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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 20, 2008 AT 6:300P.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, Gary Westbrook, and Mayor Thodos.  Absent:  Luis Moreno, and Rosann Cervantes.   Mayor Thodos informed the City Council that Alderman Cervantes will not be here tonight due to the passing of her brother Tom.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her and the family.   ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA City Clerk Holmes requested that the Public Hearing Minutes be removed from the Consent Agenda until the November 3rd, 2008 City Council meeting.    CITY CLERKS REPORT    City Clerk Holmes reported to the City Council that the nominating Committee for the "Citizen of the Year" event met on Friday October 10, 2008 and selected the recipients of the Citizen of the Year and Denny Jacobs Public Service Awards.  The Citizens of the Year are the United Township High School Marching Band.  The Denny Jacobs Public Servant is Alderman Gary Westbrook.  The Awards Dinner will be held at Quad City Downs on November 6, 2008 at 6:00p.m.  Tickets are available at the City Hall Annex at a cost of $27.00 per person.  Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow will be the Mistress of Ceremony.         

CONSENT AGENDA

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

a)      Approval of the City Council Minutes of October 6, 2008 b)      Approval of the Committee-of-the-Whole Minutes of October 6, 2008 c)      Approval of Salaries in  the amount of $347,315.86 d)     Approval of Bills in the amount of $655,278.06 e)      Approval of a proclamation proclaiming the month of October as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month".   (Approval of the Public Hearing Minutes of October 6, 2008 were removed from the Consent Agenda).   A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.  Upon roll call, the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   REPORT BY THE MAYOR Fright Night (Marcia Lintz)        Ms. Marcia Lintz, outlined the activities that will be taking place in Downtown East Moline this Friday, October 24th  Fright Night.  Activities will begin at 4:30p.m. at Carlson Creative Images.  Those attending are asked to bring two (2) canned goods that will be donated to United Township Student Hunger Drive.  Other activities will be:   Children in costume will receive a 3.5" X 5" photo free taken by Carlson Creative Images, Native American Drumming and Stories with Larry and Regina, Pumpkin decorating, Mexican Folk Tales with Greg Aguilar, Crafts and Nutrition, with University of Illinois Extension.  Visit by the East Moline Police and Fire Departments, Gourd Display with Master Gardeners, MIB Puppets, Face Painting with St. Anne's Youth Group, and Magician Rick Eugene.  There will also be free food and "goodie bags" for the first 500 children.  The costume judging contest will take place at 5:45p.m.  The Parade starts at 6:00p.m. at The National Bank parking lot, 15th Avenue and 8th Street.  The Parade will be led by Mayor Thodos and the Dance Connection Students.  At 7:30p.m.  the East Moline Library will show a Halloween movie.  Ms. Lintz encouraged all to come out.    CITY ATTORNEY City Attorney Phares presented the following Ordinances and Resolutions: ORDINANCE 08-12:  An Ordinance amending Title 9, Entitled, "Traffic", Chapter 10, Entitled, "Violation; Arrest", Section 9-10-5, Entitled " Parking Violations," of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois of 1974 As Amended.      A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 08-12.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to adopt Ordinance 08-12 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.   Motion carried.   ORDINANCE 08-13:  An Ordinance amending Title 9, Entitled, "Traffic", Chapter 3, Entitled, "Parking Rules," Section 9-3-15, Entitled, "Handicapped Parking," of the City Code of the City of East Moline, Illinois of 1974 as amended.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to waive the reading of Ordinance 08-13.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Ordinance 08-13 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-88:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of a contract with Nostalgia Pyrotechnics, Inc. to provide Fireworks at the July 3, 2009, Fireworks Display at the Quarter with a rain date of July 5, 2009   A motion was made by Alderman Puentes, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to approve Resolution 08-88 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-89:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, Re-Permit from the Public Works Department of the County of Rock Island   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve Resolution 08-89 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.    RESOLUTION 08-90:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing approval of the 2009 Capital Improvement Plan, subject to available funding.   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to approve Resolution 08-90 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-91:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of an agreement for Professional Services with Mc Clure Engineering Associates, Inc., to provide a Topographic Survey on 3rd Avenue in East Moline, for a lump sum contract with a fee of $5,400.   