MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR
CITY CLERK'S REPORT
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 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.
Frog Race Committee:
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.
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.
COMMITTEE -OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Moreno)
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
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
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.
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