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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 07/06/2004

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

CHANGES TO AGENDA
Alderman Moreno informed the Council that the figures for the park grant in the June 21 minutes were not presented correctly and need to be changed. Alderman Moreno was directed by the Dept. Clerk to submit the corrected figures to the Clerk so they can be recorded for public record.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Passed

CONSENT AGENDA
A) Approval of the City Council Minutes of June 21, 2004
B) Approval of the Committee-of-the Whole Minutes of June 21, 2004
C) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $308,342.75
D) Approval of Bills in the amount of $2,021,455.28

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, 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
A) VFW Post 8890 Proclamation – Mayor Moreno requested that this item be passed due to the fact that
their was no representative available from the VFW

B) Mayor Moreno received a letter from the “Renegade Pigs” – a non for profit organization of police and fireman from various QC agencies (active and retired). The money made from the organization is used to support various local charities. They are requesting that 9th Street from 16th Avenue to 17th Avenue be shut down from 11 am – 11 pm on July 17, 2004 for a motorcycle poker run. Hollywood Dave’s has agreed to help sponsor the event and will be hosting a hog roast in conjunction with the event.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the request and on July 17, 2004 allow 9th Street from 16th Avenue to 17th Avenue be shut down for the Motorcycle Poker Run. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried

C) The Mayor made the following appointments:
1) Mr. Mike McNeil to the Historic Commission.
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve appointing Mike McNeil to the Historic Commission. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

2) Mr. Bob Baecke, reappointment to the Metrolink Board.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose to approve re-appointing Bob Baecke to the Metrolink Board. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried
3) Mr. Norbert Herrera and Mr. Luis Raya to the Human Relations Committee.
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve appointing Norbert Herrera and Luis Raya to the Human Relations Committee. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

4) Mayor Moreno informed the Council that he would like to make a change in committee assignments for the Alderman. Alderman Puentes is on the grievance committee and with him being a Union Fire Fighter for the City of Moline the Mayor expressed a desire that he be removed from this committee and Alderman Doose take his place. Discussion was held.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Kelley to remove Alderman Puentes from the Grievance Committee and appoint Alderman Doose to this committee. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Voted against: Heiland. Alderman Puentes abstained from this vote. Motion carries 5 – 1.

D) Mayor Moreno informed everyone of the blood drive being held July 30th from 9 am – 1 pm at the New City Garage.

E) Mayor Moreno asked that a Special Guest stand and address the Council. Ryan Vanlanduit who is a cub scout is working on a citizenship merit badge and he needs to attend a council meeting and write a paper on it. Ryan was invited to sit next to the Mayor during the meeting.

F) Mayor Moreno acknowledge the Fire Department, Police Department and Maint. Department for their co-operative efforts at a house fire in the 1800 block of 18th St A.

G) Mayor Moreno complimented all of the City staff and council for the 4th of July parade and events.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 04-24: 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 addressed the council regarding Ordinance 04-24 and 04-25 and the zoning changes requested for the developer. The planning commission has reviewed the changes and voted unanimously to approve the changes requested.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-24. 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 04-24 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

ORDINANCE 04-25: 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.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-25. 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 04-25 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

ORDINANCE 04-26: An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois Ascertaining The Prevailing Rate Of Wages For Laborers, Mechanics And Other Workers In The City Of East Moline Employed In The Construction Of Public Works For Said City.
Mr. Lauper addressed the Council and informed them that this was an annual Ordinance that was required by the State for compliance.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-26. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Ordinance 04-26 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

RESOLUTION 04-10: A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing
The Negotiation Of The Sale Of Surplus Public Real Estate And Determination Of TheValue By A Certified Appraisal.
Mr. Keehner addressed the council with background regarding the sale of surplus land. A developer has expressed interest in the 3.3 acres in the GRIP. The Economic Development board has reviewed the development plans and supports this sale.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Teague, to approve Resolution 04-10 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Heiland)
There was no COW meeting on June 21, 2004 so there are not items for discussion

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.

DeFrance: The Hazardous Material Unit that was purchased with grant money for training and equipment was parked in front of City Hall and will be in East Moline all week for training.

Keehner: A representative from the IL EPA will be here Thursday to see the Quarter and the GRIP areas. Petitions regarding the SSA have been received but have not been reviewed yet. A report will be given at the next council meeting regarding the petitions. The GRIP area has all been sold.

Lauper: The beacon at Beacon Harbor is now lit with lights on the welcome center. The path is almost complete.

Moreno: The 2nd Ticket / Click It operation took place in EM and 133 tickets were issued. 122 of those were for seat belt violations. The Police Dept. received a tip regarding a meth lab operating in East Moline. A search warrant was executed and 5 subjects were charged. Chief Moreno thanked the Fire Dept. and the Street Dept. for their assistance. On June 29 officers went undercover to investigate a prostitution ring in EM. 4 females were charged with prostitution and 1 male subject was charged with drug possession.

Mayor Moreno: Acknowledge the Fireworks Committee on an outstanding job this year. Marcia Lens was in attendance and listed all of the members and thanked everyone for a great team effort. Donations receive this year were $603.66 and 10% of that will go to the EM Volunteer Corp. Several aldermen commented on the wonderful event.

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

Scott Harper, 539 16th Avenue – Expressed concern over the low water pressure throughout his neighborhood. Gary Gryp stated that the Maint. Dept. would look into this area and conduct some flow test.
Mr. Harper also inquired as to when the docks would be put in the water at Empire Park. Mr. Gryp said the water was still up and hopefully would be down by Friday for the docks to be put in place.

Marcie Rowe, 340 32nd Avenue – Informed council that she would like to see the Agenda for the meetings published earlier, perhaps in the paper, to inform the citizens and perhaps get a better attendance at the meetings. Mayor Moreno suggested possibly the Agenda’s being posted on the City web page.

Joshua Sherrod, 4110 4th Ave A – Informed council of a non-partisan event to be held at Empire Park on July 16, 2004 to promote youth voter registration. Mayor Moreno asked Mr. Sherrod to fill out a special event form with the Finance Office.

Mark Raven, QC Furniture, 710 15th Avenue – Informed the Council that the petitions that were on file with the City Clerk regarding the SSA have names on them that may not be on the registered voters list from RI County but the people are registered. RI County is behind on updating the voters registration list.

Alderman Heiland: Held a Town Meeting at South Moline Township Senior Center on June 24th. Thanked all from Staff that were in attendance and apologized to Alderman Moreno for not informing him of the meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 7:25 p.m.

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

 

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