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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

 AUGUST 6, 2007 AT 6:30P.M.

 

 

PLEDGE

Mayor Thodos led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.   ROLL CALL Mayor Thodos called the meeting to order and directed Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes, to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present: Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Cheri Bustos, David Kelley, Roseann Cervantes, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos.  Absent:  Helen Heiland.   ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA None CITY CLERKS REPORT  

Passed

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Deputy City Clerk Richard Van Raes read the Consent Agenda that included the following: a)      Approval of the City Council Minutes of July 16, 2007 b)      Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of July 16, 2007 c)      Approval of Salaries July 20, 2007 (AFSCME Back pay & Comp. Payout) in the amount of $84,127.25. d)      Approval of Salaries July 27, 2007 in the amount of $332,411.72 e)      Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,569,401.47.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   REPORT BY THE MAYOR ·        Mayor Thodos reminded Alderman of the Illinois Municipal League Convention to be held in Chicago this October.  Contact the Finance Department to attend. ·        Mayor Thodos complimented Alderman Heiland for roll as Mayor Pro-tem while he was on vacation. ·        Mayor Thodos commented on the progress of the Federal Express Project. ·        Mayor Thodos also advised the City Council on communications with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in regard to a survey on floodwall maintenance. ·        Mayor Thodos advised the City Council that tickets for elected officials to attend the Illinois State Fair were available. ·        Mayor Thodos commented on the visit to the Quad Cities by the new Belgian Ambassador.       CITY ATTORNEY City Attorney Phares presented the following Ordinances and Resolutions:   ORDINANCE 07-10:  An Ordinance amending Title 5 Entitled "Fire Regulations" of the City Code of the City of East Moline of 1974, As Amended.    A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to waive the reading of Ordinance 07-10.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Ordinance 07-10 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno. Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-49:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, approving the request of the East Moline Fire Department to advertise for and solicit sealed bids for the purpose of replacing Twenty-Six (26) Sets of Protective "Turn-Out" Equipment.   A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Resolution 07-49 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-50:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of a Local Agency Agreement with the Rock Island County Board for Jurisdictional Transfer of a portion of County Highway 4 (Barstow Road).   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to adopt Resolution 07-50 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-51:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Accepting the bid of and Authorizing Execution of an agreement with McCarthy Improvement, Inc. for the proposed 7th Street Resurfacing 34th – 41st Avenue Project in the amount of $199,189.48.   A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-51 as presented.  Alderman Moreno asks about performance bond. Mr. Kammler, Director of Engineering, explains the procedure.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-52:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Accepting the bid of and Authorizing Execution of an agreement with Brandt Construction Company for the proposed 2007 Alley Surfacing Program in the amount of $540,362.36.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-52 as presented. Mayor Thodos asks Mr. Kammler about what type of paving material will be needed.  Mr. Kammler explains the methods used to resurface.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puente's, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried. RESOLUTION 07-53:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Accepting the bid of and Authorizing Execution of an Agreement with A.C. Pavement Striping Company for the proposed 2007 Street Surfacing Programs in the amount of $223,326.33.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to adopt Resolution 07-53 as presented.  Mayor Thodos asks about the name of the Company and qualifications.  Mr. Kammler explains the qualifications.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-54:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Acceptance of a Deed of Dedication from Ken Curry Properties of a parcel on land located in part of Lot 2 of Curry Subdivision, East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois.     A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-54 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-55:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Setting Public Hearing on the proposed Annexation Agreement and Development Agreement and Petition for Annexation between the City of East Moline and Riverstone Group, Inc. for Hampton Tax Parcels H513-2, H512, and H512-2 on the proposed Annexation Agreement and Petition for Annexation between the City of East Moline, and Stanley B. Arnold for Parcel H513.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to adopt Resolution 07-55 as presented.  