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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 12/15/2003

PLEDGE
Mayor Moreno led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag.

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 Moreno, Carol Doose, Gary Kelley and Crotis Teague. Absent: Alderman Meredith (illness).

CITY CLERK’S REPORT
Clerk Passed

CONSENT AGENDA
A) Approval of the City Council Minutes of December 1, 2003
B) Approval of Committee Of The Whole Minutes of December 1, 2003
C) Approval of Salaries in the amount of $323,264.29
D) Approval of Bills in the amount of $871,556.67

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

REPORT BY MAYOR
Mayor Moreno reminded everyone there is only 10 days left for the Holiday Lighting Contest. The deadline is December 26th at 500p.m. with the winner being announced on December 29, 2003.

Alderman Puentes arrives at 6:40p.m.

CITY ATTORNEY
ORDINANCE 03-39: An Ordinance for the Levy and Assessment of Taxes for the Fiscal Year beginning
May 1, 2003 and ending April 30, 2004.

Finance Director Jim Hughes, informed the City Council that by using the “Omnibus” vote the following items will be voted on and approved in one vote:

1. Adopting the tax levy of $4,112,500 with an estimate rate of $1.7735.
2. A resolution directing the City Clerk to file the tax levy in compliance with the truth in taxation statutes.
3. To approve the abstract of the minutes of the City Council meeting, setting the rate for the Street and Bridge Fund.
4. A Resolution directing that the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the certificate for the levy of a tax for the Street and Bridge Fund.
5. Ordinance affirming the establishment of a maximum police levy rate of 40 cents as approved by referendum.
6. Ordinance affirming the establishment of a maximum fire protection rate of 20 cents as approved by Ordinance 02-17.
7. A Resolution directing funds from the Foreign Fire Insurance Fees be appropriate as directed by Ordinance 83-21.
8. A Resolution to levy $49,900.00 for the $250.000 swimming pool bonds.
9. A Resolution to abate the levy of $128,250 for the $1,000,000 13th Street CDAP sewer bonds.
10. A Resolution abating the tax levy of $89,437.50 for the $1,000,000 MFT, water and sewer bonds.
11. Approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting approving the tax levy for Public Comfort Stations at 0.0004 cents.
12. A resolution abating the tax levy of $313,682.50 for $3,500,000 IBP water bonds.
13. A resolution abating the tax levy of $276,995.00 for the $2,390,000 bonds issue to refund the IBP water bonds.
14. A Resolution abating the tax levy of $402,385.00 for the $5,000,000 Water and Sewer Bonds for 2002 Water Plant and other Capital Improvements.
15. A resolution abating the tax levy of $127,343.75 for the $1,450,000 North Hill TIF bonds.
16. A resolution abating the tax levy of $121,325.00 for the $1,310,000 North Hill TIF Refunding Bonds.
17. A resolution abating the tax levy of $114,776.26 for the $1,400,000 GRIP TIF bonds.
18. A resolution abating the tax levy of $273,125.00 for the $1,500,000 water bonds for the water plant solids project.
19. A resolution abating the tax levy of $117,902.50 for the $850,000 emergency radio bond.
20. A resolution abating the tax levy of $217,153.76 for the $2,300,000 7th Street reconstruction bond.
21. A resolution abating the tax levy of $163,680.00 for the $2,210,000 for the Riverfront TIF.
22. A resolution abating the tax levy of $128,415.00 for the Kennedy Drive TIF bonds.
23. A resolution abating the tax levy of $293,304.39 for the $3,600,000 new garage General Obligation bonds.
24. A resolution abating the tax levy of $54,446.36 for the $1,400,000 Riverfront TIF bonds.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, to approve the 2003 tax levy using an “Omnibus” vote. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Moreno to waive the reading of Ordinance 03-39. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno to adopt Ordinance 03-39 as presented and related Resolutions. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 03-40: An Ordinance authorizing the filing of a petition for demolition of the building located at 1537 – 1539 9th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to waive the reading of Ordinance 03-40. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Alderman Heiland, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to adopt Ordinance 03-40 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 03-36 A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of East Moline, Illinois, approving the request for exclusion from defendant sub-class filed by Primeco Personal Communications, L.P. Et. A1.

A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Doose, to approve Resolution 03-36 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 03-37: A Resolution to adopt Schedule of Meetings for 2004 Calendar Year for the City of East Moline, City Council and Committee-of-the-Whole.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Puentes, to adopt Resolution 03-37 as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE –OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Doose)
On December 1, 2003 the Water Review Committee item was tabled until January 20, 2004 Committee-of-the-Whole, all other items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Ordinance or Resolutions.

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.

Mayor: Congratulated and thankedMr. Motzer for all his efforts as the year closes and all the successful demolitions.

Keehner: Received approval from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) our site investigation work plan for three sites have been enrolled into the IEPA Brownfield Grant Program, we are proceeding to implement the plan.

Lauper: We have started on the Welcome Center and Bike Path Project down by the river, trees have been planted and we have started planning every project for the upcoming year.

Chief Freeman: The Christmas Light Tour will be tomorrow night (12/16/03).

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

Alderman Heiland: Announced there will be a Christmas Breakfast on Friday, December 19, 2003 at Sharon’s Restaurant from 6:00a.m until 11:00a.m. all City Staff is invited to attend. Funding for this breakfast was donated by the following: AFSCME, F.O.P., Firefighters Union, Senator Denny Jacobs, Mayor Moreno, City Clerk Holmes, City Treasurer Vyncke, Aldermen Heiland, Puentes, Moreno, Doose, Meredith, Kelley and Teague.

RECESS SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Kelley, seconded by Alderman Moreno, to go out of City Council Meeting and go directly into the Committee-of-the-Whole. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:00p.m.

RECONVENED SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, and seconded by Alderman Kelley, to reconvene the City Council Meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Meredith, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:12p.m.

CLOSED SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Doose, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to go into Close Session to discuss the Release of Close Session Minutes. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:14p.m.

OPEN SESSION:
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Kelley, for the City Council to go back into open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:16p.m.

A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Heiland, to approve the release of all Closed Session Minutes with the exception of May 20, 2002B (Pending Litigation). Being released are the following: 5/20/02A, 1/21/03, 2/18/03, 3/3/03, 4/7/03, 4/21/03, 5/5/03, and 6/16/03. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes and Moreno. Motion carried. 7:19p.m.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Alderman Moreno, seconded by Alderman Teague to adjourn. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Doose, Kelley, Teague, Heiland, Puentes, and Moreno. Motion carried.
7:20p.m.

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

 

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