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, and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Gary Kelley.
CITY CLERK’S REPORT City Clerk Holmes thanked the East Moline Police Department for allowing her the opportunity to ride along with Sgt. Showalter during his shift on June 1, 2002. It was very enlighting and interesting. It gave me a different perspective of what’s involved in their daily work routine and their commitment and dedication in protecting the citizens of the City of East Moline.
· Approval of City Council Minutes of May 20, 2002
AGENDA ITEMS: Item 5B under the Mayors Report pulled (Swearing in of officer).
REPORT BY MAYOR APPOINTMENTS:
Mayor Moreno, introduced Ms. Marcia Lintz of the Centennial Committee, they are now taking orders for its new T- Shirt with the Centennial Logo “It’s a Hop-pining”. The cost will be $10.00 per shirt regardless of the size. The T- Shirts will be made available to Elected Officials to showcase in the 4th of July parade.
Appointment of New Water Filtration Plant Director
Mayor Moreno informed the City Council of his appointment of Mr. Leath Drake as the new Water Filtration Plant Director for the City of East Moline. Starting salary in the amount of $64,000 per year. Mr. Drake’s start date will begin on July 1, 2002. A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Doose, to concur with the appointment of Mr. Drake as the new Director of Water Filtration. Mr. Drake will begin his employment on July 1, 2002, with a starting salary of $64,000 per year. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.
Capt. Roy Dowell introduced Jamie Whipple as their new Police Officer. Mr. Whipple served in the Military, he is a graduate of Black Hawk College, and resides in Colona. Mr. Whipple will be sworn in on June 14, 2002 and begin the Police Academy on June 17, 2002. Mr. Whipple was given the opportunity of addressing the City Council.
TIF Eligible Study (Keehner)
A TIF eligibility study is needed for the creation of a Tax Increment Finance District along 41st and 42nd Avenues. Cost of study not to exceed $30,000. A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve the request as presented with cost not to exceed $30,000. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Teague, Heiland. Thodos, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.
Mayor Moreno read a letter from Ms. Tess Mahalla of 3706 8th Avenue East Moline, Illinois regarding the poor and unsafe road conditions in the Babcock Addition (See Attachment).
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Meredith)
Alderman Meredith informed the City Council that all item were taken care of under the Consent Agenda.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.
Dean Piatt, Sewer surplus in decline, will be reviewing the waterwaste rates and come back with a recommendation.
Howard Ross, Divers will be coming to inspect the intake pipe in the river, more information to follow at the next meeting.
Steve Verdick, Received a check today in the amount of $5,000.00 from E & J Metal for the sale of scrap materials from the Foremost Building.
FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Mayor Moreno gave member of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council. None
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried. 6:50p.m.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
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