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1950Brutus - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I disagree with your Westview staff assessment - the last 3 or 4 years I have noticed an improvement in staff attitudes and I give credit to Matt B for this - he knows golf is a people business. No one has given me the impression that they "care less" about me. And "hideous", like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
GoQuincy - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
There are a lot of nice local area golf courses to be played at some very attractive rates and "deals/specials". As far as #3 and #4 at Westview some holes in golf are more challenging than others. I wish we had an "executive course" in the area like those in Arizona.
1950Brutus - Westview undergoing renovations, becoming more environmentally friendly - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Making improvements to the course WILL attract golfers. Also the wildlife areas will REDUCE maintenance costs. So this project has goals of increasing revenues and reducing costs. Makes sense to me.
GoQuincy - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Due to a small handful of citizens complaining to their aldermen when Moore proposed privatization, sticker increases etc., now we and they are really going to pay since the city is still in the garbage business!
Stupid_Dems - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You hit the nail on the head hinkdad. Most of the alder people tucked their tails and ran after getting a few boos and now we get to move forward with more of the same except we won't be able to hide the cost. Pensions will continue to go up, workman's comp claims will continue, tipping fees will rise along with on going maintenance cost. This is what our alder people voted for. They should…

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1 year, 10 months ago by Jamie Busen

The Quincy Park District plans to pass its tax levy ordinance during November's Board meeting.

During the regular Board meeting Wednesday night, Commissioners passed the truth in taxation resolution that states the Board's estimated levy will raise $2.28 million dollars, which is a 4.9 percent increase over last year. The amount is still subject to change as officials prepare the new fiscal year budget.

Click here to read the resolution.

Of that money, the majority would go toward corporate administration costs - $737,500.

The estimated levy will increase the District's revenue by $106,808. The increase would only occur, the resolution states, in the event there is an increase in the EAV - not the proposed tax rate. If there's no increase in the EAV, the estimated increase would be a little under 2 percent. The District is preparing the budget based on no increase.

An owner of a $100,000 would see little change in the Park District portion of their tax bills, assuming mo increase in property values.

"We expect everything to be relatively flat," said Board President John Frankenhoff.

At the end of the meeting, Board Vice President Tom Behrens announced that after nearly a decade on the Board, he was resigning effective Wednesday night.

"It's time," Behrens said, praising the District employees and Commissioners for their work.

"He's certainly done a great job, he is well-respected in the community and his knowledge and such has been invaluable over the years in analyzing reports and giving a different perspective," Frankenhoff said of Behrens, who is a CPA.

Frankenhoff said they expect to appoint someone to be the seventh commissioner at next month's Board meeting, and another commissioner will be named vice president. The appointed person will have to decide in April if he or she wants to run for the seat to continue on.

Only two people have taken out petitions to run for Park Board thus far, Frankenhoff and Greg Feldberg.

In other business, Commissioners voted to approve spending $28,000 to renovate Leon Bailey Park's playground. At a recent open house, more than 60 people showed up to give their opinion on what they'd like to see done to the site. District officials plan to take those recommendations and come back to the public again with concrete plans for input.

Commissioners also approved goal and objective updates for the District, which are for 2013-2017. Those include developing plans for replacing the shelters in Moorman Park by 2015, establishing an annual tree replacement program for replacing trees lost in storms, and to develop plans for and seek grant dollars to support renovating Bob Bangert Park.

 


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