The budget shows a planned deficit of $1.84 million, most of which is the planned result of scheduled spending of revenues and fund reserves to pay for upcoming capital projects. The deficit represents 21.4 percent of cash reserves.
Quincy Park District
QUINCY — Two issues dominating the Quincy Park Board agenda for the past few months were resolved Wednesday night. Commissioners were unanimous in voting to commit to keep the financially struggling Art Keller Marina open through 2025. Commissioners voted 5-2 to declare a 1.13-acre parcel of land in Parker Heights Park is no longer needed […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup will be hosting his first “Move with the Mayor” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, during the Quincy Park District’s fall festival at Upper Moorman Park. Troup will walk laps with the public from 10:30-11 a.m. This event is to support a nationwide initiative promoting […]
QUINCY — Nathan Koetters says he won’t run for re-election to the Quincy Park Board during the April 2023 election. Koetters, who is turning 40 this week, will serve just one term after he was elected to fill one of three open seats in April 2019. He thought one term was plenty, and he’s ready […]
QUINCY — John Frankenhoff put his cards on the table, then challenged other Quincy Park Board commissioners to do the same. Some showed their hand. Others chose to keep their cards close to their chest. The future of Art Keller Marina, which has lost money in each of the past three years and is on […]
QUINCY — Voters may get to weigh in on the sale of a small portion of Parker Heights Park on Quincy’s north end. Carla Gordon and John Gebhardt asked commissioners not to sell the 1.13-acre parcel of land to Knapheide Manufacturing during Wednesday night’s Quincy Park Board meeting. Both were concerned that if the property […]
QUINCY — Chris Griggs called it “a dialogue like we’ve never had before, which is very much appreciated.” A group of local boaters and renters informally met for about 90 minutes with Quincy Park Board commissioners John Frankenhoff and Jeff VanCamp on Tuesday to talk about issues involving boating on the Mississippi River and finding […]
QUINCY — When August started, the Art Keller Marina seemed destined to die a slow death during the next year. As August nears an end, boaters and members of the Quincy Park Board appear to be working toward extending the marina’s life for years to come. John Frankenhoff, president of the Quincy Park Board, and […]
QUINCY — Some Quincy Park Board commissioners bristled after board president John Frankenhoff told local media outlets after the Aug. 1 planning session that keeping the Art Keller Marina open after 2023 wasn’t likely “unless something drastic happens.” However, Frankenhoff’s comment may have unintentionally lit a fire under the Quincy boating community. Two boaters offered […]
QUINCY — The installation of an irrigation system at Westview Golf Course appears to be the next extensive project in the immediate future for the Quincy Park District. The development of Phase 5 of the Bill Klingner Trail from Parker Heights to Lincoln Park appears to be the next extensive project for a few years […]
QUINCY — Jeff Van Camp has served his city in many capacities. Besides his full-time job as executive director of the Chaddock Children’s Foundation, Van Camp was a commissioner for the Quincy Park Board from 2011 to 2015. He was a 6th Ward alderman, ran for mayor in 2017, is a past president of the […]
QUINCY — Friends of the Trail is the host of the Terry Anastas Ultimate Ride on Saturday, July 9. All events begin at the Dock on Quincy’s riverfront. Routes available this year are: The Metric Century — a 62-mile ride that begins at 7 a.m. The Poker Run Route — a 12-mile ride that begins […]
The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners opted Wednesday night to hold off on any decisions regarding a pair of items involving the Villa Kathrine and Parker Heights Park.
QUINCY — David Gilbert is taking a step up in his professional life, accepting a position as the director of field services for the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Winston-Salem, N.C. Stepping away from Quincy, however, will be difficult. “Quincy has been a great community to live in for 10 […]
QUINCY — The finance committee for the Quincy Park Board met Wednesday night to discuss how to come up with $2.5 million and $3 million to pay for a new irrigation system at Westview Golf Course. John Frankenhoff, chairman of the finance committee, said commissioners are considering many options. He doesn’t believe a referendum is […]
The Kiwanis Centennial Playground at Lincoln Park will be fully open this weekend along with the rest of the Quincy Park District parks.
The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners approved $30,000 Wednesday night to cover dredging costs at Art Keller Marina and Kesler Park.
he Executive Director of the Quincy Park District gets us ready for spring by talking about what the organization is gearing up for in the coming year.
