MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
MAYOR AND THE COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE
OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLlNE ILLINOIS
AUGUST 2, 2004
Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed Deputy City Clerk Kathryn VenHuizen, to call the roll. The following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Puentes. 7:39p.m.
Illinois Enterprise Zone Addition of Territory – Keehner
The Cities of East Moline, Silvis and Moline are requesting a change of the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone Boundaries by the addition of territory. This new territory includes area generally located at 1112 Ave. of the Cities located within the City of East Moline, property located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Archer Drive and Avenue of the Cities located within the City of East Moline, property located at 105 163 St North located with the City of East Moline, property located at 1009 Hospital Road located within the City of Silvis, and property located N. of the intersection of 38th Street & 42nd Avenue and south of the intersection of 38th Street and 44th Avenue located within the City of Moline. The addition is a total of .041 square miles and there is still remaining over 5 sq. miles to add to the enterprise zone. A map was distributed outlining the areas in question
Recommendation: Approve the addition of the territory to the Enterprise Zone and instruct city staff to draft a resolution amending the Intergovernmental Agreement, draft a revised agreement, draft an Ordinance amending the original Ordinance 88-22 establishing the Zone.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the changes to the Illinois Enterprise Zone and direct the City Staff and City Attorney to draft the necessary documents. Upon roll call all those in attendance voted in favor.
Affirmative Action Plan – VanDyke
A revised Affirmative Action Plan was given out to the Committee Members. The plan contains new goals for the City and new statistics on the City's workforce. The plan is necessary in order for the City to meet its Equal Employment Opportunity obligations. The Human Relations Committee has reviewed the plan and approved it as presented.
Discussion was held regarding the hiring of minorities in the City and what department most of the minority positions are held. Discussion was also held regarding the numbers presented and if the minority numbers include the female employees also.
A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve the Affirmative Action Plan as presented. Upon roll call all those in attendance voted in favor.
Demolition of 940 15th Ave (Reynosa's) – Motzer
This building has not had water since 1997 and the outside of the building has major deterioration. The building is a public safety issue and an eyesore of the downtown. There was a permit issued on the building in '99 and a new roof was put on but no other renovations have been completed.
Discussion was held regarding the balance of the demolition fund in the City budget. Mr. Phares informed the Committee that this process would take 4 – 5months if it proceeded in normal order.
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to approve the request and direct the City Attorney to proceed with the demolition of the building. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Meeting adjourned at 8:28 pm
Kathryn VenHuizen, Deputy Clerk
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