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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 07/09/2003

 PLEDGE
Mayor 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.

Mayor Moreno explained the new seating changes for all Aldermen, even number Wards (2,4,6) will be seated to the right, and all odd number Wards (1,3,5,7) will be seated to the left. A podium have been placed in the center of table, also we have created a center isle for easy access.

CITY CLERK'S REPORT
None

CONSENT AGENDA
City Clerk Holmes read the Consent Agenda as follows:

A.
Approval of the City Council Minutes of June 16, 2003
B.
Approval of the Committee Of The Whole Minutes of June 16, 2003
C.
Approval of Salaries dated June 20, 2003 in the amount of $297,520.57
D.
Approval of Salaries dated July 4, 2003 in the amount of $302,013.68
E.
Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,758,188.54
F.
Approval for the Quad City Labor Day Parade Alliance to hold the 19th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 1, 2003.

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

REPORT BY MAYOR
Mayor Moreno informed the City Council of the Centennial Committee wrap-up meeting that he attended today they still have work to do. Mayor Moreno thanked the Centennial Committee, City of East Moline, Rotary, UTHS and everyone else that was involved in the 4th of July Festivities, what a wonderful job. This brings pride and patriotisms to the Community.

PRESENTATIONS
Mayor Moreno introduced Brian Taghon, and gave background information on him. Brian won The Fire Cracker Run (10K) with a time of 33.52 he is the first East Moliner to win this race. Mayor Moreno presented him with a Certificate of Recognition. Brian was given the opportunity to address the City Council,

Mayor Moreno introduced Brooke Ashcraft, who is 14 years old she was the Second Runner-up overall in the Fire Cracker Run (10k). Mayor Moreno presented her with a Certificate of Recognition. Brooke was given the opportunity to address the City Council.

PROCLAMATION
Mayor Moreno read a proclamation, proclaiming July 7, 2003 as
UTHS GIRLS' SOFTBALL DAY in The City of East Moline. Coach John Alonzo, thanked The Mayor and City Council for the recognitation they have received, also thanked Chief Freeman and the Police Department, for escorting the team back into town. Coach Alonzo introduced the other coaches that were in attendance Ms. Debbie Esparza and Gil Terronez also introduced all of the UTHS Girls Softball Team and the positions that they played. The City Council congratulated them on their 4th place finish at the IHSA Class AA State Tournament and wished them well.

Mayor Moreno introduced Mayor Lyle Lohse of the City of Silvis. Mayor Lohse read a proclamation, proclaiming July 7, 2003 as UTHS GIRLS' SOFTBALL DAY in the City of Silvis.

Mayor Moreno presented to Jim Hughes, Finance Director a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting that was received from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Introduction of New Police Officers (Capt. Fuller) Captain Fuller introduced to the Mayor and City Council, three (3) of his New Police Officers who have just completed their training at the Adcamdy they are: Michael Cornell, Dan Crippen and Brian Yuska, they will now begin there fourteen (14) week field training with the Department. All were given the opportunity to address the City Council.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 03-24: An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 88-22 As Amended By Ordinance 98-41, to the Establishment of An Enterprise Zone in the City of East Moline, Illinois, Pursuant to An Intergovernmental Agreement With the Cities of Moline, Illinois, and Silvis, Illinois, By the Addition of Approximately 2.58 Acres By The City of East Moline, and Approximately 43.88 Acres By the City of Silvis and By Revising Section 3, Exhibits "A" And "B" To Include New Territory within The Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to waive the reading of Ordinance 03-24. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adopt Ordinance 03-24 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 03-20: A Resolution Amending An Intergovernmental Agreement between The Cities of Moline, East Moline and Silvis Which establishes An Enterprise Zone Now Called The "Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone" By the Addition of Approximately 2.58 Acres By The City of East Moline, and Approximately 43.88 By The City of Silvis and Changing the Zone Boundaries to Add Territory to the Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone, And by Authorizing the Mayor And City Clerk to Execute the Amended Intergovernmental Agreement.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to adopt Resolution 03-20 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 03-21: A Resolution of The City Council of The City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of An Addendum to the Contract Agreement for Civil and Environmental Engineering Services with respect to Phase 11 of the Mitchell Park Ravine Watershed Project By and Among The City of East Moline, Illinois, Landmark Engineering Group, Inc. and Michael R. Shamsie Personally.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 03-21 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 03-22: A Resolution of The City Council of The City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of An Agreement between Terracon, Inc. and The City of East Moline, Illinois for Engineering and Consulting Services regarding The Quarter And Great River Industrial Park Brownfields Redevelopments.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 03-22 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

