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If you have a concern with garbage, recycling, or yard waste, please contact Republic Services at 563-823-1323
Visit Find my Alderman. The city consists of 7 wards with one Alderman per ward.
Visit here to complete an employment application on line. For more information please email Human Resources
You may pay your utility bill online at www.xpressbillpay.com with credit, debit or echeck. You may also pay over the phone by calling 1-800-785-5195. When paying over the phone a charge of $1.95 will be added to your account.
Visit Committee of the Whole
The City Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor. City Hall is located at 915 16th Avenue in East Moline Illinois.
When the council meeting falls on a federal holiday, the meeting is held the Tuesday after - For example - Martin Luther King day is the 3rd Monday of the month - the meeting will then be the following day on Tuesday.
The City Administrator coordinates the agenda for the Committee of the Whole meetings. Agenda items are due in the City Administrator at City Hall Annex seven days preceding the Council meeting. The item must be approved by the City Administrator. Call or email Mark Rothert 309-752-1513.
Stickers are available at the water office - 915 16th Avenue, the Jewel service counter, and the service counter at the Silvis Hy-Vee. They are fifteen dollars per load (what would fit in the bed of a small pickup truck). You can schedule a special pickup (pickups are scheduled on Wednesdays) for larger items by calling 752-1573.
We are unable to take white good appliances, tires, remodeling or construction materials. You can call 1-877-934-5378 for appliances and tires - up to 10 tires per year.
Contact Scott County (reciprocal agreement with Rock Island County) for hazardous materials and ewaste disposal:
Household Hazardous Material Facility5640 Carey AvenueDavenport, IA 52807(563) 386-9575
Electronic Demanufacturing Facility 1048 East 59th StreetDavenport, IA 52807563-823-0119
Beginning the first full week of the months of April and November and continuing thru those respective months, yard waste stickers are not required for collection.
Shelter reservations are available each day schedule for two sessions each day: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 4-10 p.m. The cost for the East Moline shelter reservations is $20 per session and $40 for all day (both sessions). Reservations can be made at the Engineering and Maintenance Services Facility located at 1200 13th Avenue.
Residents can meet with city inspectors (building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing) personally in the office from 8:00 - 9:30 and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m and by appointment. The inspectors are in the field performing inspections the rest of each day. If you want to schedule an appointment you can email the inspectors - Building/Electrical or Plumbing/Mechanical. If you have zoning questions you can contact the zoning official.
The following are some of the more common projects that require the purchase of a building permit: new homes, wood decks, patio covers, porch repairs and replacements, roofing/shingling, siding, additions, garages, carports, sheds greater than 120 square feet in area, structural repairs, retaining walls over 2 feet in height, interior remodeling involving drywall or moving of or building walls, altering windows or doors, and demolitions. Visit Building Permits
State of Illinois sales tax = 5.00%
Rock Island County retail sales tax = 0.25%
Rock Island County school tax = 1.00%
City of East Moline sales tax = 1.5%
Total sales tax rate = 7.75%
Payments can be made in person at the water office at City Hall, 915 16th Avenue with cash, check, credit, or debit cards. Payments may also be made by cash or check at the East Moline Jewel store, 107 Avenue of the Cities. When making a payment at Jewel, you must bring your bill stub with you for them to accept payment.
You may pay your utility bill online at www.xpressbillpay.com with credit, debit or echeck. You may also pay over the phone by calling 1-800-785-5195. When paying over the phone a charge of $0.75 will be added to your account.
Please contact the Water Office at 309-752-1530, or visit in person at 915 16th Avenue, for more information.
Visit here to see what positions are open and begin the employment process. You may also print the form, complete and mail it or drop it off at City of East Moline Annex Building, 912 16th Avenue, East Moline IL. 61244.
Every two years the Fire and Police Commission open the application process for the Police Department. The City of East Moline must follow Illinois State Statutes (Public Act 098-0760 Sec. 5 The Illinois Municipal Code) that require the city to create an eligibility list which is active for 2 years. When the Police Department has an opening, they must select candidates from the eligibility list. Candidates who have completed an application and submitted it to the city, must pass a physical agility pass/fail test. When candidates pass the agility test they proceed to a written test. Scores from the written test, along with preference points (available according to state statutes) are then compiled to form a list.
Every 2 years the Fire and Police Commission open the application process for the Fire Department. The City of East Moline must follow Illinois State Statutes (Public Act 098-0760/Sec. 5 Illinois Municipal Code) which requires the city to create an eligibility list which is active for 2 years. When the Fire Department has an opening, they must select candidates from the eligibility list. Candidates who have completed an application and submitted it to the city, must attend the CPAT (Candidate Physical Agility Test). The CPAT testing is offered over an 8 week period for training and practice. For those who pass the CPAT, a written test follows. Scores from the written test are compiled to form a list. Preference points are available according to Illinois State statutes. CPAT testing has been an nationally approved standardized testing program.
Yes. Free yard waste pickup is available the months of April and November. Free yard waste bags are available in the fall. Visit news for more information closer to the date.
Republic Services picks up yard waste on your scheduled garbage day, April 1st - December 6th.
