Letter: R.I. alderman urges citizens to be sure to vote April 9


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 3:34 pm
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Please just go vote!

The Rock Island mayor, city council, and staff members have a vision for our great city which involves the commercial development of the city while continuing to provide great services for our citizens. We want to be a proactive community rather than a reactive one, and to do this we are continually looking for ways to improve.

The development at Jumer's Crossing is one vision that will contribute to the growth of our community. While there has been some negative reaction to the purchase of this land and the plan to develop it, the overwhelming positive response is what should be noted.

The Jumer's Crossing Vision has been carefully crafted by Mayor Dennis Pauley, the city council, Delaware North and Riverstone. The 90-acre site was purchased by the city at a fair premium, nearly half the appraised value, considering the current market price of farm land.

As with our vision, this investment will pay for itself tenfold as the development progresses. Not only will our city benefit financially from this investment, but our community will also gain a tangible asset which will further serve the needs of our citizens.

Mayor Pauley and the council (myself included) have made it our mission to work toward the betterment of the City Rock Island and the Jumer's Crossing development is a significant step in the right direction.

Ald. Stephen Tollenaer.
4th Ward, Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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