Aledo employees represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 will receive a 2 percent increase in pay effective immediately.
Council members approved the contract following a half-hour closed session on Monday, the second such session of the evening.
No action followed the first hour-long closed session, held before the regular session, during the committee-of-the-whole meeting.
The meeting was to discuss the purchase of real estate.While the council declined to comment on the property discussed, Aledo Mayor Bill Breeden confirmed the Button Building and a $200,000 sale price was discussed at a tax-increment-financing committee meeting last week.
More than $500,000 in TIF incentives have been approved for the property since 2005.
In other business, the council approved a TIF redevelopment agreement with Mary Louck, owner of Mainstreet Antiques, for no more than $35,076.40. It also approved moving the downtown clock to a corner of Central Park and the adjacent parking lot.
Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.