Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Related Headlines

Quincy City Council approves garbage/recycle truck purchase

Quincy City Council to consider garbage options again

Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council

City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet

Quincy City Council approves new garbage truck purchase

Recent Comments

WarCry - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
If that's the way you interpret the statement then, frankly, you're an idiot. Look at all the stories about arrests for meth busts, over and over again, the same names. They don't give them more jail time partially because they don't have anywhere to put them. The crimes don't rise to the level of state prison, and we have no room at the county level. You think it's…
Snarky_2 - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Build it on the current parking lot for the court house. No Transportation needed. ... Property already owned... build an underground parking lot to allow for safer transport of prisoners rather than the back door the sheriff referenced and the elevator they would have to use to get people up to the court room, they could design a better and larger elevator with a cage to keep staff save from drunk…
ReardenShrugged - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The way I interpret "our jail no longer meets modern day needs" is "we need a new jail so we can further grow the incarcerated population, our police force, and government power while shrinking everyone's liberty and taxpayer pocket books." We may need a new jail just due to the age and safety but it shouldn't be any larger than the current one since our county population hasn't grown,…
tomcan2 - Thrown chicken bone tops Quincy Police Blotter for 12/16/14 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please 'fire up' the QHS Fight Song: Any Blue Devil worth his "Q" would never call the police when attacked by flying chicken bones, they'd do exactly what they were trained to do: Get their 'potato launcher' and retaliate. Only rule: One flying Spud for every flying Fowl until one side surrenders, loser cleans up the 'injured' birds/spuds. PS Please pass the butter.
qfingers - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
And here's the next logical question someone need to ask... What happens if this doesn't pass? Will they just stick it in our property taxes then?

Most Popular

Quincy man formally charged with murder Updated

Cause of Quincy's Hotel Elkton fire undetermined at this time Updated Video

Newcomb site project falls through Updated Video

Info wanted on Nov Save-A-Lot theft

Quincy man allegedly violates animal cruelty law

Milton woman arrested for shoplifting in Quincy...twice

Juvenile hit by car after shoplifting from Walmart

Hotel Elkton fire interviews Updated Video

Editorials & Opinion

REBEL MEDIA: What are we doing here?

4 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough

The City of Quincy's attempt to stay in the trash business just took a bizzare turn.

The City is looking to spend $23,000 to add tippers to the existing garbage trucks, but the trucks are in such poor shape that they can't make the trip to suburban Kansas City to install the equipment...and the company won't come to Quincy to perform the work. 

So the plan appears to be to load the garbage trucks onto bigger trucks to haul them over. 

Then, since these trucks are on their last legs, when they die, the City can pull the tippers from the dead trucks to put them on new trucks, of course, the carcasses of the old trucks will probably have to be hauled across our wide Missouri to have the equipment removed and added to new trucks. 

Really? What the Hell are we doing here, people? 

Since the City Council was so Hell bent on keeping the City in the trash business and ignoring the efficiencies of having a private hauler handle it all, then go all in and buy more than the one new truck you've committed to buy and pass the bill on to the citizens who said they wanted to stay in and give the citizens who wanted out the chance to choose their own hauler, which they are doing. 

The time and money that is being wasted in figuring out how not to buy new trucks would probably pay for new trucks and those contortions are making it clear that the City should have just walked away and cut a deal with a private hauler that offered seniors some type of discount.

But, enjoy watching government in action, folks.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 45 minutes ago

RT @QuincyJournal: Dirt turning underway at QU Stadium - Click to watch an interview with Marty Bell and Tim Weis of Quincy Universit... http://t.co/EocHV2Z7NM
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 47 minutes ago

Dirt turning underway at QU Stadium - Click to watch an interview with Marty Bell and Tim Weis of Quincy Universit... http://t.co/EocHV2Z7NM
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

RT @Clay Travis: Interesting stat from today’s NYT: EPL soccer games on NBCSN average 414k viewers. NHL games on same network average 342k. Wow.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

RT @Heather: Oh Donna Brazil is in Cuba today too. Rubio just said he wasn't briefed on until 10am this morning. Glad Dem pundits get the heads up first