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

 FEBRUARY 4, 2008 AT 6:30P.M.

 

 

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 Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes, to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present:  Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Cheri Bustos, David Kelley, Roseann Cervantes, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos.    ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA City Attorney William Phares added City Council Resolution 08-06.   A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, accepting the bid of and authorizing execution of an agreement with Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. for the East Moline Fire Department to purchase a 75' Quint Apparatus and to use funding from vehicle and equipment reserves to make a chassie payment after May 2, 2008; and to further authorize the request for bids for the purchase of a new pumper.   Mr. Phares also added an issue of pending litigation to the executive closed session agenda.   CITY CLERKS REPORT  

Deputy City Clerk Van Raes passed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes read the Consent Agenda that included the following: a)      Approval of the City Council Minutes of January 22, 2008 b)      Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 22, 2008 c)      Approval of Salaries in the amount of $336,297.46 d)      Approval of Bills in the amount of $686,166.65   A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Alderman Moreno, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.   Motion carried.   REPORT BY THE MAYOR Mayor Thodos comments on the following items. ·        A Vietnamese lunar New Year celebration was held last Saturday in Davenport.  Organizers expressed appreciation to East Moline and Davenport for their support. Richard Van Raes, City Planner, represented the Mayor at this event.   ·        The "Lobby Trip" to Washington D.C. is scheduled for February 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Funding for Water and Sewer projects will be a priority.   ·        "Town Hall" meetings are being scheduled for the senior housing centers. Alderman will be notified of meetings in their wards.   ·        The Army Corps of Engineers has again notified the City that the levee is in "minimal" acceptable condition.  This issue will need to be addressed in the near future.   CITY ATTORNEY City Attorney Phares presented the following Ordinances and Resolutions:   ORDINANCE 08-02:  An Ordinance adopting Section 6-3-53, Entitled "Smoking", to Title 6, Entitled, "Police Regulations", Chapter 3, Entitled, "Misdemeanors", of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois, of 1974 As Amended.    Attorney Phares explained that this ordinance makes the State of Illinois "Smoke Free Illinois" Act a part of the East Moline City Code and therefore could be enforced under the MUNICES Court without going through the Rock Island County Circuit Court.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to waive the reading of Ordinance 08-02.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Ordinance 08-02 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervanted, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   ORDINANCE 08-01:  An Ordinance amending Section 1-4-5, Entitled "Judiciary", of Chapter 4, Entitled "General Penalty", of Titled 1, "Administrative", of the City Code of the City of East Moline of 1974 As Amended.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to waive the reading of Ordinance 08-01.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Ordinance 08-01 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-03:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Requesting the Fire and Police Commission to appoint three candidates from the eligibility list to fill vacancies in the Fire Department.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Resolution 08-03 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Opposed:  Kelley.  Motion carried. 6-1   RESOLUTION 08-04:  An Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Adopting the Updated Exempt Employee Handbook and Corrective Action Plan.       A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 08-05 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.   Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-05:  A Resolution of support and commitment of funds for application to the State of Illinois, for a Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) grant for the installation of a sanitary system in a specific targeted area of the Babcock/Meersman area of the City.   Attorney Phares states for the record Section 6 of resolution 08-05:  "Section 6:  The City of East Moline does hereby commit funds for use in conjunction with an Illinois Community Development Assistance Program grant, such funds to equal approximately $553,120 of the estimated total project cost of $903,120".   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to approve Resolution 08-05 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-06:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Accepting the Bid of and Authorizing Execution of an agreement with Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. for the East Moline Fire Department to purchase a 75' Quint Apparatus, and to use Funding from the Vehicle and Equipment Reserves to make a chassis payment after May 2, 2008; and to further authorize the request for Bids for the Purchase of a new Pumper.   Attorney Phares explain that this matter was previously brought before the City Council.  At that time there were amendments.  It it is important to clarify those amendments.  This is a revised resolution that reflects the language of the minutes of the meeting.   Attorney Phares read the entire text of Resolution 08-06.   Fire Chief DeFrance comments on the Resolution.  Attorney Phares notes the effective date is the date of the original Resolution, December 17, 2007.   