Moline delays decision on Sam's Club development

Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 10:01 pm
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By Dawn Neuses,
MOLINE — Aldermen asked for one more week to ask questions and get answers before making more decisions related to the construction of a Sam's Club and member's-only gas station.

Sitting as the committee of the whole Tuesday, Moline aldermen voted against a city staff recommendation that would have required that an east-west thoroughfare be built behind the proposed warehouse store to connect 60th and 70th streets, moving the proposed location of the gas station closer to the store.

Officials with Sam's Club — a member's only warehouse store — have asked not to be required to build the road and want the gas station to be on John Deere Road frontage.

The lots where Sam's wants to build are in a development by Menard Inc.

Before the company built a new Menards home improvement store on the site, the plan commission approved a preliminary Planned Unit Development — a sort-of blueprint for future development of the site.Now Sam's wants to change the preliminary PUD, which needs formal city council approval.

In other business, police officer Collin Hennigar was given his oath of office for regular commissioned appointment.

Officer Hennigar, 26, attended Western Illinois University-Macomb, graduating with a degree in law enforcement and a minor in computer science. His uncle works for the Miami-Dade County Police Department, which initially piqued his interest in law enforcement.

Officer Hennigar said he really enjoys the profession.

"I like helping people," he said. "That is how my parents raised all of us kids."


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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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