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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

OCTOBER 15, 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 City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll.  The following Aldermen were present:  Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Cheri Bustos, David Kelley, Roseann Cervantes, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos.   Absent:  Luis Moreno.

 

Mayor Thodos informed the City Council that Alderman Moreno called. He is out of town today and will be unable to attend tonight's meeting.

 

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA

Mr. Keehner informed the Council that Staff Communications was omitted from the agenda.  City Clerk Holmes stated that the correction has been made.

 

CITY CLERKS REPORT  

City Clerk Holmes reported to the City Council that on October 10, 2007 one sealed bid was received for the sale of surplus property that was advertised in the Dispatch on September 26, 2007.  The bid was opened and given to City Attorney Phares for further action.  The Citizen's Advisory Committee selection Committee will meet on October 16, 2007 to review the nominations and select the recipients of the Citizen of the Year and the Denny Jacobs Public Services Awards. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following:

a)      Approval of the City Council Minutes of October 1, 2007

b)      Approval of the Committee -of- the-Whole Minutes of October 1, 2007

c)      Approval of Salaries in the amount of $329,992.74

d)      Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,352,224.97

 

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the correction noted.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

REPORT BY THE MAYOR

Mayor Thodos informed the City Council that he has received notification from concerned property owners within the Special Service Area (SSA) they are no longer interested in participating in the SSA and want to repeal the tax district.  A meeting will be held on October 16, 2007 at 6:00p.m.  at Manor House Design at 834 15th Avenues, East Moline.  Mayor Thodos explained the purpose of the SSA and how and why it was created.

 

Mr.Liebson reported to the City Council that in the spring of this year the SSA has existed for approximately two (2) years.  The committee is considering some long-range functions of the

SSA, and how the SSA can strategically use this money.  The SSA committee has established a long range planning committee that have met several times over the spring, summer and early fall.  It is an open process and all-inclusive process.  What has come of that is a series of recommendations and sub-committees. Five (5) points that were critical areas of focus on for the next few years including adopting the downtown study that was developed in the City in 1996, looking at what type of businesses to recruit, improving public parking, establishing a sense of place, and determining financing options.

 

Mr. Liebson provided the City Council with a report on the accomplishments of the SSA Committee since its inception.  Included in the report were before and after photos of the improvements.  The Committee continues to approve and fund grants for facade improvements.

 

Alderman Bustos commented that there have been several meetings since May, and notes that the committee is diverse, and has reached out to various business owners and people who are interested in revitalizing the downtown area.  The SSA has a very specific five point plan that has been making progress. Our next meeting will be on October 22, 2007 at MetroLink East Pointe from 5-7p.m. we encourage everyone to attend and bring ideas on how we can improve the downtown.  The meeting has attracted a gentleman from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

 

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Phares presented the following Ordinances and Resolutions:

 

ORDINANCE 07-18:  An Ordinance Adopting Chapter 12, Entitled, "City of East Moline Storm Water Control Ordinance" of Title 8, Entitled, " Public Ways & Property", of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois of 1974 As Amended. 

 

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to waive the reading of Ordinance 07-18.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Ordinance 07-18 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.   Motion carried.

 

ORDINANCE 07-19:  An Ordinance Adopting section 1-4-5 Entitled, "Judiciary", to Chapter 4, Entitled, "General Penalty" of Title 1, Entitled, "Administrative" of the City Code of the City of East Moline, of 1974, And As Amended.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Cervantes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 07-19.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Cervantes, to adopt Ordinance 07-19 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

ORDINANCE 07-20:  An Ordinance Amending Section 8-8-23 (E), Entitled "Minimum Water Service Charge" of Chapter 8, Entitled, "Water And Sewer", of Title 8, Entitled "Public Ways And Property", of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois, of 1974 As Amended.

 

Finance Director Jim Hughes gave background information on Ordinance 07-20, reflecting the change and cost of the minimum bills.  (From Bi-Monthly billing to monthly billing).

 

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Cervantes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 07-20.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Ordinance 07-20 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Opposed:  Westbrook.  Motion carried.  5-1

 

ORDINANCE 07-21:  An Ordinance changing the Zoning and Amendment of the Zoning Map of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Attached to and made 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 Bustos, seconded by Alderman Cervantes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 07-21.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Bustos, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Ordinance 07-21 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

OTHER

Final Plat of Iron Wood Villas at Short Hills  (Mr. Van Raes)

The three steps needed in order to move this project forward is for the City Council to consider the zone change, review of the final plat, and approval the Planned Unit Development Plan.  The Plan Commission held a Public Hearing on October 9, 2007 to review the development and voted to recommend that all three to the City Council.  Mr. Eastep is in attendance to answer any questions.  The Plan Commissions recommendation is to approve the zone change ordinance, and also to approve the final plat of Iron Wood Villas at Short Hills, as well as to approve the Planned Unit Development Iron Wood Villas at Short Hills, with final staff review for technical changes.  At the Plan Commission, a Fire Department requirement was noted. Working with Chief DeFrance, and Fire Inspector Jay Cowan, a solution was reached in which the entrance drive is wider on one side to accommodate emergency vehicles going into the Planned Unit Development.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to approve the final plat of the Iron Wood Villas at Short Hills.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

Approval of Planned Unit Development Plan Iron Wood Villas at Short Hills  (Mr. Van Raes).

