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, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.