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Quincy City Council passes budget

The city of Quincy has a budget in place for the next fiscal year. Now the question, how to fund it.

During Monday’s meeting, aldermen and those in attendance were surprised that nobody had any questions about the budget as it passed easily.

The ordinance for the budget passed with 13 ‘yes’ votes and one absent.

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore credits the work the council and city departments put in ahead of this time of year to make it a smooth process.

Now the focus shifts to funding the budget and a property tax increase is still not out of the question.

“Last year we had to come up with $600,000 in fund balance and a slight property tax increase to accomplish it. Next year doesn’t look to be any better,” said Mayor Moore.

Alderman Paul Havermale brought up the fact that both Quincy police and fire departments budgets come in with over $100,000 of unspent money each. Next week council will vote on a resolution that would put that extra cash towards police and fire pensions which is something the mayor hopes that means they would need a lesser property tax increase.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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