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Posted on Dec 4, 2018

Call for bids on roundabout approved

The Quincy City Council moved the roundabout project a step closer at the Nov. 20 meeting of the council.
All the council members were present.
Dayana Ruiz, director of Quincy Partnership for Youth, spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting and gave an update on the organization she leads. Ruiz said that the federal grant funding that has supported QPY is about to expire but the state will fund the community group going forward.
There were no comments during the public hearing on the city’s preliminary budget for 2019.
The preliminary budget shows total revenue forecast at $13.1 million in 2019, up 10 percent from the 2018 budget total revenue of $11.9 million.
Filling in for City Engineer Ariel Belino, City Administrator Tim Snead supplied the council with background information on several agenda items.
The council authorized the city to issue a call for bids for the roundabout project planned for the intersection of Highway 28 and 13th Avenue SW. The dollar figure attached is $2.46 million.
Council member Tom Harris asked whether there had been communication with the schools concerning the roundabout construction, as it could affect school bus routes.
The council approved a request for a change order on the construction of the new city hall that will install heating system in the sidewalk in front at a cost of $15,865. A heating cable installed in the concrete will melt off snow and ice in winter.
In other city news, Detective Julie Fuller will be promoted to sergeant, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

By Dave Burgess,