The city of Palmyra is facing a 40 percent increase in employee health insurance costs for 2018. "There's nothing we can do about it," 2nd Ward council member Nathan Miller said at Thursday night's City Council meeting.
Quincy paid $17,823.76 for 13 city officials and staff to attend the Illinois Municipal League conference in September. A report from the Quincy comptroller indicates that more than $11,000 was paid for lodging at the Hilton Chicago.
Momentum in the downtown district was the main topic Monday night for several speakers at City Hall. Quincy City Council members heard comments during a public hearing before having first readings of ordinances regarding the District.
The Missouri State Auditor's office found several questionable practices in an audit of Pike County's operations for the one-year period ending Dec. 31, 2016.
Two lawmakers from West-Central Illinois say they would support an effort to reduce state collection fees that are reducing revenues for smaller units of government.
The Pike County Board approved a balanced budget at its meeting Monday night. The board approved a $3.146 million tax levy and $14.243 million in appropriations for the coming fiscal year.
Hearings about a convenience store near 18th and Harrison, a pair of residential subdivisions adjoining Valley of Peace Cemetery on North 30th and a review of the Quincy Next Strategic Plan are scheduled Tuesday.
Aldermen approved a truth in taxation resolution Monday that calls for a 7.37 percent property tax rate increase. They hope a lower rate can be approved when state pension projections are announced.
Curbside pickup of yard waste will continue through Dec. 15, and city officials say the brush site will remain open during daylight hours through the winter.