MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 8 p.m. The following members of the committee of the Whole were present: Alder people Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Joe Moreno, Carol Doose, Dave Kelley, Gary Kelley, and Crotis Teague. Others in attendance were: City Attorney, William Phares; City Administrator, Steve Verdick; Finance Director, Jim Hughes; Director of Engineering Services, Bill Lauper; Director of Maintenance Services, Bruce Willemarck; Police Chief, Gary Sutton; and City Treasurer, Bill Vyncke.
CHAIR LIFT REQUEST
Mayor Ward received a letter from Green Rock Free Will Baptist Church, Pastor Sam Henderson about acquiring the no longer in use chair lift in the city hall building. A motion was made to approve the recommendation to authorize the disposal by sealed bids, possibly with a minimum bid of $100 to cover the cost of advertising notice, by Alderman D. Kelley and seconded by Alderman Thodos.
Mayor Ward directed the City Attorney Phares to draft an ordinance and pass it on to the full council for consideration. Discussion. City Administrator Steve Verdick explained that the lift no longer meets standards for Americans with Disabilities Act. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley , G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.
BILLBOARD REGULATIONS / SIGN ORDINANCE
Alderman Thodos and Assistant Director of Planning, Mr. Van Raes informed the council of large bill boards that have recently been constructed on 42nd Avenue. Staff has received calls as to the appropriateness of these signs. A review of our current sign ordinance should be made as well as consideration of additional regulation for large billboard placement and control. There was discussion. Mayor Ward suggested a uniform sign/billboard ordinance with the cities of Moline, East Moline & Silvis. Mr. Verdick will attend a Bi-State Intergovernmental meeting on Tuesday May 4th 7:30 a.m. then get back to the committee with details. Tabled till Mr Verdick brings back information to the committee of the whole.
Mr. Lauper informed the committee that the Illinois Department of Transportation is preparing contract plans to improve the intersection of Illinois Route 84 and 92 and replace the box culvert east of the intersection under 1st Avenue in Silvis. Included in the intersection work is the addition of turn lanes, enlarging the return radii and modernizing the traffic control signs. The project is included in the Department's FY 1999 Highway Improvement Program and tentatively scheduled for a letting on July 31, 1999. A Motion was made by Alderman Moreno to concur with the IDOT agreement and direct the City Attorney Mr. Phares to work the agreement over and bring it back to the City Council for consideration, seconded by Alderman Thodos. Discussion. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carries.
1999 FIRECRACKER RUN
Alderman Moreno informed the Committee on the Firecracker Run annual event held downtown and on specified race routes on July 4th 1999. He requested to hold the event , which involves closing 15th Avenue (downtown) from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m. prior to the parade. His request also included permission to use specified city right-of-way for the 5K, 10K and one mile races. A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve the 1999 Fire Cracker Run Request by Alderman Moreno and pass on to the full Council for consideration. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Doose, D. Kelley , G. Kelley and Teague. Alderman Moreno voted Abstain. Motion carried. 6/1 the abstention goes with the majority, the motion actually passes 7/0.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
Bobbi Sue Huntoon, City Clerk
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