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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 06/07/2004
 

PLEDGE
Mayor Jose Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.
A moment of silence was given for President Ronald Reagan, who passed away Saturday June 5, 2004.

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.

ADDITION TO AGENDA
Mr. Lauper: Placed under Committee-of-the-Whole of the City Council Agenda bids for 11th Street Place Reconstruction.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Passed

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:
A) Approval of the Public Hearing Minutes of May 3, 2004
B) Approval of the City Council Minutes of May 17, 2004
C) Approval of the Committee-of-the Whole Minutes of May 17, 2004
D) Approval of Salaries from May 21, 2004 in the amount of $319,267.94
E) Approval of Salaries from June 4, 2004 in the amount of $311,762.93
F) Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,770,540.29
G) Approval to direct the City Administrator and City Attorney to notify the Board of Managers of the Florence Aldridge Center on City’s intent to re-negotiate the lease agreement.

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

REPORT BY MAYOR
Main Street Road Block Request
East Moline Main Street Association is requesting permission to hold a Hispanic Fiesta with live music, on Friday June 18, 2004 from 6:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. Permission is also being requested to closed 9th Street and 15th Avenue east of the intersection and west of the intersection 10th Street and 15th Avenue, closing time of 3:30p.m.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the request as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

Positive Happenings in the City of East Moline
1. The Liquor Box, a new business located in Ridgewood Shopping Center held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 5, 2004. The Mayor thanked Alderman Puentes and Chief Moreno for being there representing the City.
2. Ceremony and dedication at The Quarter was held on May 28, 2004. MetroLink will be providing Channel
Cat Service form Beacon Harbor on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the summer.
3. Music in the park was held in Wieman Park on June 2, 2004 sponsored by the East Moline Volunteer Core and the East Moline Park Board about 125 people was in attendance, hopefully this will become a tradition in East Moline.

4. Mayor Moreno read a letter from Mr. Paul DePauw inviting us to their East Moline BMX Speedway Nationals. The national was held on June 5th & 6th. The Mayor introduced Paul Depauw, who gave the history of BMX racing in the Quad Cities. Jordan Cheddester is 13 years old he lives in East Moline and is rated #1 in the country; he is the fastest racer in his age category. In September BMX will be hosting the State Championship for Illinois in our City. Mayor Moreno presented Jordan Cheddester with the GEM Award (Great East Moliner) Certificate of Appreciation for putting East Moline in a positive light.

Recognition of Police and Fire for the Rescue of Corbin J.R. Smith
On May 22nd at approximately 11:58a.m. the 911 system was activated for the East Moline Police and Fire Departments, to response to a little boy who had been playing in the area of 1451 17th Street near the storm sewer drain. Corbin J.R. Smith (10yrs) was playing in the area and washed into the storm pipe and traveled approximately 240 feet thru the storm pipe system, he was able to latch on to a ladder under a manhole cover. Fire personnel located the manhole cover in the middle of a field; they cut the lock from the grate and removed it. Sgt. John Reynolds lifted Corbin from the pipe. This was a dangerous situation, because of the amount rainfall that we have had.

The following Police Officers and Fire Fighters received a Meritorious Unit Citation Award for meritoriousactionresulting in the rescue of Corbin J.R. Smith from an underground storm drainpipe on May 22, 2004.

Chief Moreno presented awards to the following Police Officers: Sgt. John Reynolds and Officer Michael Hodshire thanked and commended them for a job well done.

Chief DeFrance presented awards to the following Fireman: Capt. Bruce Colmer, Lt. Mike Claus, Firefighters Fiona Arrizza, Todd Caves, Sean Genung, Hank Jones, Tony Lieving, Kent Ortman and John Wietting. They were all given the opportunity to address the City Council.

Mayor Moreno, congratulated and thanked them for a job well done, your actions have made a difference in the Smith Family. Also commended the engineering and maintenance staff for their quick response.

APPOINTMENTS:
Mayor Moreno made appointments to the following Boards and Committees and they are as follows: Civic Center, Economic Development Commission, Fire & Police Commission, Housing Authority of East Moline, commission on Human Relations, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Board, Plan Commission, Q.C. Riverfront Council, Standards & Appeals Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to proceed with the Mayors Appointments with the use of the Omnibus vote. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Puentes. Opposed: Alderman Heiland. Motion defeated. 6-1

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve the appointment of Marla Floyd to the Civic Center Authority Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, and Puentes. Oppose: Alderman Heiland. Motion carried. 6-1

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the reappointment of Cheri Bustos, Arletta Holmes, Matt Jefferson to the Economic Development Commission. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve the reappointment of Daniel Knox to the Fire & Police Commission. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the reappointment of Marla Floyd to the Housing Authority of East Moline. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the reappointment of Mark DeVrieze to the Commission on Human Relations. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve the reappointment of Sheryl Hanson, Nodie Kipp and Steven Strupp to the Library Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to approve the reappointment of Ken Pauly, Bea Brasel, Stephen DemBosky and Ben Zmuda,. New Appointments: Brian Stombaugh and John Oaks to the Parks & Recreation Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, Seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the reappointments of Dr. William Hearth Jr., James Hoffman, and Erwin Millen to the Plan Commission. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the reappointment of Ben Zmuda to the Quad City Riverfront Council. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the reappointment of John Boone, Robert DeBlaey, and Dr. Tom Ebalo to the Standard & Appeals Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the reappointment of James Hoffman and Ella May Winger to the Zoning & Appeals Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

Mayor Moreno has created an Ad Hoc Committee to address image and code issues in our downtown. The committee will consist of the following individuals: Crystal Mueller. Alderman Doose, Tony Banaszek, Don Morris, and Chuck Moody. The first meeting will be scheduled for next week.

