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Posted on: April 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - April 17, 2017


Mayor Dennis Pauley gives an update at the April 17 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.

  • Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting – Please join the City of Rock Island Police Department on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 for their monthly crime prevention meeting. This month’s topic will focus on crisis negotiations. These educational meetings are intended to strengthen the partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island and the Police Department. Meeting is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm at the Community Room of the Police Department at 1212 5th Avenue in Rock Island.
  • Stroll Through Springtime - The annual “Stroll Through Springtime” will take place at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7:00 am until 12:00 noon. All events are free, and participants can come for any or all of the events. Birds will be the focus of groups going in the field at 7:00 am. At 9:00 am people will move into the Lodge for refreshments and a short program about wild violet jelly. At 10:00 am participants will break into small groups to observe and identify wildflowers. No advance registration is needed. For more information, call (309) 788-9536.
  • Spring Community Garage Sale - Browse over 6,500 square feet of clothes, toys, dishes, furniture, trinkets and more at the Rock Island Parks & Recreation Spring Community Garage Sale on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Upper Longview Park. Shop the sale from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, stopping for a bite from the Hy-Vee grill. For more information call (309) 732-7275. Rain date for the sale is Sunday, April 30. For inclement weather call the rain line at 732-RAIN (7246) to check event status.
  • Community Development Block Grant –The Community Economic Development Department invites citizens to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm to give their input on areas such as: quality housing, employment, affordable child care and other issues. Every year the City makes a plan to spend Community Development Block Grant dollars and they want your thoughts. There is never enough money to do it all, but your thoughts and suggestions will be considered. The meeting is for Rock Island citizens only. Refreshments will be provided. MLK Community Center is located at 630 9th Street and for questions please call (309) 732-2904.
  • Prescription Drug Drop-off – The Coalition Advocating for Underage Substance Elimination is the local sponsor for the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at Milan Municipal Center/Police Department at 405 1st Street in Milan or at the Rock Island County Justice Center at 1317 3rd Ave. The drive-up and drop off service is free. For more information contact Pam Ziegler at (309)732-2984 or Carlos Jimenez at (309)732-2995.
  • New business - Very pleased to announce that a new Dunkin Donuts store will be opening up on 18th Avenue in Rock Island, right by the new CVS store. Construction is to start in 2017 and the building will take about 90 days to complete. The total project value will exceed $1 million dollars and looks to open up in the fall of this year.

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