Moline City Council purchases Ford trucks
The Moline City Council met Feb. 7 to purchase Ford trucks.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the council:
MOLINE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
City Hall, 619 16th Street
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Council Meeting: The City Council meeting came to order at 7:12 p.m. The Council met in regular session in
the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Pledge: The Council and audience recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Invocation: Alderman Turner gave an Invocation.
Roll Call: Roll call was taken with Mayor Raes, Aldermen Rodriguez, Parker, Wendt, Zelnio, Turner,
Schoonmaker, Waldron and Acri present. Absent: None.
Roll call was taken with Mayor Raes, Aldermen Rodriguez, Parker, Wendt, Zelnio, Turner, Schoonmaker,
Waldron and Acri present. Absent: None.
Avenue of the Cities/27th Street Business District – Ray Forsythe, Planning and Development Director,
introduced presenter, Mike Weber, from PGAV. PGAV completed the business district study for the City,
which was paid for by the developer, Dolan Commons, LLC. Mr. Forsythe shared that the study has been
published, as well as posted on the City’s website. He has not received any public comment concerning the
study. Council previously passed a resolution establishing the public hearing. This public hearing is in
accordance with State statute. Mr. Weber shared that the legal name of the business district will be “Avenue of
the Cities/27th Street Business District.” The projects within said Business District will include: (1) the
renovation and repair of the vacant Aldi building, which will be converted into a multi-tenant, commercial
building; (2) a 6,000 square foot multi-tenant, commercial building (new construction); (3) one multi-story,
40,000 square foot residential building (new construction); (4) a parking lot; and (5) landscaping. The total
estimated cost of the project is $1.1 million. The sources of the funds are (1) private capital; (2) a 1% retailers
occupational sales tax and (3) a 1% service occupational sales tax. Next week, the Council will be asked to
consider two ordinances; (1) to approve the plan and establish business district boundaries, and (2) to establish
the tax rates previously mentioned. It will be a pay-as-you-go agreement, and the Business District shall expire
upon payment of the project costs or 23 years from the date of adoption. The City will need to notify the
Illinois Department of Revenue no later than October 1, 2017, and request that they implement and collect the
sales taxes beginning no later than January 1, 2018. There were no comments upon completion of the public
Items on Consent:
Approval of Minutes
Committee-of-the-Whole and Council meeting minutes of January 24, 2017.
Second Reading Ordinances
1. Council Bill/Special Ordinance 4005-2017
A Special Ordinance authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Consent Agreement
between the City of Moline and GTP Acquisition Partners II, LLC to permit a modification of
equipment for AT&T Mobility for City-owned property located at 4213 16th Avenue.
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2. Council Bill/Resolution 1014-2017
A Resolution authorizing the purchase of a 2017 Ford E-450 with V10 Gas Engine Cab and Chassis
with Ambulance Remount pursuant to the terms of the Remount Quote from Sentinel Emergency
Solutions for the amount of $116,616.00.
3. Council Bill/Resolution 1015-2017
A Resolution authorizing the purchase of two TYMCO Model 600 Regenerative Air Sweepers for
the total amount of $434,900.00 and to dispose of the street sweepers in the City’s current fleet by
the method most advantageous to the City by accepting the trade offers or selling them as surplus.
4. Council Bill/Resolution 1016-2017
A Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Police Chief to execute an Equitable Sharing Agreement
and Certification between the Federal Government and the Moline Police Department, setting forth
the requirements for participation in the Equitable Sharing Program and certifying all receipts and
expenditures of federal forfeiture funds, property and interest during the last fiscal year.
5. Council Bill/Resolution 1017-2017
A Resolution declaring the following Article 36 seized and forfeited vehicle as surplus property:
1997 Buick LeSabre, VIN# 1G4HR52KXVH545325.
6. Council Bill/Resolution 1018-2017
A Resolution approving the appointment of J.D. Schulte, Public Works Director, as Interim City
Administrator for the City of Moline, retroactive to January 25, 2017; and approving compensation
in the amount of $1,000 per month to J.D. Schulte, effective January 25, 2017, for the term he serves
as Interim City Administrator.
Omnibus Vote: Alderman Parker, seconded by Alderman Wendt, moved to approve and adopt, by omnibus
vote, these items. Motion carried on roll call with the following vote: ayes: Aldermen Rodriguez, Parker,
Wendt, Zelnio, Turner, Schoonmaker, Waldron and Acri; nays: none.