A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to adopt Resolution 08-06.   Alderman Kelley asks what the total dollar amount for the City for this commitment.  Fire Chief DeFrance answers that it is $900,000.   A discussion on the amounts of the commitment (to various departments), the vehicle replacement programs, funding of vehicles, and future vehicle purchases.   Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Cervantes.  The following voted against:  Kelley, and Westbrook.  The following abstained:  Moreno.  Motion carried.  5-2.   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Puentes) Alderman Puentes has no items for discussion.  All items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, or by Ordinance or Resolution.   CITY STAFF COMMUNICATION: Each City Staff member present was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and those present of events in their departments:   Mayor Thodos notes a letter from "Pull-a-Part" offering free towing of junk cars in connection with "Earth Day" Mayor Thodos recommends the information be posted on the City's website.   Elliot Liebson, Economic Development Director – reports that the "Fed Ex" project is approximately 70% complete.  Mr. Liebson also noted that the Economic Development Commission met (today) to review a Revolving Loan Fund request from "Mike's Auto".  This issue will be presented to the Committee-of-the-Whole.  Mr. Liebson has started a series of meetings with business owners in the East Moline Industrial Park.    Bruce Willemarck, Director of Maintenance Services – reported on the status of snow plowing, salt supplies, and water main breaks.                Leath Drake, Director of Water and Wastewater Facilities, reports on the progress of the installation of the "Bar Screens" at the WasteWater Plant.  Mr. Drake also commented on an article in the February issue of the Reader's Digest regarding bottled water.   Victor Moreno, Police Chief – noted that he will present the Police Department's annual activity report at the next City Council meeting.   Tim Kammler, Director of Engineering – introduced Rich Mc Daniel, Assistant Director of Engineering.  Mr. Mc Daniel addressed the City Council and gave a brief summary of his work experiences.     Rich Keehner, City Administrator- noted that on February 11, 2008 at 4:00p.m. there will be a presentation on the General Operation portion of the budget.   Rob De France, Fire Chief – noted that there will be a retirement party for Captain Nicholas Maro.  Chief DeFrance introduced Captain Curt Frerichs.  Captain Frerichs gave a report on the new "turn out gear".   Butch Motzer, Plumbing Inspector- gave a brief report on the progress of using the MUNICES code enforcement system.  Mr. Motzer also commented on the progress bid process for the demolition of a garage on 712 25th Street.   Alderman Heiland – reminded everyone to vote on Tuesday.   Alderman Puentes – complemented the Maintenance Service Department for an excellent job on snow plowing and keeping the Streets clear.   FIVE-MINUTE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION Mayor Thodos gave East Moline residents in the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.   No one came forward to address the City Council.     RECESS: A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to recess the City Council meeting and convene the Committee-of-the-Whole.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  7:09p.m.               (Mayor calls for a break)   RECONVENE:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to reconvene the City Council meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  8:37p.m.   CLOSED SESSION:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to go into closed session to discuss Personnel issues, and Pending Litigation.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  8:37p.m.   OPEN SESSION:  A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to return to open session.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  9:58p.m.   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to concur with the proposal contained in the City Administrators Memorandum dated February 4, 2008, that addresses an Exempt Police Department Promotion issue.   The recommendation under consideration is as follows:   "There is a position of Captain which is vacant within the Police Department.  To fill this vacancy, a new list of approved candidates was created by candidates taking an exam and having their scores rated.  Lieutenant Reynolds has been assigned the number one candidate to fill this vacant position.   After our last executive closed session meeting a temporary salary stipend was offered to Lieutenant Reynolds to accept the position of Captain.  This temporary salary stipend expires February 5, 2008.   At issue is an equitable starting salary which is not a decrease in wages for Lieutenant Reynolds to accept the promotional position as Captain.  To resolve this issue it is my proposal to create a policy to provide equitable vertical movement within the Police Department.   It is written within the F.O.P. labor contract that promotions from police officer to Sergeant provide a salary increase of eight (8) percent and promotions from Sergeant to Lieutenant provide a salary increase of four (4) percent.  It would be my proposal that promotions from Lieutenant to Captain provide a salary increase to the adjusted wage base of six (6) percent and promotions to Police Chief provide a salary which is (10) percent higher than the highest paid Captain to start."    The motion also provided:             1). The salary increases for each position are to be effective May 1, 2008. 2). Captain Reynolds shall receive an administrative stipend until May 1, 2008.           Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  10:05 p.m.     Minutes taken and submitted by,  ______________________________ Richard Van Raes, Deputy City Clerk  

 FEBRUARY 4, 2008 AT 6:30P.M.

