Quincy City Council sails through abbreviated agenda
All seven members of the Quincy City Council were present for one of the shortest meetings in a while. The regular meeting of the council on Jan. 15 ran about 11 minutes.
Mayor Paul Worley was absent. In his place, Mayor Pro Tempore Tom Harris wielded the gavel and led the meeting.
There were a couple of business items on the agenda. The council approved the purchase of a copy machine for the city offices at a cost of up to $17,100. The council also approved entering a contract with U.S. Linen and Uniform for service beginning in March. The written agenda item stated that the service agreement would run month to month and could cut the city’s linen service expense in half.
City Engineer Ariel Belino explained the background of four agenda items having to do with water and roads.
On one motion, the council authorized city staff to award the contract for construction of the Highway 28 and 13th Avenue SW intersection project to the lowest, most responsive and responsible bidder. A contractor was not named, but Belino said he would bring that information to the next council meeting and the dollar amount of the project. He said this step would allow the project to meet a deadline for an early part of the project.
The council also voted in favor of a motion to authorize Mayor Worley to sign a contract with Apollo Inc. in the amount of $629,040 for the city’s neutralized brine conveyance system project.
During the usual time toward the end of the meeting for staff reports, Tony Leibelt, deputy chief of Grant County Fire District 3, filling in for Chief Don Fortier, commented on the new public safety facility, built on a portion of the city’s shop property north of the railroad tracks. Leibelt said that GCFD3 is ready, and “kind of chomping at the bit,” to move into Station 30, the name he applied to the new public safety facility. He said that he had performed radio testing inside the new building and that exhaust system in the vehicle bays had also been tested.
By Dave Burgess, firstname.lastname@example.org