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yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
Mizzougrad - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your condescending attitude is just plain insulting. Thousands and thousands of small business owners have suffered in this economy over the past decade or so. Should we all "reinvent" ourselves? What an idiotic statement! It is patently obvious to me from the comments you have made in different discussions that you have lived a life of privilege and have never given an honest day's work in…

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Quincy Park District passes $10.5 million budget

1 year, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Board also accepts bid for construction on new headquarters

The Quincy Park District unanimously passed its 2013 budget Wednesday night.

The $10.5 million spending plan has a $769,087 deficit that will spend down reserves. The District has $3,651,430 in reserves and will spend it down to $2,883,333.

The $9.8 million in revenues come from the following:

(A) Local Tax $2,826,284

(B) Replacement Tax $551,890

(C) Registration Fee $215,400

(D) Westview Golf Course $1,312,545

(E) Swimming Pools $231,750

(F) Marina $320,718

(G) Batting Cage $111,840

(H) Other $4,236,576

The Park Board also approved using Heartland Bank to issue $800,000 in general obligation bonds for capital needs. The Park District will pay 1.1 percent interest on the bonds.

The Board accepted a $630,900 bid for renovation of the new Park District headquarters located on Bonansinga Drive.  Leander Construction of Canton, Illinois had the low bid.

The Board is also considering possible names for the new facility and a potential surrounding park and is seeking input on how to go about that process.

 


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