WHAT WE KNOW: Colona waived a vendor license price for Jacob Anderson for his farmers market to be positioned at Grease Monkeys Sports activities Bar and Grill from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the market might be positioned within the entrance parking zone, and on Saturdays in a grassy space behind the enterprise.
WHAT’S NEW: Anderson approached the council to say that distributors for the farmers market aren’t excited by coming to Colona except there is no such thing as a vendor license. He proposed letting them are available underneath his license. Mayor Wealthy Holman stated the problem could be positioned on the subsequent council agenda for a vote. The mayor additionally proposed having a group backyard on 1 / 4 acre at Colona’s Scott Household Park. He stated a minimal $5 month-to-month price could possibly be charged “to regulate who’s out and in of there.” He stated it will price lower than $1,000 to get it arrange with fencing. The backyard can even be voted on on the Might 24 assembly. “If it is one thing that catches on, now we have a number of tons all through town that I would not thoughts increasing it to as nicely,” he stated.
WHAT’S NEXT: Holman appointed Brian Johnson to fill his emptiness as fourth ward alderman for the subsequent two years. Johnson is a captain with the Moline Police Division. In different modifications, the mayor proposed disposing of the 2 committees — public security and administration/finance — in favor of a committee of the entire format. Conferences could be moved up from 6:30 to six p.m. beginning with town council portion to vote on something mentioned two weeks earlier, adopted by a committee of the entire. “I believe it is a greater, clear manner of governing,” stated Holman. “Prior to now six years a number of instances massive expenditures got here to the council for a vote and you do not have time to analysis a challenge or merchandise that is being bought,” he stated. He added the change would give aldermen time to analysis any subject they wanted to. “Folks within the viewers might be extra knowledgeable once we take a vote too,” he added. There have been no objections from council members, however legal professional Jeff Wright stated he would wish to amend the present ordinances earlier than the change could possibly be enacted. The matter might be on the Might 24 agenda as nicely.