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Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Contracting this out we know over time this would be the correct way to fix the problem. Lets just hope the city council gets the idea. I don't like paying more either but isn't that the way things work? Correct me if i'm wrong!!
qfingers - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Torpedoes be damned...full speed ahead!!! Never mind there is a better solution that they could, quite easily, vote on. Replacing the sticker revenue with a fee on you water bill which would average around $10 per quarter and would be tied to your water usage which would mean single people would pay about $5 per quarter for example. Families a bit more. Then contract this stuff out like we should…
qfingers - Committee prepares to hear Garbage and Recycling pitch - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The council was never presented a choice that didn't jack up the cost to the citizens. It was either: #1 Rasie sticker prices #2 Everybody pay $12.99 per month. (I think that was the number or close to it). I don't know how many complained about #2 but it was enough to sway many of the council members. They needed a 3rd option to replace the sticker revenue on the water bill but that idea…
Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
This councel know's how to play the citizens of Quincy. $973,000 will be an eaisier sell to the general public than $1.07 Million
szingle - Illinois local governments can now consolidate if they so choose - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Please include the bill number or the public act number articles of this type so I can look it up more easily. Thanks.

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Quincy Schools safety and security on the minds of many

1 year, 8 months ago by Bob Gough

School Board's Finance Committee touches on multiple issues

 

The discussion at this morning’s Quincy School Board’s Finance Committee meeting turned from finances to security in light of last week’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Finance Committee Chair Stephanie Erwin opened the meeting by asking those in the room and the public to keep the staff and students of Sandy Hook in their prayers and also to thank Quincy Public School personnel for what they do on a daily basis.

“I know our staff would have taken the same actions (to attempt to prevent the shootings), Erwin said.

Erwin then brought up some concerns she had heard about security at Quincy Schools as teachers had told her they wanted to be able to lock their classroom doors and she also inquired about a panic button in case of an emergency.

District Director of Maintenance Dennis Peters said that all classroom doors can be locked from the outside and that each school had a “panic button” system in place. District officials did not elaborate on specifics of the process for security reasons.

 Interim Superintendent Cal Lee said District officials spent Monday making sure the safety and security plans were in place and that meant not taking any shortcuts.

“We’re reminding principals and security to keep all the doors locked and that everyone is to follow procedures,” said Lee. “This is a district that really already does more than others in terms of security guards, metal detectors, locking doors. I want to make sure we’re still following those procedures and there is a resource online about how parents can talk to kids about violence.” Click here for that link.

Lee said there would be further discussion on possibly more safety and security enhancements.

The Finance Committee recommended a plan to the full School Board to hire a firm out of Chicago to attempt to recoup more state funds through an investigation process.

Business Manager Joel Murphy said the State is currently about $2 million behind in payments to the District. The Law Firm of Franczek Radelet would be paid 15 percent of what it collects.

The District hired the firm previously and it was able to recoup $280,000 in funds from 1995 to 2001.


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