QUINCY — Quincy Park District officials discussed replacing the irrigation system at Westview Golf course during Wednesday night’s monthly meeting inside the organization’s Bonansinga Drive compound. David Morgan, director of golf for the district, detailed how a series of ongoing problems with the current system — coupled with its age — raise the need for […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Park Board became the third and final governmental body to support the establishment of the Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation during its monthly meeting on Wednesday. The QRDC will direct the implementation of the Riverfront Master Plan in the 89 acres of land along the Quincy riverfront, with the boundaries of Kentucky […]
The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $7.17 million fiscal 2022 budget Wednesday night.
QUINCY — Klingner & Associates, P.C., and the Quincy Park District will receive a 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois Excellence Honor Award for the extension of the Bill Klingner Trail in Quincy. Klingner’s design was one of only 10 projects granted an Honor Award – one of the highest project awards issued. […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2021 tax levy ordinance Wednesday night. Most city residents should see no increase in their property taxes because of that vote. The levies for 2021 property taxes only include aggregate taxes and not debt service. Aggregate taxes provide revenue for general and special […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Park District’s search for a private operator to take over the Art Keller Marina has ended without success for a second time. The Park Board voted at its Wednesday meeting to close the process for accepting requests for proposals for marina operations. Proposals were requested in June and January, but none […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Park Board voted Wednesday night to approve its annual district capital project list for 2022, but how it was going to be paid for was the subject of considerable discussion Wednesday night. The Quincy Park District authorizes each year a non-referendum general obligation bond for capital projects. The proceeds are used […]
QUINCY — Indian Mounds Pool lost more than $57,000 in 2021, and the Quincy Park Board voted Wednesday night to spend $173,000 on a filter replacement. Yet Park Board President Roger Leenerts says the board will continue to fund the city’s only public pool. “We feel that this is a service to the community, just […]
QUINCY — The Quincy Park District’s Board of Commissioners endorsed the City of Quincy’s pursuit of a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for a transient boat dock to be built at Clat Adams Park. Just don’t be surprised if the Park Board chooses not to give the city any money. Commissioners […]
QUINCY — Discussions about a new park in the southeast portion of Quincy, a boat dock in Clat Adams Park and rules for food trucks in city parks were held Thursday during the Quincy Park District’s annual planning session. Park Board commissioners talked for 5 1/2 hours about a myriad of topics. No votes were […]
Muddy River News Editor David Adam talks to Mike Bruns, who has been working with youth sports in Quincy for 40 years. State of Play is brought to you by Tri-City Sports and XCel Performance and Training.
Art Keller Marina will remain open through at least the end of 2023. After that, there are a few questions. The Quincy Park District operates the facility, but has been consistently losing money on it for years. There have been attempts to find a private operator, but none have stepped forward and followed through. The […]
by Karen Allen On the morning of Saturday, June 26, family and friends were given the opportunity to gather to reflect and share memories of the lives of Leon & Marilyn Kowalski. Their family hosted a special dedication and blessing of a memorial bench and tree planting in honor of their parents. All in […]
QUINCY — When Tristan Wood, an administrative assistant with the Quincy Park District, finished his report that claimed to address the declining number of rounds played at Westview Golf Course, president Roger Leenerts asked the Board of Commissioners at its Wednesday meeting if anyone had questions. John Frankenhoff responded quickly. “I have a question for […]
QUINCY — A report designed to address the declining number of rounds played at Westview Golf Course was presented to the Quincy Park District’s Board of Commissioners at its Wednesday meeting. The report was compiled by Tristan Wood, an administrative assistant with the Park District who also is working on completing his master’s degree in […]
QUINCY — Wednesday’s special meeting of the Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners was designed for local boat owners to offer ideas for stemming the loss of income at the Art Keller Marina. About 30 people attended the meeting, and many of them discussed issues concerning cleanliness, security, accessibility to Quinsippi Island, low water levels […]
QUINCY — Mike Bruns, director of program services for the Quincy Park District, believes there is a “50/50 chance” of Indian Mounds Pool not opening this summer because of a lack of available lifeguards. Bruns reported Wednesday to the Park District’s Board of Commissioners during its monthly meeting that Indian Mounds Pool is scheduled to […]
QUINCY — The Riverfront Master Plan has cleared its final hurdle. The plan, which calls for $40 million to $50 million to be spent in a phased approach, was approved by a 6-1 vote Wednesday by the Quincy Park District Board of Commissioners during its monthly meeting. The Adams County Board and the Quincy City […]