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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 02/21/2006

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, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Gary Westbrook.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA
Mayor Thodos requested that item one (1) be removed from the Committee-of-the-Whole Agenda, due to the presenter being unable to attend the meeting because of a previous commitment.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
City Clerk Holmes distributed the Minutes of the Public Hearing held on February 6, 2006, and asked that these minutes be approved. Assistance City Administrator Rich Keehner will need to submit the public hearing minutes with the CDAP grant application. This must be submitted before March 8, 2006.

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:
Ø Approval of the City Council Minutes of February 6, 2006
Ø Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 6, 2006
Ø Approval of Public Hearing Minutes of February 6, 2006
Ø Approval of Salaries in the amount of $300,860.45
Ø Approval of Bills in the amount of $617,077.55
Ø Approval to allow Maintenance Services to install traffic signals and use $40,000 of
Grant money to purchase equipment.
Ø Approval to accept the low bid from Overhead Door Company, in the amount of
$7,290, for the door replacement at the downtown fire station.

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

REPORT BY THE MAYOR
Mayor Thodos received a communication from Mr. Ken Cash requesting that the City Council be made aware there is a local chapter of an Optimist Club being started in the City of East Moline, Illinois. The purpose of this charitableorganization is to bring out the best in our youth. They are currently looking for volunteers and communityleaders.There is a chapter of the Optimist Club Moline, however they are looking at branching out in East Moline. Meetings will be held monthly at Quad City Downs. Anyone interested in additional information contact Mayor Thodos, or Mr. Cash.

Mayor Thodos informed the City Council he has received confirmation regarding the Mitchell Park grant in the amount of $45,000. This grant will be used toimprove theTennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Fencing, and repair of some infrastructure and the equipment.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 06-05: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 88-22 as amended by Ordinance 98-1, relating to the establishment of an Enterprise Zone in the City of East Moline, Illinois, pursuant to an Intergovernmental Agreement with the cities of East Moline, Illinois, Moline, Illinois, Silvis, Illinois, Village of Milan, Illinois, and Rock Island County, Illinois, by the addition of approximately 252.5 acres by the City of East Moline, and by revising Section 3, Exhibits “A” and “B” to include new territory within the Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone.

Attorney Phares: The full text of this Ordinance has been distributed to all Aldermen because only the cover sheet was attached to the agenda. We discovered this error and made full copies of this Ordinance and accompanying resolution.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 06-05. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Ordinance 06-05 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, and Puentes. Motion carried.

Alderman Luis Moreno arrived at 6:38p.m.

ORDINANCE 06-06: An Ordinance amending Section 6-1-1 Entitled “Creation of Police Department” of Chapter 1 Entitled “Police Department” of Title 6 Entitled “Police Regulations”, of the City Code of the City of East Moline of 1974 and as amended.

Chief Moreno: Gave the background information on Ordinance 06-06.

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

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

RESOLUTION 06-05: 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 252.5 acres by the City of East Moline, 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 Kelley, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to approve Resolution 06-05 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-06: A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, approving the request to participate in Community Technology Planning Study to be funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DECO).

Mayor Thodos: Gave the background information on Resolution 06-06.

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

RESOLUTION 06-07: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing acceptance of the bid of Circle K for the purchase of gasoline and diesel fuel for City Vehicles.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve Resolution 06-07 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-08: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, in connection with the Quad City International Airport, to support the Wright Amendment as currently drafted until the FAA terminates air carrier operations at Dallas Love Field as directed by the Civil Aeronautics Board in 1968.

Attorney Phares: Gave background information on Resolution 06-08.

Mayor Thodos: A change in legislation could possibly have a ripple effect on our air carriers. It may eliminate some services that we have become accustomed to. The request was made of all the Municipalities to send a Resolution of support to not address the current situation.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve Resolution 06-08 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

Attorney Phares advised the City Council that he will be requesting a close session at the end of the Council meeting and request a motion to recess the City Council meeting after all agenda items are covered. Other than the Closed Session items.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Kelley)
Alderman Kelley has one (1) item for discussion; all others have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance, or Resolution.

Administrative Order No. 91-1 (Mayor Thodos)
The Mayor reported that he met with Chris Larrison and Kenneth Schultz. They have had an opportunity to look over the Administrative Order. They found no material differences between what was recently signed when comparisons were made to the Employee Handbook.

Mr. Bill Floyd addressed the City Council and read the following statement from President Chris Larrison on behalf of AFSCME Local 1234:

Dear, Mayor, City Council Members, and Guest:
I’d first like to apologize for not being here in person to respond to this matter, but I had to attend a previously scheduled function.
I want to thank the Council for tabling this issue at the last meeting so that the Union had time to compare this list of rules to previous ones. Upon examining the different list we could find no changes had been made. We also compared the list with the Employee Handbook’s rules of conduct and found them to be not exactly the same, but comparable none the less.
Because of this the Union sees no problem with the Council reaffirming their list at this. I would also like to thank Mayor Thodos for sitting down with Ken Schultz and myself to discuss this and other issues. Your open door policy is appreciated and helps keep the line of communication open.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve Administrative Order No. 91-1 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

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.

Jim Hughes: Informed the City Council and expressed his concern over SB2691. This bill would expand and extend the Homestead Exemption, and how it will impact the City of East Moline. Mr. Hughes provided the Aldermen with the Legislative Bulletin; he requested that we ask our legislators to reconsider supporting SB2691.


A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to approve sending a letter to our Legislators requesting that they reconsider supporting SB2691. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

Alderman Heiland: Informed the City Council that City Treasurer Bill Vyncke was absent due to a previous commitment.

Mayor Thodos: Informed the City Council and those in attendance, that they will be going to Springfield for two days to lobby our legislators for funding and for other issues.

FIVE- MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICATION
Mayor Thodos gave members of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.
None

RECESS COUNCIL MEETING
A Motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to recess the City Council meeting and proceed with the Committee of the Whole Meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 6:55p.m.

RECONVENE COUNCIL MEETING
A motion was made by Alderman , seconded by Alderman , to reconvene the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Doose. Motion carried. 7:06p.m.

EXECUTIVE CLOSED SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to go directly into Executive Closed Session to discuss the following:
· AFSCME 1234 Union Contract Negotiations
· PERSONNEL – Discuss Contract with Individual Employee for Retirement Benefits
Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:08p.m.

OPEN SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, for the City Council to go back into open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 8:26p.m.

Mayor Thodos reported no action was taken in Closed Session.


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

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