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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