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Posted on: January 25, 2024

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The narrative detailing the challenges faced by key pillars of our community – the Public Works Department, Police, Fire, and QCOMM.

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

2024 Mayor Rayapati's State of the City Address

Mayor Rayapati - 2024 State of the City Address

Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati presents the State of the City Address on Monday, February 26th, at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Vibrant Arena at the Mark, Conference Center.

This year's theme, "Balanced Vision. Bright Future.," p...

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Moline News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Denver Schmitt is Moline's new Public Works Director

Public Works Director Denver Schmitt

Denver Schmitt has been appointed Public Works Director in Moline and will be officially sworn in to the role at the Wednesday, Jan. 10 City Council Meeting.

Schmitt – who has extensive background in both public works, human resources and other p...

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Moline News
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati seeking candidates to fill Council vacancy

Moline City Council Chambers

Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati is seeking community-minded candidates interested in filling the 6th Ward City Council seat made vacant due to the passing of Ald. Pat O’Brien earlier this month. 

All candidates must reside in the City’s 6...

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Moline News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

New Rental licensing and inspection program to roll out in 2024

A moline multi-family apartment building

Beginning in 2024, all rental properties in the City of Moline – including single-family rentals – will be required to be licensed and pay a rental inspection fee based on total number of units.

The new rental housing licensing and insp...

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Moline News
Posted on: October 17, 2023

City Administrator Vitas appointed to Illinois High Speed Rail Commission

An Amtrak passenger train pulls out of the Q station in Moline

Moline City Administrator Bob Vitas has been appointed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to the Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission.

Vitas was appointed to the commission – which is tasked with creating a statewide plan for a high-speed rail line...

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Moline News
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Moline and AFSCME ink new labor agreement

A Moline employee represented by AFSCME gives a thumbs up sign

The City of Moline is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1132, representing 142 dedicated public employees in our community. This comprehensive...

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Moline News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

City once again awarded for outstanding budget process

Budget award presentation

or a second year in a row, Moline’s Finance Department is the winner of a national Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. 

The award was officially presented to members of the Finance Department ...

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Moline News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Residents reminded fireworks remain illegal in Moline

Poster reminding Moline residents that fireworks are illegal and to be a good neighbor.

Pop quiz:

What scares pets, disturbs veterans and sent more than 100 Illinoisans to emergency rooms last summer?

Illegal home fireworks.

“Home fireworks use around the 4th of July holiday are a dangerous tradition that leads to injuries that are pr...

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Moline News
Posted on: June 5, 2023

I-74 demo work will close river traffic, bridge on June 18

A map showing road detours for June 18 during the demolition of the I-74 bridge.

Iowa Department of Transportation announces plans to use controlled explosives during the removal of suspension cables and towers on the old bridge spanning over the Mississippi River between Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois. The demolition operation...
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Moline News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Moline wastewater treatment plant #1 in Illinois

NS WWTP Group Photo

The Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators at its 2023 conference in Peoria earlier this month recognized Moline’s North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant as the best-operated treatment plant in the state.

The North Slope plant ...

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Moline News
Posted on: March 1, 2023

B.O.O.S.T. Program workshops are open for registration

BOOST program pic

Since it launched earlier this year, Moline’s new Business Owner Occupied Stabilization Transformation, or B.O.O.S.T. program, has signed up more than 50 prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Later this month, the first of a series...

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Moline News
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Moline to become "Certified Gigabit City"

Fiber

Metronet and the City of Moline are pleased to announce that Metronet will construct a 100 percent fiber optic network that will deliver multi-gigabit speed internet service directly to the homes and businesses of the City of Moline. Metronet will fully-f...

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Moline News
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Moline seeks to B.O.O.S.T local economy

BOOST program pic

While the crisis mode of the COVID 19 pandemic has thankfully ended, the negative economic fallout is still a challenge for Moline and the local economy as a whole. City leaders here are launching a new program, funded with $1.1 million in federal America...

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Moline News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Moline in strong financial shape heading into 2023

Budget Revenue graphic

Despite rising inflation and growing economic uncertainty on a national scale, Moline leaders say the City’s finances are in a strong financial position and the 2023 budget – scheduled for adoption on Nov. 29 – is well positi...

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Moline News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Moline purchases BridgePointe campus for future redevelopment

BridgePointe 485 campus

Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati and City Administrator Bob Vitas held a press conference on Friday, September 23 to announce the acquisition, noting it will allow the City to consolidate more than 12 acres of prime property under City ownership for future develo...
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