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to approve the Planned Unit Development Plan for Iron Wood Villas at Short Hills and final staff review for adjustments.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION 07-68:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Accepting the Bid And Authorizing Execution of an agreement with MES Global for the East Moline Fire Department to purchase Twenty-Six Sets of Turnout Gear. 

 

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-68 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.   Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION 07-69:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. to provide professional engineering services that will be required for Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Cervantes, to adopt Resolution 07-69 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION 07-70:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Authorizing Execution of an agreement for Professional Services with McClure Engineering Associates, Inc. to provide construction phase engineering Services for the First Street Water Main Replacement Project.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 07-70 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

RESOLUTION 07-71:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, to Re-designate the Interstate 280 Bride as the John F. Baker Jr., Bridge.

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Resolution 07-71 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.

 

BID- SALE OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE

ABR Partners, LLC, has submitted its bid in response to the public notice for bids for Sale of Certain Real Estate as published in the Dispatch on September 10, 2007. City Attorney Phares gave the background information and confirmed that the response is consistent with the prior negotiated purchase and sales agreement for vacant land known as part of Parcel No. 412-1.  Attorney Pares then read the addendum in its entirety (Addendum on file in City Clerk's Office).

 

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to concur with the recommendation as presented and direct City Attorney to prepare the appropriate document to be presented at the next City Council meeting November 5, 2007.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried. 

 

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Cervantes)

Alderman Cervantes had no items for discussion.  All other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, or 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      Elliott Lieason, Director of Economic Development – Reported to the City Council that he will be meeting with the developers of Lucky Strike Project, to discuss preliminary plans, financing, and statutory requirements with the State of Illinois, also Lift Systems will be expanding its existing business within the next few months.

 

Ø      Leath "Chip" Drake, Director of Water & WW Facilities – Reported to the City Council that Public Bid notices will be going out for improvements to the primary pump station.  Staff will be bringing bids results to the first City Council meeting in December. 

 

Ø      William Vyncke, Treasurer – Reported to the City Council that the condition of the City's finances is very good.

 

Ø      Tim Kammler, Director of Engineering – Reported to the City Council the status of construction projects.  The sanitary sewer slip lining program is completed and staff is very pleased with the project.  Alley resurfacing will probably be 90-95% completed within the next two weeks.  The ravine storm sewer replacement project should be starting this week.  Staff will continue to work with the contractors on punch less items.

 

Ø      Rich Keehner, City Administrator - Informed the City Council that he attended the International City Manager's Associations Health Insurance Conference.  He reported the top three health concerns nationally are Obesity/Weight Management, Heart disease, and Stress management.

 

Ø      Rob DeFrance, Fire Chief – Informed the City Council that Halloween will be observed on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. Chief DeFrance also stated that a news release will be issued notifying all residents that the burn day will be cancelled on Halloween.

 

Ø      Richard Van Raes, City Planner – Mr. Van Raes presented the new Map and Street Guide for the City of East Moline as published by Village Profile.

 

Ø      Alderman Westbrook announced that the Watertown Neighborhood Watch would be having a Halloween Party Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 1-3p.m. located at 8th Avenue & 17th Street at  "Watertown Memorial Park" dedication of the park will be held at 1:00p.m.  Everyone is invited.   

 

FIVE-MINUTE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

Mayor Thodos gave East Moline residents in the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.

 

Henry Plude 643 32nd Avenue, East Moline, Illinois – Expressed his concerns over water processing fees, the monthly billing system and the use of estimated billings.  He also wanted know the difference between the measurements that will be used (gallons or cubic feet).  Mr. Hughes informed him that the City uses cubic feet.

 

James Wardrip 557 27th Street, East Moline, Illinois, – Expressed his concern over children getting hurt due to the speeding that is occurring on Morton Drive and 27th Avenue.

 

Mary Burrell 609 27th Street East Moline, Illinois – Presented Alderman Westbrook with a signed Petition of residents who are in favor of imposing a weight restriction on truck traffic.     

 

ADJOURNMENT:

A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Cervantes, Westbrook, Heiland, Puente's, Bustos, and Kelley.  Motion carried.  7:21 p.m.

 Minutes taken and submitted by,

 _____________________________

Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

  

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