The Quincy City Council will have to consider future plans for the Industrial Park. The current conditions at the Industrial Sewer Treatment Plant are at full capacity.
Curt Morris and Pat Connelly, commissioners for the Industrial Park, said they are promoting the sitet and are prepared to go ahead with industry development. Morris said they are preparing for a ground breaking in June and have been approached by several industries.
Patty Martin, Quincy mayor, said future plans should not be discouraged but they do need to consider options for growth at the treatment plant.
“Hydraulically we can’t handle another user,” she said.
The commissioners requested the city prepare a plant for future growth so the commissioners can pass the information on to the prospective industry.
“We don’t want to promote we can grow if we can’t,” said Morris.
Council members decided to discuss the issue during their retreat in March. The council will then schedule a meeting with the port district to discuss a direction for both the city and the port.
Ken Shields, manager for Les Schwab, also requested the council consider a proposal to amend the truck route ordinance to allow his company’s service trucks access to their facility. Currently no truck traffic is allowed on Second Avenue, Third Avenue, C Street or D Street.
Shields said these streets are now being used by his delivery trucks, which enables them to properly enter and exit the highway without crossing the double yellow line.
The council sent the request back to the committee for further discussion.
Council members are also formulating a draft of ordinance 97-04 for the next council meeting concerning adult use businesses. A definition of an adult use business and an investigation into other cities ordinances prevented the approval Tuesday,
The ordinance would stipulate zoning requirements for adult-use businesses before they enter the community.
The city will also consider forming an ordinance prohibiting snow from being deposited on city streets and alleys. The council and city staff expressed concern over the amount of snow deposited by snowblowers into city streets which can cause hazardous driving conditions in some residential areas.
The ordinance was sent to committee for further discussion.