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Righty1 - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't recall you calling for a part time mayor when the previous mayor blew $6 million on Hydro which is exactly what put the city in this predicament.
CoolEdge - March jobs report: Illinois workforce shrinks, manufacturing continues bleeding - Quincy, IL News -
And some try to tell us that is just the boomers retiring, but in fact the older folks are working longer, it is the younger folks that are leaning on entitlements more than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that, for instance, the labor participation rates of those aged 25 to 54 years decreased from 76.4% in 2002 to 70.9% in 2012 – while the rates of those aged 55 and over…
HuhWhy - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
This mayor is a poor leader. He thinks he is the smartest one in the room. How can you move an organization in the direction it needs to go when the leader is not competent?
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Another idea that was put forward to try and prevent cuts and/or taxes, presented by the mayor and shot down by (part of) the council. But guess who will be blamed....
WarCry - Quincy Mayor, Police & Fire Chiefs disagree over proposed budget cuts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…

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Quincy Park Board approves tax levy

Quincy Park Board approves tax levy

2 years, 5 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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