MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
Mayor Ward called the meeting to order and directed the City Clerk Bobbi Sue Huntoon to call the roll call. The following Alder People were present: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Joe Moreno, Carol Doose, David Kelley, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. There were no Alder people absent.
Mayor Ward asked that there be two items added to the Committee Of The Whole Agenda, and asked if there were any other additions. There were none.
1.) Discussion with Susan Coopman-Moser regarding her parent’s property at 2010- 7th Street, East Moline.
All other items will go down "one" ranking
5.) Labor Day Parade information
MITCHELL & EDITH POLICH PROPERTY, SUSAN COOPMAN-MOSER
Topics ranged from finding funding to buy the property to questions of safety. Mayor Ward, City Attorney Phares and Mr. Lauper answered questions to the best of their ability. There was discussion for 35 minutes. Alderwoman Heiland asked that the next agenda item be addressed. The issue of the city buying the property had been tabled on August 2, 1999 at the Committee-Of-The-Whole. There was no action taken on the Mitchell & Edith Polich Property discussion.
DUMP TRUCK BIDS
The Maintenance Service Department, Street Division, received competitive bids for a 35,00 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) large dump truck with a snowplow and salt spreader. Mr Bruce Willemarck recommended purchasing the GMC large dump truck with snow plow and salt spreader from Quad City Peterbilt at a cost of $58,922.00 A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Teague, to concur with the recommendation for the purchase of the dump truck from low bidder Quad City Peterbilt at a cost of $58,922.00, to come from the Street Division line item Motor Pool Purchase, 03.6.0514.000.00., 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.
FIRE DEPARTMENT DIVE TEAM
Several members of the fire department are PADI certified divers. The divers have received two requests to conduct evidence recovery dives on the past 30 days. One request was made by our own Police Department and one by the FBI on conjunction with the Quad Cities Gang Task Force Unit. The current fire department divers would like to organize a dive team for future use as needed. The divers have agreed to purchase their own equipment and maintain it to inspected standards at their own cost. The City shall provide for training as necessary to maintain team membership at adequate levels. The training cost shall be supported out of the fire departments training line item without additional funding. The dive team will operate at city expense only when deemed appropriate fort the interest of the City of East Moline. The dive team would operate outside the interest of the city on a fee basis that would as a minimum re-coup all associated cost as necessary. A motion was made by G. Kelley, seconded by Heiland, to concur with the Fire Department Dive Team request, and pass on to the City 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.
NEW JOB CLASSIFICATION
The Personnel Committee meet on Monday, August 9. 1999 to discuss the creation of a new union position named "Maintenance Services Crew Chief". The creation of this position will not increase the number of employees in the Maintenance Services Department. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Doose, to concur with the New Job Classification of Maintenance Services Crew Chief as recommended by the Personnel Committee. The salary increase of approximately $ 2,000 for the rest of FY 1999-2000. Annual increase of $3,161. Budgeted under Street and Bridge fund, line item Salaries, 03.6.0131.000.00 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.
LABOR DAY PARADE
The Labor Day Parade will be held on September 6th at 11:00 A.M. It is being recommended that the elected officials use the same float that was in the July 4th parade, and to have the Finance Director purchase candy to be handed out. A motion was made by Teague, seconded by Thodos, to have Alderman Teague chair the Labor Day Parade to pass on to the full council for consideration. Upon voice vote all voted in favor: Motion carried.
A motion was made by D. Kelley, seconded by G. Kelley, to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.8:53 P.M.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
Bobbi Sue Huntoon, City Clerk
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