MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
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, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Carol Doose. 7:55p.m.
Enterprise Zone Expansion (Rich Keehner)
The City of East Moline and The City of Silvis are requesting a change of the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone Boundaries by the addition of territory. The maximum size that the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone can reach is fifteen (15) miles. Taking theses projects into consideration the Enterprise Zone will have approximately 6.9819 square remaining.
The City of East Moline has a project entailing approximately $600,000 of investment (new building/land purchase). The project has job retention of eight (8), a job creation of two (2) and adds approximately .004031 square miles or 2.58 acres to the present Enterprise Zone.
The City of Silvis has a project entailing approximately $5000,000,00 of investment (2,000 square foot Convenience Store, Car Wash and Remolding of Retail Store). Project has job retention of approximately 100, job creation of eight (8) and adds approximately .0701 square miles or 43.88 acres to the present Enterprise Zone.
These developments by retaining and creating new positions will benefit the Illinois Quad Cities Area. Recommendation: Approve the addition of territory to the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone and instruct City Staff and City Attorney to draft a Resolution amending the Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement, to draft a revised Enterprise Zone intergovernmental Agreement, and to draft an Ordinance amending Ordinance 88-22 establishing the original Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone. Budget Impact: None.
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the recommendation as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.
Labor Day Parade (Steve Verdick)
The Quad City Labor Day Parade Alliance sent a letter requesting permission to hold the 19th Annual Labor Day Parade, in the City of East Moline on Monday, September 1, 2003 at 11:00a.m. The parade will begin at the Case/IH Plant, with the main route beginning at 15th Avenue.
Recommendation: Approve the request. Budget Impact: Minimal expense to the City.
A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve the request as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.
Street Capital Improvement Funding (Steve Verdick)
This item was tabled on June 2, 2003. A Pavement Management Report was completed in 2002. The report summarized the conditions of Streets to use as a tool in decision-making process for future Streets, Alleys and Parking Lot Improvements. Based on a forty (40) year replacement period it was determined that an annual budget of about $2.4 to $7.7 million would be needed, however we only have about $227,000 per year in current Motor Fuel Taxes (MFT) revenue.
City Staff has developed a list of new revenue options that would result in about $1.1 million, providing a total of about $1,350,000 per year for street improvements.
Recommendation: The City Council needs to determine if some or all of the new revenue options should be implemented. City Staff will present further information on each option.
Budget Impact: New revenues of up to an estimated 1.1 million would be available for street improvements.
Mr. Verdick reviewed all the possible options that the City could use in raising the needed revenues for the above improvements. The following are possible revenue sources that were discussed. Sales Tax Increase, City Wheel Tax, Public Benefit Dollars, and Special Assessments. After much discussion it was the consensus to focus on a possible Sales Tax increase, and a City Wheel Tax. No Action was taken.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk
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