The City of Quincy will re-apply for the licensing permits for Lock and Dams 24 and 25 after they expire on April 30th.
The Council voted 9-5 to do so during Monday night's meeting.
Last Thursday, Aldermen listened to a presentation from Canadian-company Coastal Hydropower on the possibility of a hydroelectric partnership moving forward.
Alderman Steve Duesterhaus (D-2) made the motion to approve, with Alderman Mike Farha (R-4) seconding. Those voting no were Virgil Goehl (D-1), LeXze Mann (R-1), Kyle Moore (R-3), Jim Musolino (R-6) and Terri Heinecke (R-7).
Quincy Mayor John Spring said in-house counsel will do the necessary paperwork to submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and there is no cost to do so.
*Contributed by WTAD reporter Jamie Busen.