Alderman Moreno asks about the abatement provision.  City Attorney Phares comments that the agreement will be explained at the public hearing.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-56:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of an Agreement for the establishment of a Joint Administrative Hearing Officer System between the City of East Moline, The City of Moline, The City of Rock Island, and the Bi-State Regional Commission.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-56 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 07-57:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement with ABR Partners, LLC, for Vacant land known as part of Parcel No. SM412-1.   A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-57 as presented.  Elliot Liebson, Director of Economic Development explains the location of the subject tract and the reasons for the sale.  A lengthy discussion on the property was held.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.     COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Bustos) Alderman Bustos had no items for discussion.  All other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, by Ordinance or Resolution.   CITY STAFF COMMUNICATION: Each City Staff member present was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and those present of events in their departments:   Ø      Leath "Chip" Drake, Director of Water and Wastewater Treatment - Informed the City Council that the sludge pump has been delivered and the pump will be up and operating by tomorrow.   Ø      Lt. John Reynolds, East Moline Police Department- Informed the City Council that on Tuesday August 7, 2007 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. The East Moline Police Department, Hampton Police Department, and the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department will be sponsoring their National Night Out Against Crime at Empire Park.   Ø      Tim Kammler, Director of Engineering – Advised the City Council on various construction projects within the City.  Extreme Cleanup volunteers are needed to clean up waterways. Contact Don Mayhew, who is the coordinator, for more information.    Ø      Rich Keehner, City Administrator- Reported to the City Council that Case New Holland is close to entering into an agreement with a landscaping company taking care of the weeds.   Ø      Fire Chief DeFrance – Comments on firefighters outstanding performance regarding a 911 call (Child not breathing).  Chief DeFrance commended Lt. Gary Robertson, Firefighter Hank Jones, and Firefighter Dale Shrum for a successful outcome of the situation.   Ø      Elliot Liebson, Director of Economic Development – Reported the rehabilitation of the Strand Theatre.   Ø      Jim Hughes, Director of Finance – Reported to the City Council that the Water Office has been reorganized to improve customer service.   Ø      Alderman Westbrook- Commented on Music in the Park on Saturday, August 11th at Hereford Park beginning at 1:00p.m. until 7:00p.m.  Four bands will be performing throughout the day.  Proceeds from this event go to various parks in the Watertown Neighborhood area.  This event is sponsored by the Watertown Neighborhood Watch Group.        Ø      Alderman Bustos- Asks about the 25th Avenue repairs and water service procedures.      FIVE-MINUTE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION Mayor Thodos gave East Moline residents in the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.   Jerry Kearns- 830 1st Avenue Lot 60, East Moline, Illinois – Mr. Kearns expressed his concerns over problems at the Mississippi Manufactured Home Community regarding injured animals, animal trapping, and animal abuse.  He alleged that someone is poisoning the animals with antifreeze. Mr. Kearns expressed his concerns over health, and security issues at the Manufactured Home Park.  Mr. Kearns would like to set up a "Trap, Neuter and Release" (TNR) Program for the Park.   William Pat Ryan- 830 1st Avenue Lot 70, East Moline, Illinois- Mr. Ryan expressed his concern over being accused by Mr. Kearns of giving antifreeze to the animals.   Materials were given to Alderman Bustos from the residents of the Park.  Alderman Moreno suggested returning the issue to City Staff for possible solution.   RECESS: A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to recess the City Council meeting and go into the Committee-of-the-Whole.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.  7:32p.m.   RECONVENE:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to reconvene the City Council meeting.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley and Cervantes.  Motion carried.  8:22p.m.   CLOSED SESSION:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to go into closed session to discuss Labor Relations.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.  8:22p.m.   OPEN SESSION:  A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to return to open session.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Westbrook, Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, and Cervantes.  Motion carried.  8:40p.m.                           Mayor Thodos reported no action taken in Closed Session.   ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call, the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos and Kelley.  Motion carried.  8:41 p.m.   Minutes taken and submitted by,  ______________________________ Richard Van Raes, Deputy City Clerk   

 

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