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 Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.