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Here's what's going on...

At Wednesday, September 19th's Coal Valley Village Board meeting we learned that the cement crushing plant project is back on again and that the City of Moline is pursuing at Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district. 

I wished to share what is online: 

Coal Valley concerned about planned cement crushing facility

I am opposed to having this kind of development in close proximity to our residential neighborhoods of County Courts in Moline and in Coal Valley's Candlelight Community and adjacent neighborhoods.

You do not have to live in the City of Moline to have a say in this TIF.  Coal Valley, Coal Valley Township, and Moline residents DO have a voice in this TIF as we are residents of these taxing bodies where the TIF is proposed: 

  • Coal Valley Township
  • Black Hawk College
  • Moline School District #40
  • Metropolitan Airport Authority

I will be attending the meeting at the Moline City Hall on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:45 p.m.. I have concerns why this project should occur at this location at U.S. 6 and U.S. 150.  I wish to work towards a goal that is beneficial for both Moline and Coal Valley and support our securing legal counsel to represent the village and residents' interests in this project in one voice. But, If helpful or necessary, I will lend my voice as a Coal Valley Village Trustee and resident in conjunction.

These concerns are adverse effects on: 

  • Coal Valley property values
  • Residential property values in Country Courts area near FedEx and the old Horace Mann School
  • Rights of residents to peaceably use and enjoy their property due to noise issues
  • Future development and residential growth

I do not believe this is the best use of this land and is not complementary to the residential areas that will be affected.

In addition, I will be putting the (Moline) public meeting notice in The Village of Coal Valley's municipal newsletter, The Village News. so that residents are aware that they can attend.

Please share this Moline meeting date concerning the TIF district with whomever you feel would be interested.  The meeting is at Moline City Hall on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:45 p.m.

Thank you,



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