What is the 'public safety fee' on my Quincy water bill?
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What is the 'public safety fee' on my Quincy water bill?

The public safety fee was narrowly approved by the Quincy City Council in April as the city faced a budget deficit of $1.8 million.

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Are there plans to resurface alley by the VA Clinic?
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Are there plans to resurface alley by the VA Clinic?

A fix to the alley potentially could be complicated as it is a concrete alley and not asphalt like many alleys in the city.

Where are walls for the new Adams County Jail built?
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Where are walls for the new Adams County Jail built?

Where do they make the prefabricated walls for the new Adams County Jail?

The prefabricated walls were manufactured at the Midwest Precast Concrete in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Brought into the site on a trailer, they are moved into place by a crane.

The concrete firm made headlines this spring after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided the facility May 9 and took 32 people into custody on suspicion of immigration violations.

Mark Peter, chairman of the county's Jail Exploratory Committee, said the general contractor, Williams Brothers Construction of Peoria, selects where materials come from. He was not aware of any delays caused by the raid.

"If you look down there, all that is down there is that east wall of that housing unit," Peter said. "Everything else is there. I do know we did have two or three sections that were rejected and had to be reconditioned."

The new 75,000-square-foot L-shaped jail building, which will...

Are sidewalks being added to the new Quincy schools?
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Are sidewalks being added to the new Quincy schools?

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb said there have been discussions on adding sidewalks to the schools, but no decisions have been made.

What is happening to the former Irving School building?
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What is happening to the former Irving School building?

The former Irving School has been sold to a private developer. Quincy Public Schools sold the former elementary school to local developer Bret Austin for $100,000 during a public auction July 30, 2016.

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