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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 10/16/2006

PLEDGE
Mayor Thodos led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Mayor Thodos called for a moment of silence in honor of Mr. Ken Pauly, a Park Board member, and regular City Council attendee. Mr. Pauly passed away last week.

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: Helen Heiland, Luis Moreno, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley, and Gary Westbrook. Absent: Alderman Carol Doose

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA
Captain Bill DeVrieze of the Police Department asked that item number 3 (Car Purchase) be removed from the Committee-of-the-Whole Agenda and placed on the regular City Council Agenda. Mayor Thodos directed Alderman Westbrook to include this under the Committee-of-the-Whole report.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Deputy Clerk Van Raes announced the 2006 Annual Awards Dinner to be held on November 9th, 2006 at the Quad City Downs. This year recipients are:

· Citizen of the Year – Mr. Kenneth Pauly;
· Denny Jacobs Public Service Award - Mrs. Rhea Oakes; and,
· Rotarian of the Year - Mr. Albert “Al” Van Tieghem Sr.

Information and reservations may be obtained from the Secretaries at the City Hall Annex.

CONSENT AGENDA
Deputy City Clerk Van Raes read the Consent Agenda that included the following items:
1. Approval of the City Council Minutes of October 2, 2006
2. Approval of the Committee- of- the- Whole Minutes of October 2, 2006
3. Approval of Salaries in the amount $329,603.97.
4. Approval of Bills in the amount of $785,220.04.

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

Alderman Luis Puentes arrived at 6:35p.m.

REPORT BY THE MAYOR
Mayor Thodos announces that a public hearing regarding the $39,500,000 Bond Issue will be held on November 6th, 2006, at 7:00p.m. Mayor Thodos also noted that today was Alderman Gary Kelley’s 60th birthday.

CITY ATTORNEY
RESOLUTION 06-53: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (1) ESTABLISHING THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES APRROVING A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA AND ADOPTING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING FOR AN APPROXIMATELY 421.54 ACRE AREA COMPRISING AN IRREGULAR RECTANGLE GENERALLY BOUNDED BY 172ND STREETON THE WEST, THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY ON THE NORTH, 186TH STREET ON THE EAST AND BARSTOW ROAD AND THE SOUTHERN BOUNDRY OF PARCEL 821 ON THE SOUTH, ALL WITHIN THE CITY, (2) PROVIDING FOR THE GIVING OF PUBLIC NOTICE OF SUCH HEARING, (3) CONVENING AND PROVIDING FOR THE GIVING OF NOTICE OA A MEETING OF A JOINT REVIEW BOARD TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY CONCERNING SUCH PROPOSED PLAN, PROJECT AND PRJECT ARE; AND CONCERNING RELATED MATTERS

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Kelley to adopt Resolution 06-53 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-54: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A COMPUTER SERVER FROM DELL

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Resolution 06-54 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-55: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AND VEENSTRA & KIMM, INC. FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER FILTRATION PLANT AND EXISTING ELEVATED STORAGE TANKS.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adopt Resolution 06-55 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-56: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH STANLEY CONSULTANTS, INC., TO PERFORM A DRAINAGE RATE STUDY FOR THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, AND TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY AS TO FEES THAT SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR DRAINAGE RATE SERVICES TO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to adopt Resolution 06-56 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-57: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, TO USE TAX ABATEMENT AS AN INCENTIVE FOR QUAD CITY ENGINEERING CO. INC. TO RELOCATE TO EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS.

A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Resolution 06-57 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-58: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AUTHORIZING VEENSTRA & KIMM, INC. TO CONDUCT EMERGENCY REPAIRS OF THE SANITARY SEWER CHECK VALVES AND PIPING IN THE SERVICE BUILDING

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Resolution 06-58 as presented.

Discussion: Alderman Westbrook comments on the options for the check valves. Alderman Westbrook requests more detail on the options and the associated cost. Wastewater Treatment Director Dean Piatt, comments on the differences in the options. Mr. Foley of Veenstra & Kimm explains the difference. Option two would use a standard check valve. The “emergency fix” would cost approximately $25,000. Mr. Foley also comments on labor cost and work spaceconditions. He also comments that the condition of all the check valves is bad.

City Attorney Phares asks Mr. Piatt if it is his proposal to bring back to the City Council for approval the final proposed contract. Mr. Piatt explained that he would.

Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 06-59:A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AND VEENSTRA & KIMM, INC., TO OBTAIN A COST PROPOSAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BID SPECS FOR THE WASTEWATER MAIN LIFT STATION IMPROVEMENTS.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Resolution 06-59 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Westbrook)
Alderman Westbrook has one (1) item for discussion. All other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda or by Ordinance or Resolution.

CAR PURCHASE (Captain DeVrieze)
The police department will be losing two unmarked vehicles from it’s fleet. The 1999 Ford Explorer (Detective Vehicle) will be going to the Fire Department and the 2001 Ford Taurus (Chief’s vehicle) will be going to the City Annex. One of these vehicles will be replaced with a seized 2005 Chrysler 300M when final award is given from the state. For the other replacement it is proposed to purchase a 2007 Chevrolet Impala 1LT. Green Chevrolet has provided us with a bid with the trade-ins for a:

1997 Ford Crown Victoria VIN#2FALP71W3VX168394 and
2000 Ford Crown Victoria VIN# 2 FAFP71W9YX16634.

The funds will come from the Police Department Motor Vehicle Purchase line item. There was excess in this fund after purchasing the two squads this year because most of the equipment and installation of the new squads equipment were purchased with DUI reimbursement funds. There will be no cost for equipment for this new purchase because the equipment from one of the other squads will be transferred.

Captain DeVrieze requested approval to proceed with the purchase of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala from Green Chevrolet for $14,050.04 after trade-in.

Alderman Moreno asks if there is a reason for the change to Impala. Captain Devrieze explained that it is an “unmarked” vehicle.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to concur with the request to purchase a 2007 Chevrolet Impala from Green Chevrolet in the amount of $14,050.04 with trade in. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.

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

Mr. Hughes: Congratulated Mayor Thodos on his son’s graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Training.

Mr. Drake: Reported to the City Council that the Portable Generator for the 21st Avenue Pump Station has been delivered, operation and maintenance was reviewed with personnel; the generator was test run under load and is able to power the pump station under full load with no problem.

Over the past 18 months we have been experiencing a reduction in pumping capacity from raw water pump #1 at the river. The last time this pump was repaired was in 1994. The cost to pull the pump and to re-install the pump is $2,400. We will not know the cost of the repairs, until the pump is dismantled. This is a budgeted repair and staff will keep City Council informed on this project.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) performed their routine 3- year inspection of the water system recently and staff will be receiving a written report as a result of this inspection. Once the written report is received, staff will inform the City Council of the results.

Mr. Piatt: Reported on trip with Mr. Foley to Maquoketa, Iowa, Clinton, Iowa, and Iowa City to review the operation of “bar screens”.

Mr. Mayhew: Reported on the repairs to the Railroad Crossing at 7th Street.

Mr. Keehner: Reported that he has a listing of proposed demolitions at the City Hall Annex. Alderman Moreno indicated that at the last meeting he asked about a home on 4th Street A. that was to be demolished. Mr. Keehner indicated that the house is included on the list.

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

Mr. Ken Beaver – 315 15th Avenue, East Moline, IL. – Commented on speed limit on 15th Avenue and police policing of “nine miles per hour” over speed limit. He also commented on a letter from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
Mr. Beaver disagrees with IDOT’S observation.

Mayor Thodos comments on state funding grant for speed control and advise Mr. Beaver to contact Chief Moreno or Captain DeVrieze for details.

Mr. Beaver continues to comment on speed limit. He requests that the speed limit be reduced. Mayor Thodos explains the procedure. General discussion on speeding ticket procedure.

Mr. Beaver continues to comment on near accidents that he has observed.

Alderman Moreno: Ask about the waiving of the fee for leaf removal for the elderly. Mayor Thodos suggested placing the item on the next Committee-of-the-Whole for discussion. Mr. Willemarck comments on the possible cost or possible loss of revenue.

Mayor Thodos comments on the ban on burning on the street.

RECESS SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to recess the City Council meeting, and proceed to the Committee-of-the-Whole. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:00p.m.

RECONVENE SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to reconvene the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:50p.m.

CLOSED SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to go into Closed Session to discuss the following items:

1. Personnel Matters – Donna Lee Kraklow.
2. Director of Economic Development Position.
3. Director of Engineering Position.

Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:50p.m.

OPEN SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to go back into open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 9:21p.m.


ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Meredith, Kelley, Westbrook, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried. 9:21p.m.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

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