A motion was made by Alderman Westbrook, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to approve Resolution 08-91 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-92:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of an agreement for Professional Services with Shive-Hattery, Inc., to provide a Topographic survey in the Hillcrest School Area in East Moline, for a lump sum contract with a fee of $9,800.   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Westbrook, to approve Resolution 08-92 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:   Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   RESOLUTION 08-93:  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of an agreement for Professional Services with Mc Clure Engineering Associates, Inc., to provide Survey Design and Bidding Services for the 23rd Avenue reconstruction project (from 19th Street to Archer Drive) in East Moline, for a lump sum contract fee of $57,500.00   A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Bustos, to approve Resolution 08-93 as presented.  Upon roll call the following voted in favor:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook, and Heiland.  Motion carried.   COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Alderman Puentes) Alderman Puentes reported that he has no items for discussion.  All 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:                    Mr. Lambrecht, Assistant Director of Maintenance Services- Mr. Lambrecht introduced to the City Council Mr. Scott Stickler as the new Maintenance Services Supervisor.  Mr. Stickler thanked the City for the opportunity and stated his first day has been great and Dave Lambercht has been a great of help.   Mr. Ross, Chemist– Mr. Rossinformed the City Council that they have finished up with the asbestos removal in preparation for some of the other work to be done.       Mr. De Vrieze, Police Captain - Captain De Vrieze reported to the City Council that Halloween Trick or Treat will be on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.       Mr. Kammler, Director of Engineering – Mr. Kammler reported to the City Council that they are still pouring concrete and laying asphalt.   Hopefully within the next couple of weeks all Capital Improvement projects will be completed for this year.  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the dedication of Morton Drive is tentatively set to be held on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:00a.m.  Staff will formalize the date and time and send out notices.  There will also be notices for the press.     Letters have been sent to residents in the Babcock Area formally inviting them to a public informational meeting regarding the extension of sanitary sewer to the subdivision.  The meeting will be conducted on October 29, 2008 at 6:00p.m. at the East Moline U.A.W. Hall, 630-19th Street, where the proposed project and individual cost to home owners will be presented.        Mr. Keehner, City Administrator- Mr. Keehner reported to the City Council that he attended a planning meeting last Friday (October 17, 2008) at the Moline YMCA.  Goals were established for the next three years.  One of those things that was brought up several times was mentoring, and reaching out to certain areas within the Quad Cities.  Mr. Keehner mentioned the City's park programs, mentoring and helping our youth.  Hopefully we can carry that forward within the next three years with assistance from the Moline YMCA.   Mr. De France, Fire Chief – Chief DeFrance informed the City Council that October is Fire Prevention month.  The Fire Department has visited in all of the schools and held fire prevention activities.  November 2nd will be the "Change are Clocks" It is our recommendation that batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors be changed.   Mr. Van Raes, City Planner- Mr. VanRaes gave the City Council a brief report on the status of the flood assistance program.   Mr. Feldt, Economic Development Director – Mr. Feldt reported to the City Council that the Triumph project has been delayed due to the National economy.  The announcement was not really a surprise.  Our understanding is that they are still confident that it will continue to move forward.      FIVE-MINUTE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION Mayor Thodos gave East Moline residents in the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.     Tom Schillinger, 4116 - 3rd Street A, East Moline, Illinois - Mr. Schillinger expressed his concern over the condition of the road surface on 3rd Street A.  He provided the City Council with photo showing the condition of the road.  Mr. Schillinger also presented the City Clerk with a petition signed by the residents, stating they are in support of a proposal to have the City of East Moline to repair the road located on 3rd Street A.  This request has been made numerous times by the residents living on and around this street, with no results.   Mr. Schillinger feels this road is a hazard for the residents and any other motorists that travel on this street.        Mayor Thodos informed Mr. Schillinger that the City is currently cataloging all of the City's streets and roads, and we have been prioritizing the streets and roads that need improvements and repairs.                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:  Puentes, Bustos, Kelley, Westbrook and Heiland.  Motion carried.  6:54p.m.     Minutes taken and submitted by,       ________________________ Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk  

 

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