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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.