Calvary Church wants to build road for expansion

Posted Online: July 22, 2014, 12:01 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
MOLINE -- Moline is considering purchasing three all-electric vehicles.

Moline's fleet manager, .D. Schulte is scheduled tonight to ask aldermen, sitting as the committee of the whole, for approval to buy the three Ford Focus sedans for $96,990.

The cars would be bought for a discount through a state joint purchase contract with Green Wheels Limited, Chicago, according to council documents.

Moline has three vehicles that are only driven in the community and maintain an average daily use between 50 and 60 miles, which is "an ideal application for all-electric vehicles," according to council documents.

When the life-cycle costs of the electric sedans was compared to gas-fueled sedans and hybrid units, the all-electric Ford Focus was the lowest cost option, according to the documents.

The city has $114,430 budgeted to replace the vehicles.

In other business, aldermen will review a preliminary plat and variance requests submitted by Calvary Church.

According to council documents, Calvary Church, 4700 53rd St., owns 80 acres of land and wants to build a road extending 53rd Street to 52nd Avenue. The road will provide secondary access to the church property and prepare the site for future construction of an auditorium and worship center.

The preliminary plat also dedicates public right-of-way for future extensions of 49th Avenue and 52nd Avenue east to Green Valley Park.

According to council documents, the church requested variances to delay installation of water main, the sanitary sewer extension and a sidewalk on the east side of 53rd Street until the auditorium and worship center is constructed.

The Moline Plan Commission recommends council approve the preliminary plat and variances proposed. The commission also recommends the city get legal assurance the public improvements will be completed.

The committee of the whole meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of city hall, 619 16th St. The city council meeting immediately follows.

Agendas are available at city hall or online with attachments at moline.il.us.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

(More History)