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Quincy City Council to get rental property ordinance next month

Quincy City Council to get rental property ordinance next month

3 weeks, 6 days ago by Scott Hardy

The Quincy City Council learned Monday night they'll see an ordinance to set up a residential rental property registration list by next month. Scott Hardy has more.

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The Council got an update on the ordinance, that's still with a special committee set up in June. The ordinance would set up a registry of properties, including the owners names and how to contact them. There's no fee, and it's likely there will be a provision in the ordinance to include needing a 2/3 approval by the Council to charge one. Under the ordinance's current form, inspections of rental properties would only happen if a landlord's not on the registry, if the city has received complaints from tenants, or if there's no proof of insurance. The Rental committee will meet September 1st to review the ordinance before passing it on to the full City Council. After the meeting, Mayor Mike Troup said he's pleased with what's in the ordinance, and the process to get it written.

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The Council approved requests from the City Engineering Department for nearly $2 million in bids on two projects. The first is $934,000 for this year's annual Asphalt Maintenance program. The second is a $950,000 bid from Rees Construction to rebuild Elm Street, from 6th to 7th Streets. That work would include replacing the water main and lead service lines, replacing the sewer line and rebuilding the street. The Council also approved a final reading of ordinances to approve a liquor license and video gaming at a proposed restaurant at 18th and State, and to approve adding $737,000 in spending to the current city budget. The money is from increases in sales tax collections, as well revenues from Illinois's online sales tax, and the city's tax on adult-use cannabis.

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