Local Government

Park Board approves riverfront master plan agreement

The Quincy Park District is signing onto an intergovernmental agreement to develop a riverfront master plan, but some commissioners are leery at any plan that includes a boat dock.

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Adams County Board agrees to help develop riverfront master plan for Quincy

The Adams County Board voted 12-5 Tuesday to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Quincy City Council and the Quincy Park Board to develop a riverfront master plan for Quincy.

John Heidbreder bids farewell to Adams County Board after 42 years
Local Government

John Heidbreder bids farewell to Adams County Board after 42 years

John Heidbreder, who served on the Adams County Board longer than anyone else in history, said so long to his fellow board members Tuesday night after 42 years of continuous public service.

City contemplating altering billing cycle for sewer usage
Local Government

City contemplating altering billing cycle for sewer usage

Residents in Quincy may soon have to start paying for city sewer service more frequently if an ordinance before the city's governing body is approved at next week's Quincy City Council meeting.

Local Government

Utility committee taps Mercantile Bank for $10M infrastructure loan

Funding for what city officials have heralded as the largest public infrastructure project in more than two decades is falling into place after the city's utility committee chose a $10 million loan proposal from Mercantile Bank.

City votes to outsource administration of 1% food and beverage tax
Local Government

City votes to outsource administration of 1% food and beverage tax

Less than a month after the Quincy City Council narrowly voted to implement a 1% food and beverage tax in the city, officials now say they need a third-party vendor's help in preparing the nearly 400 food and beverage establishments for the tax.

Local Government

Quincy City Council looks to move forward on 45x30 Plan

The implementation of Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore's 45x30 Plan took another significant step forward Monday evening when the ordinance authorizing the creation of an Economic Growth Fund was presented to the Quincy City Council.

Elections

Adams County board members up for re-election seek additional term

All seven Adams County Board members up for reelection have filed petitions for an additional term.

Local Government

Quincy City Council may amend short-term rental tax

Months after implementing a tax on Airbnb or similar short-term rental bookings, the city of Quincy is looking to amend how the tax is collected.

Local Government

Marion County prosecutor gets $86,425 grant to hire a victim advocate

The Marion County prosecuting attorney's office has received an $86,425 federal grant to hire a victim advocate for the next two years.