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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 06/21/99


ROLL CALL

Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 8:05 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; 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; City Administrator, Steve Verdick; Fire Chief Robert DeFrance.

FLORENCE ALDRIDGE CENTER RECOMMENDATIONS

Steve Verdick explained that a sub-committee consisting of representatives of the City of East Moline and the Florence Aldridge Center Board of Managers have been meeting to prepare a list of

recommended changes in the lease agreement as well as discussing a possible expansion of the facility. Diann Palmer gave more details of the Sub-Committee recommendations.

A Motion was made by Heiland, Seconded by Moreno to direct the City Attorney to revise the lease agreement to make the necessary adjustments and bring back to the full council for consideration. Discussion. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague. Motion Carried.

A Motion was made by Moreno, Seconded by Heiland to convey the 2.45 acres of the property known as part of land parcel 8505 to the Florence Aldridge Center, and direct the City Attorney to draft the necessary documents and bring back to the City Council for consideration. Discussion. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague. Motion Carried.

MERGER REFERENDUM INFORMATION

Bill Phares explained that select committees of the cities of East Moline and Moline have performed research and community studies regarding the potential merging of the two communities. The committees have recommended that the merger matter be submitted to the voters at the first general primary election held on or after March 1, 2000. A Motion was made by Moreno, Seconded by D. Kelley to direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution and refine the Where as clauses and to pass this resolution on to the City Council for consideration. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Alder people voting no: Heiland, Thodos, Motion Carried.

CAC PROPERTY TAX STUDY

Randy Starbuck recommended a resolution authorizing City Staff to enter into an agreement with Vanguard Appraisals, Inc and allow the City Staff to proceed with the Limited Market Study. A Motion was made by Thodos, Seconded by Doose to request the City Attorney to draft a resolution and pass on for consideration. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in

favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Heiland was out of the chambers for the vote Motion Carries.

38TH AVENUE TRAFFIC CONCERNS

Alderman Dave Kelley presented a report regarding the meetings held to deal with the 38th Avenue Traffic Concerns. Several residents who live along 38th Avenue between 7th - 12th Streets are concerned about the speeding vehicles and the safety concerns that result. They would like the City to consider options to help correct the problems, such as speeding tickets, stop signs, etc. Many citizens from the affected area were present. Eight voiced their opinions and gave their suggestions.

A Two Part Motion was made by D. Kelley, Seconded by Thodos to direct the police Department to enforce the speed limit of 30 miles per hour to the best of their ability, direct Staff to come up with an viable plan and return to the Committee of the Whole for consideration in 30 days. There was 45 minutes of discussion. D. Kelley made a motion to call for the question, Seconded by Heiland. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.

RELAY FOR LIFE PARTICIPATION

Mayor Ward requested that the City participate in The American Cancer Society’s "Relay for Life" on August 13th. A Motion was made by Teague, Seconded by Doose to form a City of East Moline Pace Setters Team, and pass on to the Full Council for Consideration. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carried.

LABOR DAY PARADE REQUEST

Steve Verdick announced that the 16th Annual Labor Day Parade is scheduled to be held on September 6, 1999. The Quad City Federation of Labor is requesting permission to use the same parade route as in the past. A Motion was made by Thodos, Seconded by Teague to approve the request for the Labor Day Parade and pass on to the full Council. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carried.

Q.C. MARATHON REQUEST

Alderman Joe Moreno announced that the second annual Q. C. Marathon will be held on September 26th 1999. Permission is being requested to block off part of 15th Avenue during the race. A Motion was made by Thodos, Seconded by Teague to concur with the request. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carried.

INSURANCE COMMITTEE UPDATE

Jim Hughes reported that since December of 1998, employees representing labor and management have been working together as part of a Health Care Planning Committee in an effort to gain a better awareness of the City’s health care plan, and to develop goals and action plans for a more effective cost containment plan and health improvement approach. A Motion was made by Moreno, Seconded by Thodos to concur with the request to pass on to the Full Council for consideration. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, G. Kelley and Teague. D. Kelley was out of the chambers for the vote. Motion Carried.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT

Randy Starbuck explained that due to an administrative oversight by the proposed contractor, a professional service contract for assistance in managing and pursuing environmental investigation through the ILEPA grant was never processed through City Council. No funds have been released but services have been provided. A Motion was made by Thodos Seconded by Heiland to approve the request for professional services, and amend article 4-D to include the language "Shall only be paid through ILEPA funds", and pass on to the full Council for consideration. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.

METER READING EQUIPMENT PURCHASE

Jim Hughes gave notice that the Meter Reading equipment the City uses has much to be desired. They will not be able to handle the year 2000 changes. Bids have been received. The recommendation is to purchase the Datamatic meters. A Motion was made by Thodos seconded by Teague to accept Datamatic’s meter bid, pass on to the Full Council for consideration. There was discussion. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.

INTAKE GENERATOR ENGINEERING

Mr. Scully announced that in case of a prolonged electrical outage, the City would be unable to pump water from the Mississippi River to the Water Plant for treatment. A SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System) would be added so the intake pumps could be monitored, started and stopped from the Water Plant. A Motion was made by Thodos Seconded by Doose to concur with the request to hire Ament Engineering for the engineering design, bidding, construction, guidance and observation for an intake generator and SCADA system. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.

TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE WAGES

Bruce Willemarck explained that the Park Board feels the current wage for the seasonal park employees is too low and should be raised $1/hour. A Motion was made by Moreno, Seconded by Teague to concur with the request that all temporary employees working for the park board as well as the maintenance services in the summer receive a $1/hour increase from $6.00 to $7.00/hour. There was discussion. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor:, Moreno, G. Kelley and Teague. The following Alder people voted no: Heiland, Thodos Doose, D. Kelley. Motion Denied.

ADJOURN 10:00 p.m.

A Motion was made by G. Kelley, Seconded by D. Kelley to adjourn. Upon Roll Call the following Alder people voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.

Motion carried. 10:05 P.M.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
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Bobbi Sue Huntoon, City Clerk

 

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