck Bevelheimer said the Safe Kids coalition will distribute the helmets to elementary school children who will hopefully ride bikes to school.
“That’s the idea is to get kids out of the cars, get them moving and also be safe,” said Bevelheimer.
In other business, Klingner & Associates was again chosen to provide engineering services for the extension of sewer service for Prince Agri Products' new building. The project will cost $16,500.
2nd ward Alderman Steve Duesterhaus said this funding will serve other entities that may develop in that area in the future as well.
The council also heard the first reading of an ordinance that would change property at 4329 State from Family Residential to Multi-Family Residential.
A new Quincy Police officer was sworn in by Rob Copley. Farren Lindsey, 35, from Knox County, Missouri has had 15 years of experience and took his oath Monday night.
In new business, 7th Ward Alderman Jack Holtschlag referred two intersections to the traffic commission. He suggested Front and Hampshire be considered for a four way stop and 2nd and Hampshire be considered to be changed from a two way stop to a four way stop.
Council will meet next Monday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.