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DRUM57IX - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
At the very least, deal with the parasite that is recycling. Its a complete money pit, costing the city more money to dump recycle than it is to just take that waste and put it in a landfill...not to mention, it puts more trucks in service, costing more to maintain, and more guys to use those trucks...AND IT DOESN'T COLLECT ANY REVENUE FOR THE CITY! Either charge people to recycle, or get rid…
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Before going with the new trucks version, offer the private company a six year (instead of ten) deal, at a 15% discount from their current price. If the council votes that they would approve that, the company might jump at it. (no idea if they are legit, or union, or what) What does Mrs. Hackamack suggest? Does the "old guard" have a better idea, that isn't just about protecting city workers?…
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"former Adams County Assistant State's Attorney and a former member of the Quincy School Board" WOW ... so they draw the line at murder? The protected elite class can't really get away with anything and everything? Of course there is still a long ways to go, due process, especially for the connected, and all that. Is he closely related to any prominent judges, or is murder too…
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He is married to a Christine... 3rd wife. Just got married in Dec 2013. Divorced Erica last year.
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WARNING!! If this case gets assigned to Easy Ed Parkinson.... the fix is in. Just like it's been in since 2006. Remember what happened with those other cases involving Parkinson and public officials or attorneys (Cashman) BTW, Mr. Lovelace is on wife #3 (that we know about)

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Final approval given to name Quincy's newest park "Lincoln Park"

1 year, 3 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Park Board also swears in new members

It’s official. After a 60 day mandatory comment period, the Quincy Park Board approved naming Quincy’s newest park “Lincoln Park” after the 16th President.

The park, located on 12 acres on Bonansinga Drive, will sit adjacent to the Park District's new office which is expected to be complete in the next couple of months.

At the board’s March meeting, the board settled on Lincoln Park after strongly considering the name “William H. Klingner Park” in honor of the longtime engineer and parks supporter.

However, the board decided that Quincy was long overdue for a park named after Lincoln and offered that name for a public comment period.

The board approved the name in a 5-2 vote with Tom Ernst and new board member Abbie Schlipmann voting no on the measure.

Ernst had initially voiced his preference that the Lincoln name be used at another park.

However, the board did decide to honor Klingner another way by recommending that the Cedar Creek Trail be changed to William H. Klingner Trail. The board unanimously approved the start of a 60 day comment period on that name at Wednesday night’s meeting.

 

Before Wednesday night’s meeting, two new members and one returning member were sworn in. The aforementioned Abbie Schlipmann and Chris Blakeman were seated on the board for the first time as well as longtime member and President John Frankenhoff and Patricia McGlothlin were elected on April 9th.

The board unanimously approved Frankenhoff to continue serving as President and current Vice President Jeff VanCamp will continue in that role.

Matt Hutmacher was also retained as the Park District’s attorney. He will receive an hourly rate of $120.

 

The board was also updated on the recent flooding which inundated riverfront parks. Executive Director Ed Seger noted the new headquarters were unaffected by the 4th highest flood in history..

He said the Park District the other riverfront parks did sustain some damage.

“There was some road erosion at Parker Heights. That could cost $10,000…some playground equipment needs fixed and some rip rap needs replaced.”

Seger said the total cost could be as high as $30,000 as the Clat Adams Park fountain controls went underwater. He said they will need to be fixed.

 

At Wednesday night’s meeting, the Quincy Park Board also:

-approved allocating up to $15,000 from cash reserves to cover the remainder of the costs of the “Scotty” tournament project which is partially paid by money raised at tournament that will take place this month. This year’s project will consist of widening cart paths and adding cart parking near the club house to allow for more efficient parking and traffic flow and to eliminate the rutting and mud caused by cart's driving and parking on the grass. Also, improved landscaping will be done between the clubhouse and the 1st tee and a starter's bench will be added.

Estimated cost of the project is $21,550.The tournament is expected to raise $10,000 to $12,000 with the Park District covering the rest the project.

 

-Approved the low bid $353,925.00 from Waterkotte Construction to replace docks at Art Keller Marina. Parks Executive Director Ed Seger said there will be a waiting list for the new docks and there has been significant interest in them. He said they should be completed later this summer.

-Approved applying for a grant through the Wal-Mart Foundation to install new Disc golf tee pads at Moorman Park

A special public forum will take place on Tuesday May 21st at Westview Golf Course concerning the proposed transformation of the back nine into a driving range and an executive course.

 


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