Vote on hydro bonds likely to be delayed
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 02:42:43 GMT —
The Quincy City Council agreed with a speaker Monday night to allow more public education and comment on a proposed $10.2 million dollar bond issue.
It would pay for the next phase of the city's proposed hydroelectric power project.
F ormer alderman K en S parrow asked the council for a public hearing to give voters more information about the hydro project, potential risks and benefits.
T he bond ordinance had its second reading Monday.
S parrow offered a petition calling for a hearing, which had about 150 signatures.
A ldermen agreed, and set next M onday at 6 p.m. for the session.
It will include representatives for all aspects of the hydro project, as well as for the library and civic center bond ordinances also under consideration.
T he actual vote will likely be delayed to A ugust 24th to allow for public feedback.