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pjohnf - Mendon men arrested in cannabis investigation - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Migraine, you are so right on, government isn't concerned about citizen's welfare, it's always been about money, power and control. Why do barbers, hairdressers and other such jobs need a license from some state bureaucracy? It's about the money?
WarCry - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
See, I like that big, empty lot at the corner of 8th/Jersey. Put up a nice, multi-story building, move the county's sheriff's offices and jail over there with underground parking like the city police have. Put in some space for the state police to have an office or two in there as a satellite to the Pittsfield office, and keep some space for growth as needed. Put the jail in the upper sections…
onehawkfan - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This facility pre-dates my arrival in Quincy, so I'm wondering if there was a jail facility in there all the time, even when the city owned the building? There is an obvious need for a new county jail, but can we construct and outfit this government building for less than $500/sf? How about Triple-thickness cinder block construction inside a triple-layer electrified barbed-wire perimeter fence.…
Quijote57 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Unfortunately you are all too accurate in your sarcastic repsonse.
QuincyGuy - Sheriff reveals attempted jailbreak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Do you know how old that jail is. Older than a lot of you. It was built in the early 50s or late 40s. It IS time for a new jail but "good luck with that". Too many people are too much in to their own life to be concerned about something they'll probably never see or use. I agree with migraine-in-qcy that it doesn't have to be pretty, but it DOES HAVE TO BE SAFE for those working there.…

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Quincy Park Board approves tax levy

Quincy Park Board approves tax levy

1 year, 8 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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