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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
MAYOR AND THE COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE
OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS

ON 02/18/2003

ROLL CALL

Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes to call the roll. The following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. 6:50p.m.

SALE OF CITY PROPERTY (Richard Van Raes)

The City has received a request from the Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities to consider the purchase of City owned property adjacent to their facility at 429 27th Street, East Moline. The land would be used to expand the classroom and training area of the center. The property in question is, in part, the same area the Florence Aldridge Center has designated as an expansion site. Recommendation: Direct City Staff to proceed with appraisal of property. Direct the City Attorney to review deed restrictions and any possible conflicts with agreements with the Florence Aldridge Center. Return this item to Committee-of-the-Whole when a formal offer to purchase or formal request to obtain a right of first refusal is received. Budget Impact: Unknown at this time, significant revenue from sale of property. A cost will be incurred for appraisal of property.

Mr. Peterson a representative of the Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities was given the opportunity to address the Council on their possible expansion project.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to table this item until June 2003 when the Florence Aldridge Center makes their report. Staff will not proceed with the appraisal or survey at this time. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

IDOT AGREEMENT (Bill Lauper)

This agreement is for the construction phase of the Bike Path in The Quarter. The agreement is 80% Federally Funded with a local match of 20%. Recommendation: Approve agreement with IDOT; also approve Resolution to appropriate funds. Budget Impact: 20% local match from Riverfront TIF funds with ½ (10%) to be reimbursed from DNR Grant.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the recommendation as presented. And approve the Agreement with IDOT and Resolution to appropriate the funding. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

BIKE PATH REQUEST (Bruce Willemarck)

The American Cancer Society has requested the use of the Bike Path on Sunday May 4, 2003 from 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. for the volunteers to conduct a Bike-A-Thon. The participants could bike from Sunset Marina to the Case NH Plant and the eastern border of the City of East Moline. No help will be needed with East Moline Public Works, it's not a race, there will be about twenty (20) bikers and they will not interfere with pedestrian traffic or other users of the bike path, so closing is not necessary. Recommendation: Approve the request. Budget Impact: None.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to concur with the recommendation as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

STOP SIGN REQUEST (Chief Freeman)

The Neighborhood Watch in Ward 6 contacted Alderman Kelley. They have requested that all of the yield signs on 15th Street be changed to Stop Signs. The Avenues involved are 5th through 13th. There would have to be a change on 5th and 6th Avenues as there is no yield signs on the Street. There are Stop Signs for the Avenues at those intersections. Recommendation: Change yield signs to stop signs and to change the stop signs on 5th and 6th Avenues to Stop Signs on the Streets instead. Budget Impact: Manpower and Materials.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to concur with the recommendation as present. Direct the City Attorney to draft the appropriate documents. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

ZONE ONE CREDIT (Butch Motzer)

Put in place to promote radon mitigation in new homes. Replace radon rebate that was instituted in 1994. This is $150.00, which is deducted from the total building permit. The installation of the radon system is now routine. Recommendation: Eliminate the Zone One Credit. Budget Impact: This year (February 2002 - February 2003) it has a negative impact of $2,400. This would change depending on our construction levels.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to concur with the recommendation as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor

PHASE 11 STORM WATER (Lauper/Mayhew)

On March 10, 2003, all municipal owners, large hospitals, highway authorities, ect. that own storm sewers that empty directly into a waterway must apply for a discharge permit. The purpose is to preserve, protect and improve the Nations water resources from polluted storm water runoff. (See attached information). Recommendation: To Approve. Budget Impact: Estimated cost could be up to $100,000 per year. This cost will be based on estimates from other local communities. This is an unfounded project at the time and is to be discussed in Capitol Improvement programming. This may require an increase in drainage fees.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to concur with the recommendation and proceed as planned. Upon voice vote all those presented voted in favor. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. 7:18p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________

Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

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