QUINCY — After aldermen voted 7-7 on the issue of adding a monthly surcharge to utility rates during Monday’s meeting of the Quincy City Council, Mayor Mike Troup cast the deciding tie-breaking vote in favor of the surcharge. Troup also hinted he believes the increase in water and sewer bills could potentially be offset by […]
Eleven of the 14 aldermen were in attendance. Farha expressed his displeasure at the beginning of the meeting, saying he believed the city should compensate aldermen for attending the meeting that was called 48 hours earlier.
QUINCY — The Utilities Committee agreed Thursday afternoon during its meeting at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, 700 West Lock & Dam Road, that a hike in city of Quincy’s water and sewer rates is necessary to cover recent overage expenses. However, the committee thought the Quincy City Council should determine how that rate hike […]
QUINCY — Jeffrey Conte, director of public works for the city, says the earthy smell you might have recently noticed in your tap water should be gone by the end of the week. Conte addressed aldermen at the beginning of Monday night’s Quincy City Council meeting to provide an update on what the city has […]
QUINCY — Two ideas about the future of recycling seemed to rise above all the rest during Wednesday’s community forum about the city of Quincy’s proposed recycling ordinance. About 100 people filled the City Council chambers, offering suggestions and questions about recycling. Quincy Mayor Mike Troup served as the moderator of the forum, and near […]
QUINCY — The popular citywide cleanup, typically scheduled for the last Saturday in September, now will become a five-day weekday event during the last week in September. Jeffrey Conte, director of public works, says Republic Services is having problems with drivers, and they typically would need 10 to 15 drivers for a single-day citywide cleanup. […]
QUINCY — Six people spoke to the Quincy City Council during the public forum portion of Monday night’s meeting to express their dissatisfaction about the possibility of the discontinuance of curbside recycling pickup in the city. Mary Ann Klein, president of the League of Women Voters, was one of the people who spoke. She hopes […]
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 recent investigation by the Chicago Tribune says more than 8 million people in the state — 6 out of every 10 Illinoisans — are drinking tap water with toxic chemicals that build up in human blood, cause cancer and other diseases and take years to leave the body. Recent testing by the […]
QUINCY — The Quincy City Council approved Monday spending $973,171 for the city’s 2021 concrete repair project that consists of the patching of concrete pavement, fire hydrant replacement and new sewer manholes at six locations throughout the city. Jeffrey Conte, director of utilities and engineering, specifically mentioned the intersection of 27th and Cedar. Most of […]
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 […]
QUINCY — Mike Farha looked at the nearly $2 million cost for sewer replacement for a three-block stretch on Oak Street, quietly shook his head and rubbed his eyes. “The reason I voted yes for it is that it has to be done,” the 4th Ward alderman said after Monday night’s Quincy City Council meeting. […]