May 20, 2006

Does "truck touching" tickle your pickle? Here's the event for you.

It's assumed the trucks have given their permission, or this might be some sort of offense. A great opportunity though, for the budding "sanitation engineer" in your family. (though with automated trucks, those positions just got a lot harder to find.)

From the Q.C. Times:
The Moline Municipal Service Center, 3635 4th Ave., will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Tours of the facility and active equipment demonstrations will be conducted.

Included in this year’s event is Touch a Truck Day. The city will have a variety of trucks on display, including a new automated garbage truck, fire truck, dump truck, jet and vac truck, street sweeper, police car, and TV van from Water Pollution Control Sewer Maintenance. Children will have the opportunity to sit in the trucks and learn about the controls. The Touch a Truck event is free, but pre-registration is requested. Register by calling (309) 736-5714 or online at The open house is being held in honor of National Public Works week.

Built in 2001, the $8 million Municipal Service Center is a 93,000-square-foot facility designed to bring a higher level of staff communication and coordination of services for the benefit of Moline citizens. The facility houses several divisions of public works, including engineering, streets, sanitation, buildings and grounds, parks maintenance and fleet maintenance, as well as the parks and recreation office.
The place is quite the nice facility and resembles a corporate headquarters. Check it out. If you live in Moline, you paid for it with the highest taxes in the Quad Cities.


At 5/20/2006 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cana city with the mark and John Deere and southpark mall have the highest tax's. Are they giving John Deere special tax breaks or something. Someone needs to look into this.

At 5/24/2006 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no grasshopper....Mayor Welveart never saw a bond borrowing for Moline money issue he did not just LOVE.....Especially when he can see the high power bills we will pay out to his employer MidAmerican energy.... Energy efficiency is not something this guy understands at all.

Since we are all paying the bill for it. Check the records on his votes as Alderman - check them all while you are at it. Welvaert voted to spend millions to build stuff we didn't need and the people put him in power.... So you and I pay for his bad leadership I guess.

At 5/24/2006 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The repub city council and mayors have really screwed the pooch (pooch being Moline taxpayers)

Have you gotten a good look at the UGLY dull, uninspiring big box that is the new library?


All that money and THAT'S what we get?

The damn thing looks like some old warehouse along the river! Nothing but a big ugly box with lots of big square pillars breaking the interior up.

It will be nice when it opens, I'm sure, if for nothing else than it will end the hassle getting to the old library. But it makes me nearly cry to see it and realize how far, far superior the old library is and was.

Now we're bulldozing the old one, which was unique and inviting, and moving into this UGLY warehouse. What a shame.

At 5/24/2006 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame me - I voted for the best guy - Pat O'Brien for Mayor! We got gypped and ended up with the old stupid guy instead of Pat.......

We need Pat O'Brien back in office soon or the spending frenzy will just continue.


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