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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 09/17/2001


ROLL CALL

Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta Holmes, to call the roll the following Aldermen were presented: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley, and Crotis Teague.

Levee Repair (Bruce Willemarck)

The East Moline Levee on 1st Street that protects Case NH Plant was damaged by the Spring 2001 flood event. The riverside levee sustained erosion damage from the Mississippi River wave action caused by high winds. On the inside of the levee, landside granular material caused levee instability. The U. S. Army Corp of Engineers has committed funding of an estimated $111,209.00 to complete the repairs to the levee. A firm cost will be known after competitive bids have been received. Recommendation: Sign contract with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for an estimated $111,209.00 worth of repairs to the levee. Budget Impact: Estimate contingencies of less than 10% of the Project (11,000) Drainage Capital Improvements Fund 33. Balance $42,000.00.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded Alderman Heiland to approve the request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

Zoning Commission (Duffy/Phares)

The City of East Moline together with the Cities of Moline, Rock Island, and Rock Island County are in the process of drafting a new, comprehensive zoning ordinance. The Bi-State Regional Commission started this review in 1995 and continues to coordinate this effort. Illinois Complied Statues provides for the creation of a “Zoning Commission” for review and recommendation to the City Council for adoption of the zoning and map, it is appropriate to have the City Planning Commission act as the required “Zoning Commission”. Recommendation: Direct the City Attorney to draft a resolution appointing the Planning Commission to act as the “Zoning Commission” for the purposes of reviewing and recommending the new zoning text and map (i.e. “Unified Zoning Ordinance”) to the City Council for adoption.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Doose to approve the request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Teague. Motion carried.

Florence Aldridge Center Request (Steve Verdick)

The Florence Aldridge Center Board of Managers are asking the City of East Moline to set aside a portion of the monies currently paid to the City as rent (1,000.00 per month) and contribute $600.00 per month for one (1) year to fund the salary for a person to coordinate the public rentals and usage of the Community Center. The lease agreement between the City of East Moline, and the Board of Managers requires the Board of Managers to be responsible for the public rentals and marketing of the facility.

Diann Palmer of 906 20th Street East Moline, IL. Board President of the Florence Aldridge Center addressed the City Council, in order for use to do the job that is required, we need to have someone in place at the Center whose major responsibility is to handle the rentals, and begin the process of developing funding from grants and other sources to provide programs that will serve a broader segment of the community once the Day Care Center has moved out of the Community Center. This person would work 15 hours per week, but at this time we have no money to hire a person. After eighteen (18) minutes of discussion, comments and questions. A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Heiland to table this issue until the next council meeting. Upon roll call vote the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

Tax Levy (Jim Hughes)

The Tax Levy must be adopted and filed with the County Clerk by the last Tuesday of December. Mr. Hughes presented the proposed Tax Levy and a schedule he would like for us to follow in accomplishing this task. (See Attached copy). Recommendation: To maintain the Tax Levy Schedule (Attachment).

Direct City staff and the Police Pension Board to meet and come up with a solution to making up the Fund Deficit. Budget Impact: Approximately 20% of our City Revenues. After much discussion, and comment.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Thodos to direct City staff, and the Pension Board along with two Alderman to address the issue. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Teague. Voting Against: Heiland. Motion carried. 6-1

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, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Teague. Motion carried. 9:05p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________

Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

 

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