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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,

AT 06:30 PM ON 02/07/2005

 PLEDGE
Mayor Jose Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.

ROLL CALL
Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed Deputy City Clerk Kathryn VenHuizen, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley, and Crotis Teague. Helen Heiland was ill.

CORRECTION / ADDITIONS TO AGENDA:
Removal of Closed Session and correction to the COW minutes from January 18th regarding the Alley Vacate changing East to West in the minutes. A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to accept the changes as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Deputy Clerk reported that two candidates had withdrawn from the 7th Ward primary election. They were Patrick Rigg and Elroy Thomas.

CONSENT AGENDA
· Approval of the Public Hearing Minutes of January 18, 2005
· Approval of the City Council Minutes of January 18, 2005
· Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 18, 2005
· Approval of Salaries in the amount of $306,847.33
· Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,342,601.76
· Approval of an Invoice to Norit America in the amount of $6,820.68

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Teague. Motion carried.

REPORT BY MAYOR
Mayor Moreno appointed George Lundahl to the Park Board. A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve the nomination. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor.

Mayor Moreno presented a Key to the City to Metrobank and Mr. Gary Anderson.

Mayor Moreno and Irwin Millen from the Volunteer Corp. presented plaques to several different organizations and individuals for the adopt a park program

Chief Moreno introduced Dustin Edkin to the Council. Officer Edkin finished his probation January 2nd.

Chief Moreno presented Kristina Taylor a certificate and medallion from the IL DOT for wearing a seat belt in an accident that saved her life.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCES:
05-03 An Ordinance Vacating The Alley Lying North Of 24th Avenue And West Of 3rd Street And Located In The City Of East Moline.
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-03. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt Ordinance 05-03 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

05-04 An Ordinance Deleting Certain Properties From The Riverfront Redevelopment Project Area In The City Of East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, And Amending The Redevelopment Project And Plan For The Riverfront Redevelopment Project Area Accordingly.
Alderman Doose informed the Council that she would be abstaining on Ordinances 05-04 through 05-07 because she has a direct interest in the downtown area.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-04. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Ordinance 05-04 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.

05-05 An Ordinance Approving A Redevelopment Plan And Project For The Downtown Redevelopment Project Area In The City Of East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-05. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Ordinance 05-05 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.

05-06 An Ordinance Designating The Downtown Redevelopment Project Area For The City Of East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.
A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-06. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Ordinance 05-06 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.

05-07 An Ordinance Adopting Tax Increment Allocation Financing Within The Downtown Redevelopment Project Area.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-07. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 05-07 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Alderman Doose abstained.

05-08 An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 88-22 As Amended By Ordinance 98-41, Relating To The Establishment Of An Enterprise Zone In The County Of Rock Island, Illinois, Pursuant To An Intergovernmental Agreement With The Cities Of East Moline, Illiois, Moline, Illinois, Silvis, Illinois, Village Of Milan, Illinois, And Rock Island County, Illinois, By The Addition Of Approximately 6.34 Acres By The County Of Rock Island And By Revising Section 3, Exhibits “A” And “B” To Include New Territory Within The Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone.
Assist. City Admin., Rich Keehner, informed the Council that new information has come forward since this was last presented at the COW meeting on January 18, 2005. The project developers were choosing between multiple sites and RI County offered an incentive package to lure the project to Illinois. The benefits of the Enterprise Zone were part of the incentive package that was offered. This project will retain and create jobs on the IL side of the quad cities.

Josh Body the GIS Director for RI County was at the Council Meeting to field questions. Inquiries were made to the area not being a blighted area. Mr. Body informed the Council that the Enterprise Zone does not specify anywhere that the area has to be designated as a blighted area.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Doose, to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-08. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adopt Ordinance 05-08 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

RESOLUTIONS
05-01 A Resolution Amending An Intergovernmental Agreement Among The Cities Of East Moline, Moline, Silvis, The Village Of Milan, And Rock Island County, Illinois, Which Established An Enterprise Zone Now Called The “Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone” By The Addition Of Approximately 6.34 Acres And Changing The Zone Boundaries To Add Territory To The Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone, And By Authorizing The Mayor And City Clerk To Execute The Amended Intergovernmental Agreement.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve Resolution 05-01 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

05-02 A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing The Release Of Covenant In Deed To Creative Machining Technologies, Inc. By The City Of East Moline, Illinois.
Mr. Keehner presented the council with information regarding the building addition planned and the release of the covenant. Steve Voight from CMT was available to field questions from the Council.

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

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Puentes)
All items have been covered

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

Drake: Improvements to 21st Avenue Pump are progressing nicely

Willemarck: Distributed a summary report for 2004 waste disposal. Discussion was held regarding recycling.

Keehner: East Moline Metrolink going back out for bids. Original bids came in over estimate. Expecting Spring construction

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

Drucilla Johnson, 1351 Morton Dr., informed the council that she likes the idea of a recycling center down below the hill at or near the City garage. Wants Council to keep this idea in mind. Also questioned if there will still be a free spring pick up this year. Willemarck informed the Council that at this time the free pick up in spring was still planned.

Alderman Moreno: Received a letter from Joseph Rawles, 560 29th Avenue, regarding foot traffic on the street when sidewalks are available. The information was given to Chief Moreno to follow up on.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Teague. Motion carried. 7:35 PM.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Kathryn VenHuizen, Deputy City Clerk

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