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AdamsCountyGuy - Shields leaves QND before even starting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Or better yet, offer him a free garbage tote for the life of his contract..... That might have done the trick!! Sorry, I couldn't resist. I still feel bad for qnd to be in this position so close to the season. Bad deal!
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Did they ask GREDF to give the ''Life Is Good'' sales pitch?
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QND knew how old he was and what his stability record was and what his coaching record was and they needed him at this time to get a great program started. You guys sound like the fans in "Hoosiers" when they hired that 'old' coach. Go back and watch it again. Again, I say 'too bad he didn't help them'. QND did the right thing to hire him. He just had to put his family and…
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Whenever they talk "carbon" restrictions, you know they're idiots blowing smoke. Carbon is the foundation of life. Carbon forms some ten million different compounds. OK, I admit, I'm a carbon chauvinist, I'm proud, get used to it. lol ""Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties." – James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe"

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

3 years, 5 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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