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 11/01/2004
Mayor Jose Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.
A moment of silence was giving in the passing of Mel VanBuskirk, and who served as an Alderman in the City of East Moline, and Carl Killiam.
Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta Holmes, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague.
CORRECTION / ADDITIONS TO AGENDA:
Alderman Puentes arrived at 6:40p.m.
CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Clerk Holmes announced that Marcia Lintz is the recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, Ella May Winger is the recipient of the Denny Jacobs Public Servant Award, and Gary Anderson is the recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award. There will be a dinner held in their honor on Thursday, November 4, 2004 at Quad City Downs beginning at 6:00p.m. Tickets are still available at the City Annex or from any Rotary member. Rotary will be having a silent auction that evening.
A) Approval of the City Council Minutes of October 18, 2004
B) Approval of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of October 18, 2004
C) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $303,219.39
D) Approval of Bills in the amount of $1,174,779.36
E) Approval of the proclamation proclaiming November 21 – 28, 2004 as National Bible Week
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Meredith, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion Carried.
REPORT BY MAYOR
Mayor Moreno reported that the City Council and Staff toured the East Moline Metal Complex today. It was quite an eye opener; we experienced a lot of knowledge just by walking thru that enormous facility. The cubicles they have with all the different Companies under their roof were just amazing. It is very important to know that there is that type of activity taking place and those types of businesses are right here in the City of East Moline. In the past we have toured EM Correctional Center, Case New Holland, and John Deere Harvester works, any suggestions on other locations you would like to tour let us know, the Companies would appreciate the interest. Mayor Moreno requested that the City Administratorhelp to draft a thank you letter to Mr. Dossett.
Yesterday was Halloween Night we had a nice turnout, and nice weather, Mayor Moreno thanked all those behind the screens and the Police Department for their support and looking out after our young people.
Mayor Moreno turned the floor over to Chief Moreno. Chief Moreno introduced Officer Eric Schaver to the Council and those in attendance. Officer Schaver came on board with the East Moline Police Department on October 2, 2003; as of October 2, 2004 he has completed his one (1) year probationary period. Officer Schaver has now been appointed a full time Police Officer with the City of East Moline. Officer Schaver came from the Rock Island Police Department as a 3-½ year veteran, before moving from the area. Upon his return to the area he worked for the Hampton Police Department for a short time before coming on board with the City of East Moline.
It has been a great pleasure for us to have someone with his experience from a neighboring City; it’s not too often that we are able to have the luxury of getting someone from another Police Department, rather than lose one to them. Chief Moreno and Diane Hosford, President of the Police & Fire Commission congratulated Officer Schaver.
Officer Schaver addressed the City Council and expressed his appreciation for being given the opportunity to work for the City of East Moline, I’ve been very impressed, and it’s been an honor for me, but I’m gald the probationary period is over.
Mayor Moreno reported that he had the honor of attending a 100th Year Birthday Celebration on October 30, 2004 in honor of Bernice Fritz. The Mayor asked Chief Moreno to prepare a Free Get Out of Jail Pass, and it was presented to Bernice at her party, it was well received. Mayor Moreno invited Bernice Fritz to the next City Council meeting on November 15, 2004 a proclamation will be read honoring her.
Mayor Moreno introduced the two representatives from Jewel/Osco to the City Council and all those in attendance. Mr. Don Vande Woestyne, Jewel/ Osco Store Manager, and Mr. Mark Lewis, Pharmacy Manager. Mayor Moreno turned the floor over to the Representatives from Jewel. Mr. Vande Woestyne commented on new store, construction.
· Schedule for Grand Opening in April of 05.
· Described what the new store would be like. 55,000 square feet, newest store design.
· Store will be “Low Profile” and have an open spacious feel to it.
Mr. Lewis commented on the construction of the new pharmacy.
· Pharmacy will be a “State of the Art” larger and in front of the store.
· Better communication between physicians and hospitals.
· Prescripts can be filled faster.
· Will have a well-designed two (2)-lane drive up window for pharmacy pick up.
Mr. Vande Woestyne, and Mr. Lewis, thanked the Mayor and City Council for efforts in keeping Jewel/Osco in the City of East Moline. Mayor Moreno gave special thanks to our City Attorney, City Administrator, Assistance City Administrator and Finance Director for their diligrnce and hard work. on this project.
ORDINANCE 04-37: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the sale of surplus equipment formerly used by the Police Department of the City of East Moline, Illinois.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to waive the reading of Ordinance 04-37. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to adopt Ordinance 04-37 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Meredith, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION 04-25: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing execution of a development agreement between the McClure Engineering and the City of East Moline, Illinois, for the design and bidding phases to replace the Water Main on 10th Street from 17th Avenue to 21st Avenue.
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to adopt Resolution 04-23 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried
RESOLUTION 04-26: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, establishing the Date, Time, and Place of a public hearing on the adoption of ordinances approving a redevelopment plan and a redevelopment project area and adopting tax increment financing for an approximate forty-three (43) acres. Exhibits on file at the City Clerks Office.
Mr. Keehner gave the City Council a brief over view of the redevelopment project for the Downtown area and the eligibility requirements for the project.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to approve Resolution 04-26 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Puentes)
All items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance or Resolution.
CITY STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
Each Department Head was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and all those present of events
going on in their Departments.
Steve Verdick: Reminder, City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
Alderman Doose: Asked Mr. Piatt if he had contacted the contractor regarding the prevailing wages. Mr. Piatt informed Alderman Doose that he would be having a meeting tomorrow regarding this.
FIVE- MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICPATION
Mayor Moreno gave members of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.
Tony Banaszek 2552 7th Street East Moline, IL. – Thanked the City and staff for all their support, as Fright Night was a great success. We had about 450 children that attended the event.
Alderman Heiland – Tomorrow is Election Day get out and vote, this election is very important.
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. 7:20p.m.
Minutes taken and submitted by,
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk
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