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City Council Meeting

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 07/01/2002

PLEDGE

Mayor Jose Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.

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, John Thodos, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT

Received letter from IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation), they have been informed by the Secretary of States Office of the revised census count for the City of East Moline and placed on file. Distribution of Motor Fuel Tax allotment will now be based on a population of 21,431 (was 20,333). Committee of The Whole minutes are now available on the City of East Moline Web Page.

CONSENT AGENDA

· Approval of City Council Minutes of July 1, 2002
· Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of July 1, 2002
· Approval of Salaries in the amount of $291,524.51
· Approval of bills in the amount of $993,298.58
· Approval to accept the proposal from J & M Displays for the July 2003 Centennial Celebration.
· Approval to purchase a John Deere 310SG backhoe/loader from Martin Equipment for the bid of $70,182.00.
· Approval for the Annual Labor Day Parade to be held and for the Finance Director to purchase candy for the Aldermen to hand out.
· Approval to purchase the Pathfinder Pro XR System Global Positioning System from G. Lengemann Company for the purchase price of $10,995.

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

REPORT BY MAYOR

Mayor Moreno read a letter from Mr. Lyn Paris, thanking Mayor Moreno, City Staff and Elected Officials for the wonderful recognition and beautiful clock he received on July 17, 2002 at the City Council Meeting (See Attachment).

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Thodos, to accept the letter of appreciation from Mr. Lyn Paris and that it be placed on file. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

PRESENTATION

Mayor Moreno received an acknowledgement letter from the American Red Cross thanking the City of East Moline for their participation in there Annual Fundraiser (Picnic on the River). Alderman Doose donated a basket on behalf of the City of East Moline for their silent auction. The City of East Moline basket netted $95.00. Mayor Moreno presented Alderman Doose with the flowers that were sent by the American Red Cross, and expressed his appreciation on behalf of the City Council.

Introduction of new Director of Water Filtration Plant

Mayor Moreno introduced Mr. Chip Drake as the new Water Plant Director and welcomed him to the team, and the City of East Moline along with the Aldermen. Mr. Drake was given the opportunity to address the City Council. Mayor Moreno thanked Mr. Ross and Mr. Willemarck for an outstanding job while the search for a new Director was taking place.

OTHER

Land Sale to Lift Systems (Keehner)

Mr. Ray Shuman, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lift Systems would like to purchase Lot 3 of the Great River Industrial Park (GRIP). Lot 3 measures .66 acres in size and is located adjacent to Lift Systems. This purchase would allow Lift Systems the opportunity to expand their existing facility to the east. The Economic Development Commission met on July 2, 2002 and unanimously approved the land sale to Lift Systems in the amount of $6,600.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to proceed with the sale of Lot #3 in the Great River Industrial Park to Lift Systems in the amount of $6,600, and direct the City Attorney to prepare the appropriate documents. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

CITY ATTORNEY

RESOLUTION 02-19: A Resolution setting forth and expressing an official intent regarding certain

Expenditures to be reimbursed with the proceeds of indebtedness.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve Resolution 02-19 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 02-20: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of the Emerald Pointe Redevelopment Agreement between the City of East Moline, Illinois and Emerald Pointe Development, L.L.C. Mr. Keehner gave background information on Resolution 02-20.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve Resolution 02-20 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 02-21: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing an extension of the Land Transfer Agreement to June 2003, between the City of East Moline, Illinois and the East Moline Citizens for a Community Center (EMCCC).

The land transfer was conditioned upon the Board of Managers presenting to the City construction and financing plans, including a legally binding letter of commitment for financing on or before February 1, 2002, and the fundraising pledges attained by EMCC to date are not sufficient for proceeding with construction of the building.

A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve Resolution 02-21 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 02-22: A Resolution of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the Director of Engineering Services to advertise for bids for the demolition of property located at 117 21st Street, East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve Resolution 02-22 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 02-23: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, to accept maintenance for the proposed Storm Sewer System on 42nd Avenue, East Moline, Illinois to be installed by property owners located at 445 42nd Avenue and 485 42nd Avenue, East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to accept Resolution 02-23 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Teague)

Building Permit Waiver for Quizno’s

The City of East Moline, has received correspondence from Mr. Michael Shamsie, P.E. Landmark Engineering, requesting waiver of a building permit fee in the amount of $1,548.15. This fee has been generated by the construction of the new Quizno’s Restaurant located at 435 42nd Avenue of the Cities.

After much discussion, a motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, to waive the building permit fee in the amount of $1,548.15. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Kelley and Teague. Opposed: Heiland, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion defeated 3-4.

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.

Jim Hughes, Informed the City Council of the upcoming IML (Illinois Municipal League) Conference to be held in Chicago, at the Hilton from September 13th to 15th. Make reservation as soon as possible.

Steve Verdick, Informed the City Council of two letters that were received, from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and Mr. Myron James of the East Lawn Water Association, thanking Mr. Howard Ross for the laboratory services he provided for the East Lawn Water Association, following the recent flooding (See Attachment).

Chief Freeman, Reported on the towing of vehicles, currently working in the Watertown Area, as of today 186 vehicles have been tagged, and 22 vehicles have been towed.

Dean Piatt, Mr. Hughes and Mr. Piatt attended a meeting with the City of Moline Staff to discuss the Wastewater rates that they charge and a possible increase of 14 percent. Mr. Hughes felt the agreement wasn’t agreeable to all, specifically paying for meter reading in the City of Moline or payroll services

Howard Ross, Thanked Mr. Willemarck and the Water Plant Employee’s for all of there help during this transitional period and welcomed Mr. Drake.

Bruce Willemarck, On Tuesday, June 25, 2002 Mayor Moreno volunteered to help with refuse collection. The Mayor worked 4 ¾ hours with David Dies; Mr. Willemarck thanked the Mayor for coming and working with them. Mayor Moreno commended the crew of the Refuse Collection Department David Dies, David Jacquin and David Van DeVoorde for a job well done.

Alderman Teague, On 19th Street and 4th Avenue a vehicle got hung up on the water hydrant, no damaged was done to the hydrant. The new patching machine has been working in the 7th Ward; some of the pothole fillings are to high leaving bumps.

Alderman Thodos, Thanked Mr. Ross, Mr. Piatt, and Mr. Willemarck for assisting other neighboring communities during the flood.

Alderman Kelley, 4th of July Parade will begin at 1:00p.m. We will meet at the Case New Holland Plant at 11:30a.m.

FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Mayor Moreno gave member of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.

Mr. Ed DeJaynes of 1325 10th Street, East Moline, Illinois, expressed his concerns regarding a new article stating that theft in the City of East Moline is up 61%. Chief Freeman explained how thefts are grouped and categorized (from the smallest to the largest).

Mr. Doug Riel of 21912 Barstow Road, Barstow, Illinois asked for an update on the TIF area beyond the Quad City Downs Property. Mr. Hughes Finance Director informed Mr. Riel that the TIF is under evaluation, the City have no plans on development right now. The City does not have a formal contract with anyone to do a TIF study.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried. 7:30p.m.

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


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