Monday night’s Quincy City Council meeting was brief, but multiple petitions were approved.
• Tabled a resolution renewing the lease with Abbott Supply LLC at 1016 Vermont. The company currently pays about $30,800 a year in rent. The new lease would lower the rent to about $24,000 a year. The renewed lease would be for 32 months, with the option for three additional three-year leases. The drop in the rent is related to the company’s installation of a radiant heating system in the building, replacing a boiler from the 1960s. Gary Sparks, director of administrative services, has been involved with the lease renewal, but he wasn’t in attendance because he was sick. The facility previously housed the meter and distribution services for the Utilities Department, which is now housed at Central Services.
• Approved a request by The Quincy Herald-Whig and the Local Q to hold a music festival May 7 at QU-Stadium at 18th and Sycamore. They also requested to shut down Sycamore between 18th and 20th except to local traffic from 1:45 to 11 p.m., with gates open between 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the first event. They requested that Spruce between 18th and 20th be closed except to local traffic from 5 p.m. to midnight because of the large number of pedestrians moving from the parking lot to entrances off 20th Street. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the second event in the stadium, which will end by 11 p.m. They requested the noise ordinance be waived until 11 p.m. and no-parking signs along residential homes surrounding stadium grounds so patrons do not block residential parking. The parking lot area will be fenced or roped off for vendors and people, with an approved drinking area and non-drinking area.
• Approved a petition for Johnny Bang Bang’s, 138 N. Front, to hold an outdoor party Sunday in conjunction with the Bret Michaels concert.
• Amended the request by Quincy High School class of 2011 All Night Party Committee to hold their all-night party from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. May 27 at Scottie’s Fun Spot. Curfew will be waived to allow participants under the legal curfew age to return home.
• Approved a request from the Dogwood 2011 Celebration Committee to close streets for the Dogwood Festival. Streets closures are Fifth between Maine and Hampshire from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 29, Maine between Fourth and Sixth, Fifth from the Mercantile Bank to Hampshire, and Hampshire between Fourth and Fifth, including the Fifth and Hampshire intersection closing on a diagonal between 6 and 8 p.m. April 29 through May 1. The committee also requested that no-parking signs be posted April 28.
• Approved the request by the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce to hold the Dogwood parade at 9:30 a.m. April 30 starting at 24th and Maine, heading west to Sixth. Lineup of the parade will begin at 7 a.m. on Maine between 24th and 36th. The chamber requested that no-parking signs be placed on Maine between Sixth and 36th, and Sixth between Hampshire and Jersey April 29.
• Approved a request from the Quincy Area Autism Support Group for a sidewalk walk down Maine Street at 10 a.m. April 9, starting at the Quincy Medical Group parking lot and proceeding down Maine to Fifth.
• Approved a raffle permit and waived the bond requirement for the Adams County Council for Senior Citizens between April 1 and May 26.