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, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.