City officials clear up confusion regarding 10th and Broadway crosswalk
4 months ago by Bob Gough
City Engineer Jeff Steinkamp explained a new lighted crosswalk sign on Broadway that one alderman said was confusing her constituents.
The City has installed new flashing LED signs that make Broadway drivers aware of heavy pedestrian crossing at 10th and Broadway. Many of the pedestrians are Blessing Hospital employees and the hospital paid for the signs, which were approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Alderman Terri Heinecke (R-7th Ward) said some of her elderly constituents were confused by the signs, which are about 100 feet from the intersection and led them to believe it was a mid-block crosswalk.
“It is not a mid-block crossing,” Steinkamp said. “It is a warning to traffic that people will be crossing at the intersection.”
Sales tax reports from October were $734,935 and $725,863 for home rule sales tax, which are increases from October 2011 of $713,504 and $721,875, respectively.
Aldermen approved the following recommendations from the Quincy Plan Commission:
A subdivision combining parts of parcels into one lot of property located at and south of 213 N. 48th under the “small tracts” provision of the Subdivision Ordinance.
A zoning change from Single-Family Residential to Multi-Family Residential for property located at 4329 State Street.
An amendment to the March 27, 2012 special permit to add a paint booth housed in a 37’ by 49’ building addition as a permitted use for Collision Solutions, 300 North Front Street.
Aldermen also approved the following resolutions:
The low bid from Prairie State Plumbing & Heating, Athens, IL, in the amount of $70,660 for the Sludge Pump Electrical System Replacement Project.
The franchise agreement with AmerenCIPS be changed by deleting 9 steel poles and 10 HPS 250-watt lights removed in the vicinity of the Health Department and the Kroc Center.
Sixth Ward Republican Alderman Jim Musolino was back in his seat Monday night less than a week after suffering a heart attack.
Musolino said he was at home last Tuesday when he began having chest pains. He thanked the Adams County Ambulance Service, Quincy Fire Department and Blessing Hospital doctors and staff for helping save his life.