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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 6:30 P.M. ON March 5th, 2007

   

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, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley, Gary Westbrook and Mayor Thodos.  Absent: none.   ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA Tim Kammler, Director of Engineering, and Dean Piatt, Wastewater Treatment Director, requested that Item Number One (1) on the Committee-of-the-Whole agenda be considered at the regular City Council Meeting due to time constraints by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Mayor Thodos placed this item on the City Council's Committee-of-the-Whole report.   CITY CLERKS REPORT   City Clerk Van Raes passed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Deputy City Clerk Van Raes read the Consent Agenda that included the following: a)      Approval of the City Council Minutes of February 20, 2007 b)      Approval of the Committee-of-the-Whole Minutes of February 20, 2007 c)      Approval of Salaries paid in the amount of $325,411.35 d)      Approval of Bills in the amount of $897,741.29 e)      Approval two (2) John Deere X740 Mowers from low bidder Holland & Sons of Geneseo for $13,567 and one (1) Kuboda F3680 mower from Anchor Lumber of Silvis for $13,350.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Kelley, Westbrook, Moreno, Doose and Meredith.  Motion carried.   REPORT BY THE MAYOR ·        Mayor Thodos read a proclamation for "Brain Awareness Week".  Ms. Judy Blad of the Moline Pilot Club was present to receive the proclamation.   ·        Mayor Thodos introduced Ms. Tracy Greer, President of the East Moline Education Association and a teacher at Glenview Middle School.  Ms. Greer addressed the Council on education funding reform legislation for Illinois.   ·        Mayor Thodos reported on correspondence from the East Moline American Legion requesting permission to hold a "Poppy Roadblock" on May 18, 2007.    A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to allow the roadblock.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.   ·        Mayor Thodos reported that East Moline resident Vi Mitton will celebrate her 103rd birthday on March 7th, 2007.   ·        Mayor Thodos introduced Mr. Alan Ross, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.  Mr. Ross addressed the Council on a project called "Co-Existence".  This is an outdoor art exhibit that will be in the Quad Cities in September.  Mr. Ross showed a short video presentation that explained the art exhibit.   CITY ATTORNEY q       City Attorney William Phares presented Ordinance 07-04, An ordinance amending Chapter 1, entitled "building code", Chapter 3, entitled "plumbing code" and chapter 11, entitled, "mechanical code," all of title 4, entitled "building regulations" of the city code of the city of east moline, Illinois of 1974 as amended.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 07-04. Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 07-04.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.  Motion carried.   q       City Attorney William Phares presented RESOLUTION 07-04, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, extending the current operational budget as submitted by the pool board and the facilities joint use agreement for a 5-year period expiring April 30, 2012.   A motion is made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Resolution 07-04. Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.  Motion carried.   q       City Attorney William Phares presented Resolution 07-05, A resolution for improvement by municipality under the illinois highway code.   A motion is made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt RESOLUTION 07-05. Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.  Motion carried.   q       City Attorney William Phares presented Resolution 07-06, A resolution of the city council of the city of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of an agreement for professional services with mcclure engineering associates, inc., to provide construction engineering services for the 12th street paving project.   A motion is made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt RESOLUTION 07-06. Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.  Motion carried.   q       City Attorney William Phares presented Resolution 07-07, A Resolution of the city council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, accepting the bid of and awarding to brandt construciton company the 12th Street paving project in the city of East Moline, for the amount of $470,776.75, which will be paid with MFT funds.   A motion is made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Resolution 07-07. Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.  Motion carried.   COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Meredith) Alderman Meredith asked Director of Engineering Tim Kammler and Director of Wastewater Treatment, Dean Piatt, to present the WWTP Preliminary Engineering Contract.  (This item was moved from the Committee-of-the-Whole agenda in order to comply with EPA time constraints.)   BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION In 2006, the City contracted with Howard R. Green Company to perform a study of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), lift stations and sanitary sewer collection system and prepare a comprehensive facility plan with recommendations on how to bring failing wastewater infrastructure up to EPA standards.  The H. R. Green study was necessitated as the WWTP had fallen out of EPA compliance due to aging equipment and infrastructure, and the EPA had cited the City for violations from their regulations.  The H. R. Green Facility Plan was submitted to the EPA for review and comment, and given preliminary acceptance.  The H. R. Green facility plan was somewhat general in nature, and prior to performing final design and construction plans, a more specific scope and schedule of design and construction needs to be prepared and accepted by the EPA.  The H. R. Green facility plan was somewhat general in nature, and prior to performing final design and construction plans, a more specific scope and schedule of design and construction needs to be prepared and accepted by the EPA.   To select a consultant for the substantial amount of final design and construction phase engineering work for the WWTP improvements, City staff prepared and distributed a request for Statements of Qualifications to local consultants.  As part of this process, staff reviewed the SOQ's submitted, interviewed a short-list of consulting firms, and selected a preferred consultant in accordance with the State of Illinois Qualification Based Selection process.  The Consultant selected was the team of Veenstra & Kimm/McClure Engineering.   This contract is for the first phase of many phases of engineering work that will be required for the necessary WWTP and related improvements.  This "Preliminary Engineering" contract scope includes (1) the formal consultation, coordination and negotiation with Illinois EPA, (2) coordination necessary to obtain State Revolving Loan (SRF) funds, (3) Value engineering recommendations for potential cost savings over the original H. R. Green Facility Plan, (4) Peak Flow Handling Analysis, and (5) Baseline Survey Analysis.   RECOMMENDATION:  Approve contract.   BUDGET IMPACT:  $30,000.00 from $7 Million Dollar Water & Sewer Improvement Bonds.   Mr. Leo Foley of Veenstra & Kimm addressed the City Council on various aspects of the project and the contract.   A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to approve the request for preliminary approval, pending the City Attorney's review of the contract.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, and Kelley.  Motion carried.   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.   Mr. Drake, Director of Water Treatment, reported on pump repairs at the water plant.   Mr. Piatt, Director of Wastewater Treatment, reported on emergency check valve repairs at the Wastewater Plant.  Mr. Piatt also reported that the lighting at the plant would need to be upgraded.  This is an OSHA issue requiring an "Arc Flash Evaluation".   Chief Moreno reported on the resignation of a police officer.   Mr. Kammler, Director of Engineering, informed the City Council of a traffic signal issue at 19th Street and 18th Avenue.  The problem is with the "turn arrow".  The City is working with the Illinois Department of Transportation on the problem.   Mr. Keehner, City Administrator, informed the City Council that Mayor Thodos would be the guest speaker at a Chamber of Commerce Leadership Breakfast on March 27th.  Mr. Keehner also advised the City Council on the water provided to Silvis when that city recently had two fires.   Fire Chief DeFrance reported to the City Council on the approval of a grant application made to the Department of Homeland Security.  The grant is for $39,000.  (Grant letter on file).   Alderman Puentes commented on grant administration.  He also gave appreciation to East Moline Firefighters, especially Capt. Gary Whitmire, and Lt. Jay McGowan, for their efforts in fire investigation.   Alderman Moreno informed the City Council that the East Moline/Silvis Soccer Club has received a $6,000 grant for new field goals.   FIVE-MINUTE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION Mayor Thodos gave East Moline residents in the audience the opportunity to address the City Council:  None.   RECESS SESSION A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to recess the City Council meeting in order to proceed with the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith.  Motion carried. (7:18 p.m.)   RECONVENE SESSION: A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to reconvene the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith.  Motion carried.  7:53 p.m.   (Mayor Thodos calls for a short break.)   CLOSED SESSION: A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to go into closed session for the purpose of discussing Pending Litigation. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith.  Motion carried.  8:01 p.m.   OPEN SESSION: A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to return to open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith.  Motion carried.  8:35 p.m.     ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith.  Motion carried.  8:35 p.m.  Minutes taken and submitted by,  _______________________________________ Richard Van Raes, Deputy City Clerk  

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