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      Quincy City Council approves township budget

      Quincy Township officially has a new budget.

      Monday night, the Quincy City Council voted in favor of a $606,733 budget.

      The council also approved a $305,000 property tax levy for the township.

      The latter is an 18 percent increase as opposed to a 34 percent increase initially proposed.

      Quincy Township Supervisor Cindy Brink told the council that the township faces a tight budget.

      Even so, she said she's pleased with Monday night's vote.

      "I'm a new member to the election rounds, and it's been a tough 30 days since I've taken office," Brink said. "I'm happy that we've pushed forward, and hopefully, we won't have to cut so many services."

      Brink said without the increase, the township would have a hard time providing state-mandated services it provides to the city including general assistance for the needy and property tax assessments.