Quincy Park Board approves four potential park names
4 months ago
Public comment period is now open until March 8
The Quincy Park District Board approved four proposed park names for the future Park District headquarters.
The suggested names for the 12 acres south of All America Park had to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible.
“If it’s a person, he or she needed to have a connection with the Park District, not just somebody that benefited Quincy as a whole. Or the names could be based off geographical significance or a historical figure,” said Quincy Park Board President John Frankenhoff. “It’s not to say the other ideas weren’t good but we have to somehow sort out how to narrow the list.”
The recommended park names include Lincoln Park, Lincoln’s Landing, William H. Klingner Park and Bayview Park.
During last month’s meeting, the Board approved the timeline and park name suggestions were accepted from the public until February 8. These names will be presented to the public for comment until March 13. The Board meets that night for their monthly meeting and will choose a final proposed name, pending an additional 60 day public comment period. The final name will be selected and voted upon by the Board on May 8.
To comment on the proposed park names, visit quincyparkdistrict.com.
The board also approved to reduce local taxes for the $1.1 million dollar Westview Renovation Project since the loan was paid in full in October of 2012.
In October 1997, the board of commissioners approved a $1.1 million general obligation bond issue/alternate revenue source to help finance the renovation of Westview Golf Course. Payments were spread over a 15 year period with the final payment due October 2012.
“We had been paying over $100,000 per year and to get that off our books is something that really makes the Board feel good,” said Frankenhoff.
Now that the final payment was made, the Board approved the ordinance that gets rid of the 2012 bond levy from the real estate tax extension.
In other business, the board authorized the public sale of extra equipment, which will be on display for the public to inspect at Art
Keller Marina in Quinsippi Island Park. Items for sale include two Meeco floating docks, one dock gangway 3’x40’ and one dock gangway 3’x32’. Bidders will be required to submit sealed bids with a 5% deposit by 10:00 a.m. on March 28. The sale and removal of equipment must be done within 30 days of notification. The proceeds of the sales will go to the Marina fund.
Also approved was an agreement to a City of Quincy project to make improvements/modifications to the north end of Edgewater Park to develop a trail from Hampshire St. to Edgewater Park. Within the agreement, the City is responsible for completing modifications. The Quincy Park District will maintain the work that is on the District’s property.
The Board approved the 2013 fuel bid from Two Rivers FS, Inc. Fuel charges will be based off the lowest available gas price plus an additional 10-20 cents per gallon.
Also, The Quincy Park Board and Donald J. Hilgenbrinck, Director of Business Services/Treasurer were awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the board’s comprehensive annual financial report for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. This certificate, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.