[ close without saving ]
[ close ]
[ close & refresh ]
[ close without saving ]
[ close ]
[ close & refresh ]

 

Home

Calendar
of Events

City
Departments

City
Forms

Announcements
& Reports

 Mayor &
City Council

 Job
 Opportunities

 

Sep 01, 2014
City Offices Closed - Labor Day Holiday

Sep 02, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Sep 15, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Oct 06, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Oct 20, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 03, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 11, 2014
City Offices Closed - Veteran's Day

Nov 17, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 27, 2014
City Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014
City Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR
AND CITY COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE,
COUNTY OF ROCK ISLAND, STATE OF ILLINOIS,

AT 06:30 PM ON 01/17/2006

PLEDGE
Mayor Thodos led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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: Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, and Gary Westbrook. Alderman Kelley was absent.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
City Clerk Holmes reported that the minutes from 12/5 Committee of the Whole and 12/19 Council had been modified with some language changes and new copies had been disbursed.

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:
Ø Approval of the City Council Minutes of December 5, 2005
Ø Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of December 5, 2005
Ø Approval of the City Council Minutes of December 19, 2005
Ø Approval of Salaries from December 29, 2005 in the amount of $316,042.16
Ø Approval of Salaries from January 13, 2006 in the amount of $334,359.79
Ø Approval of Bills through January 6, 2006 in the amount of $2,989,819.66
Ø Approval of Bills through January 13, 2006 in the amount of $ 467,091.19

Alderman Doose stated concerns over some missing details listed in the December 5 Committee minutes. Discussion was held regarding the minutes and the pros / cons of having verbatim minutes. Attorney Phares read to the Council the legal information about the minimum information that the minutes must contain.

After much discussion a motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to amend the December 5 Committee Minutes to include dialogue on two areas of concern regarding the development of Triumph Foods. The two areas should include storm water management and schools. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland. Motion Carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the modification listed above for the 12/5 Committee minutes. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland. Motion Carried.

REPORT BY THE MAYOR
Mayor Thodos informed those in attendance that the annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held in the City of East Moline and mention was given for the following categories: Most Colorful, Largest Display, Best Neighborhood and an Honorable Mention.

Mayor Thodos relayed information to the Council from a letter from Main Street thanking the Mayor, Council, Police, Fire and Maintenance Services for all of their assistance during the 2005 fall and winter events.

Mayor Thodos informed the elected officials that all City Staff, including elected officials, would need to take a NIMS (National Incident Management System) class to become compliant with new regulations. Chief DeFrance gave a summary of the NIMS course and let the Council know that this course is required in response train all personal about the chain of command during a disaster.

Mayor Thodos received communication from the IL Commerce Commission – Transportation Division Rail Safety. The Illinois Commerce Commission efforts to improve safety at public highway-rail crossings throughout the State. There are nearly 8,500 public highway-rail crossings and over 2,700 public highway-rail grade separated crossings (bridges) in the State. Nationally, Illinois is second only to Texas in the total number of crossings. The Commission has administered the Grade Crossing Protection Fund, which is used to assist local communities pay for safety improvements at highway-rail crossings on local Roads and Streets.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 06-01: An Ordinance providing for the abatement of the Ad Valorem Taxes levied to pay principal of and interest on certain of the outstanding general obligation alternate bonds, series 2005A, of the City of East Moline, IL and concerning related matters.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 06-01. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Ordinance 06-01 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland.

RESOLUTION 06-01: A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, To Enter Into An Economic Development Loan With Robert Fields, Brandon Tice, Larry Tice (Fields Of Pizza).

Mr. Keehner informed the Council of the project to be on Avenue of the Cities. The new restaurant will have seating for approximately 76 and will employee approx. 19 part time employees.

Ms. Donna Scalf from Black Hawk College introduced those opening and operating this new facility. Larry Tice, Robert Fields and Brandon Tice. All of the gentlemen gave a brief overview of their past experience and thanked the Council for this opportunity. The new restaurant is planning on opening Mid March or First of April.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Meredith to approve Resolution 06-01 as presented. . Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Meredith)
Alderman Meredith has no items for discussion; all items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance, or Resolution.

CITY STAFF COMMUNICATION
Each Department Head was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and all those present of events going on their Departments

Keehner: Informed the Council of emergency repairs at Florence Aldridge

DeFrance: Had two significant fires, one outside the City and one within. Also, informed the Council that a firefighter had been called to active duty.

Lauper: Going out for bids for traffic signal bulbs w/LED early next month.

Alderman Meredith: Questioned Mr. Lauper as to when the 11th Street / Ave. of the Cities project would be starting. Mr. Lauper informed those in attendance that it appears the project will start late January.

FIVE- MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICATION
Mayor Thodos gave members of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.

Bill Doose - Informed the Council that over 13,000 cards and letters were sent overseas to our soldiers and that the EM Family Volunteer Group sent over 400 of those.

RECESS COUNCIL MEETING
A Motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to recess the City Council meeting and proceed with the Committee of the Whole Meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland. Motion Carried 7:10 PM

RECONVENE COUNCIL MEETING
A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to reconvene the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Westbrook. Motion Carried 7:30 pm

EXECUTIVE CLOSED SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to recess the Council Meeting and go into executive closed session to discuss: Personnel Issues in regards to arbitration matters on individual employees; Pending litigation on Workers Comp Claim; Proposed Suit Against Barstow Fire Protection District FOIA Request; and Pending litigation of Midwest Graphics vs. the City of East Moline and the proposed sale of real estate. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland.

OPEN SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to go into open session at the City Council Meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland.

SALE OF REAL ESTATE
A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to proceed wit the sale of the Old City Garage property to Topperts for the amount of $100,000 with the environmental taken as is, subject to parcel subdivision. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland. Alderman Doose abstained.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Westbrook and Heiland. Motion carried. 8:30 p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk


Go Back to Council Minutes 2006

Go Back to Council Minutes Main Page

 

You have entered no search criteria.