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Posted on Jan 23, 2019

Port to replace sound system in conference center hall

The large hall in the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center will be upgraded with a new sound system, following a vote by the three commissioners of the Port of Quincy on Jan. 9.
Commissioner Curt Morris was not in the room for the meeting but participated by phone.
The port commissioners and staff have been collecting information as the board considered investing in a sound system. At the Jan. 9 meeting, commissioners discussed a quote for the new sound system that would cost about $15,000. The quote did not include removal of the old speakers hanging from the ceiling in the large hall.
The sound system in the former Community Center, which the port acquired in 2015, may be decades old. The new sound system to be installed is the latest in a series of improvements the port has made to the former Community Center and the adjoining former Heartland building, which is also part of the conference center.
In other port business, commissioners discussed presenting a design for a building to be constructed in Industrial Park 4 for a manufacturing company. The port is working on assisting Raceway Technology to locate in Quincy in a new building on port property. Raceway makes conduit, pipe and fittings. The commissioners also discussed the lease on the building the port will build and offer to Raceway.
Later, Commissioner Patric Connelly said the board met in executive session after its regular meeting and decided to contract with an engineering firm to conduct an assessment of Quincy Valley Medical Center’s property, including its value and condition. The cost of the study was estimated at $8,700. The company chosen to conduct the assessment is CollinsWoerman, an architecture, planning and design firm in Seattle. The port is involved in supporting QVMC’s Legacy Project, aimed to put QVMC on a sustainable path forward.

By Dave Burgess,