Mayor Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.
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, Luis Puentes, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Luis Moreno (working).
City Clerk Holmes read into the minutes of the Special Meeting the Public Notice that was given and the producers that were followed in giving notice to the public. Notice was provided to all news media.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider the adoption of an Ordinance Imposing a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax of the City of East Moline, Illinois, pursuant to authority by referendum approved March 16, 2004. This notice was posted 48 hours prior to this Special Meeting.
ORDINANCE 04-07: An Ordinance Imposing A Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailer's Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax at the Rate of ½ Percent.
A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Doose, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-07. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Ordinance 04-07 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.
Attorney Phares reviewed the procedures that must be followed in order for the City of East Moline to start collecting the sales tax. The Finance Director is to file a certified copy or Ordinance 04-07 and Ordinance 03-25, and then a certification from the County Clerk of the approval of the referendum. These documents will be sent to the Department of Revenue.
Attorney Phares received a letter dated March 19, 2004 from Attorney Robert Noe regarding Cravens vs. Peterson and the City of East Moline. Informing all parties involved that a verdict was rendered in favor of the defendants, Thomas K. Peterson and the City of East Moline. Mr. Phares distributed a copy of the letter to the Mayor and City Council members.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 5:10p.m.