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Redistricting, committee reduction discussed at Quincy City Council meeting

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- Minor redistricting, and reducing the number of committee's that aldermen serve on came up at Tuesday night's Quincy City Council meeting.

As for redistricting, Mayor Mike Troup said wards are defined by census data, which Adams County Clerk Ryan Neikamp has right now.

Troup said there have been some population shifts among a few wards that need to be addressed.

"There's a couple wards where people have moved. Some have moved out of a particular section of town, others have gains for people who moved in and so we're going to have to adjust the boundaries on several of the wards to attempt to balance it out," Troup said.

When it comes to reducing assignments, Troup said he believes there are more than 300 committees, boards and commissions, some of which haven't met in three years or more.

He said one board can handle several committees or funds.

That wasn't the only issue that came up at the meeting.

Aldermen approved an ordinance to add stop signs at 17th and Cedar.

They also approved amending the 2021 to 2022 budget to replace a forestry truck bed, patch truck and diagnostic computer for the Central Garage.

They also appointed John Mast to the Quincy Next Strategic Plan Commission for a three-year term.

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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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