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City Council Meeting

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 12/06/99


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor William J. Ward led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance of the Flag.

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.

CONSENT AGENDA

Approval of City Council Minutes of November 15, 1999 Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of November 15, 1999 Approval of Salaries of $264,475.39 Approval of bills in the amount of $2,089,824.06 Acceptance of a Thank You letter from Trinity Regional Health System. Acceptance of a Thank You letter from Air Evac Lifeteam. Approval for the Fire Chief to host the Explorer post #929 and allow the program to expand as needed to include a strictly monitored Ride-A-Long program. Approval to accept the low bid from A.E.C. Equipment Co. for $7,413.05 to purchase extrication equipment for the Fire Department. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to approve the consent agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

REPORT BY THE MAYOR

Joe Taylor of the Quad City Visitors & Convention Bureau gave a presentation to highlight what projects are currently being worked on for the area. Mr. Al Van Tieghem gave a Report on the Civic Center, The Mark. Mayor Ward presented Mr. Van Tieghem with a Community Service Award plaque of appreciation for 15 years of service on the Quad Cities Civic Center Board 1984-1999. Mayor Ward appointed Mr. Gary Andersen 1523-8th St, East Moline IL to the Civic Center Authority. Gary will be replacing Mr. Al Van Tieghem who has elected to retire from this board. Gary will serve out the term of Mr. Van Tieghem, which expires on June 1, 1001. A motion was made by Teague, seconded by Moreno to approve the Mayors appointment of Mr. Gary Andersen to the Civic Center Authority to replace Mr. Al Van Tieghem. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carried. Awards of Service were given to Jeff Guthrie and Cheryl Vyncke from Officer Tackabury for service on the D.A.R.E. Board. Because Officer Roseleib was unable to be at the City Council meeting, the Memorial to Officer Roseleib in honor of Gero will be presented at the December 17, 1999 St. Anne's DARE graduation. The public is invited to attend.

APPOINTMENTS

Mayor Ward appointed Mr. Sam Doak, 4700 Kennedy Drive , East Moline to the Board of Standards and Appeals. Mr. Doak is replacing Mr. Dale Christensen on this board. The term expires on April 30, 2002 A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to approve the appointment of Mr. Sam Doak to the Board of Standards and Appeals. Upon voice vote all present voted in favor. Motion carried.

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney William Phares presented the following ordinances and resolutions.

ORDINANCE 99-51

An ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement and Certain documents in connection therewith; and related matters. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Heiland to waive the reading of ordinance 99-51. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Moreno was out of the chambers. Motion carried. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Heiland to adopt ordinance 99-51 as presented. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Moreno was out of the chambers. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 99-50

A resolution evidencing the intention of the City of East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, to issue Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds and related matters, in respect to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to adopt the resolution 99-50. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 99-52

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois establishing a Historic Preservation Commission for the City of East Moline, Illinois. A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by Moreno to waive the reading of Ordinance 99-52. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to adopt ordinance 99-52.Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 99-51

A resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, authorizing the hiring of three (3) additional fire fighters. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Heiland to adopt resolution 99-51. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 99-52

A resolution of the City Council of the City of East Moline, Illinois, extending the Cable Television Franchise Agreement between TCI American Holdings L.P. and the City of East Moline, Illinois. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Heiland to adopt resolution 99-52. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 99-53

A resolution of the City of East Moline, Illinois, not to proceed with the creation of a special service area, as proposed in ordinance 99-40, adopted September 1, 1999. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Thodos to adopt resolution 99-53. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (ALDERMAN MORENO) ROAD CONSTRUCTION GRANT MATCH

The first half of the new road leading to The Quarter has received an IDOT grant for $641,000, which must be matched by the City in the same amount. The bid for this construction must be let before 7-1-2000. It is the intent of the City to use TIF increment from the private building construction in The Quarter. It appears likely that we may not have enough increment soon enough to use prior to the grant expiring. To prevent the loss of the $641,000 grant, and also to help spur the development, City staff is presenting an option for City Council consideration. The City’s revolving loan fund currently has a balance of about $605,800. Based upon loan payments and interest income, there will be enough money to match the $641,000 grant as well as having $30,000 - $50,000 to make a business loan if needed. The money in the Revolving Loan Fund can only be used for economic development relating to new jobs. The City has not had a loan request since October of 1998. Information from DCCA states that this project would qualify as an appropriate use of the funds. The request is to borrow $641,000 from the Revolving Loan Fund to be repaid with TIF increment and/or new CDAP dollars and give approval to solicit road construction bids to allow possible winter grading and early spring paving. There was discussion. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Teague to borrow $641,000 from the Revolving Loan Fund to be repaid with TIF increment and/or new CDAP dollars, request the City Attorney to draft a ordinance outlining the particulars and revamp the development agreement. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, G. Kelley and Teague. Voting no: Thodos, D. Kelley. Motion carried. 5/2. 7:38 P.M. Before the vote was taken, another motion was made A motion was made by Thodos, seconded by D. Kelley to table the issue for 30 days. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Thodos, D. Kelley. Voting no: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, G. Kelley, Teague. The motion fails 2/5. 7:35 P.M.

