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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 04/03/2006

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 City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll. The following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Gary Westbrook.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA
None

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Clerk Holmes passed.

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:
Ø Approval of the City Council Minutes of March 20, 2006
Ø Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 20, 2006
Ø Approval of Salaries in the amount of $316,570.53
Ø Approval of Bills in the amount of $546,037.96
Ø Approval to form a Committee to review the Noise Control Ordinances.

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

REPORT BY THE MAYOR
PROCLAMATION
Mayor Thodos presented Melva and Melvin Howard with a proclamation in honor of their 55th Wedding Anniversary and their commitment to the community, Mayor Thodos then proclaimed April 7, 2006 as Melva and Melvin Howard Day in the City of East Moline, Illinois. Mr. & Mrs. Howard thanked Mayor Thodos and the City Council for the proclamation.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to accept the proclamation as presented and place on file. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

The Government Finance Officers Association notified Mayor Thodos that the City of East Moline Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2005 qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in FinancialReporting.The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The Certificate of Achievement plaque will be sent to Jim Hughes, Director of Finance and it is through this example that we encourage all government officials to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting.

PROMOTIONS (Chief Moreno)
Chief Moreno introduced to the City Council, and those present, Thomas Reagan and Darren Gault both of whom were recently promoted within the Police Department. The promotions became effective on April 2, 2006. Sgt. Thomas Reagan was promoted to Lieutenant, and Patrolman Darren Gault was promoted to Sergeant. Besides being promoted they will be in new positions starting the beginning of next month. Both of them will be in the Investigative Division. Ms. Diane Hosford of the Police & Fire Commission congratulated the officers on their promotions. Lt. Reagan, and Sgt. Gault were given the opportunity to introduce their families and address the City Council.

CITY ATTORNEY
RESOLUTION 06-13: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois,
Authorizing Execution of an Agreement between the City of East Moline and Wanda I. Ellis.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 06-13 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, and Meredith. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-14: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of an Agreement between the City of East Moline, and the Upper Rock Island County Landfill, Inc.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 06-14 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, and Meredith. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Heiland)
Alderman Heiland has four (4) items for discussion. All other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance, or Resolution.

Racer’s Edge (Alderman Doose)
Alderman Doose reported on the meeting to review the Noise Ordinances. This meeting included five (5) individuals and also included Mr. Dean Bull, as the Tavern Association Representative. Also in attendance were Robert Edwards, Percy Atwater and others. The consensus was to re-address this issue later if needed, but at this time the parties would try and work together for cooperation between the residents and the businesses.

Mr. Keehner questioned if the band has been secured (for the July 1st event), and if there was any additional information. Response: Mr. Mike Fisher stated therewould be four(4) opening bands each playing forty-five (45) minutes. “Quite Riot” will take the stage at approximately 10:00p.m and end by approximately 11:30p.m.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to allow Racer’s Edge to hold a July 1st event featuring Quite Riot as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, and Meredith. Motion carried.

Fire Department Personnel Shortage (Chief DeFrance)
The Fire Chief stated that the Fire Department is seriously understaffed based on the national standards. He mentioned at the budget meeting the need to bring the Fire Department back to its authorized strength and continue to plan for the growth of the City. It is requested that the City Council move to bring the Fire Department back to the established staffing levels as detailed in the City Code by hiring one (1) additional firefighter. This would bring the department total to 36.

A lengthy discussion was held with regards to possible increase in the tax levy placing of a referendum on the ballot. This, which would allow the citizens to decide. Other possible funding sources, and response time since the I-5 corridor is growing and the closest fire station is on Morton Drive. The response time from that station would take 10-15 minutes.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to hire an additional firefighter with this year’s revenue coming from Landfill Host Fees. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, and Doose. Opposed: Alderman Meredith. Motion carried. 6-1

LED Traffic Light Replacement City Wide (Mr. Lauper)
Two alternate bids have been received from suppliers to furnish materials specified for the LED Traffic Light Replacement Project. Below is a list of the alternate bids to furnish the materials:

Browns Traffic Products, Inc. $59,736.00 Trastar $60,773.82

The Engineer’s Estimate of Cost for the alternate bid was $67,008.10.
It is recommended that Brown Traffic Products, Inc.’s alternate bid of $59,736.00 be accepted and the contract to furnish the materials be awarded to them.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to accept the low Alternate Bid from Browns Traffic Products, Inc. in the amount of $59,736.00. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, and Meredith. Motion carried.

Avenue of the Cities Fire Station Furnace (Chief DeFrance)
Chief DeFrance informed the City Council that a problem has been discovered with the furnace at the Avenue of the Cities Fire Station. The furnace is omitting carbonmonoxide at 30 parts per-million. It is believed that problem is in the Truck Room. We have contacted the followingfour (4) contractors: J.L. Brady, Northwest, Mechanical, Regan Mechanical, and Bornhoeft.

At this time it is requested to roll over any existing funds into the next year. The department just received reimbursement for training and that money can help with the purchase of a new furnace for the truck room. This item is information only.

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.

Mr. Hughes: Updated the City Council on the status of Senate Bill 2691 (Alternative General Homestead Exemption). This bill would increase the property tax exemption to $60.000 and is now in the Rules Committee. Mr. Hughes thanked the Fire Fighters Union for lobbying against this bill. It would have resulted in shifting of the property tax burden from one group of taxpayers to other.

Mr. Drake: Distributed the new Water Quality Report. These will be included in customer’s bills on May 1st, and on June 1st. According to Mr. Drake the most important part of the report is the sampling results. The City had no violations. Mr. Drake commended Mr. Ross for doing a great job of managing the water samples.

Mr. Keehner: Thanked everyone who attended the Economic Development Summit on March 31st. It was appreciated the City receive complements on the presentations, and many of positive comments.

Tomorrow Silvis City Council will be voting on the Enterprise Zone. There will be a number of individuals addressing the Council and we will be addressing the Silvis City Council on the Enterprise Zone issue.

The Florence Aldridge Center has a roof leak. The water is running down into an electrical fixture inside the building. A new roof will be needed. Some parts of the existing roof are still under warranty.

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

Douglas Riel 21912 Barstow Rd. – If the Enterprise Zone passes, does the City of East Moline, plan to submit the project to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). as a high impact project? Mr. Keehner: If the Enterprise Zone passes the City of East Moline will put forward its application on Wednesday or Thursday.

Alderman Moreno: When will the City begin enforcing the Leaf Burning Ordinance? Chief Moreno stated that enforcement will begin in May and information will be included in water bills.
Alderman Puentes: Acknowledged and applauded Ms. Drucilla Johnson for her outstanding work as a Red Cross and community volunteer.

RECESS COUNCIL MEETING
A Motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to recess the City Council meeting and 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. 7:37p.m.

RECONVENE COUNCIL MEETING
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. 8:36p.m.

Alderman Meredith leaves at 8:47p.m.

EXECUTIVE CLOSED SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to go into Executive Closed Session to discuss AFSCME Negotiations. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, and Doose. Motion carried. 8:47p.m.

OPEN SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, for the City Council to go back into open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno and Doose. Motion carried. 9:10p.m.

Mayor Thodos: No action was taken in closed session.

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 and Doose. Motion carried. 9:11p.m.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

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