East Moline 6th Street Court project moving forward

Posted Online: July 22, 2014, 12:01 am
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com
EAST MOLINE -- The city council has approved a $77,000 project designed to upgrade 6th Street Court.

The project will include resurfacing on 6th Street Court north of 28th Avenue, according to a report provided to the council. The project cost is about $22,000 more than what the city allotted for it, but the aldermen have approved cost cutting measures.

That will save about $10,000, said Tim Kammler, city director of engineering. The remainder of the extra cost will be covered from reserves.

The vote, at Monday's regular meeting, was unanimous with Ald. Helen Heiland, 1st Ward, and Ald. Gary Westbrook, 7th Ward, not present. Mayor John Thodos was also not present, so the aldermen chose Ald. Bob Cheffer, 6th Ward, to lead the meeting. Ald. Heiland is the mayor pro tem and normally fulfills that role.

Acting as the committee of the whole, the aldermen also tentatively approved the purchase of a $56,057.60 dump truck and plow to replace an older dump truck that is failing, according to the report provided to council.

The purchase must still be heard in a council meeting for final action.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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