Ronk resigns from Moline council


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Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 8:25 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
MOLINE -- Moline Ald. Ted Ronk, 4th Ward, resigned from the city council at the end of its meeting Tuesday, stating he is retiring and moving out of state.

Ald. Ronk, who is four months away from concluding his first term, said he appreciated the confidence the residents of the ward had in him and the work was humbling and rewarding.

Ald. Ronk said he and his wife plan to move to northern Wisconsin. He is retiring after more than 40 years of work in manufacturing quality.

"I extend my best wishes to the city of Moline, my fellow council members and the wonderful, professional city staff. It was a great experience to help lead the city. It is something I will always treasure and remember," he said.

Mayor Don Welvaert has 60 days to appoint someone to fill the position, which is up for election in April. Dick Brown is the only person who filed candidacy papers for the seat.

In other business, aldermen gave initial approval to a bid from RACOM Critical Communications to upgrade and replace equipment for the consolidated Moline-East Moline public safety communications center. The total bill will be $299,635. Moline would pay 60 percent of the cost, or $179,781 and East Moline would pay the remaining $119,854.




















 



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