 

 

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 Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes, to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present:  Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Cheri Bustos, David Kelley, Roseann Cervantes, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos.    ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA City Attorney William Phares added City Council Resolution 08-06.   A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, accepting the bid of and authorizing execution of an agreement with Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. for the East Moline Fire Department to purchase a 75' Quint Apparatus and to use funding from vehicle and equipment reserves to make a chassie payment after May 2, 2008; and to further authorize the request for bids for the purchase of a new pumper.   Mr. Phares also added an issue of pending litigation to the executive closed session agenda.   CITY CLERKS REPORT  

Deputy City Clerk Van Raes passed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes read the Consent Agenda that included the following: a)      Approval of the City Council Minutes of January 22, 2008 b)      Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 22, 2008 c)      Approval of Salaries in the amount of $336,297.46 d)      Approval of Bills in the amount of $686,166.65   A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Alderman Moreno, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.   Motion carried.   REPORT BY THE MAYOR Mayor Thodos comments on the following items. ·        A Vietnamese lunar New Year celebration was held last Saturday in Davenport.  Organizers expressed appreciation to East Moline and Davenport for their support. Richard Van Raes, City Planner, represented the Mayor at this event.   ·        The "Lobby Trip" to Washington D.C. is scheduled for February 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Funding for Water and Sewer projects will be a priority.   ·        "Town Hall" meetings are being scheduled for the senior housing centers. Alderman will be notified of meetings in their wards.   ·        The Army Corps of Engineers has again notified the City that the levee is in "minimal" acceptable condition.  This issue will need to be addressed in the near future.   CITY ATTORNEY City Attorney Phares presented the following Ordinances and Resolutions:   ORDINANCE 08-02:  An Ordinance adopting Section 6-3-53, Entitled "Smoking", to Title 6, Entitled, "Police Regulations", Chapter 3, Entitled, "Misdemeanors", of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois, of 1974 As Amended.    Attorney Phares explained that this ordinance makes the State of Illinois "Smoke Free Illinois" Act a part of the East Moline City Code and therefore could be enforced under the MUNICES Court without going through the Rock Island County Circuit Court.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to waive the reading of Ordinance 08-02.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Ordinance 08-02 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervanted, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   ORDINANCE 08-01:  An Ordinance amending Section 1-4-5, Entitled "Judiciary", of Chapter 4, Entitled "General Penalty", of Titled 1, "Administrative", of the City Code of the City of East Moline of 1974 As Amended.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to waive the reading of Ordinance 08-01.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Ordinance 08-01 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-03:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Requesting the Fire and Police Commission to appoint three candidates from the eligibility list to fill vacancies in the Fire Department.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Resolution 08-03 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Opposed:  Kelley.  Motion carried. 6-1   RESOLUTION 08-04:  An Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Adopting the Updated Exempt Employee Handbook and Corrective Action Plan.       A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 08-05 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.   Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-05:  A Resolution of support and commitment of funds for application to the State of Illinois, for a Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) grant for the installation of a sanitary system in a specific targeted area of the Babcock/Meersman area of the City.   Attorney Phares states for the record Section 6 of resolution 08-05:  "Section 6:  The City of East Moline does hereby commit funds for use in conjunction with an Illinois Community Development Assistance Program grant, such funds to equal approximately $553,120 of the estimated total project cost of $903,120".   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to approve Resolution 08-05 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-06:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Accepting the Bid of and Authorizing Execution of an agreement with Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. for the East Moline Fire Department to purchase a 75' Quint Apparatus, and to use Funding from the Vehicle and Equipment Reserves to make a chassis payment after May 2, 2008; and to further authorize the request for Bids for the Purchase of a new Pumper.   Attorney Phares explain that this matter was previously brought before the City Council.  At that time there were amendments.  It it is important to clarify those amendments.  This is a revised resolution that reflects the language of the minutes of the meeting.   Attorney Phares read the entire text of Resolution 08-06.   Fire Chief DeFrance comments on the Resolution.  Attorney Phares notes the effective date is the date of the original Resolution, December 17, 2007.   A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to adopt Resolution 08-06.   Alderman Kelley asks what the total dollar amount for the City for this commitment.  Fire Chief DeFrance answers that it is $900,000.   A discussion on the amounts of the commitment (to various departments), the vehicle replacement programs, funding of vehicles, and future vehicle purchases.   Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Cervantes.  The following voted against:  Kelley, and Westbrook.  The following abstained:  Moreno.  Motion carried.  5-2.   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Puentes) Alderman Puentes has no items for discussion.  All items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, or by Ordinance or Resolution.   