EARLY RETIREMENT PAYOFF The city has received the final determination amount for the cost to the City for the early retirement program the City offered last year. The City had a liability of $913,075.95. If this amount is received by IMRF before December 10, 1999 the City can avoid an interest assessment of at least 9%. Mr Hughes’ recommendation is to pay this liability in full, from the following sources: Working Cash Fund, $160,000.00; Current General Fund Budget, $35,000.00; Current Water & Sewer Budget, $100,000.00; Landfill Host Fee Fund, $300,000.00; General Fund Reserves, $200,000.00; IMRF Fund Reserves, $118,075.95. Total Funding $913,075.95. The advance from the Working Cash Fund will be required to be repaid. This will be repaid from budgeted revenues from the Water and Sewer Funds (&100,000 that was saved from three jobs that were eliminated) at $100,000 per fiscal year, for fiscal years ending April 30, 2001 and 2002. Mr. Hughes also recommended that the IMRF tax levy not be raised to repay the other funds used. Please note that by paying this liability in one payment will be saving the taxpayers a whopping $596,807.00. A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Doose to approve the IMRF early retirement pay off, with funds to come from :Working Cash Fund, $160,000.00; Current General Fund Budget, $35,000.00; Current Water & Sewer Budget, $100,000.00; Landfill Host Fee Fund, $300,000.00; General Fund Reserves, $200,000.00; IMRF Fund Reserves, $118,075.95. Total Funding $913,075.95. The advance from the Working Cash Fund will be required to be repaid. This will be repaid from budgeted revenues from the Water and Sewer Funds (&100,000 that was saved from three jobs that were eliminated) at $100,000 per fiscal year, for fiscal years ending April 30, 2001 and 2002, and to be paid back over 10 years. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley, Teague. Motion carried.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION BIDS

A motion was made by Moreno, seconded by Heiland to solicit road construction bids for the first half of the new road leading to The Quarter, subject to the final agreement of the amendment of the development agreement.Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Voting no: Thodos. Motion carried. 6/1.

REAL-ESTATE BIDS

Mr Phares announced that the City Clerk had published in the Dispatch a notice for bids for the sale of real-estate by the City of East Moline. The property located at lots 12 & 13 in the section 210 block in the new shops section addition. The council directed that the new owner use the property for residential housing. A motion was made by Teague, seconded by Moreno to accept the bid from Margaret Polite for the lots 12 & 13 in the section 210 block in East Moline, for $1000.00 with 10% down, and direct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance ratifying the sale of the real estate as advertised and selling the property to the successful bidder, and bring it back to the full council for consideration. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. All other Committee -Of-The-Whole items were covered in the consent agenda.

CITY STAFF COMMUNICATIONS

Each Department head was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and all those present of the events of their Department.

FIVE MINUTE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 7:52 P.M.

Mayor Ward gave members of the audience a chance to address the City Council. Tony Banaszek presented a petition with signatures from folks down town concerning wanting the special service area. He thanked the City for their cooperation with the Main Street Board. Herb Sparks, East Moline, spoke up for the Main Street program, but against the taxation of property owners. Matt Lutz, and two other fire fighters thanked the Council for passing the resolution to hire 3 additional fire fighters. We will have 7th Street open for Christmas, hopefully the 17th of December.

ADJOURNMENT 8:00P.M.

A motion was made by D. Kelley, seconded by Doose to adjourn. Upon roll call the following Alder People voted in favor: Heiland, Thodos, Moreno, Doose, D. Kelley, G. Kelley and Teague. Motion carried. Minutes taken and submitted by,
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Bobbi Sue Huntoon, City Clerk

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