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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 06/21/2004

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 Mallie Williams, who was a wonderful educator and asset to the community

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
Alderman Doose: OSLAD/LWCT Project Grant Application for Radden Park to be placed under the City Council Committee-of-the-Whole.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Due to the 4th of July holiday; next City Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 6, 2004. Posting and proper notification will be sent to the new media.

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:

A) Approval of the City Council Minutes of June 7, 2004
B) Approval of the Committee-of-the Whole Minutes of June 7, 2004
C) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $322,537.70
D) Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,179,592.37
E) Approval of Mr. Marv Dietrich to be appointed to the Internal Audit Committee

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: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland and Puentes. Motion carried.

REPORT BY MAYOR
The City of East Moline has been entered in the AMVETS 4th of July Parade, Mayor Moreno asked all Elected Officials to participate as a unit by riding bikes in the parade.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 04-21: An Ordinance changing the zoning and amendment of the zoning map of the City of East Moline, Illinois, attached to and made as a 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 Benjamin C. Newcomb of 1711 Oakland Avenue, Piedmont, California 94611 to hold a public hearing on the property located on the North side of Illinois Route 5, between 179th Street and Denhardt Road.

The owners and the developer have requested that the zoning district for the above referenced property be changed from an A-R, Agricultural and One-Family Residence (zoning) District to an A-R, P.U.D., Agriculture and One-Family Residence, Planned Unit Development (zoning) District.

The Plan Commission held an informational meeting on February 10, 2004 and public hearings on March 30, 2004, and June 15, 2004, with comments and concerns of adjoining and nearby property owners being put forth. Those concerns were addressed in the second public hearing held on
June 15, 2004.

The Plan Commission recommends that Mr. Newcomb’s request for the above change in zoning district be granted and the Preliminary Plat and the Planned Unit Development Plan for the “Woodside Road” Residential Sub-Division be approved.

Mr. Newcomb addressed the City Council, stating that they have made every effort to addressthe concerns of traffic, drainage, and sewer system and water run-off. The cost of each unit would be in the price range of $45,000 to $75,000.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-21. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt Ordinance 04-21 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve the Preliminary Plat and the Planned Unit Development for the Woodside Road Residential Sub-Division. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 04-22: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, amending Chapter 2, entitled “Fire Code” of Title 5, Entitled “Fire 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 Puentes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-22. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Ordinance 04-22 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 04-23: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, amending Section 8-8-23 entitled “Rates and Charges”, of Chapter 8 entitled “Water and Sewer”, of Title 8 entitled “Public Ways and Property” of the City Code of the City of East Moline of 1974 and as amended.

Point of Order: Alderman Puentes made a motion, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to table Ordinance 04-23 to re-establish the Water Review Committee for further review before re-applying the $9.44 billing fee.

Attorney Phares read the current Ordinance. We are required by law to enforce the Ordinance, if not this will affect our Bond Rating.

A lengthy discussion was held regarding several aspects of this Ordinance. Alderman Puentes rescinded his motion to table.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Doose, to waive the reading of Ordinance
04-23. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Opposed: Alderman Heiland. Motion carried. 6-1

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt Ordinance 04-23 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Puentes and Moreno.
Opposed: Alderman Heiland. Motion carried. 6-1

RESOLUTION 04-09: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing the negotiation of the sale of surplus real estate and determination of the value by a certified appraisal.

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

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Teague)
Alderman Teague has one (1) item for discussion; all other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance or Resolution.

Radden Park Grant (Dave Nowack)
Mr. Nowak presented the Radden Park Concept Plan Estimated Cost, which includes 10% for contingencies(See Attachment). After much discussion it was recommended to proceed with Resolution 04-08.

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 Radden Park Renovation

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to proceed with the grant application for the Radden Park Renovation, and not to exceed $175,000, made a motion. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Teague, Puentes and Moreno. Opposed: Alderman Kelley and Heiland. Motion carried. 5-2

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.

VanRaes: Handed out information regarding a Plan Commission Public Hearing to be held on June 22nd. If the Plan Commission recommends the zoning change, the Ordinances will most likely be on the next City Council Agenda.

Lauper: Construction has started on the 11th Street Place project.

Chief Moreno: During the period of June 27th to July 4th East Moline Police Department will be participating in the Click It Program (seatbelt violations). Two grants from IDOT will pay for all man-hours.

Drake: Update, The 21ST Avenue Pump Station Improvements, we have reviewed the Preliminary Plant Specifications. Looking to release the final specifications for bids on July 12th.

Gryp: Due to the heavy rains, we have an emergency repair on the north side of 30th Avenue and 18th Street (Mudslide).
Verdick: Monthly Budget updates will be given to the City Council for discussion regarding short and long-term goals for the City.

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

Bill Norman of 4516 15th Street, East Moline, Illinois -Expressed his concerns regarding the water bill charges. The Mayor stated that the City is upholding the Ordinance according to the law.

Doug Riel of 21912 Barstow Rd, Barstow, Illinois - When will the City adopt Bi-State’s StormWater Drainage Plan? Response: Mr. Lauper we are in the process of working on this, it must be in place by March 0f 2005.

Alderman Doose: Ride the River was a great success, thanks to all who participated. The East Moline Volunteer Core will be sponsoring a Picnic in the Park to be held at Hereford Park on June 23rd at 5:30p.m. all are invited to come out and join us.

Alderman Heiland: Having a Town Meeting at South Moline Township Senior Center to be held June 24th at 6:30p.m. All Residents, Elected Officials and City Staff are invited to attend. Will be discussing goals and accomplishment of the City.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 8:00p.m.

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

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