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Written by Brandy Walvaert   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:11

DAVENPORT, IA—Just in time for spring cleanup season, iLivehere® wants to help you and your friends make a difference where you live! Here’s how it works, in five easy steps:

1. See a dirty spot. It could be in your neighborhood, near your church or workplace, or even at school.

2. Get together with your friends, colleagues, or neighbors to plan a cleanup.

3. Visit—the new, mobile-friendly iLivehere Website—to request cleanup supplies. iLivehere provides free cleanup bags, tongs, gloves and safety vests to volunteers who want to make a difference by cleaning up. (Helpful referrals to other environmental organizations also are provided, when appropriate.)

4. Report the results of your cleanup online at

5. Smile, knowing that you made a difference!

iLivehere, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Scott County, Iowa, empowers you with information, activities and resources for becoming a better steward of our environment. Learn more at or by calling (563) 386-9575.

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Simon designates Silvis as Illinois Main Street community PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Annie Thompson   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:12

Diverse community celebrates heritage, proud history of service

SILVIS – Feb. 28, 2014. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon was joined today by state and local officials to name the Village of Silvis as the newest Illinois Main Street community. Silvis becomes the 41st community to hold the Illinois Main Street designation.

“Silvis got its start as the hub of the Rock Island Lines, and continues to be a community on the move," said Simon, the Illinois Main Street Ambassador. "Today Silvis is a vibrant, welcoming city that celebrates its history and diversity.”

Today’s designation comes after years of economic and population growth in Silvis, a 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Hometown Award. Now home to more than 7,000 residents, one of the city’s main destinations is Hero Street, U.S.A. The street was renamed in 1968 to honor 57 service members from 33 families who served their country between 1941 and 1968. Six of those died serving during World War II and two during the Korean War. By 1989, over 110 men and women from the block-and-a-half Hero Street, U.S.A. had served in a branch of the United States Military.

“We are very excited to be named the newest Illinois Main Street community and to be able to showcase our many hometown friendly amenities,” said Silvis Main Street, Inc. President Dave Emerick. “To be associated with the other municipalities who have earned this special designation is a real honor for the many individuals who have worked so hard to arrive at this day of achievement.”

Thousands of visitors head to Silvis each year for events including the John Deere Golf Classic, yearly Mexican Fiesta and the annual Moonlight Parade. Each summer the pro golf event and the only lighted parade for hundreds of miles bring tens of thousands of tourists to the area.

Lt. Governor Simon serves as the ambassador of the Illinois Main Street Program. Over the past 20 years, Illinois Main Street communities have created 9,300 jobs, opened over 1,200 new businesses, and represent public and private investment of over $750 million. In Illinois, 41 communities hold the Illinois Main Street designation.


Tentative Agenda for Scott County Board of Supervisors February 24 - 28, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:18
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am

Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

1. Roll Call: Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock, Minard, Sunderbruch

Facilities & Economic Development

2. Appointment of Weed Commissioner. (Item 2)

3. IA DOT Agreements for Paved Approaches at County Roads. (Item 3)

4. Construction plans and specifications for the roof replacement project at the Administrative Center. (Item 4)

Human Resources

5. Human Resource and General Policy updates. (Item 5)

Health & Community Services

6. Tax suspension requests. (Item 6)

Finance & Intergovernmental

7. Quarterly financial reports from various county offices. (Item 7)

8. Assessment of election costs for the School Board, Municipalities Election and Pleasant Valley School District special election held on February 4, 2014. (Item 8)

9. Board Appointment. (Item 9)

10. Beer/liquor renewal licenses for Glynns Creek Golf Course and Fairyland.

Other Items of Interest

11. Recognition of Terry O'Neill's years of service on the Benefited Fire District #1. (Item 11)

12. Discussion of Board member visits with County Departments. (Item 12)

Special Committee of the Whole, Board Room, Immediately following COW (approx 8:45)

1. Roll Call: Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock, Minard, Sunderbruch

2. Budget Work Session.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Regular Board Meeting - 5:00 pm

Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

Public Hearing

1. Amendment to the FY14 operating and capital budget.

2. Plans and Specifications for the Administrative Center Roof Replacement Project.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Special Committee of the Whole - 11:00 am

Clarion Hotel, Davenport

1. Roll Call: Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock, Minard, Sunderbruch

2. Legislature Forum for State Legislators and Scott County Government.

3. Other items of interest.

Governor Quinn Announces $766,000 for Repair and Maintenance Work at Quad Cities Facilities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:05

Projects will Improve a Rest Area and Replace Correctional Center Roof

ROCK ISLAND – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $766,000 to renovate a correctional center and a rest area in the Quad Cities. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.

“State facilities must be repaired and maintained to better serve the public and protect the state’s investment in these properties,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive local economies forward.”

Both projects will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board.

The roofs will be replaced on the Garage/Grounds and Laundry Buildings at the East Moline Correctional Center. The general construction contract was awarded to Sterling Commercial Roofing, Inc. of Sterling, the lower of two bidders at $606,600. The ventilation contract was awarded to the lower of two bidders, Loescher Heating & Air Conditioning Co. of Freeport,  for $44,400. The center is operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Another project involves the Mississippi Rapids Rest Area operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation along Interstate 80 just east of the Mississippi River. The facility’s wooden walkway rails, deck, supporting wood and concrete structure, and drainage will be repaired or replaced for $115,250 by CPI of the Midwest, Inc. of Rock Island.

“Both the rest area and the correctional center project are using local businesses that support the community and ensure jobs stay in the 36th District,” State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) said.

“Continued investment in our state’s infrastructure will foster a strong foundation for the future while keeping people at work,” State Representative Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) said. “Our local economy depends heavily on the jobs provided by the East Moline Correctional Center. Keeping this and other state facilities up-to-date will go a long ways towards making workplaces safer for employees and ensuring that these jobs remain here for years to come.”

The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.


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Written by Brian McDonough   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:52

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

Scott County Administrative Center

1st Floor Board Room

600 W Fourth Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801


1. Call to order.

2. Minutes - Approval of meeting minutes from the February 4, 2014 meeting

3. Sketch Plan/Final Plat Review: Minor Subdivision Plat – Bryan Sievers, owner of

property located in the SW¼ SW¼ of Section 30, Liberty Township. Request to further

subdivide an existing farmstead split, creating a third tract out of an original 40 acre

aliquot part.

4. Sketch Plan Review: Minor Subdivision Plat – Steve Newport of 18845 Wells Ferry

Road, Section 7 of Pleasant Valley Township. Request to create a two (2) lot subdivision,

being a re-plat of Lots 5 and 6 of Maureen’s 1st

Public Hearing/Meeting Procedure

a. Chairman reads public notice of hearing.

b. Director reviews background of request.

c. Applicant /Representative provide any additional comments on request.

d. Public may make comments or ask questions.

e. Director makes staff recommendation.

f. Applicant may respond or comment.

g. Commission members may ask questions.

h. Chairman closes the public portion of the hearing (No more public comments).

i. Discussion period for the Commission members.

j. Commission members make motion to approval, deny, or modify request.

k. Final vote. Recommendation goes to Board of Supervisors.

Please turn off or silence all cell phones and other electronic devices


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