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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 09/06/2005

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

MOMENT OF SILENCE
After the Pledge of Allegiance a moment of silence was held in honor of former Alderman Whitney and former Police Chief Sutton.

ROLL CALL
Mayor Thodos called the meeting to order and directed Deputy City Clerk Kathryn VenHuizen, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley, and Gary Westbrook. Alderman Puentes and Moreno were absent.

PUBLIC HEARING – JUDGEMENT FUNDING BONDS
Mayor Thodos turned the hearing over to Jim Hughes, Director of Finance. Mr. Hughes explained the public hearing was information on the City having Judgment Funding Bonds in an amount up to $300,000. Currently the City has 3 Workman Comp claims pending for settlement. Mr. Hughes explained possibilities for time frames and paying of the bonds.

Mayor Thodos asked for comments or questions. Hearing none the public hearing was closed.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA.
Chief Moreno asked that item #1 – Disposal / Purchase of Car from the COW Agenda be moved to the Council COW for final approval tonight.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Deputy Clerk Kathryn VenHuizen opened bids received on the Old City Garage. 4 bids were received as follows: Mr. Haas - $70,000; Mr. Leon - $70,000; Toppert Jetting - $100,000 and Jeff Guthrie – Lease for $1 per year.

Mr. Guthrie and Mr. Toppert both briefly address council.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to forward the bids to a special session of the EDC for review and have the EDC make a recommendation to the Council on September 19th. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook.

CONSENT AGENDA
A) Approval of the City Council Minutes of August 15, 2005
B) Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of August 15, 2005
C) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $311,852.76
D) Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,037,326.94
E) Approval of the Knights of Columbus request for roadblock on 9th St & 15th Ave.
on Sept. 16 & 17
F) Approval of a proclamation proclaiming Sept. 4 – 10 as Union Label Week
G) Approval of a proclamation proclaiming Sept. 11 – 17 as National Assisted Living Week

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the consent agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook.

REPORT BY MAYOR
Mayor Thodos presented Penny from Angelus Retirement Community with the Proclamation proclaiming Sept. 11 – 17 as National Assisted Living Week.

Mayor Thodos appointed Dan Van Hoe to the SSA Committee. A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Heiland to approve the appointment. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

Mayor Thodos appointed Tracy Hopkins to the Park Board. A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Meredith to approve the appointment. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook


CITY ATTORNEY
05-22 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, IL, amending Chapter 10, Part 1305 entitled “B-3 (A) General Business, Adult Use District”, of Title 10, entitled “Zoning Regulations” of the East Moline City Code by deletion of areas from the B-3 (A) District.

Mr. VanRaes gave the Council highlights on the ordinance changes. A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley to waive the reading of Ordinance 05-22. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley to adopt Ordinance 05-22 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

05-33 A Resolution providing for a feasibility study on the designation of an area as a redevelopment project area; and concerning related matters

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith to adopt Resolution 05-33 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Heiland)
Alderman Heiland pointed out that an item from the Aug. 15 COW meeting was left off the consent agenda. So the following motion was made for final approval:

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to direct staff to negotiate a cost for engineering services to complete utility comprehensive studies. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook.

Disposal / Purchase of Car
The police department requests to dispose of the following listed three old squad cars in the form of a trade to Reynolds Ford:
1994 Ford Crown Victoria- VIN 2FALP71W5RX161520
1997 Ford Crown Victoria- VIN 2FALP71WXVX168392
2001 Ford Crown Victoria- VIN 2FAFP71W81X183805
As a result of the trade-in allowance of $5100 and a payment of $1968.06, Reynolds Ford will sell the police department a 1999 Ford Explorer (4Dr., black, aprox. 65,000 miles) VIN 1FMZU34E4XUC83908.
This vehicle will be a replacement detective car for the 1999 Chrysler Concord.
RECOMMENDATION:To approve the disposal of the vehicle as trade-in and expenditure for the purchase of the Ford Explorer.

A motion was made by Alderman Meredith, seconded by Alderman Kelley, approve the trade in and purchase as outlined above. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook.

CITY STAFF COMMUNICATION
Each Department Head was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and all those present of events going on in their Departments.

Willemarck: presented a hand out outlining gas expenditures for the City broken down by department and what the expected impact may be from rising gas prices. Ald. Meredith suggested staff consider not allowing exempt to drive City cars home until the gas prices lower. The staff has had meetings already to discuss reducing fuel cost and has other meetings scheduled.

Drake: 2 employees at the Water Plant have obtained their Class “A” certified operator license. The highest in the State

Piatt: still looking into electrifying the gate and working with electricians and others to obtain this.

Chief Moreno: Former Police Chief Sutton funeral arrangements are visitation 2 – 7 on Thursday and funeral at 10 am on Friday. All to be held at Christ United Methodist Church.

Keehner: updated council on the Metrolink site and East Moline Glass site. Urged everyone to drive by to see the progress

DeFrance: Contacted by MABAS about sending help to Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana. Currently on hold but could have firefighters going within the next few weeks.


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

Mr. Guthrie: Wanted to inform Council that there are 10 copies of his proposal, one for each Alderman, the Mayor, City Attorney and Mr. Keehner.

Mr. Banaszek: Thanked the Council for the appointment to the SSA Committee and for their continued support.

RECESS COUNCIL MEETING
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith to recess the City Council Meeting and go into the Committee of the Whole Meeting (7:10 PM). Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

RECONVENE COUNCIL MEETING
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to reconvene the City Council Meeting (7:30 PM). Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

EXECUTIVE CLOSED SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to go into executive closed session to discuss pending litigation and the proposed purchase of and sale of real estate. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

OPEN SESSION
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to go back into open session of the City Council Meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adjourn the meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Westbrook. 8:07 PM.

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

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