Council, Staff and Citizen Comments:
J.D. Schulte, Public Works Director and Interim City Administrator, indicated that he has been working on a
financial report with Ray Forsythe, Kathy Carr, Maureen Riggs and Alderman Waldron. Kathy Carr will bring
the first round budget amendments next month. The financial report will include information concerning
receivables, TIF revenues and what to expect within the next 12 months. This information will tie into the
City’s net position with 90 days reserve.
Ray Forsythe, Planning & Development Director, mentioned that City staff took a tour of the Multi-Modal
Station. He invited everyone to watch the video of the tour located on the City’s website.
Alderman Parker thanked Battalion Chief, Jeff Snyder, for the time he got to spend at all the fire stations and for
getting a chance to meet many of the City’s firefighters.
Alderman Parker mentioned the tragic traffic accident involving a motorcycle at 7th Street and Valley View
Drive. He asked Scott Hinton, City Engineer, about the status of the stoplights to be installed at this
intersection. Mr. Hinton replied that the design is complete and is out for bid. He will bring it back to the
Council sometime in March.
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Alderman Parker made a motion to place the 7th Street and Valley View Drive stoplights on the Committee-ofthe-Whole
Agenda and on the first reading Council Agenda for consideration on the same evening. Seconded
by Alderman Wendt. Motion carried unanimously.
Alderman Parker stated that the street lights are custom made and the process will be 3-5 months. He inquired
as to whether the City can install temporary stoplights. Scott Hinton, City Engineer, replied that the City could
use supplies on hand and put up temporary signals for around $35,000 using a local contractor. The contractor
would provide the poles. We currently have similar temporary stoplights at John Deere Road and 60th Street.
The temporary lighting could be installed within 2-3 weeks.
Alderman Parker made a motion to direct staff to install temporary stoplights at the intersection of 7th Street and
Valley View Drive. Seconded by Alderman Acri. Motion carried unanimously.
Alderman Zelnio inquired as to whether it was possible to order the stoplights before the bid process is
complete since we already have a design. Scott Hinton, City Engineer, said this would save about a month of
the 3-5 month schedule. Alderman Rodriguez noted his concern about the temporary signals causing traffic
flow disruptions, which could lead to health and safety concerns. Mr. Hinton responded that the temporary
stoplights would be the same as the designed lighting. Alderman Zelnio asked when the stoplights would be
operational. Mr. Hinton indicated it would be 2 weeks. Alderman Acri inquired as to the number of accidents
at this intersection per year. Mr. Hinton could not remember the number, but said that he could check into this
and e-mail her. Alderman Waldron inquired as to how the temporary lighting would be funded. Mr. Hinton
shared that it would be funded through CIP reserves.
Alderman Parker made a motion to direct the Traffic Committee to annually put together their top three wish
list concerning automobile issues before the budget season. Seconded by Alderman Wendt. Motion carried
Alderman Rodriguez indicated that he would like to have an informational on commissions and committees.
Alderman Waldron asked if he had a particular area of interest. Alderman Rodriquez stated that there are
commissions that decide what policy comes before the Council. He thinks there are holes out there. Alderman
Zelnio agreed that an overview of the commissions and committees would be good. Alderman Waldron said he
would work on this with J.D. Schulte, Public Works Director and Interim City Administrator, and City staff.
Ed Johnson, Resident, asked why the Council decided to appoint another City Administrator when they were
previously going to wait to do so.
Lori McCune, Resident, 917 48th Street A, stated that she is a business owner in Moline, and she owns three
commercial properties, as well as some rental properties. She stated that she knows Tracy Koranda, and she
does not understand this investigation. She opined that Ms. Koranda loves the City. She indicated that Ms.
Koranda admitted her mistakes, and that she did not make said mistakes on purpose. Ms. McCune stated that
she hates negative publicity. She also stated that everyone is afraid to speak out on issues.
Alderman Parker, seconded by Alderman Wendt, moved for Executive Session, for the purpose of discussion of
Collective Negotiating Matters-5 ILCS 120/2(C)(2) and Appointment, Employment, Compensation, Discipline,
Performance, or Dismissal of Specific Employees-5 ILCS 120/2(C)(1). Motion carried on roll call with the
following vote: Ayes: Aldermen Rodriguez, Parker, Wendt, Zelnio, Turner, Schoonmaker, Waldron and Acri;
City Council convened in Executive Session at 7:34 p.m.
Council reconvened in open session at 8:11 p.m.
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On motion of Alderman Parker, Seconded by Alderman Wendt, Council adjourned at 8:11 p.m.
The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting is on February 14, 2017.
Amy J. Saunders
Deputy City Clerk
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