Quincy News

Resurfacing of Quinsippi Island bridge approved

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 9, 2018 11:25 am

QUINCY -- The Quincy Park Board has approved a resurfacing project for the Quinsippi Island bridge.

A unanimous vote Wednesday night cleared the way for the $22,140 project, which will be coordinated by R.L. Brink Construction of Quincy.

The board budgeted $75,000 for the project, which is scheduled for completion this year.

Rome Frericks, executive director of the Quincy Park District, told the board the more-than-$50,000 worth of savings will be used toward other yet-unidentified projects in the coming year.

The Quinsippi Island bridge has not been resurfaced since the early 1990s.

In other action:

º Indian Mounds Pool will be closing for the summer Aug. 12.

Director of Program Services Mike Bruns said this year's attendance will likely fall "1,500 to 1,600 below last year." The pool drew 10,765 patrons in 2017 and has drawn 8,840 so far this year.

Bruns said research he has done indicates the attendance drop is a nationwide trend.

"I think all public pools are down," he said. "It's a fact we need to face."

º A proposal to move a historical marker in Clat Adams Park that recognizes the role Quincy played in sheltering Mormons in 1839 is tabled for at least a month.

The board opted for more time to try and make contact with Mormon church leaders about moving the marker and to be certain there was no objection.

The marker was erected in 2002.

The cost of moving the marker to one of two areas south of its current site near the park's fountain would be $700. The marker, which now sits in a grassy area, would be moved to a location better suited for display.

º Riverview Park was officially renamed Ben Bumbry Park. The process had been ongoing for several months.

New park signs will cost an estimated $3,000 and be taken from the district's operational budget.

Bumbry, 86, who died May 10, was the first African American elected to the Quincy Park Board and the Quincy City Council. He served on the Park Board from 1993 to 2003 and on the City Council from 2004 to 2011.

º Replacing the shelter at All America Park in 2019 was approved, at a cost of $16,640.

º The Batting Cage will remain open in Upper Moorman park until "early October," Bruns said.

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