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WarCry - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Didn't Hannibal just put in a new school or two? I can't find the story on planned vs. spent, but I don't hear a lot of hollering about cost overruns, etc. I just remember the story with the open house to show off their new, state-of-art facility.
GrayHairedMan - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I still think that there is no way they can guarantee that this project is only going to be $89M. Take a look to the North to another huge government sponsored building at Ft. Madison Prison. Years late and 10's of millions in cost over run. There is simply no way that they can promise this won't cost a penny more than $89M and what happens when it does (and it will by a minimum of 15%)?…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
The bonds that they're currently talking about retiring were the previous set of bonds to pay for Life Safety repairs. I'm not sure why you don't know this stuff. I know it from reading the QJ articles over the last year or so, so it's not like I have secret insider-info, it sounds like you are - for whatever reason - just willfully ignoring the information that's out there.…
WarCry - School Board to outline plans for savings, old buildings if referendum passes - Quincy, IL News - Qu
I honestly can't explain it. I'm not on the park board, so you could try asking them. But I'm going to bet the answer sounds something like this: "We can spend a ton of money to repair current problems without gaining any actual improvement to the facility, just patching up the problem spots. Or we can spend a roughly equivalent amount and get a newer facility which will have regular…
ONCEMORE1 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I know of what you speak-----the same thing happened to my son in Junior High 35 years ago. Apparently performance wasn't a measurement then, either.

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2 years ago by Bob Gough

The City of Quincy’s Personnel Committee is recommending raises for three citywide officials whose offices are up for election next year.

The salaries for mayor, city clerk and city treasurer would remain frozen at their current levels next year and then increase by 1.5 percent for the next three years in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The mayor’s salary is $95,732 and the clerk and treasurer are each paid $61,984. The treasurer and clerk would receive $1,500 increases if they maintain the state certifications for their respective positions.

Salary for aldermen would remain at $100 per meeting

Aldermen Steve Duesterhaus (D-2nd Ward) and Jack Holtschlag (D-7th Ward) voted to move forward the ordinance to the full City Council, which must take action at least 180 days before the next election.

“I think they deserve a raise,” Holtschlag said.

Alderman Mike Farha (R-4th Ward) opposed the raises.

“I think it’s a bad time,” Farha said. “I would support a four year freeze on all elected officers.”


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