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carl_T_weathers - Schock reimburses $35,000 for office renovation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What a freaking joke.
qfingers - Rep. Schock faces ethics questions on home sale - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Because it would require them to pick up a phone and call the property appraisers' office so they could source the story. Doesn't fit their agenda which is to smear him every chance they get. Just like the non-story about his office redecoration which EVERY CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR DOES!!!!
qfingers - Rep. Schock faces ethics questions on home sale - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Property assessment in Illinois is done by sales and, for new construction, by fjilings by the contractor. As somebody already pointed out all residential property is assessed at 1/3 value. But what's facts when you can chose to be ignorant. Let's get the facts straight (as opposed to this terribly jump-to-conclusion article on huffington post -
qfingers - Schock used taxpayer and campaign funds for private planes, entertainment expenses - Quincy, IL News
I thought it was campaign law that you either had to reimburse donors for airplane rides or count it as a donation. Just compare this to what the Clintons are doing with foreign money and $7M in yearly travel from their "charitable" foundation. So what exactly is wrong with him paying for the airplane rides?
Sv3 - Schock reimburses $35,000 for office renovation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"Even though office expenses are often covered by the Member Representational Allowance, the Congressman believed it appropriate to pay these costs himself as part of the office review process." In layman terms " I got caught wasting taxpayers money, and I should probably rectify the situation before the pitchforks come out"

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Quincy Park Board approves tax levy

2 years, 3 months ago by Bob Gough

$2.2 million levy is a 1.3 percent increase from last year

The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners approved a 1.3 percent increase in its tax levy Wednesday night.

Commissioners approved a tax rate of 38.9 cents per $100 assessed valuation, an increase from 38.5 cents.

That rate will generate a $2.2 million tax levy, an increase of $28,602 from last year.

The increase means an additional $1.13 to your tax bill if your home is valued at $100,000.

The Board has decided Executive Director Ed Seger will stay on in that role and end a search for a new leader for the Park District. Park Board President John Frankenhoff said the District will not fill Seger’s old job as Director of Parks, saving the District about $70,000.

“Things are going well and Ed is willing to stay on,” Frankenhoff said.” There’s no formal action because we never put an end date when we put him in that role.”

Commissioners also approved issuing $800,000 in general obligation bonds for park improvements and capital purchase. The bonds will be repaid with tax revenues by next November.

Commissioners got a first look at the Park District’s 2013 budget that will be voted on next month. The projected budget is $10.4 million.

Greg Feldberg was sworn in as the Park Board’s newest member. Feldberg works for Stifel Nicholas. He has taken out petitions to run for a seat next spring. Frankenhoff, Commissioner Patty McGlothlin have also taken out petitions along with Chris Blakeman and Abby Schlipman.

Feldberg replaced Tom Behrens, who stepped down last month. Commissioner Jeff VanCamp will take Behrens’s place as vice president of the board and chairman of the finance committee.

The Board approved a new fee schedule for Park District programs and will establish family season passes for $150 for Wavering Aquatic Center and Indian Mounds Pool. Click here for a list of the program fee schedule changes.

The Park District will open bids for renovations of its new headquarters on Bonansinga Drive on December 5. The Park District purchased a 10,000 square foot building on a little more than 12 acres at 1231 Bonansinga Drive for $875,000 last month after approving the purchase in April..

Renovations to the building to convert it to Park District office space are expected to cost about $250,000.


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