The City, conducts an annual spring cleanup. It is generally held the last week of April. The dates will be posted on the City Calendar and on the City Facebook. More information will be available on the News Flash section.
Yes. Stickers are available at the water office - 915 16th Avenue, the Jewel service counter, and the service counter at the Silvis Hy-Vee. They are fifteen dollars per load (what would fit in the bed of a small pickup truck). You can schedule a special pickup for larger items by calling 752-1573.
The City has a Stormwater Management Plan in place and is working on achieving it's goals. To speak to someone regarding your concerns, please call our City Engineer's Office at 309-751-2310. For copies of Floodplain Maps and/or questions, please contact
Erica Williams, Engineering Department - email or call 309-751-2310
The street lights are maintained by MidAmerican Energy. Call the company at (800) 799-4443 or visit their website.
The City has an Ice/Snow Control Policy. It assists the Public Works Department during ice/snow storms. View the snow and ice maintenance map for more information. Major arterials and areas around schools are treated first. Connector and residential streets with steep hills are next. The remainder of the neighborhood streets are treated as time allows and depending on the storm's severity.
Map of Snow Plow Routes (you will have to enlarge and zoom in to see in detail)
In addition to capital improvement impacts, the city also faces compliance with newly mandated and unfunded federal and state regulations regarding the amount and quality of stormwater. The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program requires communities to develop, implement, and enforce a stormwater program.The intent of the program is to reduce discharge of pollutants from the storm sewer system, protect all tributaries, and improve water quality. Additional personnel will be required to administer and inspect elements relating to reporting and enforcement of a soon-to-be implemented Stormwater and Erosion Control Ordinance to ensure the city's compliance with these regulations.Total of $14.4 million in projected improvements include $1.8 million for the flood protection levee system improvements and $12.4 million for a multi-year Drainage Capital Improvements Plan to replace storm sewers and repair ravine structure. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department.
The City of Rock Island calculates rates from measurements taken from aerial photography. All residential customer charges are based on parcel size and are split into three tiers. All other properties were based on impervious area. Davenport and Bettendorf also use an ERU system (Davenport = Equivalent Residential Unit, Bettendorf = Equivalent Runoff Unit) and have measured the amount of impervious area for multi-family residential and non-residential properties. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department.
All property owners receive indirect benefits from a properly maintained and operated stormwater management system for the entire city which is on public property. Stormwater management activities with broad benefits include keeping the public streets drained and cleared so random flooding does not occur and travel is safe, making necessary stormwater infrastructure upgrades, reducing erosion and other pollutants that enter streams and rivers, and collecting and conveying stormwater safely through all parts of the city.
A portion of the revenue also provides for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for water quality improvements. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department.
The secondary treatment comes after primary clarification. Any suspended solids that did not settle in the primary clarifiers are carried over into the second stage of treatment. This stage is called activated sludge.
This process has been around for more than 100 years. It uses bacteria that need air, in an aeration (oxygenated) basin. It basically speeds up nature's natural process of decomposition. The suspended and dissolved solid waste is food for the bacteria. This food becomes broken down through adsorption and absorption.
After a mix and digestion period, the next step is gravity separation of the solids and the liquid in the secondary clarifiers. The solids are pumped off the bottom, and returned to the aeration basins, where they become the seed stock for the newly arriving flow to receive the same digestion process.
To keep the bacteria hungry, we keep them at a certain level in their growth cycle by removing a portion of the solids. So, part of the return activated sludge is removed and becomes waste activated sludge (WAS.) This WAS is sent to the anaerobic digesters for storage and further digestion. If you have any questions, please contact Wastewater Treatment.
We have a Sewer Use Ordinance that spells out what is and is not permitted to be disposed of. It is a good rule of thumb to only buy what you need, and to use it up as it is intended to be used. And, occasionally, there are EPA sponsored household hazardous waste drop off programs.For a look at the general prohibitions see section 8-9-2 of the East Moline City Code. This applies to industry and the general public. If you have any questions, please contact Wastewater Treatment.
There are differences in pretreatment screening and grit removal, aeration systems can be quite different, and anaerobic digestives can have a wide variety of design. Plus, we have not even touched on disinfection practices. The receiving stream and plant location itself can make a big difference in treatment schemes.If you have any questions, please contact Wastewater Treatment.
We have 5 anaerobic digestives. We use 2 of them as primary digestives. They are in a mix mode process. The other 3 are for solids separation and settling. As the solids and liquids separate, we draw off the liquid supernate.
When we have removed that portion, the solids are sent to the mix tank. From there they are sent to the filtration room where we have 2 2-meter Roediger belt tower presses. With the addition of polymer, we increase the solids level from 2-4% solids to 20-27% solids. This is taken for disposal to the landfill.
If you have any questions, please contact Wastewater Treatment.
Pollutants have a potential of impacting not only the receiving stream, but the treated residual solids can be impaired by pollutants, and get restricted disposal status. There is a huge monitoring program involved. Compliance monitoring and reporting is required in monthly, semi-annually, and annual increments. EPA spot checks all dischargers with their own sampling regularly.
The result of these regulations was having places like the Love Canal and other sites now on Superfund Cleanup lists. If you have any questions, please contact Wastewater Treatment.