MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR
Mayor Jose 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, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague.
CITY CLERK'S REPORT None
· Approval of City Council Minutes of April 1, 2002
A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following Aldermen voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried.
REPORT BY MAYOR PRESENTATION: Award Presentation (Chief Freeman) Chief Freeman introduced Ms. Pam Tone of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Officers Luke Blaser, Kevin Johnson, Brian Morrisey and Stacey Bollinger were awarded Certificates of Excellence by Ms. Tone. MAAD and the Department of Transportation developed a program to honor top DUI enforcers in our area. From January 1, to November 1, 2001, Officer Luke Blaser had 10 DUI Arrest, Officer Stacey Bollinger had 10 DUI Arrest, Officer Kevin Johnson had 24 DUI Arrest and Officer Brian Morrisey had 53 DUI Arrest for a combine total of 97 DUI Arrest. Ms. Tone commended them for a job well done. The second Certificate of Excellence was presented to Officer Brian Morrisey, Officer Luke Blaser and Officer Kevin Johnson by Chief Freeman in recognition of exceptional DUI enforcement against intoxicated motorist. Mayor Moreno thanked Ms. Tone for coming to the City Council Meeting to present these awards he also, reminded everyone of the MADD Dash Run to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 8:00a.m. The race will begin at the First Christian Church on 7th Street. Ms. Tone encouraged all to come out and support their effort. Last year in the State of Illinois 637 victims were lost to DUI violations.
Blood Drive Update:
Mayor Moreno, thanked the East Moline Fire Department, Capt. Rodney Rossow, Lt. Michael Claus and Union Local # 929 in establishing our first Blood Drive in the City of East Moline, held at the Fire Station on Morton Drive. A very special thank you to Capt. Rossow's daughter Nichole, she was the number 1 volunteer for the event. Capt. Rossow reported there were nineteen (19) donors, and fifteen (15) of them were first time donors. Plans are being made to have another Blood Drive sometime in August 2002.
Introduction of New Economic Development Manager:
Mayor Moreno introduced Mr. Rich Keehner to the Council and the Public as the City of East Moline, new Economic Development Manager. Mr. Keehner thanked the City of East Moline for affording him this opportunity and is looking forward to working with all in the future.
Spring Clean-up Week:
Mayor Moreno, reminder this week is Spring Clean-up week in the City of East Moline.
Communication to Governor Ryan:
Mayor Moreno read a letter that he sent to Governor Ryan, dated April 12, 2002 regarding the possible closing of the East Moline Correctional Center (See Attachment). Mayor Moreno stated it is a touchy and important issue for all of us that operate the City of East Moline. The City has been in communication with the Warden at the EMCC (East Moline Correctional Center) and in Springfield with our local legislators Senator Jacobs, Rep. Boland, and Congressman Evans office. Mayor Moreno has met with the Union President on two occasions; there will be a rally at the UAW Hall on Saturday April 27, 2002 at 1:00p.m. asking that all come out and support this effort as we do not and cannot afford to lose these jobs.
Mayor Moreno introduced and welcomed members of the Silvis City Council, City Clerk Barb Fox, Alderman Bob Cervantes and Alderman Kitty Lopez.
Mayor Moreno reminded all that the week of April 21-27 is National Volunteer. On April 20th will be cleaning Butterworth Park for Green & Clean. On May 18th the Florence Aldridge Center will be sponsoring a Bowl-a-Thon, money will go towards the building of a new Day Care Center. Mayor Moreno encouraged all to participate in these activities.
ORDINANCE 02-13: An Ordinance adopting the budget for all corporate purpose of the City of East Moline, Illinois, in lieu of the appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year commencing on the 1st day of May, 2002 and ending on the 30th day of April, 2003. A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 02-13. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried. A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt Ordinance 02-13 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, and Moreno. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION 02-14: A Resolution of the City of East Moline, Illinois, creating the positions and authorizing the temporary appointment of two employees as Information Technologist to perform maintenance on the computer network and record management systems of the City of East Moline, Illinois. A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve Resolution 02-14 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried.
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Doose) Ditch Relocation and Control Structure, East of 26th Street Court (Lauper)
Mr. Lauper informed the Council that on March 22, 2002 bids were received for the above project. Based upon these results and terms of the bid and contract documents, it is recommended that the project's Base Bid be awarded to Eagle Ridge Construction, in the amount of $106,395.00, provided they are able to furnish the required bonds and execute the agreement. If these items are not furnished, as required by the bid and contract documents, then the award shall be given to the second most responsive bidder, Phoenix Corporation in the amount of $114,642.50. A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to award the bid to Eagle Ridge Construction in the amount of $106,395.00 subject to them providing the required contract documents. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, and Moreno. Motion carried.
Project Now Proposal (CDAP Housing Rehab Grant)
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve Project Now request as presented on April 1, 2002. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, and Moreno. Motion carried.
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.
Chief Freeman, within the next two weeks will be sending information regarding the upcoming Memorial Service.
Bill Lauper, Working on the Seal Coating and patching program for this year.
Steve Verdick, Informed the Council at the request of Mayor Moreno, arrangements have been made for the May 20th Council Meeting to be held at North Hill Retirement Village, notication will be sent out by the City Clerk. Starting next week interviews will begin for the Water Plant Directors Position, we have some very good candidates, and hopefully by the next Council meeting we might have a possible canadite for your consideration.
Jim Hughes, Reminded all Alderman April 30, 2002 ends our fiscal year and shortly there after we will begin our audit procedures. In the next two weeks the Audit Committee will be meeting To decide what aspects of our City government would earn a special review.
Bruce Willemarck, The week of April 15th - 19th is Annual Spring Clean-up Week, bulk items will be picked up on your regular garbage day. Annual Green and Clean will be on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00a.m to Noon, all volunteers are ask to meet at the City Garage at 8:30a.m. to get work assignments. Lunch will be provide for volunteers after the clean up. There will be three demonstrations of the Street Patching Machine in various parts of the City.
Alderman Thodos, Thanked Chief DeFrance, and Chief Freeman for hosting the Girl Scouts cookout.
Alderman Moreno, Applauded Reporter Amy Thon, for the excellent job she does covering the Council meetings for the City of East Moline.
FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION Mayor Moreno gave member of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.
Mr. Tony Banasek on behalf of the businesses, welcomed Mr. Keehner back to the City of East Moline and they are looking forward to working with him, also invited Mr. Keehner to attend a Main Street Association meeting in the near future.
Recess Session A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to recess and go into the Committee-of- The-Whole. Upon voice vote all in attendance voted in favor. Unanimous. 7:15p.m.
Reconvene Session A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley to reconvene the City Council meeting and go into closed session to discuss City Administrator/ City Attorney Performance Evaluations. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:32p.m.
Open Session A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Thodos, for the Council to go back into open session. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Unanimous. 8:00p.m.
ADJOURNMENT A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos and Moreno. Motion carried. 8:02p.m.
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