MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR
Mayor William J. Ward led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance of the Flag.
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: Carol Doose, David Kelley, Gary Kelley, Crotis Teague and John Thodos. Alder people Helen Heiland and Joe Moreno were absent.
Approval of City Council Minutes of January 3, 2000
Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of January 3, 2000
Approval of Salaries of $284,726.21
Approval of bills in the amount of $806,583.03
Acceptance of a Thank You card from Leonard Suhr at Wareco for the proclamation.
A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Doose to approve the consent agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague and Thodos. Motion carried.
Alderman Joe Moreno entered the chambers
REPORT BY THE MAYOR
Ben Zamuda, President of the Park & Recreation Board and Mayor Ward presented Mark DeMont with a 1999 Community Service Award. In appreciation for many dedicated years of service to improve City Parks. Thank You from the Park & Recreation Board the City of East Moline and the City Council.
UTHS SOCCER DAY PROCLAMATION
Mayor Ward read a proclamation proclaiming January 28, 2000 UTHS Soccer Day.
A motion was made by Teague, seconded by G. Kelley to approve the proclamation proclaiming January 28, 2000 UTHS Soccer Day. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carried.
MOODY’S BOND RATING
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the bond rating on the City of East Moline. The City of East Moline is now a Aaa-A3City.
EDUCATION PROCESS FOR MERGER
Tentative plans are to have two informational meetings dealing with the merger of East Moline and Moline. One in East Moline on February 16, 2000 with time and place to be announced. The second in Moline on March 8, 2000 with a time and place to be announced. A third meeting may be scheduled for Sunday March 12, 2000 for discussion of pros and cons of a merger. These meetings will all be open to the residents of Moline and East Moline.
City Attorney William Phares presented the following ordinances and resolutions.
An Ordinance authorizing and providing for the issuance and sale of $1,00,000 General obligation Alternate Bonds, Series 2000A, of the City of East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, for the purpose of paying the costs of improving and extending the combined Waterworks and Sewerage System of the City; providing for the collection, segregation and application of the revenues of the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City and the Levy of a direct annual tax for the payment of principal and interest on those bonds; providing for the execution and delivery of a continuing disclosure undertaking in connection with the Series 2000A bonds; and concerning related matters, (A complete copy of the ordinance is available in the finance office) There were five bids accepted.
A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to waive the reading of the ordinance 00-02. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to adopt ordinance 00-02 and accept the bid by Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, Inc., Chicago in association with Metrobank, N.A., East Moline at a net interest rate of 5.1305%. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried.
A resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois authorizing the execution of a second amendment to Development Agreement between Revitalize and Develop East Moline (REDEEM), Kaizen Company of America, L.C. and the City of East Moline, Illinois. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Teague to adopt the resolution 00-02. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague and Moreno. Voting no: Alderman Thodos. Motion carried. 5/1
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (ALDER WOMAN DOOSE)
All other Committee -Of-The-Whole items were covered in the consent agenda or tabled till the next meeting.
CITY STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
Each Department head was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and all those present of the events of their Department.
FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Mayor Ward gave members of the audience a chance to address the City Council.
ADJOURNMENT 7:15 P.M.
A motion was made by D. Kelley, seconded by Doose to adjourn. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
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