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City of East Moline City Council met June 3

By Rock Island Today Reports | Aug 13, 2019

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City of East Moline City Council met June 3.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

PLEDGE:

Mayor Freeman led the City Council and all those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Freeman called the meeting to order and directed City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes, to call the roll. The following Aldermen were present: Larry Toppert, Gary Almblade, Nancy Mulcahey, Jayne O’Brien, Frederic Kotoku, Maria Tapia, and Jose Rico.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

These are the following concerns that was expressed by Citizens of East Moline.

 Larry Simoeus, 4114 8th Avenue, East Moline - Topic discussed Storm Sewer and holes in the road.

 Ian Mattan, 4010 8th Avenue, East Moline – Topic discussed the Storm Sewer System.

 Matthew Chase, 738 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.

 Christopher Martel, 752 40th Avenue, East Moline – Topic discussed Gaming and Safety concerns on Halloween.

 Matt Rasmussen, 4002 8th Avenue, East Moline – Topic discussed Drainage issues.

 Karen Sheets, 326 39th Avenue, East Moline - Topic discussed Leaf burning/Smoke and Caution sign for Children.

 Stephanie Mattan, 4010 8th Avenue, East Moline – Topic discussed Drainage issues.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT

City Clerk Arletta Holmes passed.

ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO AGENDA:

None

CONSENT AGENDA:

City Clerk Arletta D. Holmes read the Consent Agenda that included the following:

a. Approval of the City Council Minutes of May 20, 2019.

b. Approval of the Committee-of-the-Whole Minutes of May 20, 2019.

c. Approval of the City Council Minutes of May 6, 2019.

d. Approval of the Committee-of-the-whole Minutes of May 6, 2019.

e. Approval of Salaries of May 31, 2019 in the amount of $426,492.96.

f. Approval of Bills in the amount of $438,132.89.

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman O’Brien, to approve the Consent

Agenda as presented. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried.

REPORT BY MAYOR

Mayor Freeman had no items for discussion.

CITY ATTORNEY LINCOLN SCOTT PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

ORDINANCE 19-16: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE AMENDING TITLE 10 “ZONING REGULATIONS”, OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

A motion was made by Alderman Toppert, seconded by Alderman Tapia, to waive the reading of Ordinance 19-16. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Toppert, and Rico. Opposed: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, and Almblade. Motion fails. 5-2.

DISCUSSION:

Alderman Mulcahey requested that the City Council have two readings before a final vote is taken. Which allows the public an opportunity to ask questions and make additional comments.

This Ordinance 19-16 will be brought back to the City Council on June 17, 2019.

ORDINANCE 19-17: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, AMENDING TITLE 2 “BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS”, CHAPTER 5 “BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS”, SECTION 2-5-1 “CREATION, MEMBERSHIP AND PROCEDURE” AND SECTION 2-5-3 “POWERS OF BOARD” OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS, APPROVING A REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

A motion was made by Alderman Toppert, seconded by Alderman Rico, to waive the reading of Ordinance 19-17. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico and Toppert. Opposed: Mulcahey, and Almblade. Motion carried. 5-2

A motion was made by Alderman Rico, seconded by Alderman O’Brien, to approve Ordinance 19-17. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 19-36: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, APPROVING THE AGREEMENT WITH THE ILLINOIS QUAD-CITIES HEALTHY HOMES COALITION.

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman Tapia, to approve Resolution 19-36. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 19-37: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS, AUTHORIZING APPROVAL AND EXECUTION OF THE STAKING CONTRACT BETWEEN IMEG AND THE CITY OF EAST MOLINE FOR THE RAILROAD ALLEY WATERMAIN PROJECT.

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman Tapia, to approve Resolution 19-37. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 19-38: A RESOLUTION FOR MAINTENANCE UNDER THE ILLINOIS HIGHWAY CODE.

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman Toppert, to approve Resolution 19- 38. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE-OF-THE-WHOLE (Alderman Mulcahey)

Alderman Mulcahey had no items for discussion. All items have been covered under the Consent Agenda, Resolution, or Ordinance.

CITY STAFF COMMUNICATION:

Each City Staff member present was given the opportunity to inform the City Council and those present of events in their departments:

Captain Gault, EMPD – Captain Gault informed the City Council of the following upcoming downtown activities. Second Annual Youth Fishing Derby was held at Butterworth Park was rained out.

Movie Night in the Park.

 June 21, 2019 - Mary Poppin’s returns

 August 16, 2019 - Sherlock Gnomes

 July 31, 2019 – Hoops for Hope will be held at Hereford Park.

A brief discussion was held regarding semitrucks parking along 16th Avenue as this could be a safety hazard. More information to come.

Annika Whiting, Finance Director – Ms. Whiting informed the City Council that on May 31, 2019 the new water bill format went out.

Douglas Maxeiner - City Administrator – Mr. Maxeiner informed the City Council of the following information.

 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival is moving to, “The Bend” from Davenport which will be held July 5 and 6.

 The owners of Murphy Park decided to keep it private.

 P-25 Radio/Tower System will be paying the first installment approximately $130,000. This will be a three-year project.

Alderman Mulcahey thanked Mr. Maxeiner for keeping the City Council apprised of the situation regarding the shooting.

Mr. Kammler, Director of Engineering – Mr. Kammler updated the City Council on the ongoing City projects.

 Very wet season.

 Do to the flash flooding on Sugar Creek which caused an Emergency response they went door to door to inform the residents in the Water Town Area.

 All pumps are functioning.

 7th Street job not done. Working with Brandt Construction and State of Illinois to remedy the situation.

 Water Main break on Rail Road Alley (821 15th Avenue, East Moline)

Rob DeFrance, EMFP – Chief DeFrance invited everyone to come out on July 4th to the Fireman’s Annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:00a.m. until 11:00a.m.at the American Legion, Post 227 – 829 16th Avenue, East Moline. Sponsored by the East Moline Fire Department benefiting MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association).

Mr. Lambrecht, Director of Maintenance Services – Mr. Lambrecht is requesting that a study be done regarding Sugar Creek due to increase flooding.

Mr. Drake, WWWTP Facilities Director – Mr. Drake informed the City Council that they had water in their digester system.

Mayor Freeman announced that there will be a Closed Session to discuss the following: The purchase or lease of real property.

RECESS SESSION:

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman Mulcahey, to recess the regular City Council meeting and go into the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried. 7:20 p.m.

RECONVENE SESSION:

A motion was made by Alderman Toppert, seconded by Alderman O’Brien, to return to the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried. 7:26 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION:

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman O’Brien, to go into closed session to discuss the following: (5 ILCS 120/2 ( c) – “The purchase or lease of real property for the use of the public bod including meetings held for the purpose of discussing whether a particular parcel should be acquired”. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried. 7:28 p.m.

OPEN SESSION:

A motion was made by Alderman Tapia, seconded by Alderman Rico, to return to open session. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried. 7:35 p.m.

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman Mulcahey, to approve the purchase of property located at 3936 4th Street, East Moline, Illinois. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:

A motion was made by Alderman Almblade, seconded by Alderman Rico, to adjourn the City Council meeting. Upon roll call the following voted in favor: Mulcahey, O’Brien, Frederic, Tapia, Rico, Toppert, and Almblade. Motion carried. 7:38 p.m.

https://www.eastmoline.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_06032019-548

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