Cordova village officials on Thursday approved paying the Riverdale School District $50,000 each year for the life of two tax increment financing districts.
There are a total of 56 students living in Cordova's TIF 1 and TIF 2. No students live in Cordova's TIF 3.
Board members also approved paying the newly elected position of village clerk $400 per week for 28 hours, as well as $45 for each meeting attended. A salary increase, based on inflation, will be addressed on a yearly basis.
In March, Cordova residents voted 3-to-1 to return the village clerk position to an elected one. Current village clerk Sharon Peterson no longer lives in Cordova, making her ineligible to run for the position.
In other action, the board approved up to$4,000 in repairs by Reynolds Ford of East Moline to the village's Ford 350 maintenance truck. They also approved two new tires for the truck, not to exceed $368, from Harry's Farm Tire Service in Albany.
Board members also approved spending up to $700 to rent a power lift to put up Cordova's new Christmas lights.
Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A military escort will be at the square at 9 a.m. tomorrow forthe funeral of Lieut. Joseph Eaton. The county judge is absent in Chicago, which willaccount for his not being in the procession. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's City Council last night appropriated $95,000 forexpenses for the 1888 and 1889 fiscal year. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. F.W. Reimers last night was re-elected president of the RockIsland Musical Club at a meeting in the New Harper Hotel. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 21 got their Eagle badges lastnight. They were Ralph Hurt, Robert Nelson, Howard Schersten, Cecil Nelson, RobertFryxell, Clarence Stone and Rollin Hurt. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Mayor Morris Muhleman has resorted to a form letter in an effort toanswer objections to the wheel tax increase. "It was my hope that I could, in some way,restore the faith of the citizens in our city. In order to do this I knew I must face the factthat I would become very unpopular."All they are trying to do is protect the citizensproperty and build their town. 1988 -- 25 years ago: RICCA, the Rock Island County Council on Addictions, inconjunction with the Quad City Downs, will hold its annual "Night at the Races" June 2.The benefit "Night at the Races" will raise funds locally to assist in maintaining the twohalfway houses, New Hope Lodge (for women) and Beacon House (for men).