MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MAYOR
Mayor William J. Ward led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL Mayor Ward called the meeting to order and directed the City Clerk Bobbi-Sue Huntoon to call the roll. The following Alder People were present: Helen Heiland, John Thodos, Joe Moreno, Carol Doose, David Kelley, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague.
· Approval of City Council Minutes of November 20, 2000
REPORT BY THE MAYOR PRESENTATION - Public Hearing - 6:34 p.m.
Mayor Ward Called the Public Hearing - Authorization to Issue $5,000,000 of General Obligation (Alternate Revenue Source - TIF Revenue) Bonds, to order. Jim Hughes gave a brief presentation followed by open discussion of the use of the bond authorization for the River Front Development Project. 6:50 p.m. Mayor Ward Closed the Public Hearing.
REDEEM - Riverfront Presentation -Mr. Lyn Paris reminded all present that the Riverfront is an extremely complicated project, with many pieces that must be coordinated to come together, but it is coming together. On November 28, 2000, Kaizen received loan committee approval for construction fo the office building. The first phase will be 20,000 square feet valued at $2.6 million dollars. Kaizen has indicated that they are ready to start construction as soon as the City is able to move and compact fill for rough grading. On November 30, 2000, the Cascade Group, LLC of Madison, WI, signed a lease agreement with the City to lease property upon with the Sports Complex will be built. Though there are a few contingencies, this is a significant step forward. The developer's plan for the complex include: a soccer facility, an indoor ice skating rink, day care center, fitness center, and associated retail components to compliment these activities. An agreement in principal had been reached with the Illowa Soccer League to use the facility for regular and tournament play. Signing of the agreement is expected later this month. The preliminary value of the complex is estimated at $2,850,000 and construction is planned for spring 2001. Several weeks ago a land transfer agreement was drafted between the Deere Harvester Credit Union and REDEEM which would have committed the Credit Union to date certain start of their planned facility expansion. In lieu of the land transfer agreement, the Credit Union has agreed to purchase a $500,000 TIF bond to assist in the financing of The Quarter. Dial Quad Cities will be the developer of the Beacon Harbor condominiums. Architectural plans are nearing completion with 16 condominiums planned for Phase I (4units of 4 each). At least one unit will be built initially, (two if these are sufficient pre-sales). Remaining units will be built as sales dictate. A preliminary letter of approval for financing is expected December 11, 200. Final approval should follow once the appraisal is completed (expected to take about 3 weeks) Dial had indicated that they want very much to start construction this winter, weather permitting. There was discussion.
QUARTER ADDITION - Revised Preliminary Plat, Quarter Addition- Final Plat (Mr. Duffy) On November 21, 2000, the Planning Commission reviewed and approved both plats. By Agreement, the financial commitment for said improvements to the Quarter are covered under the executed development agreement for the Quarter and, the final plat shall not be recorded until the developer fulfills his responsibilities under the executed development agreement. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to approve the revised preliminary plat and the final plat as presented. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carries. 7:05 p.m.
CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Chairperson's Letter (Mr. Duffy) Mr Duffy gave a brief presentation and read a letter to the Mayor and the City Council from Tony Shelton, Chairman of the Citizen Advisory Committee, regarding South Moline and Hampton Townships' Report/Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Heiland to forward this information along with a letter to the Rock Island County Supervisor of Assessments's Office for consideration. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carries 7:08 p.m.
An ordinance authorizing the sale of a 1991 Ford Taurus vehicle used by the Maintenance Department of the City of East Moline, Illinois, for salvage, to the E&J Used Auto and Truck Parts of Rock Island, Illinois, by the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to waive the reading of the ordinance. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by G. Kelley to adopt ordinance 00-45 authorizing the sale of a 1991 Ford Taurus the passage of the motion will require 3/4 of the corporate authority holding office. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague and Mayor Ward. Motion carries.
A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, approving the expenditure of up to $50,000 for the hauling, placement and compaction of fill material at the Quarter Addition. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Teague to approve the resolution as presented, to be final tonight. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carries. 7:20 p.m.
A Resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the execution of a contract for the purchase of a right-of-way parcel from the Burlington Northern and Sante Fe Railway Company. A motion was made by Teague, seconded by G. Kelley to table resolution 00-50. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague.
COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (ALDER WOMAN HEILAND)
All Committee-of-the-Whole issues were covered under the consent agenda.
CITY STAFF COMMUNICATIONS
All City Staff were given the opportunity to give the Council updates. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to approve the Main Street request to have the Fire Department and the Police Department escort Santa into down town East Moline, on December 9, 2000. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor.
FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
All present were given the opportunity to address the City Council.
A motion was made by D. Kelley, seconded by G. Kelley to adjourn. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: G. Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Thodos, Doose and D. Kelley. The motion carries.7:10 p.m. Minutes taken and submitted by,
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