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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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Quincy City Council renews contract with consultant for airport

1 year, 7 months ago By Denise Donley

Money will be paid to Hanson Professional Services based off each project completed

The Quincy City Council renewed a five-year contract with Hanson Professional Services Inc., from Springfield, Il, as Consultant Engineer for the Quincy Regional Airport.

Hanson Professional Services will work on major engineering projects that range from airport planning to drainage issues to runway safety areas the City and airport would like to develop.

Interim Airport Director Jeff Steinkamp says, "The committee looked for the consultant engineer that was best qualified, responsible and has had the work experience for our types of projects."

Steinkamp adds money will be paid to Hanson Professional Services based off each project completed.

In other business, the council approved the purchasing of a Ford Police Sedan Interceptor from Wright Automotive, Hillsboro, IL for $23,630.92, a Ford Eco Boost Police Interceptor from Gem City Ford-Lincoln, Quincy, IL for $26,883.00 and a Dodge Charger Police Pursuit Sedan from Poage Chrysler/Dodge in Hannibal, MO for $22,293.00
for a total cost of $72,806.92 by a 13-1 vote.

The purchase of ten X26 Advanced Tasers from Ray O'Herron Co. for $9,969.50 was also approved with the recommendation from the Police Chief, Police Aldermanic Committee and Purchasing Director.

Also during the meeting, the sales tax and home rule sales tax report were received and filed by the council.

The sales tax reports showed $762,464.17 in June 2012 compared to $745,894 from June of 2011. The home rule sales tax report showed June 2012 reported $761,956.82, $399 lower than June 2011's report of $762,355.

There were baskets on display in the chambers as well. Raffle tickets were being sold for $1 a piece to be entered to win several baskets to benefit the United Way.

Baskets were put together by city hall employees and will be in the lobby until Friday.

There will be a cook out at City Hall, Friday, with BBQ, Chips, drinks, and the announcement of basket winners.

City Council will meet again Monday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m.


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