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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 03/18/2002


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 Kathryn VenHuizen, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Alderman Rick Meredith was absent.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT

The filing period closed on March 18, 2002 at 5:00 pm for the petitions regarding the $5,000,000 General Obligation Alternate Bonds (Waterworks and Sewerage Alternate Revenue Source). No petitions were filed at the Clerk’s office.

CONSENT AGENDA

· Approval of City Council Minutes of March 4, 2002
· Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of March 4, 2002
· Approval of City Council Minutes of March 11, 2002
· Approval of Salaries in the amount of $282,745.54
· Approval of bills in the amount of $895,225.43
· Approval of a proclamation proclaiming Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
· Approval for the Full Gospel Church of God to hold a “Cross Walk” on March 29th.
· Approval of the Affirmative Action Plan.

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

REPORT BY MAYOR

PRESENTATION:

Kathryn VenHuizen read a proclamation proclaiming March 19, 2002 as Joel Siria in the City of East Moline. Mayor Moreno congratulated United Township High School Student Joel Siria on his accomplishment and his recognition as being named one of the State’s top honorees in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Mr. Siria addressed the City Council sharing how he was selected for the honor and described how he started a program to raise $9,000 for a fellow student to receive a van.

APPOINTMENT:

Mayor Moreno announced an appointment of Tawyna Kistler-Hoff to the Library Board.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve the appointment of Tawyna Kistler-Hoff to the Library Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Teague.

OTHER:

Mayor Moreno reported on the delegations trip to Washington D.C. to do lobbying for the Arsenal.

CITY ATTORNEY

RESOLUTION 02-10: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the substitution of a bank letter of credit by Tyson Foods, Inc., successor owner of the IBP Facility in Joslin, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve Resolution 02-10 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 02-11: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the execution of a lease Agreement between the City of East Moline and the East Moline Grade School District No. 37 of East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Resolution 02-11 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Moreno)

Steve Verdick presented the council with information on a Tentative Budget for fiscal year 2003. Mr. Verdick informed the council the budget is tentative and is still subject to change but it must be passed so a public hearing can be set for public comment.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley to approve the tentative budget as presented and schedule a public hearing for April 1st at 6:00 PM for public comment. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Teague.

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 Department.

Mayor Moreno conveyed his appreciation to city staff for an outstanding job on the budget.

Bill Lauper informed the council to get back to him on their wish list for City street repairs.

Steve Verdick informed the council that an Ad has been placed seeking a replacement for the Director of Water Filtration. He also informed the council that the City is working together to cover this position in the interim with Howard Ross, Bruce Willemarck and Bill Lauper all taking on additional responsibilities.

Howard Ross also took the opportunity to express his appreciation of Mr. Scully’s work at the Water Plant and to inform the council of the lead people in the Union helping out in the absence of a director.

FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Mayor Moreno gave member of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.

None

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 6:55 P.M.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Kathryn VenHuizen, Finance Secretary

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