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      Quincy police chief recommends animal control measures

      An overabundance of cats that have popped up at Palm Gardens Mobile Home Park off of south 8th Street in Quincy.

      The City of Quincy could be a step closer to addressing its animal control issues.

      Tuesday night, the Quincy City Council agreed to accept the police chief's report on the Animal Control Commission's recommendations.

      They comprise charging a cat tag fee, requiring a permit to give away or sell pets within the city limits and hiring a part-time animal control officer.

      There was one recommendation the police chief did not agree with.

      "He didn't think a trap, neuter and release program benefited the city, so he said he was against that," Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said. "I support hiring a part-time animal control officer."

      Mayor Kyle Moore said the police commission will now examine the recommendations before they appear before the city council for a vote.

      An overabundance of cats that have popped up at Palm Gardens Mobile Home Park off of south 8th Street in Quincy.

      Watch video of the cat problem by clicking here .

      Tuesday night, the council also voted 11 to 2 in favor of a belief "that the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to permit a graduated income tax."

      Next week, the council is expected to discuss and vote on a letter of intent for a future hydropower project and hiring a new airport manager.