Mayor Moreno made the following City Council Committee Assignments of the Alderman to various Committees for Fiscal Year Ending 2004/2005 (See Attachment).

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

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 04-20: An Ordinance changing the zoning and amendment of the zoning map of the City of East Moline, Illinois, attached to and make as part of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of East Moline, Illinois, of July 24, 1967 and as amended.

Mr. VanRaes reported that the Plan Commission received a request from Robert Simmons of 3820 14th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois to hold a public hearing for the property located at 2045 3rd Avenue, East Moline, Illinois. This property is the site of the former McKinnley School and the Holly Spirit Church.

The owners and the developer have requested that the zoning district be change from an R-3, One and Two Family Resident District, to an R5, Multi Family Residence. The Plan Commission held a public hearing on May 18, 2004 with no objections to the change in zoning district being put forth.

The Plan Commission recommends that Mr. Simmons request for the above change in zoning district be granted. Mr. Simmons addressed the City Council and the concept of his project.
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Doose, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-20. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt Ordinance 04-20 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 04-07: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of a Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement to provide indemnification in conjunction with the 4th of July fireworks to be conducted on or about July 4, 2004.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 04-07 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 04-08: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the execution of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources OSLAD/LWCT Project Grant Application for the Radden Park Renovation.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to table until Park Board meets and more information is available. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Teague)
Alderman Teague has two (2) items for discussion; all other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance or Resolution.

Sale of Parcel in GRIP (Rich Keehner)
The City has received a request to consider the sale of approximately three (3) acres of surplus public real estate located within the Great River Industrial Park (GRIP). See attached map.

A 25,000 square foot light manufacturing facility would be developed upon this site. This light manufacture, presently an East Moline business, would invest approximately $1,300,000 and relocate to this site involving the retention of 50 positions and an addition of 15 new jobs in our City.

City Staff would like a Resolution authorizing the negotiation of the sale of surplus public real estate and determination of the value by a certified appraisal.

Attorney Phares: We would recommend that the City Council follow the same procedures as the Council did when they sold to Mr. McGhee and the Anchor Lumber Project that’s already in the GRIP. That procedure would be to pass a Resolution at the next Council meeting authorizing determination of value by written appraisal, authorizing staff to negotiate the sale of the property at a price not less than 80 percent of the appraised value, and then negotiating the agreement for final approval by the City Council. We would request authorization and direction from the City Council for preparation of the Resolution to be adopted at the next Council meeting.

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


11th Street Place Reconstruction (Bill Lauper)
On May 27, 2004, the City of East Moline received seven bids from contractors to do the reconstruction of the above-mentioned construction project as specified. Listed are the bids received from the following Contractors:


Walter D. Laud, Inc. $184,435.40 Miller Trucking and Excavating $198,635.90
Valley Construction $199,735.10 Brandt Construction Company $205,047.38
Phoenix Corporation $212,793.00 General Constructors, Inc. $238,957.00
Centennial Contractors $244,807.00

The engineer’s estimate was $212,836.28. Recommendation: Award the bid to Walter D. Laud, Inc. in the amount of $184,435.40.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to concur with the recommendation, and award the contract to Walter D. Laud, Inc. in the amount of $184,435.40. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. 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 Departments.

Piatt: Switch Greer Cables were not running properly, we obtained bids and got the problem solved, also saved money by doing some electrical in house.

Drake: Last 2 weeks there’s been raw water, we’ve experienced no problems and are well above the EPA standards.

Hughes: Gave an overview of the information that’s in the new budgets books for 2004/2005, the City Administrator has lots of information on the City of East Moline. Thanked Amy Brandstetter and Sonya Keller for the assistance and cover design.

Keehner: Received a draft letter of no further remediation from the IEPA in the GRIP. We submitted comments from staff and resubmitted the draft to the IEPA. Hopefully within the next two weeks we will receive a final and can begin construction this summer.

Chief Moreno: During the period of May 24th to June 6th East Moline Police Department participate in the Click It Program. We worked over 20 locations, 277 tickets were issued out of that 252 were for seatbelt violations. Two grants from IDOT paid for all man-hours. During the summer we will be doing this again over the 4th of July and Labor Day Holidays

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

Alderman Moreno: Acknowledged Mr. Bob Moreno visiting here from Texas and is the father of Chief Victor Moreno. Mr. Moreno addressed the City Council and thanked the Committee, Mayor and City Council for selecting his son, and giving him the honor of serving the City of East Moline.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes.
Motion carried. 7:47p.m.

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

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