The City of Quincy passed a $73.6 million budget for 2019, including $24 million for continued work on the city’s industrial waste water treatment and reuse system.
“We’ve gone through the budget, gone over it tooth and nail,” said Quincy City Administrator Tim Snead.
After several days of meetings to hammer out the 2019 budget, which is large for a town of 8,000 people, council members unanimously approved the budget with virtually no discussion.
The budget includes all of the city’s 36 separate operating and capital funds.
The city’s $14.9 million general fund includes $3.5 million to operate the police department, $871,000 for the fire department (which Quincy contracts out to Grant County Fire District No. 3) and $1.1 million for the parks and recreation department. Of the total $14.9 million general fund, the 2019 budget leaves $4.5 million unspent as an “ending fund unreserved.”