QUINCY -- Members of the Quincy Fire Department will complete a training program required by the Federal Aviation Agency later this month at Quincy Regional Airport.
The training, which costs the city $18,200, is being led by the Fire and Rescue Training Institute which is based on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.
The Quincy City Council unanimously approved the expenditure during Monday night's Quincy City Council, which was dominated by public safety-related expenditures by the city.
The council also approved the purchase of a K-9 dog from Vohne Liche Kennels, which is based in Denver, Ind. The new K-9 officer will cost the city $8,000, but the cost will be covered by donations from the Police Benevolent and Protective Association. Approval of the new K-9 was unanimous.
The council also approved two other expenditures related to public safety.
The first was the transfer one-half of the JAG grant funds totaling $7,898.50 to Adams County.
The second was approving the purchase of Liberty Interviewer Recorder System for the new Quincy Police Department, which is being housed in the Adams County Jail. The system is being purchased from Nelson Systems and costs $16,328.40.
In other business, the council referred two items to the Quincy Plan Commission.
Sent to the Plan Commission was a request from Ameren Illinois for a zoning change for 620 York Street. The property is currently zoned as multi-family residential and the utility company would like the property rezoned to downtown industrial in order to accommodate the company's plans for an enlarged driveway.
Kent E. Rodemich's request to vacate private easements between two lots in Willow Creek were also referred to the Quincy Plan Commission. The Quincy Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on October 22 in Quincy City Hall.