Press release submitted by City of Rock Island|
Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on the YouTube and provides more information on the topics listed.
Annual Bike Path Cleanup - The Keep Rock Island Beautiful Annual Bike Path Cleanup will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012. All volunteers will meet at the City of Rock Island parking lot at the corner of 20th Street and 1st Avenue at 8:00 am. The cleanup is usually completed by 11:00 am. All cleanup supplies, gloves, and bottled water will be provided. For more information, contact Carolyn Fuller of Keep Rock Island Beautiful at (309) 786-1334.
New Community & Economic Development Director Announced - City Manager Thomas Thomas announced Jeff Eder will be the new Community & Economic Development Director for the City of Rock Island. His official start date will be June 4, 2012. Mr. Eder most recently worked as the Director of Community Development for the Village of Franklin Park, Illinois. Mr. Eder will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Community and Economic Development Department. Mr. Eder has a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University (1997) and Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Ball State University (1993). In addition, he is an Economic Development Institute Graduate from the University of Oklahoma (2002).
Road Closure, Northbound 24th Street off Blackhawk Road - Beginning today, Monday, May 14, 2012 the northbound lane on 24th Street from Blackhawk Road to the south entrance of the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center (RIFAC) will be closed due to an emergency storm sewer repair. RIFAC will be open during normal business hours. Please follow all posted construction signs for detour directions and watch for trucks entering and leaving the construction zone. The anticipated date for resuming traffic is Friday, May 18, 2012. The City of Rock Island is sorry for any inconvenience due to this road closure and appreciates the patience and consideration of the traveling public.
2012 Heart Walk – The 2012 Heart Walk to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association will take place Saturday May 19, 2012 at the Great River Plaza in the District of Rock Island. Festivities begin at 8:00 am and the walk starts at 9:30 am. Register to walk at www.quadcitiesheartwalk.org or call (563) 323-4321.
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