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SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Please also keep in mind that 40% of sales tax revenue in Adams county comes from citizens who live OUTSIDE of Adams county who come here from Missouri and surrounding counties to shop and spend their money. So the cost of this project to the residents and taxpayers of Adams County is only about $15M. Granted, those traveling here might not be able to spend as much if the tax is more, but I doubt someone…
christhepilot - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Between chestnut and locust and 2nd to 12th, this area was on the upswing with three nursing homes and working class homeowners. Now with slum lords moving into the area like vultures buying up these properties choking the last cent from them, forcing land owners out of there homes due to the garbage and decay of the rental houses near to them, renters have no respect for the land owners that live…
pjohnf - Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama’s policies - Quincy, IL News -
Any company in bed with politicians of any stripe is bad for American's but government control of the internet is bad news. Just as shown here government control of the flow of information in collusion with Goggle is biased and one sided. Of course you don't have to use Google but with Google writing the rules it gives them and government unfair advantage and control. What's the solution,…
UrKidsWillPay - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why is this comment even allowed? QJ should use some editorial judgement before they allow crap like this that is known to be completely false and can be verified as false with one phone call to the police. This is disgusting.
pjohnf - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CC1 had valid points but I feel that the jail is needed and maybe the price tag can be reduced. A quarter of cent isn't much until you add it up but the need for a new jail outweighs the cost. Yes many taxes once instituted never seem to go away but we will have chance to get rid of politicians who renege on their promise to stop the tax once the jail is paid for. It's different than state…

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VIDEO: Ernst wants to eliminate City Comptroller position

VIDEO: Ernst wants to eliminate City Comptroller position

2 years ago by Bob Gough

Candidate for City Treasurer says the treasurer can oversee that office and save $70,000 annually

Republican candidate for Quincy treasurer Tom Ernst said he wants to eliminate the comptroller's position and have the treasurer take a more active role in the City's budgeting process.

At a Wednesday morning news conference, Ernst said the move would save the city $70,000 in the comptroller's salary and benefit package.

City Comptroller Ann Scott is also serving as the city's purchasing director. The City elminated the director of purchasing position when it offered an early retirement incentive in 2009.

Ernst also said he would like to look into allowing online bill pay for all city services.

Democrat Peggy Crim is the current city treasurer. She says the cost of online bill paying has decreased from $100,000 to $22,000, but she still thinks that is cost-prohibitive.

"I think the $22,000 could be better spent on streets or something," Crim said. "I just don't know if it is that cost-effective."

Crim said people can pay their water bills through an automatic deduction from their bank accounts.

She also opposes the elimination of the comptroller's position.

"I think the people of Dixon, Illinois wish they would have more than one person in charge of both functions when their comptroller stole $53 million," Crim said. "Eliminating the position saves about 2/10th of 1 percent of the budget. You're going to risk internal checks and balances."

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The elimination of the purchasing director was a permanent move and not an interim one as was stated in an earlier version of this report.

 


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