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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 03/03/2003

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 City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague.

CITY CLERK'S REPORT<br> The Canvassing Board met today for the purpose of canvassing the vote that took place on February 25, 2003. We are required by law to canvass the vote seven (7) days after an election has taken place. The results are as follows:

Alderman 2nd Ward
Craig T. Whiting - 88 / Luis Puentes - 169

Alderman 4th Ward
Carol L. Doose - 118 / Ed DeJaynes - 74

Alderman 6th Ward
Max Bandy Sr. - 72 / Gary E. Kelley - 129

A copy of this report will be sent to the State Board of Elections in Springfield, Illinois and a copy filed in the Rock Island County Clerks Office as required by law. Congratulations to the winners.

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the consent agenda as follows: 1. Approval of City Council Minutes of February 18, 2003 2. Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of February 18, 2003 3. Approval of Salaries in the amount of $288,194.50 4. Approval of Bills in the amount of $863,690.93 5. Approval for the American Cancer Society to hold a Bike-A-Thon on May 4, 2003. 6. Approval to require all Municipal owners, Large Hospitals, Highway Authority, ect. that own Storm Sewers that empty directly into a waterway to apply for a discharge permit as of March 10, 2003.

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: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.

REPORT BY MAYOR
Invitations have been sent out for the Centre Station Open House to be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 from 4:30 to 6:30p.m. Come out and learn more about combine public safety communications for the Cities of East Moline and Moline.

Mayor Moreno announced The East Moline Family Volunteer Core will meet on Wednesday March 12, 2003, at 6:00p.m. in the East Moline City Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Adopt-A-Park Program. Members of the Park Board will be invited, as well as the public. Alderman Doose, stated letters have been sent out to all of the local businesses.

OTHER:
Poppy Day Roadblock Request
The American Legion has requested that they be allowed to have a roadblock at the intersection of 15th Avenue & 9th Street, on May 16th & 17th for their Annual Poppy Days.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the request as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 03-04:
An Ordinance Amending Section 9-5-3 Entitled "Stop And Yield Streets" of Chapter 5, Entitled "Through, One-Way Streets" Of Title 9, Entitled "Traffic", Of the City Code Of the City of East Moline, Of 1974 And As Amended.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 03-04. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 03-04 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried. Drucilla Johnson - 1351 Morton Drive, President of the Watertown Neighborhood, thanked the City Council for their approval and invited all to attend their meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Fire Station on Morton Drive.

ORDINANCE 03-05: An Ordinance Repealing The Present Section 7-14-2 Entitled "Zone One Credit" Of Chapter 14, Entitled "Radon Resistant Construction" Of Title 7, Entitled "Health And Sanitation", Of The City Code Of The City of East Moline, Of 1974.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, and seconded by Alderman Doose, to waive the reading of Ordinance 03-05. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 03-05 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 03-05: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, for improvement by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code (Bike path at The Quarter).

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 03-05 and the attached Agreement as presented, with the appropriation of $270,000 for the construction of the Bike path and amenities in the Quarter. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Teague)
Alderman Teague has one (1) item for discussion; all other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda.

General Leave of Absence (Willemarck) Maintenance Service Employee, Gary Green, has requested a general leave of absence for personal reasons. The request asked for the leave to begin immediately and to continue up to one year. Mr. Willemarck recommends that the request be granted with the following stipulations:

1. The request be granted for one month beginning February 17, 2003. At the end of one month the City Staff shall be allowed to review the need for the leave of absence and grant or denied any extended leave on its merit.
2. If the employee wants to keep City Health Insurance, the employee shall pay the current cost of $737.38 per month.
3. If the employee decides to keep his Retirement Account current, the employee shall pay the cost to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
4. The employee will not qualify for vacation leave while on leave of absence.
5. Employee will not be eligible for Holiday or Bereavement pay during leave of absence.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, to grant the leave of absence with the five (5) stipulations as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried.

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 Freeman, Introduced City Clerk Holmes as the newest recruit to the Illinois Quad Cities Citizens Police Academy, she will complete the class in nine (9) weeks.

Rich Keehner, Attempting to add a couple of new tools to our Economic Development Tool Box, such as the new Market Tax Credit.

Capt. Colmer, The new Fire Truck is now in service.

Steve Verdick, Reminder Budget Workshop will be on Monday March 10, 2003 at 3:30p.m. in City Council Chambers. Discussion will be on Capital Improvements, Water/Sewer, Streets/Alleys and Parking Lots.

Bruce Willemarck, Today was the first official day of recycling at the 42nd Avenue Fire Station. On March 12th at 4:00p.m. the Dispatch will be taking photos and doing an article on the Recycling Program. Mr. Willemarck extended an invitation to all Officials, Staff and Public to attend.

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

Alderman Moreno, Gilda's Club will be having a fundraiser at the Alder Theatre on April 11, 2003 Sinbad -Live, Alderman Moreno encouraged all to come out and support this worthy cause.

Mr. Van Raes, Passed out the newly published brochures by River Action, it covers the Bike Trails on the Illinois and Iowa sides of the river in the Quad Cities.

RECESS SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to go directly into the Committee-of-the-Whole. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried. 7:06p.m.

RECONVENED SESSION: A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to reconvene the City Council Meeting. Upon roll the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, and Doose. Motion carried. 7:15p.m.

CLOSED SESSION: A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to go into Executive Close Session to discuss Exempt Salary Schedule. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried. 7:16p.m.

OPEN SESSION: A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, for the City Council to go back into open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried. 7:21p.m.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve raises in the range of 0-2.9% for the Exempt Salaried Employee's. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Voting Against: Alderman Heiland. Motion carried 6-1.

ADJOURNMENT A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried. 7:25p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

 

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