Safe Routes to School issue tabled once again

The Quincy Council tabled once again a proposal to use a local advertising agency to create promotional materials for the Safe Routes to School Program .

At issue is a discrepancy between a bid of $2,950 for the project and another bid of more than $30,000 dollars.

7th Ward Alderman Terri Heinecke questioned City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer about the project.

She asked the city council to send the issue back to the finance committee for a review before it comes back to the council next week. City council members approved this request.

"I'm not happy with the way this whole went down. I think there was a lot of wrong doing. I think they know that now and I'm going table it and go back to finance and make sure everything is understood as to how she, this person can actually get this project done," Heinecke said.

On a lighter note ... Monday's meeting started out with Mayor Spring recognizing exchange students from Hereford Germany and their leaders from the Sister City Program.

The students have been staying with local families as they visit Quincy, Chicago and other places.

Mayor Spring gave each student a memento of their visit.

The students are expected to be in the area for the remainder of the week.