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      Quincy residents could see hike in property taxes

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      The Quincy City Council heard the first reading of a proposed 3 percent tax levy hike at Monday night's meeting.

      At least one resident spoke out against the ordinance that would raise Quincy property taxes by 3 percent.

      Ward 4 Alderman Mike Farha said regardless of the amount, the city's comptroller has to file a tax levy by the end of the month.

      The ordinance must be read two more times.

      Farha says he and other aldermen want to hear more from the public about the plan.

      "It's all subject to amendment, so it could change," he said. "I think we want to hear more from the public. If we don't do that, it would mean we'd have to do something to be more productive or reduce the level of services. That's where we're at."

      The council also approved a recommendation from the Quincy Plan Commission Monday.

      It approves a one-lot subdivision under the small tracts provision of a Subdivision Ordinance by Penn-Daniels, LLC/CFT Developments, LLC.

      Panda Express plans to open a restaurant on the west end of Shopko's parking lot. Click here to read our original story on Panda Express plans.

      City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer said Panda Express now will be asked to submit a site plan to the city for review.