Quincy City Council wants camera installation to be put up for bid
7 months ago by Bob Gough
Aldermen want City Engineer to get bids
The Quincy City Council rejected a resolution to waive the regular bidding requirements for the installation of detection cameras at 36th and Broadway and 24th and Koch’s Lane.
The issue needed 10 votes to waive the bidding process and only 8 aldermen voted to allow the waiver.
Aldermen who questioned City Engineer Jeff Steinkamp said they wanted to see the bidding process followed through. The cost of the installation is $7,871 with $3,935.50 being reimbursed back to the City by the State of Illinois. The cameras have been purchased so the cost of installation will now be put out for bid.
Aldermen did approve for the engineering services for the Bayview Bridge lighting project to go to Klingner and Associates for $55,000. The $685,000 project will be paid for by a federal $500,000 grant and $194,000 in private funds that were raised for the project.
The Council also took action to two items related to converting the old Quincy Transit Lines building to the new Police and Fire Training Facility.
Aldermen approved an intergovernmental agreement with John Wood Community College as the college will provide $20,000 in cash and 450 hours of labor to help renovate the building at 1900 Seminary Rd. in exchange for a rental waiver for a 6 ½ year period.
They also approved a proposal from Keck Heating and Air Conditioning in the amount of $15,340 for the installation of an energy efficient heating and air conditioning system for the building. The funds the costs have been secured from the Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan and Grant Program.
News wasn’t so good for the July sales tax figures. Municipal sales tax revenues were down $75,000 from last year as the City pulled in $649,538 in July and the Home Rule sales tax revenues were down about $20,000 from last July at $691,484.
Quincy Mayor John Spring said he believed that the heat wave in July played a role in the declining sales tax revenues.