CORDOVA -- Mayor-elect Dean Moyer told village board members Thursday night that he is making progress on a new village hall.
Mr. Moyer, who has long favored buying a building from Design Homes of Eldridge, said he has drawn up a new plan that includes a basement to be used for storage. A bid from a concrete company will be needed before he can present the plan to the Planning Committee.
In other business, trustees discussed former village clerk Sharon Peterson who walked out of the April 18 meeting following a wage dispute. Mayor Bob VanHooreweghe said that, when Ms. Peterson did not come to work April 19, he appointed Deniese Womack to the post.
Ms. Womack won the position in the April 9 election and had yet to take over the clerk's work.
On Thursday, Mr. Moyer said he is concerned about how much time the village would have to protest any unemployment claim by Ms. Peterson. Mayor VanHooreweghe said he was not aware if she has filed for unemployment and the village has not received written notice of a filing.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A new passenger car has been placed on the Coal Valley railroad, and R.R. Cable is running the trains at present. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue preached a convincing sermon on the need of a new First Methodist Church in Rock Island 1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. W.S. Marquis preached his farewell sermon at Broadway Presbyterian Church to the combined congregations from First Methodist, First Baptist, United Presbyterian and South Park Presbyterian churches. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's mayor is seeking to enforce the rules governing PWA projects in the city which state that local men are to be hired for the work. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Argus Santa Claus requests that the names of needy Rock Island boys and girls through 12 years of age be registered by parents or guardians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11or Dec. 14. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Alcoa and its employee union have reached tentative agreement on a 43-month labor contract covering about 7,500 workers at six plants, including 1,900 employees at Alcoa's Davenport Works, company and union officials said today.