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, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2013. There are 25 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The street crossings on Washington and Jefferson are to be taken up immediately and underlaid with sand to raise above the level of the roadway before it freezes. 1888 -- 125 years ago: J.O. Bean, father of W.H. Bean, grocer, was accidentally thrown from his wagon near the Rock Island bridge on the Arsenal and received severe cuts and bruises on his face and body. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Sgt. Birger F. Westergard, of the United States Marine Corps, has arrived in Rock Island to take charge of the local recruiting office. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Five cases of diphtheria at Lincoln School prompt the city physician, Dr. Edward DeSilva, to urge parents to have their children immunized, as he fears epidemic. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island Arsenal will have its own newspaper with the first edition scheduled to be published Friday, Dec. 13. The paper, which will carry advertising, will be published by Bawden Bros. Inc. of Davenport. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The New Year should ring a better Quad-Cities economy, according to a survey of people in business made by First National Bank of Moline. "Based on our survey, we see a bright outlook for 1989," said Richard M. Bishop, the bank's president.