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 Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.