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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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