Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll. The following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Thodos. 7:10p.m.
Police Block Grant (Chief Freeman)
Annually the Police Department qualifies for block grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice. This year the block grant award is $11,601.00 with matching funds from the City in the amount of $1,289.00. The Block Grant Advisory Board approved expenditures as follows:
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to accept the Block Grant and approve the City matching funds in the amount of $1.289.00. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.
No Turn On Red at 7th Street and 30th Avenue (Lauper/Freeman)
With the installation of new traffic signals at the intersection of 7th Street and 30th Avenue we need to review the No Right Turn On Red regulation at this intersection. The State D.O.T. has advised that we may want to review our regulation because the No Turn On Red does impede the flow of traffic. Originally the City posted the No Turn On Red at specified hours but due to the small size of the lettering for the needed verbiage and the confusion in enforcing of these hours the City changed to a 24-hour enforcement. Several Cities have used the signage of No Turn On Red on School Days when children are present. Recommendation: Consider using No Turn On Red on School Days when children are present. Budget Impact: New signs.
Ms. Mabe Wassell of 830 22nd Avenue, East Moline, IL and Ms. Pam Siria of 1716 5th Street, East Moline, IL were both allowed to address the City Council and expressed their concern regarding the No Turn on Red Signs being taken down, they also suggested some other alternatives.
A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, Seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the request and consider using the No Turn on Red on school days when children are presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Moreno and Doose. Motion Carried.
Mayor Moreno requested that Chief Freeman provide some safety training for the School Crossing Guards and look into signage and lights.
Sale of Surplus Vehicles of the Police Department (Chief Freeman)
The Police Department have two (2) vehicles not in use any more, a (1) 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and (2) 1989 Ford Taurus GL. The Police Department request that these vehicles be sold at a private sale. Recommendation: The City Administrator is authorized to sell the two (2) vehicles at a private sale for the highest and best price in the judgment of the City Administrator. Budget Impact: Sale proceeds from the sale of the vehicles to be deposited into the Departmental Projects Fund.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to approve the request to sell the vehicles and bid request be placed on E-Bay for a period of 21 days. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Moreno and Doose.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 7:37p.m.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk
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