Posted by – December 15, 2010
Quincy Mayor John Spring has fond memories of Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin, who was found dead Wednesday in his Springfield home.
He grew to know Davlin during at Illinois Municipal League meetings and became his friend.
Davlin served as president, and Spring is a vice president with the organization.
“I think his heart was always in the right place,” Spring said.
What really stuck out to Spring was the support Davlin offered during the 2008 floods.
“When things were looking really bad, the first person to call was Tim,” he said.
Davlin asked what the city needed to which Spring responded to encourage Springfield residents to continue volunteering. Davlin agreed but asked what else he needed. Davlin sent 10 city trucks to Quincy to help move sandbags in the area.
“I know I lost a person I really respected and admired,” he said.
Posted by – December 14, 2010
Come back at 6:45 p.m. for the Adams County Board meeting live blog.
County Board member Rick Gengenbacher, R-5, is challenging Chairman Mike McLaughlin for the chairman seat. McLaughlin has been chairman for 14 years.
The County Board will also consider a $9.165 million tax levy, which is expected to increase the tax rate from 86.013 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 93.15 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Under the plan, a $100,000 home would see an increase of $24.58 in property taxes.
Posted by – December 6, 2010
Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting is the first meeting that aldermen can take up a measure continuing a special service area tax that provides about a fourth of the funding to the Historic Quincy Business District.
There was no public comment during a hearing in October.
The district is looking to lower the cap tax rate from 50 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 35 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Under the ordinance, the HQBD can receive up to $50,000 a year from the tax.
For the 2009 tax year, the tax rate was 29.4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The tax affects properties in an area from Third to 12th streets and Broadway to York streets.
The tax was created in 1996 for properties in an area from Fifth to Seventh streets and Jersey and Hampshire streets. Each property was assessed at a trate of $3 per $100 of assessed valuation. The rate was dropped to 50 cents and the tax rate was expanded in 2001, the first time it was renewed. It was also renewed in 2005.
Dec. 6 Quincy City Council