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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 05/03/2004

PLEDGE
Mayor Jose Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.
Mayor Moreno asked for a moment of silence in honor of Sgt. Landis Garrison, he was a former East Moline Police Explorer, who was killed while serving his country in Iraq.

ROLL CALL
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, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Clerk Holmes received an invitation from the Aldridge Early Learning Center inviting the Mayor, City Council and the Community to attend their Public Open House that will be held on Sunday May 16, 2004 from 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. The new Daycare building is finished and located at 489 27th Street, East Moline, help use to celebrate this special accomplishment.

CONSENT AGENDA
A) Approval of City Council Minutes of April 19, 2004
B) Approval of Committee-of-the Whole Minutes of April 19, 2004
C) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $312,515.47
D) Approval of Bills in the amount of $734,279.95
E) Acceptance of a Proclamation Proclaiming May 2-8 as Municipal Clerks Week
F) Acceptance of a Proclamation Proclaiming May 9-15 as Quad Cities Nation Women’s Health Week

Mayor Moreno directed Clerk Holmes to read the Proclamation designating May 9-15 as Quad Cities National Women’s Health Week. Mayor Moreno presented the proclamation to Ms. Drucilla Johnson. Ms. Johnson expressed her sincere thanks to the Mayor and City Council for the proclamation, this is the first time this event has been held in the Quad Cities, calendar of events for the week was made available to all.

Mayor Moreno read the Proclamation designating May 2 through May 8, 2004 as Municipal Clerks Week, and presented City Clerk Holmes with the proclamation.

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

REPORT BY MAYOR
PROCLAMATIONS
Mayor Moreno invited everyone to a bus trip on Saturday May 8th at 8:30a.m. we are going to take a ride on the MetroLink Buses. The Mayor encouraged the Elected Officials, City Staff, the public and anyone who would like to come along, and appreciate what a great transit system that we have in our community. We will be meeting in front of the old Chuck’s Marina to board the buses.

Mayor Moreno, on Saturday May 15, 2004 we will be having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House at our new Maintenance Services Facility, located at 1200 13th Avenue, East Moline from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Letter of Resignation:
Mayor Moreno read the resignation letter from Jane Vance, who is resigning her position as Chemist/ Pretreatment Coordinator of the East Moline Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Ms. Vance last day of employment will be May 5, 2004.

Mayor Moreno informed the City Council, he will be making the Annual Appointment to the Boards and Committee’s at the May 17th Council Meeting, also will reorganize the Council Appointments to the various Committees.

National Day of Prayer:
Thursday May 6, 2004 you are invited to attend the local observance of the National Day of Prayer, here at City Hall in East Moline at 12:00a.m.

Mayor Moreno informed the City Council, he would like to dispel any rumors that he has already made up his mind as to who will be the next Police Chief. We have a great pool of candidates, next week the interviewing process will begin, and within the next 2 to 3 weeks the position should be filled.

Administrative Order 2004-01:
Mayor Moreno informed the City Council that he has put out an Administrative Order, effective as of today and it is posted in all the Departments throughout the City of East Moline. Mayor Moreno read the letter regarding designated Smoking Areas for all department and by January 1, 2005 for all city buildings to smoke free (See Attached Letter).

Presentations:
Centennial Community Recognition Awards:
Mayor Moreno introduced the Chairman of the Centennial Committee, the Honorable Mark VandeWiele. As part of East Moline’s Centennial Celebration we wanted to recognize up to 10 people or entities that have contributed to East Moline’s success during the last 100 years (1903-2003). Nominees could be Individuals, Families, Groups, Business or Corporations. This contribution could be in the form of leadership, service work, providing employment, bringing recognition to the City of East Moline, or improving the quality of life in East Moline.

Recognition was given to the following recipients for their contributions to the City of East Moline over the past One-Hundred Years.

· John Deere Harvester Works and International Harvester, for manufacturing of farm implements.
· Metrobank (formerly East Moline State Bank), for their contribution in the area of finance.
· The Florence Aldridge Center, for providing a recreational facility for the youth of our community.
· Russell Smith and Gene McCarter, excellence in Educational Leadership
· The Baecke Family, for their work in business and real estate.
· The Banaszek Family, involvement in the community and local government.
· The Jacobs Family. for leadership in state and local government and business.
· The Perez Family, for leadership in Junior Panther Football and business.
· The Reynolds Family, for regional business.
· The Vyncke Family, for participation in local government and youth sports.
· The Warren Family, for their involvement in community business.

Mayor Moreno congratulated all the recipients and thanked them for their support and involvement in our community. Each recipient was given the opportunity to address the City Council.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 04-14: An Ordinance Authorizing the Sale of Surplus Equipment formerly used in the Police Department of the City of East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-14. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Ordinance 04-14 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 04-15: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, repealing Chapter 4, Entitled “Animals”, and Chapter 5, Entitled “Dogs and Cats”, of Title 6, Entitled “Police Regulations” and Adopting a New Chapter 4, Entitled “Animals” and a New Chapter 5, Entitled “Dogs and Cats”, of Title 6, Entitled “Police Regulations” of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-015. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Ordinance 04-15 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 04-16: An Ordinance Amending Section 3-7-6 Entitled “License Fees, “ of Chapter 7, Entitled “Liquor Dealers,” of Title 3, Entitled “Business Regulations,” of the City Code of the City of East Moline of 1974 And As Amended.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-16. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 04-16 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 04-17: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Setting the Official Assessment Fee for Water Hookup Fees for the Babcock and Meersman Additions of the City of East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance
04-17. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 04-17 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 04-18: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Repealing Section 1-19-17 Entitled “State Gift Ban Act”, of Chapter 19 Entitled “Officers and Employees” of Title 1 Entitled “Administrative” And By The Adoption Of A New Section 1-19-17 Entitled “Ethics Ordinance”.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-18.
Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Ordinance 04-18 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 04-05: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of a Redevelopment Agreement – Kennedy Square Jewel/Osco Project Between the City of East Moline, Illinois, and Kennedy Square Properties, Inc.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Resolution 04-05 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

Mr. Keehner reviewed Resolution 04-05 regarding Project Elements of the Redevelopment Agreement.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Kelley)
Alderman Kelley, all items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance or Resolution.

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.

Lauper: Slowly getting office set up at the new building still have some files to transfer.

Verdick: Due to the resignation of Jane Vance, at this time Dean Piatt will be taking on Jane’s responsibilities temporarily.

Willemarck: There will be a Public Open House at our new Engineering and Maintenance Service Facility, located at 1200 13th Avenue, East Moline on Saturday May 15, 2004 from 9a.m. to 1p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m.

Construction Payments (Willemarck)
Taylor – Larson is the General Contractor for the New Engineering and Maintenance Service Facility. Due to a delay by the subcontractor providing lien waivers, payments to the Contractors have been delayed three (3) months. I am requesting the City Council approve the total payment of $148,447 to Taylor- Larson with the condition that the payment is made after all lien waivers are received.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to concur with the request as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

Alderman Teague: Sales tax clarification regarding the sidewalk program, does that program still exist I’ve received numerous inquiries about this. Mr. Willemarck informed Alderman Teague they have about $8,000 budgeted for replacement sidewalks, and it’s a 50/50 split.

FIVE- MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICPATION
Mayor Moreno gave members of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.
None


ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith and Kelley.
Motion carried.
7:40p.m.

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

 

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