[ close without saving ]
[ close ]
[ close & refresh ]
[ close without saving ]
[ close ]
[ close & refresh ]

 

Home

Calendar
of Events

City
Departments

City
Forms

Announcements
& Reports

 Mayor &
City Council

 Job
 Opportunities

 

Apr 17, 2014
Spring Clean Up Week

Apr 18, 2014
Spring Clean Up Week

Apr 21, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Apr 26, 2014 8:00 AM
Nancy Tragarz Annual Spring Clean-up

Apr 26, 2014 9:00 AM
Watertown Clean Up

May 04, 2014
Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 05, 2014
Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 05, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

May 19, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

May 26, 2014
City Offices Closed - Memorial Day

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 04/05/2004

 
PLEDGE
Mayor 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 Deputy City Clerk Kathryn VenHuizen, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Alderman Helen Heiland was not present, she is out of town.

CITY CLERK'S REPORT
None

CONSENT AGENDA
A) Approval of the City Council Minutes of March 15, 2004
B) Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of March 15, 2004
C) Approval of the Special Council Meeting held on March 22, 2004
D) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $298,744.04
E) Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,094,743.06

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

REPORT BY MAYOR
None

CITY ATTORNEY
A) ORDINANCES

04-08: An Ordinance Amending Section 9-3-1 Entitled "No Parking Places" Of Chapter 3, Entitled "Parking Rules", Of Title 9, Entitled "Traffic", Of The City Code Of The City Of East Moline Of 1974, And As Amended.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-08. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Meredith to adopt Ordinance 04-08 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

04-09: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 6, Entitled "Curfew" Of Title 6, Entitled "Police Regulations", Of The City Code Of The City Of East Moline Of 1974, And As Amended.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-09. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Puentes to adopt Ordinance 04-09 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

B) RESOLUTIONS

04-04: IL DOT Resolution for Improvement by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code. A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno to accept Resolution 04-04 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Meredith)
Alderman Meredith informed the Council that all items from the previous meeting have been acted upon. Mayor Moreno informed the Council that there is an addition to the Agenda regarding a Workers Comp issue and asked Mr. Verdick to update the Council.

Steve Verdick informed the Council that he receive a letter from Attorney Steve Nelson regarding a pending workers comp claim that had gone to arbitration. Mr. Verdick gave a brief history to the Council, an employee formerly in Water Distribution hurt her neck/shoulder in 1999 by turning a valve resulting in surgery. The surgery was not 100% successful. The employee filed for loss of body use and per previous discussions with the Council they had approved a settlement of up to 30%. The employee was asking for 40%.

The arbitrator awarded the settlement at 32%, totaling $71,313.60. Mr. Verdick did inform the Council that there is an appeal process but that very rarely is an arbitrator's decision overturned and that would generate more lawyer fees.

A Motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the settlement at a rate of 32%, totaling $71,313.60, for the workers comp claim. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, 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 Departments.

Verdick: The Sales Tax Referendum has been submitted in a timely matter for the increase to go into effect July 1, 2004. The Meter Reader from the Finance Office has hand delivered a letter to most of the area businesses.

Hughes: next week the City Web page will move in house and hosted on the City Server. This will make changes easier to make and more online forms will soon be available.

Gryp: The Maintenance Service Department will be moving into the new facility by the 14th.

Drake: Consumer confidence report has been published and delivered to ½ of the City by enclosing the brochure with the Water bills mailed on March 31, the other ½ of the City will be mailed with the Water bills on April 30.

Piatt: There will be a bid opening tomorrow on the capital improvement project. More info will be available at the April 19 meeting.

DeVrieze: Passes

Lauper: Riverfront Bike Path progressing

Keehner: Representatives in attendance from Metrolink and will do a presentation during the COW meeting. The Brownsfield grant documents have all been submitted and has made contacts to help push the request along

DeFrance: Introduced his son Shawn who is attending his first Council meeting.

FIVE- MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICPATION
Mayor Moreno gave members of the audience the opportunity to ddress the City Council.

Henry Plude, 643 32nd Avenue, East Moline Wanted to ask why the Street department was plowing snow and causing damage to the City streets when there was no snow on the streets. He presented Mr. Gryp with pictures of the street damage and a baggie with portions of the torn up street.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 6:55p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

Go Back to Council Minutes 2004

Go Back to Council Minutes Main Page 

You have entered no search criteria.