Posted Online: Aug. 04, 2010, 8:03 pm

Silvis succeeds in annexation

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By Seth Kabala, seth@sethkabala.com

SILVIS -- The city council on Tuesday annexed the property of Duane and Rhonda Little into the city. The annexed property abuts 25th Avenue next to the bike path that runs to Phipps Park.

Annexation was necessary to further paving and widening work on 10th street, a portion of which still has ditches and culverts running under driveways. The project will not result in a special assessment to any affected residents along the route, Ald. Barb Fox, 2nd Ward, said.

Aldermen also approved a payment of $3,590 for the purchase of a right-of-way for the additional road work from the Littles.

One more annexation is necessary before additional paving can begin. "Hopefully the next step will fall into place and we'll go from there," Ald. Fox said of the city's upcoming negotiations.

Ald. Fox said that once all annexations are complete, the city will expand the street and add sidewalks, improving the dangerous conditions that now exist for people and pets walking along the street.

In other business:



--Mayor William Fox told aldermen that Bi-State Regional Commission will hold a sale of compost bins and water barrels on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 .p.m. at the i wireless center in Moline. Both items will be sold for around $40 apiece, a savings from their normal price, Mayor Fox said.



--Alderman Bob Cervantes, 1st Ward, told aldermen that residents have called him with noise complaints about local bars playing loud music, specifically Jessie's Saloon. Mayor Bill Fox said that the city doesn't have an ordinance governing outdoor music, but since complaints have occurred, the council will look into the matter.

--Ald. Fox said that the 1st and 2nd Ward aldermen will hold a town meeting for those wards from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 at the McGehee Center to discuss any concerns residents may have.