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yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm sorry, I just coventry haven't seen it, and I'm talking about the private sector. Heck fast food joints have given raises, min wage has increased, all my friend at blessing hospital and the medical group have given raises. I'm sorry, I just don't know what circle of people you're running with. And they've all without exception received more than 1%. The wage correction…
pjohnf - Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why is it with government bureaucrats that they always say they're going to close the barn door after the horse has left the barn? Millions in fraudulent payouts and now they find out. Only goes to prove once again that government is not the solution but government is truly the problem.
pjohnf - Rauner details some immigration views - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Anti-illegal immigration is not anti-legal immigration and Quinn knows it. It's disappointing that Rauner would side with the illegal immigration/amnesty crowd. It's insane and wrong to reward illegal behavior, illegal immigration, with any pathway to citizenship. Big business wants cheap labor and democrats want a new dependent class of voters and that's why both support immigration…
Righty1 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I have a question for you yesqcy. How many payroll checks have you written?
ONCEMORE1 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Tell that to people (Private Sector, of course) who have taken pay CUTS, shortened hours or loss of benefits just to remain employed. Somehow, I feel your comments come more from attitude and opinion than knowledge and experience.

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Park District pledges $500,000 match toward Cedar Creek Trail project

2 years, 2 months ago by Bob Gough, QuincyJournal

Friends of the Trails must privately raise $500,000 to receive the Park District match

The Quincy Park District has pledged another $500,000 toward Cedar Creek Linear Parkway if The Friends of the Trails raises $500,000 within five years.

The Quincy Park Board approved the action at its meeting Wednesday night.

Friends of the Trails is undertaking a private fundraising campaign for construction of an extended section of the trail. According to the resolution, the group must raise the money within 5 years and the Park District only has to match the amount if at least $500,000 is raised.

Any funds toward the trail that come from taxes or bonding over the next five years can go toward the $500,000 total. Grant funds the district may receive will not be credited toward the Park District’s share.

The Park Board did vote to apply for a state grant for the portion of the trail between 12th Street and 5th Street. The $1,183,559 grant would include a large bridge structure and extensive fill and excavation work. Grant would cover 80 percent of the cost and the Park District would have to contribute $234,711

The Park Board also voted to pay $75,000 to assist the City of Quincy build an eight-foot-wide sidewalk and trail along 12th Street from Cedar Creek to Westwood Drive. The City’s goal is to eventually run the trail to Koch’s Lane. Commission Tom Ernst said he would like to see a tie-in with the trail at Bob Mays Park. The money will come from the Park District’s 2013 budget.

Following executive session, the Park Board voted on the salary range for the executive director’s position, which will range from $70,000 to $85,000.

Park Board President John Frankenhoff said the Board wanted to slightly modify the job description in order to open it up to applicants who may not necessarily be career parks and recreation people.

The application is on the Park District’s Website. The Park Board is developing a screening process and will determine who to interview before the March Park Board meeting.

The Park District has received 140 applications for the recreation supervisor/marketing position. Interim Executive Director Ed Seger said they hoped to interview between 15 and 20 people by next Friday.


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@ChrisDuerr I'd be fine with that.