CITY STAFF COMMUNICATION: Each City Staff member present was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and those present of events in their departments:   Mayor Thodos notes a letter from "Pull-a-Part" offering free towing of junk cars in connection with "Earth Day" Mayor Thodos recommends the information be posted on the City's website.   Elliot Liebson, Economic Development Director – reports that the "Fed Ex" project is approximately 70% complete.  Mr. Liebson also noted that the Economic Development Commission met (today) to review a Revolving Loan Fund request from "Mike's Auto".  This issue will be presented to the Committee-of-the-Whole.  Mr. Liebson has started a series of meetings with business owners in the East Moline Industrial Park.    Bruce Willemarck, Director of Maintenance Services – reported on the status of snow plowing, salt supplies, and water main breaks.                Leath Drake, Director of Water and Wastewater Facilities, reports on the progress of the installation of the "Bar Screens" at the WasteWater Plant.  Mr. Drake also commented on an article in the February issue of the Reader's Digest regarding bottled water.   Victor Moreno, Police Chief – noted that he will present the Police Department's annual activity report at the next City Council meeting.   Tim Kammler, Director of Engineering – introduced Rich Mc Daniel, Assistant Director of Engineering.  Mr. Mc Daniel addressed the City Council and gave a brief summary of his work experiences.     Rich Keehner, City Administrator- noted that on February 11, 2008 at 4:00p.m. there will be a presentation on the General Operation portion of the budget.   Rob De France, Fire Chief – noted that there will be a retirement party for Captain Nicholas Maro.  Chief DeFrance introduced Captain Curt Frerichs.  Captain Frerichs gave a report on the new "turn out gear".   Butch Motzer, Plumbing Inspector- gave a brief report on the progress of using the MUNICES code enforcement system.  Mr. Motzer also commented on the progress bid process for the demolition of a garage on 712 25th Street.   Alderman Heiland – reminded everyone to vote on Tuesday.   Alderman Puentes – complemented the Maintenance Service Department for an excellent job on snow plowing and keeping the Streets clear.   FIVE-MINUTE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION Mayor Thodos gave East Moline residents in the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.   No one came forward to address the City Council.     RECESS: A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to recess the City Council meeting and convene the Committee-of-the-Whole.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  7:09p.m.               (Mayor calls for a break)   RECONVENE:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to reconvene the City Council meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  8:37p.m.   CLOSED SESSION:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to go into closed session to discuss Personnel issues, and Pending Litigation.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  8:37p.m.   OPEN SESSION:  A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to return to open session.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  9:58p.m.   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to concur with the proposal contained in the City Administrators Memorandum dated February 4, 2008, that addresses an Exempt Police Department Promotion issue.   The recommendation under consideration is as follows:   "There is a position of Captain which is vacant within the Police Department.  To fill this vacancy, a new list of approved candidates was created by candidates taking an exam and having their scores rated.  Lieutenant Reynolds has been assigned the number one candidate to fill this vacant position.   After our last executive closed session meeting a temporary salary stipend was offered to Lieutenant Reynolds to accept the position of Captain.  This temporary salary stipend expires February 5, 2008.   At issue is an equitable starting salary which is not a decrease in wages for Lieutenant Reynolds to accept the promotional position as Captain.  To resolve this issue it is my proposal to create a policy to provide equitable vertical movement within the Police Department.   It is written within the F.O.P. labor contract that promotions from police officer to Sergeant provide a salary increase of eight (8) percent and promotions from Sergeant to Lieutenant provide a salary increase of four (4) percent.  It would be my proposal that promotions from Lieutenant to Captain provide a salary increase to the adjusted wage base of six (6) percent and promotions to Police Chief provide a salary which is (10) percent higher than the highest paid Captain to start."    The motion also provided:             1). The salary increases for each position are to be effective May 1, 2008. 2). Captain Reynolds shall receive an administrative stipend until May 1, 2008.           Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.   ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, Cervantes, and Westbrook.  Motion carried.  10:05 p.m.     Minutes taken and submitted by,  ______________________________ Richard Van Raes, Deputy City Clerk  

 

          MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR

AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE,

COUNTY OF ROCK ISLAND, STATE OF ILLINOIS

 FEBRUARY 4, 2008 AT 6:30P.M.

 

 

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 Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes, to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present:  Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Cheri Bustos, David Kelley, Roseann Cervantes, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos. 

 

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA

City Attorney William Phares added City Council Resolution 08-06.

 

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, accepting the bid of and authorizing execution of an agreement with Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. for the East Moline Fire Department to purchase a 75' Quint Apparatus and to use funding from vehicle and equipment reserves to make a chassie payment after May 2, 2008; and to further authorize the request for bids for the purchase of a new pumper.

 

Mr. Phares also added an issue of pending litigation to the executive closed session agenda.

 

CITY CLERKS REPORT  

Deputy City Clerk Van Raes passed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes

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