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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

MAYOR AND THE COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE

OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS

JUNE 19, 2006

 

 

ROLL CALL

Mayor Thodos 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, Gary Kelley, and Gary Westbrook.   7:02p.m. 

 

LUCKY STRIKE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT  (Mr. Keehner)

 Strike It, LLC proposes to construct a subdivision development upon a twenty (20) acre site located west of 11th Street, south of 48th Avenue and north of 50th Avenue.  This development project will occur in two or more phases and shall consist of the following Phase one (1) as defined as a multifamily parcel consisting of approximately four (4) acres and currently contemplated as a Section 202 Senior housing development or alternatively a Supported Living Family (SLF) containing approximately sixty (60) to one hundred (100) residential units having an expected fair market value of approximately $4,500,000 to $8,000,000.  Phase two (2) is defined as sixteen (16) acres developed into multiple lots containing a combination of single-family homes and multifamily buildings containing up to six (6) units per building.

 

This particular site has abandon horizontal and vertical mine shafts as a result of activity associated with the Lucky Strike mine.  Consequently, this area has been and is very difficult to develop upon.  This twenty (20) acre site has been proposed to be within the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District solely created to assist with the development of this site.

 

City Staff and representatives of Strike It, LLC have negotiated the attached located west of 11th Street, south of 48th Avenue, and north of 50th Avenue, that TIF Development Agreement concerning this development project.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve the Development Agreement and forward it to the City Council for further consideration. 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:  None.

 

Mr. Pete Harness, Developer was given the opportunity to address the City Council and answer question.  There was a lengthy discussion regarding concerns over the safety of the elderly or senior living conditions at that site due to the uniqueness of the development, water run offs, retentions ponds, ability of emergency vehicles, and bus service to the area, also liability to the City.  

 

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to concur with the recommendation as presented and direct the City Attorney to draft the appropriate documents.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno.  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adjourn the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, and Puentes.   Motion carried.  7:25p.m.

 

Minutes taken and submitted by:

                                                           

Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

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