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   MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR

AND THE COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE

OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS

DECEMBER 17, 2007

 

ROLL CALL

Mayor Thodos called the meeting to order and directed Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present:  Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Cheri Bustos, David Kelley, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos.  Absent:  Luis Moreno, and Roseann Cervantes.   8:37p.m.

 

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA

None 

 

UPDATE ON DEMOLITION DISCUSSION (Mr. Motzer)   

Butcher Motzer, Inspections Department, informs the City Council on the progress of various residential demolition projects in the City.

 

Alderman Westbrook asks about the progress of a garage on 25th Street.  William Phares, City Attorney, summarized the status of the legal proceedings on the project. Alderman Bustos asks if there are City funds involved in those projects which were under renovation.  Mr. Motzer responds that no City funds are being used, all are privately funded.

 

This item presented for discussion and information only, no action was taken,

 

STREET NAME CHANGE (Mr. Van Raes) 

John Deere Harvester Works has requested a name change for the newly constructed 12th Street on the southwest side of the plant.  The suggested name for the Right-of-way is "Harvest Way". The name will replace the "12th Street" designation.

 

In as much as there are no residences or current addresses assigned to the street, the change will not cause any inconveniences or confusion for emergency services.  The name change will enhance the unique character of the area.

 

RECOMMENDATION: 

Re-designate 12th Street, (from Beacon Harbor Parkway to 13th Avenue) as "Harvest Way"

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

Cost of Street Signs.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to concur with the recommendation.

 

Alderman Westbrook asks about future addresses.  Mayor Thodos responds that addresses will be considered when new construction occurs.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor of the motion:  Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, and Puentes.  Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURMENT:

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adjourn the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.  8:44p.m.

 

 

Minutes taken and submitted by,

 

 

 

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Richard Van Raes, Deputy City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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