Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: Grand Jury is NOT about Guilt or Innocence: Ferguson True Bill or No Bill? - Quincy, IL
hmmm ... well, it IS about innocence since there are lower standards for indictment (preponderance) than for conviction (beyond reasonable doubt). Of course if there is a trial both sides will have time to bring more facts, but the prosecutor is going to pretty much "bring it" to get at least to the level of an indictment, as I understand it. If he ain't got it for indictment, how's he…
UrKidsWillPay - Quincy City Council votes to sell defaulting loans - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This is the same "Loser" everyone on here was clamoring to have as the owner of the Necomb property. What good would it have done to sell him more property he wouldn't have paid for?
EgoReputo - Quincy School Board to discuss building project with out-of-town contractor - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Hate to say I told ya so, but…….. This farce was never about new school buildings or “For the Kids”. In fact it was sold to the public in the guise of an Economic Stimulus "Win-Win" Plan. It was always about getting $$$$ from the taxpayers before they realized how much their property taxes would decrease. Billy Madoff Daniels tipped off the plan way back in the fall of 2013 in his comments to the…
1950Brutus - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com - Illinois Senate committee votes to send minimum-wage hike to t
OK everyone is complaining about the plight of low wage earners and how not passing the minimum wage increase will ruin them. Well sorry to say minimum wage jobs come and they go - that's how it goes. Illinois economy will adjust. - if it couldn't then the 3 lowest minimum wage states should have already dropped off. Everyone wants to complain and gripe if you don't like something you…
qfingers - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com - Illinois Senate committee votes to send minimum-wage hike to t
Three questions for you... #1 When's the last time you applied for a better paying job? #2 When's the last time you looked for a better paying job? #3 What's stopping you from getting a better paying job?

Most Popular

Second arrest made in weekend sexual assault case

Man arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly

Entrup files to run for Alderman on Quincy City Council Updated

Quincy man wounded while deer hunting

Quincy School Board proposes $33.63 million tax levy

Quincy Regional Airport makes another late season push for 10,000 departures Video

Downstate mayors and fire chiefs oppose mandatory firefighter staffing bill Updated Video

Quincy Public Schools involved in an ongoing investigation

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

2 years, 9 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.


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 7 minutes ago

@stltoday That'll help.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 7 minutes ago

RT @STLtoday: Durbin to chair hearing on civil rights, Ferguson will be topic http://t.co/fxdmHAsNPC
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 8 minutes ago

Another trip to the woodshed shaping up for Mizzou hoops. Anderson has to have some time to fix this.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 10 minutes ago

@Survey1215 @DCClothesline I just hope Sharpton swung by the IRS office with a check on his way to The Lou.