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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 05/05/2003

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, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith and Gary Kelley. Absent: Alderman Crotis Teague. 8:15p.m.

Special Events Ordinance (Steve Verdick)

This item was tabled at the last Committee of the Whole Meeting due to some concerns expressed by member of the Rock Island County Fair Board. It was decided that the best way to address those issues was to revise the Special Event Ordinance already in place. All effected departments were asked for their input and given the opportunity to review the revise Ordinance before being was sent out to any Organizations or Businesses that would be affected by the changes. Recommendation: Find these proposed changes to be both fair and necessary and direct the City Attorney to draft the final Ordinance. Budget Impact: Estimated revenue of $1,000.00 (total) from various entities.

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

Mower Bids (Bruce Willemarck)

The Maintenance Services Park Division accepted competitive bids for an 11- foot cut mower. The mower will be used at Empire, Hereford, Officers and Northeast Parks. It is to replace a 1985 John Deere 6- foot mower. Since we would only received $500.00 for trade of the John Deere 6- foot mower, we would like to keep the mower for Youth Baseball and Adult Softball to use as a mower and to drag diamonds. The following three bids were received:
2003 Toro
$36,673.00
2003 John Deere
$35,811,22
2002 John Deere
$34,811.22
Recommendation: Purchase the 2002 John Deere Mower for a cost of $34,811.22. This mower is one year old, but has only 32 hours of work. It has been used at dealer shows around the Midwest, not for mowing. Budget Impact:
Motor Pool Purchase
$ 7,000.00
Departmental Projects
$ 27,811.22
A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the recommendation as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

EMIP Marketing (Rich Keehner)

A Listing Agreement between the City of East Moline and Mel Foster Company recently expired. As a result Mel Foster Company would like to renew this Listing Agreement for the exclusive right to sell public real estate located in the East Moline Industrial Park (EMIP). This agreement would extend from May 20, 2003 through May 20, 2004. Recommendation: Approval of the Listing Agreement. Budget Impact: No budget impact unless public real estate is sold. Budget impact resulting from brookage commission would be offset by funds received from the sale of the public real estate.

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

Park Board Terms (Steve Verdick)

Currently the nine (9) Park Board members are appointed for a one-year period. A two year appointment would result in better continuity and if staggered would ensure that there is always members on the board with knowledge of Park Board issues. Recommendation: Change the Park Board appointments to two (2) years, and stagger them by appointing five (5) members one year and four (4) members the following year. The revised ordinance to make the change could be approved on May 19, 2003. Budget Impact: None.

After much discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Kelley to approve the request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes. Voting Against: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, and Kelley. Motion defeated. 2-4.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to accept the Ordinance with terms becoming effective as of May 1, 2003. Four (4) to be appointed two year terms with another four (4) members to be appointments the following year. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley. Voting Against: Heiland. Motion carries. 5-1

CAC Membership (Steve Verdick)

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) currently is a fifteen (15)-member committee. It has been difficult to find 15 individuals to serve, which presents a problem getting a quorum at some meetings. Recommendation: Change the number of CAC members to nine (9) at the City Council Meeting on May 19, 2003. Budget Impact: None.

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

Music License (Attorney Phares)

This item was tabled from April 21st 2003 meeting. Different positions have arisen regarding the appropriateness on the necessity of licensing the music performed at the East Moline Centennial Fireworks Celebration. After City Council discussion, the consensus was to purchase the Music License. Attorney Phares feels it would be appropriate to purchase the license for the full protection of the City.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to purchase the Music License as presented, from BMI at a cost of $250.00. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

Taxi Cab Ordinance (Steve Verdick)

The current Taxicab Ordinance requires that insurance for personal injury/death and property damage be in the amount of $250,000. Recently the owner of Buddy Boy Cab informed me that some of his corporate clients require $1,000,000 limit. His insurance company cannot increase his limit unless the City Ordinance requires it. There is no other Taxicab Companies License in the City of East Moline. Recommendation: Revise Section 3-12-19 of the City Code to require $1,000,000 for the single limit liability insurance needed for personal injury, death, or property damage. Budget Impact: None.

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

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Heiland. Motion carried. 8:50p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________

Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

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