Brink retiring as Quincy Township supervisor; Awerkamp stepping down as 6th Ward alderman


Quincy Township Supervisor Cindy Brink and Alderman Katie Awerkamp (D-6th Ward)

QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup announced that Quincy Township Supervisor Cindy Brink is retiring at the end of the month.

Brink, 58, won her third term in the office in April 2021, defeating Democrat Bill Burns. Since she will be leaving with three years remaining, there will be an appointment to fill the position, an election to fill the remainder of the term in 2023 and then the election for the full term in 2025.

Brink is recommending Maggie Hoyt, deputy township supervisor, for the appointment. Brink said she has spoken to Adams County Republican Central Committee Chairman Dave Bockhold about her recommendation as the party officially puts forth the nomination. That nomination is then voted on by the Quincy City Council, sitting as the Quincy Town Board.

Troup made the announcement at Monday night’s Quincy City Council meeting. Then, just a few minutes later, Katie Awerkamp (D-6th Ward) announced she was resigning from her seat because her family was moving out of the ward. Awerkamp said her last meeting would be April 18.

Awerkamp defeated Republican Josh Zanger by nine votes in April 2019. The Adams County Democratic Central Committee will nominate a replacement to fill the remainder of the term, which the City Council will vote on. The seat is up for election in 2023.

In city council business, aldermen approved a change in language in the agreement to move forward on developing the former Kmart site at 3701 Broadway. The language dealt with a confidentiality agreement regarding the company’s sales tax revenues.

Quincy Development Partners LLC, which is managed by GMX Quincy out of Northbrook, has yet to announce the name of the retailer, but Troup says it is a national big box store.

The council’s Finance Committee met before the regular county meeting and heard details of a plan that would incentivize developers to building new hotels downtown.

The plan calls for the city to contribute $500,000 from the food and beverage tax for new hotel construction. The 1 percent tax was designed to go toward tourism and attracting new residents to Quincy.

The proposal still has to go before the full city council for a vote.

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