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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 08/04/2003

ROLL CALL

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 Puentes, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Luis Moreno (on vacation). 7:15p.m.

Road Block Request - Verdick

The Knights of Columbus requested permission to conduct a roadblock at 9th Street & 15th Avenue in East Moline on September 19-20, 2003. The purpose of the roadblock is to solicit donations for the 34th Annual Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the mentally handicapped.

Discussion was held regarding the City permitting solicitations of contributions from motorists by standing on a highway and the requirements the soliciting party must meet.

A motion was made by Adlerman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Heiland to allow the Knights of Columbus to conduct a Roadblock at 9th Street & 15th Avenue on September 19 - 20, 2003 to solicit donations for the 34th Annual Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit the mentally handicapped. Upon voice vote all in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

Mutual Aid Agreement - Chief DeFrance

The City of East Moline Fire Department has worked with other area fire departments and Bi-State Regional Commission to update our existing mutual aid agreement. The new agreement encompasses the entire Bi-State region. This means that any official fire entity, including the Quad City Airport, can participate by adopting and signing the agreement. The Bi-State region includes Scott and Muscatine counties in Iowa and Rock island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois. This new agreement will replace the old " Bi-State Fire Chiefs Association" agreement that we have operated with for years. The "Bi-State Fire Chief Association" is no longer a valid organization and confusion has existed about who the original signers are and which entities are current participants. Due to the age of the original agreement and a change in leadership in most entities several stand-alone agreements have been created, adding to the confusion. The goal is to condense all singular agreements into one standard multiple agency agreement and review the new agreement annually. The conditions for the mutual aid remain unchanged and generally each participant is responsible for their own costs for participation (workman's compensation, liability, fuel, etc.). No community is bound to participate at such a level that would leave their own city or district without fire protection.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the Mutual Aid Agreement and direct the City Attorney to draft the appropriate document. Upon voice vote all in attendance voted in favor. Motion Carried

IL Quad City Enterprise Zone Expansion

The Village of Milan is requesting a change of the IL QC Enterprise Zone boundaries by the addition of territory. On July 21, 2003 a public hearing was conducted in the Village of Milan to answer questions of what the new boundaries are as proposed and a finding made that the public notice was given in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the zone area, not more than 20 days nor less than 5 days before the hearing.

The Village of Milan, on behalf of Strategic Enterprises, Inc., has a project entailing approx. $1.8 M of investment (new building / land purchase). This project has a job creation of 49 and adds approx. .0103 sq. miles of 6.566 acres to the present enterprise zone. The proposed territory is located at 1920 E. First Avenue in the Village of Milan also know as Black Hawk Township tax parcel numbers 15 and 15 B.

The maximum size the IL QC Enterprise Zone can reach is 15 square miles. Taking this project into consideration the enterprise zone will have approx. 6.9712 square miles remaining.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the expansion of the Enterprise Zone and direct the City Attorney to draft the appropriate documents. Upon voice vote all in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried

ADJOURNMENT

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

Minutes taken and submitted by,
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Kathryn VenHuizen, Deputy City Clerk

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