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 02/03/2003
Mayor Jose Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag. Mayor Moreno asked for a moment of silence in honor of the Astronauts who lost their lives aboard the Spaceship Columbia. Our deepest sympathy goes out to their families.
Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman John Thodos.
CITY CLERK'S REPORT
On January 22, 2003 Chapman & Cutler, regarding an upcoming Public Hearing for Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, placed a legal notice in the Dispatch. Listed incorrectly was the Date, Time and the current Clerks name Arletta D. Holmes (Bobbie Sue Huntoon was listed as the City Clerk). This will be discussed with City Attorney Phares to see if any further action is required.
1. Approval of City Council Minutes of December 23, 2002 2. Approval of City Council Minutes of January 21, 2003 3. Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of January 21, 2003 4. Approval of Salaries in the amount of $292,886.11 5. Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,408,001.08 6. Approval to purchase a replacement squad car. 7. Approval for staff to negotiate an Impact Illowa regarding the new City Garage. 8. Approval of an agreement for Ist Street and Avenue of the Cities in Kennedy Square TIF area along with Water and Sewer to service this area. 9. Approval to hire a replacement for Capt. Weaver at the Fire Department from the current eligibility list.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.
REPORT BY MAYOR
Introduction of Promoted Officers (Chief Freeman)
Chief Freeman introduced his newly promoted officers. Gary Loy was promoted to Lieutenant, he has 26 years of service with the EMPD and Shawn Roselieb was promoted to Sergeant, he has 10 years of service with the EMPD. Both officers were given the opportunity to address the City Council and introduce their families.
Mayor Moreno introduced Joel Siria to the City Council and read a paragraph on the significances of attaining the rank of an Eagle Scout. Joel Siria began his Scouting career in 1994 Joel belongs to Troop #383 he has earned all twenty (20) badges with the Arrow of Light being the highest. Joel is involved in many school and community activities. Mayor Moreno read a proclamation, proclaiming February 3, 2003 as Joel Siria Day in the City of East Moline in recognition of his achievement to the rank of an Eagle Scout. Joel recited the Boy Scout / Eagle Scout Oaths.
ORDINANCE 03-03: An Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and certain documents in connection therewith; and related matters. Item Pulled.
RESOLUTION 03-04: Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, approving and authorizing execution of a Reciprocal Reporting System for the reciprocal reporting of criminal offenses committed by students between the East Moline Police Department of the City of East Moline, and the Board of Education of United Township High School District No. 30 of the City of East Moline.
A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 03-04 with an amendment to include East Moline Public School District No. 37. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.
Economic Development Loan (Keehner)
The City has received a $25,000 Economic Development Loan request to be used as operating capital in the development of the Best Choice Meat Market. The new business will be located at 343 19th Street, has a targeted opening date of March 15, 2003, and purposes to create five (5) permanent new positions within 24 months. Best Choice Meat Market will serve a variety of products, including deli sandwiches, beverages, snacks and alcohol. The Economic Development Commission, upon satisfying two factors, unanimously passed the request and they are: 1. Completing an environmental Phase 1 by a qualified engineering firm resulting in a status of no further remediation required. 2. Supplying satisfactory collateral. Recommendation: Approve the loan request for $25,000 at an interest rate of 4% to be repaid within 5 years subject to completing the above two satisfying factors. Direct City Staff to continue working with applicants to satisfy the above contingencies, and direct City Attorney to draft necessary revolving loan documents. $25,000 is available in the East Moline Loan Account.
Robert and Ken Edwards were given the opportunity to address the Council and answer questions. Donna Scalf from BlackHawk College Outreach Program also addressed the Council stating the Edwards have years of experience in the meat industry and this is a great opportunity for the City of East Moline. The Mayor and City Council welcomed them to the City of East Moline.
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the recommendation of the Economic Development Commission, and approve the loan in the amount of $25,000 at an interest rate of 4% over a five (5) year period with the above contingencies being satisfied. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Kelley)
All items have been covered under the Consent Agenda.
CITY STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
Each Department Head was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and all those present of events going on in their Departments.
Chief DeFrance, The Rescue Pumper was received on Thursday January 30th, it will be approximately 15-20 days before it's actually in service.
Leath Drake, Contractors are on-site doing some of the preliminary work.
Bruce Willemarck, There was a water main break at United Township High School, it has been repaired and no classes were disrupted.
FIVE-MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Mayor Moreno gave member of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried. 7:00p.m.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk
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