Moline council to vote on $130.6M budget


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 8:13 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
The Moline City Council will vote tonight on a 2013 budget and appropriations ordinance.

The proposed budget is $130.6 million, about $10 million more than last year. It includes a $42.3 million general fund, which is used on things such as salaries, snow removal and police and fire services.

An appropriations ordinance allows the city to spend the money it raises through taxes, fees, fines, grants and other means.

The 2013 appropriations ordinance will allow the city to spend the budgeted $130.6 million, including $14.6 million to be raised through property taxes and about $300,000 to be raised through taxes from two special service areas.

Also up for a vote is a new nuisance ordinance that lets the city take action against the owner of a house, apartment or building where police repeatedly are called or that has repeat code violations.

Aldermen and city staffers have said the new ordinance is meant to strengthen neighborhoods. If it passes, property owners could be fined or their property shut down for a period of time if a nuisance issue is not addressed.

In other business, Neil Dahlstrom, a Moline Preservation Society member, will update aldermen on fundraising to relocate the DRI & NW Depot at 2012 River Drive.

The society was given until Dec. 18 to raise the $155,000 the city needs to contribute to its relocation to the Western Illinois University Riverfront Campus. If the money is not raised, it is feared the Illinois Department of Transportation will demolish the 112-year-old building.

Society President Diann Moore on Friday said it will ask aldermen for additional time to raise the money. About half the goal, in financial pledges and in-kind donations, has been raised in the past 10 weeks.



















 




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