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

Sales Tax Increase (Alderman Doose)
The City of East Moline should come in line with the other surrounding Cities and increase their sale tax up ½ percent. Our current sales tax is 6.25% we should prepare now to place this issue on the ballot for the citizens to vote on in March 2004.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to proceed with the paperwork necessary to raise our sales tax by ½ percent to be placed on the March 2004 ballot. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

Vehicle Lift Bids (Bruce Willemarck)
The Maintenance Service Department have received two (2) competitive bids for vehicle lifts to be installed at the new City Garage. The 50,000 lbs hoist will be used for fire, refuse and large dump trucks. The 7,000 lbs hoist is for cars and small pickup trucks. $73,000 was budgeted for this project and the bid came in at $62,568 this is a savings of $10,432. Listed below are the bid results:



SENECA COMPANY GP SALES
50,000 lbs Hoist $55,171.00 $62,118.00
9,000 lbs Hoist 7,397.00 8,799.42
Total $62,568.00 $70,917.42

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Kelley to accept the low bid from Seneca Company in the amount of $62,568.00 with money coming from the bond funds (River Front TIF Municipal Garage). Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.

IL EPA Financial Assistance Agreement, Mitchell Park (Bill Lauper) Mr. Lauper, we have an agreement for Financial Assistance for the Mitchell Park Phase 11, we have approved the contract with Landmark Engineering to perform the work, and this is the funding source. The State will provide 60% of the funding for the project cost and the City of East Moline match is 40% of the project cost. Total project cost is $136,863.00, State Assistance amount at 60% $82,118.00 and the City of East Moline share at 40% $54,745.00.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to enter into the Financial Assistance Agreement with the State of Illinois as presented and approve the City's match in the amount of $54,745.00. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. 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.

Leath Drake: Thanked the citizens of East Moline for their cooperation in conserving their water usage. Construction at the plant is going well.

Steve Verdick: After approving our 2003/2004 budget, it will now need to be reduced by $293,000 since receiving notice from the State requiring the City of East Moline to pay permit fees (some as much as $50,000).

Bill Lauper: Valley Construction has started with the overlay on 7th Street from 30th-34th Avenues and 13th Avenue from 15th -19th Streets that should be completed this week. Will also be doing a Watermain replacement on 7th Street 26th - 30th Avenues.

Capt. Fuller: The Police Department was awarded a $1,500 grant from The Department of Justice towards the purchase of Bullet Proof Vest.

Alderman Doose: Reported on Ride the River we had a great turn out, turned into the treasury a little over $1,300, also planning other activities that will generate funds. All proceeds will be going to the Park Board.

Mayor Moreno: Commended City Staff, Fire, Police and Maintance Services for the wonderful job they have done during all the festivities and their dedication to the City of East Moline.

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

Mr. Don Abrams - 2134 18th Street, East Moline, Enjoyed the festivities at Soule Bowl, but was terribly offended when the lady that was singing broke into another language, he did not believe that should have been done. If you live in East Moline in this Country, it should be in no other language.

Mr. Henry Neels - 1125 4th Street A., East Moline, Expressed his concern over the water restrictions and asked why was there a problem with the water.

Mr. Drake, the pumps are working, this is a pre-cautionary measure by asking the residents to conserve water every other day of the month. We are experiencing a higher water demand we are exploring other avenues.

Ella Mae Winger - 122 15th Avenue, East Moline, Congratulated the City of East Moline on the beautiful Fire Works Display. Ms. Winger stated that she has been involved with the 4th of July Parade for 25 years, the festivities were just wonderful.

Ms. Klundt - 4109 5th Avenue, East Moline, Requested that she be hooked up to City water and sewer in her area (Babcock Addition). Ms. Klundt stated that there are others in her neighborhood that would also like to be hooked up to City Services. Mayor Moreno directed the Finance Director, City Engineer and Alderman Teague to come up with a plan or proposal and bring back to Committee- of- the Whole on July 21, 2004.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to direct staff to follow-up with the request and to present a plan or proposal for hook-up of water and sewer in area. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose and Meredith. Motion carried.
7:50p.m.

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

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