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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
qfingers - New Quincy trash system estimated to begin in January 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right? http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/bids/garbage-truck
SandyBush - Woman arrested after police find abandoned child - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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R.T. Finney retired as Champaign Police Chief in 2012; He's being brought in to consult until new chief is hired

From pantagraph.com:

BLOOMINGTON — The city expects Robert Thomas “R.T.” Finney to be more than a placeholder as he earns his $10,800 monthly salary as interim police chief.

Among his first duties, he’ll participate in producing a report on downtown nightlife due to the City Council in about a month, said City Manager David Hales. “In no way is (this) any kind of caretaker position,” Hales said.

Finney said Wednesday his priorities also will include enhancing the department’s public presence, especially through social media.

According to the employment contract signed Tuesday, Finney will earn $10,833.33 per month, and the city will pay for his lodgings in Bloomington. Finney, who retired in 2012 from the Champaign Police Department, will not earn any benefits in Bloomington.

Hales said the interim contract and salary is similar to those for interim finance directors last year.

The final salary for retired Bloomington Police Chief Randy McKinley, who left in January, was $139,186 annually plus benefits.

Assistant Chief Clay Wheeler, who in January was earning $111,000 per year, had been serving as interim chief but leaves this month for a previously planned 10-week FBI training program in Virginia.

The city expects the search for a permanent chief to take up to six months, and Hales said Finney would continue to serve in the position when Wheeler returns “to help ensure there’s no perception of undue advantage that would accrue to Clay during the selection process.”

Finney served 17 years on the Quincy Police Department and was a deputy chief when he took the job as Carbondale Police Chief in 1999. He took the Champaign Police Chief job in 2003 and retired last year before taking the interim police chief job in East Peoria.


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