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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 06/04/2001


ROLL CALL

Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed the City Clerk Arletta D Holmes, to call the roll The following Alderman were presented: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, and Gary Kelley Absent: Alderman Teague.

FIRECRACKER RUN REQUEST (Dawn Brooks)

The Annual Firecracker Run is scheduled to be held in East Moline on July 4th, starting at 7:30a.m. Recommend the City Council support the race as they have in the past. If the City is named as additional insured and provided with a copy of the insurance. $400.00 is budgeted in the Recreation and Culture Fund for the Firecracker Run, some overtime may be incurred by the Maintenance Service Department.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, and seconded by Alderman Moreno to approve the request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Heiland, and Thodos. Motion carried.

POLICE HIRE (Chief Freeman)

Officer George Smith has submitted his letter of resignation effective as of October 2,2001. Prior to his date of resignation, he will take vacation and personal time beginning August 16,2001. Due to the starting date of the recruit training school in Springfield, Illinois, we need to hire a replacement by July 5th. Recommend hiring a Replacement Officer, Salary has already been budgeted.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley to approve the request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Heiland, and Thodos. Motion carried.

MAIN STREET RESOLUTION/APPLICATION (Joseph Duffy/Tony Banaszek)

The East Moline Main Street Organization has submitted two applications to the State of Illinois to become designated as a Main Street Community. The two previous applications were rejected. However the East Moline Main Street Organization believes that the next application will be accepted. The submittal deadline for the next round of communities /applicants to be reviewed by the state is June 29,2001. The budget amount for a community of East Moline’s population is $75,000.00, of which a resolution of commitment is required by the municipality to fund a minimum of 30–35% of the East Moline Main Street Budget for at least three years. Recommendation, review the request and determine if the City Council will pass a resolution supporting East Moline Main Street Organization for a period of three years. The resolution must also pledge financial support of at least 30-35% of the Main Street budget and commit to cooperation and support beyond the three years. After much discussion and comments.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, and seconded by Alderman Kelley to approve the request, supporting 1/3 of Main Street’s budget ($25,000.00) each year for a period of three years. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, and Kelley. Nays: Heiland, and Thodos. Motion carried

PAINTING BIDS (Dean Piatt)

The #3 primary clarifier needs to be sandblasted and painted. It has been in service since 1975, advertised for bids, made phone calls and received the following bids:

· Johnson Constricting $15,579.00
· George Young & Sons $18,320.00
· Bert Lafferty Company $26,973.00

Recommend the contract be awarded to Johnson Contracting at the low bid of $15,579.00 with funds coming from Equipment Repairs #0263.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Thodos to approve the low bid in the amount $15,579.00 to Johnson Contracting, with funds coming from the Equipment Repair #0263. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Heiland,and Thodos. Motion carried.

AIR CONDITIONING BIDS ( Dean Piatt)

The air conditioner for the lab, the office and restroom area has one of two condensers out. It is 26 years old, we received replacement bids from the following contractors:

· Johnson Contracting $ 7,845.00
· Ragan Mechanical $11,493.00

Recommend the contract be awarded to Johnson Contracting at the low bid of $7,845.00 with funds coming from Equipment Repairs #0263.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley to accept the low bid of$7,845.00 from Johnson Contracting, with funds coming out of the Equipment Repair #0263. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Heiland, and Thodos. Motion carried.

HUMAN RESOURCE REPLACEMENT ( Steve Verdick)

In January of 2001 the Human Resource Manager resigned to take a job with the City of Moline. During the five-month period that the City has been without a Human Resource Manager there has been no progress to correct the remaining problems identified in the 1999 Human Resources audit. Here are three possible options to consider.

· Replace position with full-time employee.
· Outsource the H.R. duties on a trail basis.
· Do not replace position.

Recommend, entering into a six-month trail basis with Staff Management, Inc. to provide Human Resource support. The outsourcing proposal would cost $23,750 for the six-month trail period. After much discussion and debate, Mayor Moreno directed City Staff to discuss with other companies that handle these type of services, and have the report in two weeks before this is finalized.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, and seconded by Alderman Thodos to approve entering into a six-month agreement with Staff Management, Inc on a trail basis, and direct City Staff to continue looking into other options. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, and Kelley. Nays: Heiland, and Thodos.

UTILITY SUPPLIES BID ( Bruce Willemarck)

On an annual basis Bi-State Regional Commission receives competitive bids for Utility supplies such as: Hydrants, Valves, Main break clamps etc. All municipalities in Rock Island County are eligible to participate. Listed are bid results for 9 Hydrants, 10 Valves, 14 Valve boxes, 49 Clamps, 60 feet of pipe and 21 couplings. Total Cost $16,764.80Recommendation: to accept bid. Budget Impact: Water Distribution Account 30.6.0531.000.23 Line Item: Hydrants and Valves $30,000 budget for FY 2001/2002.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to accept the bid request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Heiland, and Thodos. Motion carried.

PARK INSPECTION REPORT (Carol Doose/Bruce Willemarck)

In March 2001 Park Department employees, along with Board Members Alderman Doose, and Ken Pauly, performed a thorough inspection of our parks. The City of East Moline has Seventeen Parks, they range from large parks with modern handicap accessible restroom facilities, playground equipment, shelters and plenty of parking to small neighborhood tot lots with no restrooms, a few pieces of playground equipment and small shelters. At our next Board meeting on June 12,2001 there will be discussion as to what action should be taken to solve all the parks maintenance and equipment problems.

The following issues will be discussed.

1. Seeking a referendum for a new park and recreational tax.
2. Discontinue the building of new parks or adding to current parks until the problems we have with our facilities are completed.
3. All future grant money is used to replace or repair current problems.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, and seconded by Alderman Thodos to accept the report as presented. Upon voice vote all in favor.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Thodos, to adjourn meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Heiland, and Thodos. Motion Carried. 7:45p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________

Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

 

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