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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 11/03/2003

 PLEDGE
Mayor Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag. A moment of silence was given for the men and women serving our county, and the lost of the 16 lives on Sundays attack on our troops in Iraq.

ROLL CALL
Mayor Moreno called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll, and the following Aldermen were present: Helen Heiland, Luis Puentes, Luis Moreno, Carol Doose, Rick Meredith, and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Gary Kelley (out of town).

CITY CLERK'S REPORT
City Clerk Passed.

CONSENT AGENDA
· Approval of the City Council Minutes of October 20, 2003
· Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of October 20, 2003
· Approval of Salaries in the amount of $301,963.30
· Approval of Bills in the amount of $994,254.70
· Approval for the Director of Finance and City Attorney to negotiate and precede with refunding, if the savings justify, the Great River Industrial Bonds.

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

REPORT BY MAYOR
Mayor Moreno made a point of clarification to a recent article that appeared in the newspaper addressing the beautification of our City. We are not asking the City Council members to violate any trust or cross the line on looking for these types of situations. If we drive throughout our City we, as Elected Officials know what needs to be done, could and should be done. All I'm asking is that we be proactive rather than reactive.

Mayor Moreno congratulated Captain Steve Carlson, who received recognition as this year Firefighter of the Year given by the Quad City Exchange Club. Some of Capt. Carlson's accomplishments are as follows: He was sworn in as the first Certified Arson Investigator in Rock Island County, as Fire Inspector he was responsible for many advances in fire prevention and led a successful campaign to adopt more up to date fire codes. Recently Capt. Carlson was appointed the Team Leader/Coordinator for the newly formed Illinois Quad City Area Hazardous Material Team.

Chief DeFrance congratulated Capt. Carlson on his recognition and what a great example he is of what a Firefighter and role model should be. I am very proud and honored to work with Capt. Carlson. Capt. Carlson was given the opportunity to address the City Council.

PRESENTATIONS
Mayor Moreno presented the Centennial Committee and Centennial Volunteers with a Token and Certificate of Appreciation for their contributions in making the East Moline Centennial (1903-2003) a year to remember.


Joan Allee Judy Belan Dave Berg
Arletta Holmes Jim Hughes Marcia Lintz
Richard Van Raes Mark VandeWiele James Van Speybroeck

Frog Race Committee:

Alderman Rick Meredith Theresa Defauw-Martin Kimberly Grandinetti
Lynnette Meredith Richard Van Raes Katie Wentler
Laura Wentler Liz Wentler Sandy Wentler

Alderman Meredith thanked the Frog Race Committee, city staff and all those that were involved in helping make our Centennial a great success.

Mayor Moreno presented Greg Monroni and Margaret Babbitt of Heartland Consultants with a Certificate of Appreciation for having the vision and foresight to come up with the frog theme. It was very successful, people from all around traveled to East Moline to see the Centennial Frogs; it has been a very enlighting and delightful year thus far.

Mr. Monroni and Ms. Babbitt expressed their sincere appreciation for the recognition and thanked the Mayor and City Council for providing the start up funds and having faith in them. The business leaders sponsored the frogs and they won the hearts of the people. Thanks to the Centennial Committee and all who were involved.

Ms. Babbitt informed the City Council that $36,000 was raised for Area Non-for-Profit Organizations.

Mayor Moreno introduced Ms. Jolene VandeVoorde as the Frog Queen of East Moline; she has a collection of over 4,000 frogs in her home and was featured on Paula Sands Live. Ms. Vande Voorde stated she was very proud of the Centennial Celebration and appreciated the opportunity to show off her collection of frogs.

APPOINTMENTS:
Mayor Moreno announced the formation of a new committee, called the East Moline Veterans Advisory Committee. The City of East Moline has eight veterans' organization and hopes the formation of this committee will improve communication between the groups. Mayor Moreno made the following appointments:

Michael Malmstrom, of AMVETS Post 145, Jerry Guinn, of Korean War Veterans Association, Regina Just, of the American Legion, and Jeff Terronez, of the Mexican American Veterans Association.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Meredith, to approve the appointments to the newly formed East Moline Veterans Advisory Committee. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor.

Mr. Malmstrom was given the opportunity to address the City Council, he expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve on this committee, also reminded all that November 11th is Veterans Day and there will be a ceremony to honor our servicemen and women at 11:00a.m. at 9th Street Commons. The committee will be meeting quarterly.

CITY ATTORNEY
City Attorney Passed.

COMMITTEE -OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Moreno)
Alderman Moreno has one (1) item for discussion; all others items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance or Resolutions.

Engineering Agreement for Quarter Bike Path & Welcome Center (Lauper) This agreement is for the Construction Engineering for the Bike Path and Welcome Center in the Quarter. It is a part of the agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for funding of this project with 80% coming from Federal Enhancement Funds and 20% from Riverfront TIF Funds. McClure Engineering Associates, Inc. has done the Design Engineering for this project. Recommending that the City enter into an agreement with McClure Engineering Associates, Inc. for the above project, not to exceed $117,243.23.

A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Doose, to enter into the agreement with McClure Engineering Associates, Inc. for the construction of the Bike Path and Welcome Center not to exceed $117,243.23. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried.

Mayor Moreno made the following appointments to the newly formed Fireworks Advisory Committee: Kent Ackerman, UTHS Boosters, Dr. Barbara Saulter, UTHS Superintendent, Marcia Lintz, Resident, Leslie Crotty, Rotary, Tom Cassidy, East Moline Fire Department, Capt. Robert Fuller, East Moline Police Department, and Alderman Gary Kelley.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderson Doose, to concur with the Mayors Appointments as presented. Upon voice vote all those in attendance voted in favor. Motion carried.

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.

Lauper: We are scheduled to do the overlay on 7th Street of this week, weather permitting.

Keehner: Attended the National Brownfield Conference in Portland, Oregon, where the Quarter was submitted for National Recognitation as a Brownfield Development, however a Municipality in Kansas City took that honor.

Chief DeFrance: ISO has completed its analysis of the fire suppression delivery system provided in the City of East Moline. The City's classification is now a class 4, this is an improvement from the former classification of class 5. This also means a 5% to 10% reduction in insurance rates for Residential, Commercial and Industrial Properties.

Verdick: Reminder workshop will be held on Monday, November 10th at 3:30p.m. Presentation of Performeter software for financial analysis.

Willemarck: Handed out information listing 12 interesting, Quad-City Facts regarding the weather.

Piatt: The Clarifier that was approved by the City Council at the August Meeting has been repaired and should be in use next week. Both phone books have published the Lab phone number we are in the process of trying to get the problem solved.

FIVE-MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Mayor Moreno gave member of the audience the opportunity to address the City Council.

Tony Banaszek - 2552 7th Street East Moline, expressed his concern regarding the handicapped ramps on 7th Street between 25th and 28th Avenues. The ramps pavement isn't smooth as it should be, and a person in a wheel chair would have difficulty. Mr. Lauper will look into it and get back with Mr. Banaszek.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Teague, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Teague and Heiland. Motion carried. 7:26p.m.

Minutes taken and submitted by,
_______________________________
Arletta D. Holmes, City Clerk

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