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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 10/04/99


ROLL CALL

Mayor Ward called the meeting to order and directed the City Clerk Bobbi-Sue Huntoon to call the roll. 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.

HOLIDAY RAMBLERS STATE RALLY (GEORGE COLLINS)

The recreation vehicle club, the Holiday Ramblers, will hold a "rally" at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in May of 2000. Mr. George Collins (580 Forest Road, East Moline) is the rally coordinator, and addressed the committee regarding possible city participation and/or sponsorship.

A motion was made by Heiland seconded by D. Kelley o pass on to the full council for consideration. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

NO PARKING 48TH AVENUE (CHIEF SUTTON/AL. D. KELLEY)

Because of the addition of Croown Forrest Apartment Complex at Archer Drive and 48th Avenue, parking has become a real safety issue for vehicles traveling east and west on 48th Avenue between 11th Street and Archer Drive. If parking was prohibited on the south side of 48th Avenue from 11th Street to Archer Drive the safety problem would be eliminated.

Alderman D. Kelley left the Chamber to get information from residence leaving the room.

CB RADIO PURCHASE (WILLEMARCK/ALD. TEAGUE)

While attending the Upper Rock Island County Landfill Open House last Friday (September 24, 1999) Mayor Ward and Alderman Teague asked what the Dity could do to improve efficiency between the Landfill and the City. One of the suggestions from the Landfill personell was to install morre CB Radios in each of our City vehicles that fo to the Landfill on a frequent basis. They suggested the Claw Truck and the four garbage trucks to have CB’s installed to provide better communication between working personnel and increase efficiency. The estimate cost to purchase Nightwatch Cobra 5 CB radios with antennas for our 5 refuse vehicles is $95.00 per vehicle for a total of $475.00 This make and style would maintain all CB Radios are alike. Installation of radios can be performed by our Motor Pool Division. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Heiland to approve the request to put out and accept proposals according to City purchasing policy. Discuss proposals at Full Council meeting after receiving them. Funds to come from Motor Pool Equipment General 01.2.6.0513.000.00. This fund has a total of $7,000.00 budgeted for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, G. Kelley and Teague. D. Kelley was out of the chambers at the time of vote. Motion carried.

PROPOSED SALE OF REAL ESTATE (JOE DUFFY/ALD TEAGUE)

The City of East Moline acquired Lots 12 and 13 in Block 210 of New Shops Addition to the Town of East Moline from the Rock Island County Trustee in January, 1999. This property is the former Powell garage property on 13th Street. It is not necessary for the City to continue to own the real estate, but it is in the best interests of the City to have the property converted to residentioal use and placed back on the tax rolls. We are, therefore, requesting approval of the City Council to sell the property by advertisement for bids for the construction of a new residence, relocation of an existing residence or for ancillary residential use. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to request the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to authorize the sale of the realestate at Lot 12 and 13 in Block 210 of New Shops Addition to the Town of East Moline. And to 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.

TREE HARVEST PROPOSAL(STEVE VERDICK)

The City was recently contacted by someone interested in starting a program to harvest and replant trees in the 80 acres of timber near the City Landfill. Approximately 50-75 trees per year (less than 1 per acre average) would be cut each year over a 6-10 year period. The State of Illinois might be able to furnish some free replacement trees. The estimates revenue of about $10,000 per year. Total revenue of $40,000.00 based on 200 trees being cut over a 6-10 year period. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Teague to approve the concept of the tree harvest and replanting program and direct staff to get a written proposal. Upon a vooice vote all present voted in favor.

ADJOURNMENT7:57 P.M.

A motion was made by Teague, seconded by G. Kelley to adjourn. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________

Bobbi Sue Huntoon, City Clerk

 

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