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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 03/06/2006

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 Deputy City Kathryn Motzer, to call the roll. The following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Gary Westbrook. Alderman Puentes is on vacation.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA
None

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
None

CONSENT AGENDA
Deputy Clerk Motzer read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:
Ø Approval of the City Council Minutes of February 21, 2006
Ø Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 21, 2006
Ø Approval of Salaries in the amount of $308,163.69
Ø Approval of Bills in the amount of $691,315.34

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

REPORT BY THE MAYOR
Mayor Thodos informed the Council of new lapel pins that the City had made. The design was created by the Confidential Secretaries at the Annex. They are available if anyone would like some to hand out at different events.

Mayor Thodos informed the Council of a letter from Berneita Immesoeta requesting that the American Legion, Auxillary Post 227 be allowed a road block on 15th Avenue on May 19 & 20 to hand out poppies for Poppy Days.

A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Kelley, to concur with the request. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook. Motion carried.

Mayor Thodos, Mr. Keehner and Mr. Hughes will be traveling to Washington DC with a a group for the QC area of about 95 people to do lobbying for special funding. They will return on Friday evening.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 06-07: An Ordinance Authorizing The Filing Of A Petition For Demolition Of The Buildings Located At 734 20th Street, East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Kelley, seconded by Moreno, to waive the reading of Ordinance 06-07. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook. Motion carried

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

ORDINANCE 06-08: An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, Approving The Petition Of Riverstone Group, Inc. For The Disconnection Of Hampton Parcel 814 From The City Of East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Heiland, to waive the reading of Ordinance 06-08. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook. Motion carried

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

RESOLUTION 06-09: A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, Expressing Its intentions Of Extending Sanitary Sewer And Water Services To The Residents Of The Meersman And Babcock Additions.

Alderman Westbrook express some concerns about the Babcock and Meersman additions and the cost associated with the hook ups. Concern was expressed about the residents not being fully aware of what was going on. City Attorney Phares reported that informational meetings should be help inform the residents of what factors are involved and how Triumph can help. The resolution is intended to encourage residents.

A motion was made by Kelley, seconded by Moreno, adopt Resolution 06-09 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, and Kelley. Alderman Westbrook passed. Motion carried

OTHER:
Steve Nelson addressed the Council that he is on the Board of Trustees for WIU and is excited about the new QC Campus and thanked the City of East Moline for their support in this project.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Westbrook)
No items for discussion

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.

Keehner: Spoke of the trip to DC for the 2006 projects and funding

Hughes: March 13 and 15 from 3:30 – 5:30 Budget Workshops and 3/27

Drake: March 27 at the Budget Workshop a presentation of the comprehensive study at the Water Plant will be presented

Piatt: The study at the Wastewater Plant is ready and will be presented at the March 20 Council meeting with a representative from HR Green in attendance

Ald. Meredith: Complimented Ald. Westbrook on a letter he wrote for an editorial in the paper. Also gave a summary of the new RICO Animal Shelter open house.

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

Ann Schafer: works for Representative Mike Boland and wanted to introduce herself to the Council and Department Heads and offer her assistance to the City.

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: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Westbrook. Motion carried. 6:55 PM

RECONVENE COUNCIL MEETING
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to reconvene the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Westbrook. Motion carried. 7:08 PM

TRIUMPH VIDEO
Mr. Keehner played a video shot by the mayor during the visit to Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, MO.

EXECUTIVE CLOSED SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to go into Executive Closed Session to discuss the following:
· PERSONNEL – Discuss Contract with Individual Employee for Retirement Benefits
Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Westbrook. Motion carried. 7:43 PM

OPEN SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, for the City Council to go back into open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Westbrook. Motion carried. 8:20 PM

Action taken from Closed Session: A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith accept the retirement agreement for William Lauper as read by City Attorney Phares. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Westbrook. Motion carried.

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: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, and Westbrook. Motion carried. 8:25 PM

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


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