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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 08/05/2002

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 Deputy City Clerk Kathryn VenHuizen, 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 Passed

CONSENT AGENDA

· Approval of Public Hearing Minutes held on July 15, 2002
· Approval of City Council Minutes of July 15, 2002
· Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of July 15, 2002
· Approval of Salaries from July 19, 2002 in the amount of $314,985.50
· Approval of Salaries from August 2, 2002 in the amount of $294,349.97
· Approval of Bills in the amount of $
· Approval to assist Mr. Vermost with the construction of a retaining wall in the amount of $15,335.00
· Approval for the Knights of Columbus to have a road block at 9th Street and 15th Avenue on September 20th and 21st to hold their annual Tootsie Roll Drive
· Approval to accept low bid from DSP Monoxivent in the amount of $5,396.00 for installation of vehicle exhaust system at the downtown fire station.
· Approval to reimburse Mr. Tindall’s property tax bill 68% and have the City Attorney draft an agreement setting forth the terms. 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: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

REPORT BY MAYOR

The Mayor informed the Council that the City has a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and is still in need of members if anyone is interested. Also, a 2 hour seminar was held recently by the IL State Liquor Commission at UTHS at was attended by over 50 bar owners, managers and bartenders. CITY ATTORNEY

ORDINANCES

02-22 – An Ordinance authorizing and providing for the Issuance and Sale of $5,000,000 General Obligation Alternate Revenue Bonds, Series 2002 A Jim Hughes informed the council that he received seven bids for the bonds with the low bidder being Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, IL at a rate of 4.3342% A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 02-22. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Teague to Adopt Ordinance 02-22 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

02-23 – An Ordinance authorizing the sale of surplus equipment formerly used in the park department by the City of East Moline, IL A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith to waive the reading of Ordinance of 02-23. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adopt Ordinance 02-23 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague and Mayor Moreno. Motion Carried

RESOLUTIONS

02-25 – A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of a contract between the City of East Moline and United Township High School District #30 for the City’s Centennial Fireworks and other activities. A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Doose, to adopt Resolution 02-25 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried 02-26 – A Resolution for Improvement by Municipality under the Illinois Highway Code Bill Lauper informed the Council that this Resolution is for reimbursement of expenditures for the 12th Avenue signal replacement. A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Thodos, to adopt Resolution 02-26 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

ENTERPRISE ZONE CHANGES

Ordinance 02-25 – City of Moline Changes, expanding the Enterprise Zone A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 02-25. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adopt Ordinance 02-25 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

Resolution 02-28 – City of Moline Changes, amending the Intergovernmental Agreement A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Doose to adopt Resolution 02-28 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

Ordinance 02-24 – City of East Moline Changes, expanding the Enterprise Zone A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to waive the reading of Ordinance 02-24. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, to adopt Ordinance 02-24 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

Resolution 02-27 – City of East Moline Changes, amending the Intergovernmental Agreement A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 02-27 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Heiland) Main Street Funding Request Discussion was held regarding giving the Main Street Association $15,000 as good faith money to enhance the development of the downtown area. A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Meredith to approve the $15,000 funding for the Main Street Association. Upon Roll Call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Voted against: Heiland. Motion carries 6 – 1 Elected Officials Salary Discussion was held regarding raises for the elected officials A motion was made by Alderman Thodos, seconded by Alderman Teague, for the Alderman to receive a $1,200 increase, the City Clerk a $1,200 increase and the City Treasurer to receive a $1,000 increase. The raises will become effective May 1, 2003 for Wards 2, 4 & 6 and the remaining wards on May 1, 2005 and direct the City Attorney to prepare the formal agreement stating that the salaries are to be reviewed every 5 years. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Thodos, Moreno, Meredith and Teague. Voted against: Heiland, Doose and Kelley. Motion carries 4 – 3 Building Demolition Bill Lauper presented the council with a bid tab for the demolition of 117 21st Street. Two bids were received: Phoenix Corporation $8,482.65 and Miller Trucking & Excavating $9,500.00 A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Doose to accept the low bid from Phoenix Corporation in the amount of $8,482.65 for the demolition at 117 21st Street. Upon voice vote all in attendance voted in favor. Motion Carries

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.

Bruce Willemark – Informed the council that the John Deere tractor for sale has been put on e-bay.

Bill Lauper – 7th Street & 30th Avenue Signals are coming along Reggie Freeman – August 6th at 6:00 at Mitchell Park is the Night Out Against Crime

Dean Piatt – July 23 a chlorine vendor conducted safety training for the Sewer, Water & Fire Departments

Mayor – Disappointed in the article regarding the proposed fitness center and wanted to make clear that the intent of the proposed center was for the employees to fund the facility and the equipment and no tax dollars used. The intent of the facility would be to promote good health based excessive increase in health claims in years past.

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

Tony Banaszek – Thanked the Council for its support of the Main Street Association and reminded everyone of the Fun Fest to be held August 16 & 17th and that they were looking for volunteers for a “dunk” tank.

Elaine Winger – lives in the 1st Ward and asked the council about the time limitations on residents having junk in their yard and getting it cleaned up. Mr. Willemarck will be talking with Ms. Winger regarding this issue.

 CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley to enter into Executive Closed Session to discuss a pending Workers Comp litigation. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to reconvene the City Council Meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

ADJOURNMENT A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Thodos, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 7:45 p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Kathryn VenHuizen, Deputy City Clerk

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