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Gaming, fire trucks, and Adams County 911 radios approved at Quincy City Council

Quincy residents will soon see a few more gaming machines throughout the Gem City after Tuesday night's city council meeting.quincy council 0130.jpg

Quincy residents will soon see a few more gaming machines throughout the Gem City after Tuesday night's city council meeting.

Quincy Aldermen approved an amended ordinance that expands video gaming in the city. It allows liquor license holders that have two machines to add a third.

A new Class "I" liquor license will allow gaming parlors of five machines at a cost of $10,000.

Mayor Moore said this will create as much as 250-thousand dollars for the city's police and fire fighter pensions.

Speaking of the Quincy Fire department, the Quincy Council also approved a resolution for the Fire Department to spend $988,000 to buy two new fire engines.

The department will use $624,000 it saved for the purchase, and will now dip into reserves to make up the difference.

Quincy Alderman also approved 200,000 to help fund new radios for Adams County 911.

Alderman Terri Heineke was the lone no vote. She said tax payers get hit three times to fund this endeavor through cellphones, taxes, and a third time after the city approves Tuesday's funding.

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