QUINCY — Quincy residents and/or business owners can sign up for the city’s annual fall tree planting program. Participants may buy one tree that will be planted on the public right of way (land between the sidewalk and the street) adjacent to their property. Planning Director Chuck Bevelheimer said city crews have removed more than […]
QUINCY — Near the end of a relatively benign meeting of the Quincy City Council on Monday night, Jeff Bergman, R-2, expressed dissatisfaction for how a comprehensive housing study, rejected three weeks ago by alderman, is going to be paid for. Aldermen rejected by an 11-2 vote on Oct. 3 a resolution to spend no […]
QUINCY — Quincy’s fall tree planting program won’t be as big as it has been in previous years. The Quincy City Council voted 10-3 Monday night to authorize the purchase of 40 ornamental and shade trees from Leffers Landscaping and Nursery, Inc., for a total cost not to exceed $14,000. Leffers will plant the trees […]
QUINCY — Aldermen voted during Monday night’s meeting of the Quincy City Council to approve an ordinance regulating how many honeybees or hives a homeowner could have. Honeybees? “Well, you know, we’ve got language in the city code about ducks and waterfowl and chickens,” said Chuck Bevelheimer, director of planning and development. “Honeybees? Who’d have […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council approved a resolution during Monday night’s meeting to enter into a Mid-Town Business District redevelopment agreement with the Charles & Kathie Marx Trust to put $200,000 toward the construction of 6,000 square feet of retail space for three businesses on the northeast corner of 30th and Broadway. Chuck Bevelheimer, director of […]
City Engineer Jeffrey Conte told committee members collection locations for recycling bins will be placed at yet-to-be determined locations on the north, south and east sides of the city. As many as six bins could be at one site. The ordinance that aldermen will vote on next week will call for the bins to be available as early as March 1, 2023.
QUINCY — A summary of recommendations from the Illinois Department of Transportation for improvement on the Ill. 57 corridor south of Quincy shows three options for each of the three sections of the highway. However, when IDOT has an open house to discuss the options from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at […]
And Quincy is getting even more for the project: $2.4 million. That money will go toward improvements to the corridor along Sixth Street and extends from Maine to Vermont Streets.
QUINCY — Nearly one year after city officials displaced more than 250 people by closing the Welcome Inn at 200 Maine, the motel’s owners filed a civil lawsuit Monday in Adams County Circuit Court. Quincy Property LLC claims in the suit the city’s actions to close the motel were “arbitrary, capricious and undertaken in bad […]
QUINCY — The debate about the demolition of the building at 649 State continued during Monday’s meeting of the Quincy City Council. Aldermen voted 10-1 at the July 5 meeting to accept a bid of $79,500 from Blick Construction Company to demolish the three-story brick building that was gutted in a fire on May 18. […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation is formed, and board members are selected. The next step is determining how the corporation will handle the money it receives. That topic dominated Wednesday afternoon’s meeting in City Council chambers. The nine-member board will guide the implementation of the riverfront master plan and oversee the development of […]
QUINCY — A resolution to authorize incentives for new residential constructions west of 12th Street between Harrison and Locust was approved during Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting. However, an amendment to that resolution that would also have offered those incentives to residential constructions east of 12th Street did not. The resolution called for waiving water […]
QUINCY — Aldermen voted Monday night to authorize another $250,000 for the Quincy Workforce Relocation Assistance Program (Q-WRAP), but it was clear some aldermen aren’t convinced of the program’s effectiveness. The program aims to incentivize out-of-town employees to move to Quincy by offering $5,000 in property tax relief for those buying a house or $3,500 […]
Aldermen waited until after an executive session meeting to public address three resolutions on the agenda for Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting. They approved a motion to combine the three resolutions into one.
At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, aldermen unanimously approved a $2.4-million state grant application to help pay for part of the $4.45 million plan to spruce up the two block stretch of Sixth Street between Maine and Vermont.
QUINCY — The City of Quincy is asking for the submission of sealed proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of the 17 parcels of property, including the site of the former Newcomb Hotel at 400 Maine. All of the properties are vacant lots. Chuck Bevelheimer, director of planning and development for the city, said most […]
QUINCY — Mike Troup’s first “Lunch with the Mayor” drew about 15 people to City Council chambers Wednesday afternoon. “I think it was good,” he said. “We need to do more of these. Some ideas that came up today are important, and we need to follow up with them.” Quincy Planning and Development Director Chuck […]
Bob Gough, MRN Publisher/GM, sits down with the City of Quincy’s Director of Planning and Development to talk about his time in Quincy, which began in 1994. MRN This Week is furnished by Harvey’s.
QUINCY — The City of Quincy is ready to spend money to attract new workers after approving on Monday night a resolution authorizing the Quincy Workforce Relocation Assistance Program. The program, known as Q-WRAP, is designed to provide up to $5,000 in a one-time property tax rebate to people who live outside Quincy and buy […]
QUINCY — Changes made to the original proposal for a coffee bar at the intersection of Seventh and Broadway satisfied the Quincy Plan Commission at its Tuesday meeting. The commission voted to support the issuance of a special use permit to allow the development of Carter’s Coffee Bar, a coffee/specialty drink shop. All landscaping, buffers […]
QUINCY — Father Steven Arisman, pastor at St. Francis Solanus Church, vividly remembers the first time he realized something needed to be done about traffic on a stretch of College Street that runs from 17th to 18th Street between the church and the grade school. “There was one lady who (turned west off 18th Street), […]
QUINCY — A retired kindergarten teacher and her daughter have brought Seattle’s thirst for coffee to Quincy, and the popularity of their business has caused quite a stir along Maine Street. Carter’s Coffee Bar, 3815 Maine, is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday. May 1 also is the birthday for Debbie Carter’s husband, Owen, who […]