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SCOTT EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (SECC) BOARD MEETING AGENDA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Annie Nugent   
Monday, 17 February 2014 10:36
Board Room, 1st Floor, Scott County Administrative Center,

600 West Fourth Street, Davenport, Iowa

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

1. Roll Call: Frieden, Gallagher, Gluba, Minard, and O’Boyle.  Ex officio members: Bruemmer, Frederiksen, Malin, and Ploehn

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of Minutes

4. Director Search Update

5. Interim Director’s Report

6. Next meeting date – March 20, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

7. Adjourn

For previous meeting Minutes, please visit our website at www.secc911.com.

 
Warrant Phone Scam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sgt. Thomas B. Gibbs   
Friday, 14 February 2014 08:38
The Scott County Sheriff's Office was notifed yesterday afternoon of a phone scam. A Davenport resident was contacted by phone from someone claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office (although they did not specify Scott County Sheriff's Office). The suspect advised the resident there was a warrant out for her arrest and there was a $400.00 fine. She was told to go to the Dollar General or Kroger's store and get a money card and the warrant would be dismissed. The resident went to the Dollar General and attempted to get a money card and a vigilant clerk informed the resident that it sounded like a scam. The resident luckily did not loose any money.

The resident did not in fact have a warrant. Even if the resident did have a warrant, the Scott County Sheriff's Office wants residents to know that no law enforcement agency would call a person who is wanted to request a money card. All fines need to be paid at the Clerk of Court, and if you have a warrant we encourage people to surrender. This is a scare tactic hoping people won't realize the scam until they have given the suspects money.

If anyone has more information or if they have been a victim of this phone scam please contact Detective Tim Ells at 563-326-8286.

 
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION - Saturday, February 15, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie E. Holecek   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 13:15
City of Davenport, Iowa

8:30 A.M.

City Council Chambers, City Hall, 226 West 4th Street

I. Budget Workshop Recap & Preview of City Administrator Recommended Budget

II. Goal & Task Review

III. Putnam & GDRC Funding, Sewer Rate

IV. FY15 Reporting & FY16 Planning & Process Improvements

 
WASTE COMMISSION FACILITIES CLOSED PRESIDENTS’ DAY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brandy Walvaert   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:14

DAVENPORT, IA—Waste Commission of Scott County facilities will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Facilities closed include:

•    Scott Area Recycling Center, 5640 Carey Avenue, Davenport
•    Scott Area Landfill, 11555 110th Avenue, Davenport
•    Scott Area Household Hazardous Material Facilities, Davenport
•    Electronic Demanufacturing Facility, 1048 East 59th Street, Davenport

Waste Commission of Scott County is an inter-governmental agency whose mission is to provide environmentally sound and economically feasible solid waste management for Scott County. For more information about the Commission, please call (563) 381-1300 or visit www.wastecom.com.

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Governor Quinn to Host Mexico State Governor Eruviel Ávila PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Monday, 10 February 2014 10:15

Official Visit to Include Benito Juárez Tribute, World Premiere at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced he will host Mexico State Governor Eruviel Ávila for an official state visit from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12. Governor Ávila’s trip is a result of Governor Quinn’s trade mission to Mexico City which took place in April 2013. Next week’s visit will include several events, including a ribbon-cutting at Illinois’ new “Casa del Estado de Mexico” (a trade office representing the state of Mexico), a free concert from the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, a wreath-laying at the Benito Juárez statue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and the world premiere performance of “Of Mutual Interest: Lincoln and Mexico” at the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. The visit is part of the Governor’s commitment to strengthening relations between Illinois and Mexico.

“When I led a delegation to Mexico City last year, Governor Ávila showed us why the state of Mexico is as strong an economic partner as it is a wonderful place to visit,” Governor Quinn said. “My trade mission to Mexico strengthened ties with our sister state – especially in agriculture, water technology, manufacturing and tourism – and our relationship continues to grow. We are honored that Governor Ávila has traveled to Illinois and will help us celebrate 150 years of friendship between Illinois and Mexico.”

“I am eager to see my friend Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and continue the discussions we began last spring about increasing commerce and tourism between our two states,” Governor Ávila said. “And I am looking forward to learning about Matías Romero’s historic visit to Springfield in 1861.”

Governor Ávila will be accompanied by Aarón Urbina Bedolla, Chairman of the state of Mexico’s Congress, and Baruch Delgado Carbajal, President of the state of Mexico’s Supreme Court. The delegation will include Dr. Jorge Olvera García, Rector of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, who will sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the State of Illinois and University of Illinois to promote collaboration between the two states on veterinary medicine, animal genetics, bio-fuels, crop sciences and irrigation.

As a gift to Governor Quinn and the people of Illinois, the Governor of the State of Mexico is bringing a 70-person symphony – the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México under conductor Enrique Bátiz. The symphony will play a free concert at Benito Juárez Community Academy at 6:30pm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The concert will be open to the public. Benito Juárez Community Academy High School is located at 1450-1510 W. Cermak Rd. Chicago, 60608.

On Feb. 11, the day before Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday, Governors Ávila and Quinn will travel to Springfield to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The highlight will be a special theatrical production of “Of Mutual Interest: Lincoln and Mexico,” a reenactment of the fateful meeting in 1861 when Matías Romero – Mexican President Juárez’s envoy – met President-elect Lincoln to seal a friendship between their two nations.

That evening, Governor Quinn will host a reception for Governor Ávila at the Illinois Executive Mansion.

Governor Ávila has been the Governor of the state of Mexico since 2011. He was twice elected Mayor of Ecatepec de Morelos and was a deputy of the state of Mexico’s Congress. He is an attorney who has authored a book about constitutional law in Mexico. The state of Mexico is Mexico’s most populous (16.2 million residents) and most industrialized state.

Governor Quinn has vowed to make Illinois the “most welcoming state” in the United States, and has often noted the friendship between Juárez and Lincoln. Last year, Governor Quinn declared March 21 as “Benito Juárez Day” across Illinois. Mexico is Illinois’ second-largest trading partner. With sales of $8.2 billion, Illinois is the third largest agricultural exporter in the United States, and the country of Mexico is one of Illinois’ most loyal agricultural trading partners. Since 2010, the country of Mexico has purchased $1.9 billion in agricultural products from Illinois, including $780 million in 2012 alone, making it the state’s third largest agricultural export market.

Governor Quinn was the first Illinois governor to visit Mexico in 13 years and only the fourth U.S. governor to visit Mexico since 2005. There are now 1.6 million people in Illinois of Mexican origin, about one in eight Illinois residents. Mexico and Illinois have had a sister state relationship since 1990.

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