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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 07/06/99


ROLL CALL

Mayor Ward called the meeting to order at 7:50 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; Civil Engineer, Don Mayhew; Director of Maintenance Services, Bruce Willemarck; Police Captain Phil Laxton; City Administrator, Steve Verdick; Director of Water Filtration, Steve Scully; Director of Waste Water, Dean Piatt.

MOOSE LODGE WATER REQUEST

Mr Verdick explained a letter sent to Alderman Crotis Teague, by Steve Ray B. Damn of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 235. The Lodge has purchased land near Empire Park and intend to construct a new building. Moose Lodge 235 has requested that the City pay for the water main and fire hydrants. The City staff does not recommend the City pay for the water main and hydrants, but maybe consider waiving the hookup fee of about $1,000.00 A motion was made by Teague, seconded by Thodos to waive the $1000.00 hookup fee for the water line for the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 235, pass on to the Full Council for consideration. There was brief discussion. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carries.

POLICE BLOCK GRANT

Captain Laxton announced that there is a Direct Block Grant in the amount of $6,311.00. There is a match of $701.00. Rock Island County Court Services is currently helping run our Teen Court. The recommendation is to waive claim on the funds and let Rock Island County use it for the County-wide Teen Court. A motion was made by D. Kelley, seconded by Thodos to concur with the request to waive the claim on the grant money and apply it to Moline, Rock Island and Rock Island County Teen Court and direct the City Attorney to draft the resolution and return it to the Full Council for consideration. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.

UTHS BAND FEST REQUEST

Steve explained that the U.T.H.S. Marching Band Festival will be held on October 2, 1999. They are requesting permission to block off Archer Drive from 18th-23rd Ave from 11AM -6PM. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Heiland to concur with the recommendation and direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution for the U.T.H.S. Marching Band Festival and pass on to the full council for consideration. Upon voice vote all present voted on favor.Motion Carries.

FIRE DEPARTMENT ALS DELIVERY

Fire Chief Rob DeFrance relayed that the Fire Department is currently providing an

ALS (Advanced Life Support) service city-wide. His recommendation was to direct the City Attorney to prepare a resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to provide for ALS service to the City via two ALS vehicles 24 hours a day. Also authorize the Chief to suspend the ALS service when units are not available due to fire or other major emergencies classified as general alarms. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Heiland to concur with the request and pass on to the Full Council for consideration, and direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution as outlined. There were 20 minutes of discussion.

Heiland made a motion to call for the question, seconded by Moreno. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague voted no. Motion Carries.

Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, G. Kelley and Teague. Voting no D. Kelley. Motion Carries.

STREET SWEEPER BIDS

Bruce Willemarck verbalized the need for a new street sweeper. Bids have been received. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to approve the trade in of the old sweeper and the purchase of the Elgin Pelican for $81,734.00 from Road Machinery & Supply Company, Milan, IL, using the finance option of money from the Cash Reserve. The Maintenance Service Department will pay it back over 3 years with no interest. Pass on to the full council for consideration. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carries.

7TH STREET SIDEWALK BIDS

Donald Mayhew gave a report on the two bids received from contractors to construct sidewalks along 7th St from Oaklawn to Forest Road. The recommendation was to reject all bids then re-bid the project stating the City will perform certain items. A motion was made by D. Kelley, seconded by Thodos to reject all bids then re-bid the project stating the City will perform certain items. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carries.

HEALTH INSURANCE AGREEMENT

Steve Verdick explained that in May of 1969 Police Officer Richard Morton was killed in the line of duty. Recently the City was notified that his surviving spouse, Jeanette, did not have health insurance benefits from the City. City staff feels that the City should provide assistance to Mrs. Morton because of her husband’s line of duty death. The recommendation is to ask the City Attorney to provide an agreement for the City to compensate Mrs. Morton for a health insurance premium of $340.00 per month until she is eligible for Medicare benefits, or if she becomes eligible for an employer sponsored health plan. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to direct the City Attorney to draft an agreement for the City to compensate Mrs. Morton for private health insurance premiums of $340.00 per month until she is eligible for Medicare benefits, or if she becomes eligible for an employer sponsored health plan. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carries.

ADJOURN

A motion to adjourn was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos. Upon roll call the following Alder people voted on favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion Carries. 8:45P.M.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________

Bobbi Sue Huntoon, City Clerk

 

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