Answers: Questions about downtown dumpsters, Knapheide flags

Posted: Apr. 1, 2011 8:31 pm Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 2:26 pm

Is it permissible for downtown businesses in Quincy to plant Dumpsters or anything else in handicapped-parking spaces?

No. City Engineer Jeff Steinkamp says accessible parking spaces are to be only used in accordance with city ordinances, the Illinois vehicle code and the Americans With Disabilities Act requirements, which prohibit the placing of Dumpsters in an accessible parking space. In the downtown Quincy area, there are several Dumpsters located in normal parking stalls. In this case, the business owner is leasing the parking stall from the city to place a Dumpster in a particular stall.

Is there any significance to the number of flags (10) on the beautiful stone wall by Knapheide Manufacturing at 24th and Koch's Lane?

No. Company officials say that's the number of flags the architect had to work with.

E-mail your questions to or mail them to: Answers, The Quincy Herald-Whig, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy IL 62306.


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