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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND THE
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE

OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS
NOVEMBER 21, 2005      

ROLL CALL

Mayor Thodos called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Westbrook.    Absent:  Alderman Meredith  7:27p.m.  

DRAINAGE STUDY  (Mr. Willemarck/ Mr. Lauper)

We accepted proposals for engineering services to conduct a Storm Water and Levee System Study, which include recommendations and cost projections.  This study will assess the conditions of the Mississippi and Sugar Creek levees, compliance with NPDES Phase II requirements, review storm water control ordinance, regional storm water control for future development, and maintenance needs for our current storm system which includes ravine areas and collection systems.   Recommendation:  We recommend entering into an agreement with McClure Engineering Associates to perform the Storm Water and Levee System Study.

 

Budget Impact:  Lump sum of $17,900.  Funds to be taken from Non Home Rule Tax, 21.6.0405.000.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the recommendation as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, and Doose.  Motion carried.

 

VEHICLE PURCHASE  (Mr. Willemarck))

The Maintenance Services Department received competitive bids for a new medium duty, dump truck with a snowplow and salt spreader to replace a 1996 dump truck.  This truck is used for snowplowing and hauling material such as rock, dirt, and blacktop, ECT.  Bid results are as follows:               Terry's Ford               $40,452           Lindquist Ford            $42,337             Reynolds Ford            $44,467           River City Ford          $44,813             Green Chevrolet        $47,296           Q.C. Peterbilt             $48,337   Recommendation: Purchase vehicle from low bidder, Terry's Ford.  Budget Impact:  $40,452 from Motor Pool Purchase, Line 03.6.0514.000.00

 

After a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to accept the 3rd lowest bid from Reynolds Ford in the amount of $44,467 for the purchase of a dump truck with a snowplow and salt spreader.  Proceeds from the Bi-State Auction to be used for the purchase of the truck.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, and Doose.  

  Q.C. ENTERPRISE ZONE- ADDITION OF TERRITORY  (Rich Keehner) The City of Silvis is requesting additional territory to the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone.  This territory is located on First Avenue within the City of Silvis.  These sites have projects planned to occur involving job growth and investment.   Site #1 – Blackhawk Bank proposes to invest $1 Million dollars on First Avenue in a new main bank facility.  The 4600 square foot building will be state of the art with all conveniences including four (4) drive- thru lanes, abundant and fresh bold look.  Blackhawk Bank is well known in the Quad Cities and we feel privileged that the owners are willing to make a solid commitment to the City of Silvis.  The development is expected to add three (3) full time positions.  As an added bonus, the development is expected to stimulate a renewed interest with other business owners on First Avenue in Silvis.   Site #2 – Goldstar FS, Inc. project includes a complete upgrade of an existing Fuel Island and office.  Submersible pumps, new plumbing and new above ground dispensers would allow the facility to handle E-85 gasoline.  This facility would be one of the new locations to offer E-85 in the Quad Cities area.  Remodel activities also include new signage, improvements to the entrances and canopy.  Owners have expressed interest in expanding their operation on the 2.42 acre site to include a complementary retail business.   The initial activities would create four (4) jobs and expected project cost is estimated at $100,000.  Total project cost would be $250,000 and create six (6) full time jobs.   The proposed area to be added to the Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone is 0.0053 square miles or 3.393 acres.  This leaves a balance for additional expansion of 5.7899 square miles.   Recommendation:  Approve the addition of territory to Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone and instruct City Staff to draft a Resolution amending the Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement, to draft a revised Enterprise Intergovernmental Agreement, and to draft an Ordinance amending Ordinance 88-22 establishing the original Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone.  Budget Impact:  N/A.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the recommendation as presented, and direct the City Attorney to draft the appropriate Resolution or Ordinance.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, and Doose.  Motion carried.   Q.C. ENTERPRISE ZONE- ADDITION OF TERRITORY  (Mr. Keehner)  The County of Rock Island is requesting the addition of territory to the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone.  This site is planned to occur involving job growth and investment.    Material Control Systems, Inc. or MATCON designs and manufactures cost-effective returnable packaging while promoting recycling and ergonomic benefits.  State-of-the-art custom packaging ensures parts and products will be delivered in pristine condition.  MATCON has developed patent – pending container management software that reduces shipping investment while exponentially increasing in value.    MATCON is currently located at 22415 Route 84 North in Cordova, Illinois, and is planning to expand its operation to a five-acre site south of Cordova.  The new 12,000 square foot facility will house steel fabrication portion of business.  Tool cost of the expansion is $750,000.  The company currently employs six (6) full-time workers and anticipates nine (9) full-time positions in the future.   The MATCON expansion will add approximately 5.05 acres or .0079 square miles to the Quad City Enterprise Zone.  5.7978 square miles will be remaining for additional Enterprise Zone projects.   Recommendation:  Approve the additional territory to the Illinois Quad City Enterprise Zone, and instruct City Staff to draft a Resolution amending the Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement, to draft a revised Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement, and draft an Ordinance amending Ordinance 88-22 establishing the original Quad City Enterprise Zone.  Budget Impact:  None.   A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to concur with the recommendation as presented, and direct the City Attorney to draft the appropriate Resolution or Ordinance.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, and Doose.  Motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adjourn the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno.  Motion carried.  7:45p.m.     Minutes taken and submitted by:                                                           Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk      

 

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