Quincy residents hope to see mayor’s infrastructure plan implemented

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Drivers and residents look forward to Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore’s $33 million proposal to fix infrastructure throughout the city.

Quincy drivers said rough roads are causing wear and tear on their cars.

“It is pretty rough on some of the streets here in Quincy,” said driver William McNeal. “There are a lot of potholes. I actually have to swerve going down some streets to avoid the potholes.”

Which is why Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore is proposing the plan.

In the proposal Mayor Moore said $19 million will be used to resurface roads and will be paid for through bonds.

“We are at a very fortunate time in our finances where we have some money falling off our bond debt where we can finance a pretty large infrastructure package,” said Moore.

The other $14 million in this proposal will come from a loan with the EPA and will go toward sewer and water repairs.

“This is a complete look at the city’s infrastructure needs and a way that we can help take a big bite out of that without that affecting people’s property taxes or their water and utility bills,” said Moore.

And residents said they are happy about that because they’ve seen plenty of other tax increases lately.

“It seems like every time you turn around there is a new tax being raised, cigarettes, gas. So, anything that helps us save money, I’m all for it,” said McNeal.

The mayor plans to spread out the $19 million for road resurfacing evenly throughout town.

He said each ward would get about $2 million and then what’s left will go towards projects that impact the city as a whole.

The mayor wants these projects to start by next Spring and it’s an aggressive timeline because he wants all of the projects wrapped up by the end of 2020.

Brett Knese

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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