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					ILLINOIS BROWNFIELDS REVOLVING LOAN FUND PROPOSAL
FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

The following document is a copy of a proposal submitted to USEPA in December, 2002
requesting funding of a revolving loan fund (RLF) for the purpose of cleaning up
brownfield projects that had been assessed under the Illinois EPA Brownfields
Redevelopment program. The proposal was submitted by Bi-State Regional Commission
representing a coalition of local governments, including the Cities of East Moline,
Moline, Rock Island, and Silvis. Although the content of the proposal was considered
adequate, the application was denied funding because of weakness in Community
Notification criteria. As a result, the proposal is being made available for public review
and comment before being revised and submitted again.

Please note the following changes have been made to the original proposal. The amount
of funding requested has been reworded to say “up to one million dollars” to allow for a
possible reduction in the amount requested. Additional information about potential
projects in East Moline has been added and the status of Rock Island projects has been
updated.

Please submit comments regarding the proposal before September 16, 2003 to a
participating local government. Comments may also be forwarded to Bi-State Regional
Commission, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201-3368 attention Ms. Marianne
Doonan. The document is also posted at Bi-State’s website at: www.bistateonline.org
and comments may be received online through the website.
                             U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant 

                                Initial Proposal Guidelines

I.     COVER LETTER (Attached)
II.    APPLICANT INFORMATION
       A. Project Title: Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund for the Illinois Quad City Area and
          Rock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties

       B.	 Name of the Applicant: Bi-State Regional Commission will be the considered the
           cooperative agreement recipient for an RLF coalition.

       C. Project Contact: Denise Bulat, Executive Director, Bi-State Regional Commission,
          1504 Third Avenue, P.O. Box 3368, Rock Island, Illinois 61204-3368, telephone
          (309) 793-6300, fax number (309) 793-6305

       D. Chief Executive for Coalition Participants:
          ��	 Bi-State Regional Commission: Mr. Carol Schafer, Chair;
              1504 Third Avenue; P.O. Box 3368; Rock Island, Illinois 61204-3368;
              E-mail: bistate@bistateonline.org; Phone: (309) 793-6300;
              Fax: (309) 793-6305
          ��	 City of Moline: Mr. Stan Leach, Mayor; Moline City Hall;
              619 – 16th Street; Moline, Illinois 61265;
              E-mail: sleach@moline.il.us; Phone: (309) 797-0461; Fax: (309) 797-0479
          ��	 City of Rock Island: Mr. Mark Schwiebert, Mayor; Rock Island City Hall;
              1528 Third Avenue; Rock Island, Illinois 61201;
              E-mail: executivemail@ri.lincon.org; Phone: (309) 732-2012;
              Fax: (309) 732-2055
          ��	 City of East Moline: Mr. Josè Moreno, Mayor; East Moline City Hall;
              915 – 16th Avenue; East Moline, Illinois 61244;
              E-mail: jmoreno@eastmoline.com; Phone: (309) 752-1599;
              Fax: (309) 752-1572
          ��	 City of Silvis: Mr. Lyle Lohse, Mayor; Silvis City Hall;
              1040 First Avenue; Silvis, Illinois 61282;
              E-mail: llohse@silvis-il.com; Phone: (309) 792-4804; Fax: (309) 792-5488

       E. Location:
          City of East Moline: Sites within corporate limits
          City of Moline: Sites within corporate limits
          City of Rock Island: Sites within corporate limits
          City of Silvis: Sites within corporate limits
          Bi-State Regional Commission: Eligible sites in Henry County, Mercer County, and
          Rock Island County outside of the corporate limits of the above listed cities

       F. Population: (2000 Census) East Moline 21,431; Moline 43,768; Rock Island 39,684;
          Silvis 7,269. Bi-State Illinois Counties: Rock Island County 149,374; Henry County
          51,020; and Mercer County 16,957. Population according to 2000 Census for all


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            Illinois member governments of the Bi-State Regional Commission is listed in
            Attachment A.

         G. Special Consideration: Population of all participating coalition members is under
            100,000. All Illinois member governments of the Bi-State Regional Commission are
            under 100,000 in population, with the exception of Rock Island County (See
            Attachment A). The Cities of East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis all
            participate in an Illinois Enterprise Zone.

III. 	   REQUESTED PROGRAMS AND FUNDING Form printed from guidelines page 17
         is Attachment B.

IV.      PROJECT OVERVIEW
         Bi-State Regional Commission proposes applying for the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
         Grant on behalf of its Illinois member governments as a coalition. Member governments,
         which have agreed to participate in the coalition, include the Cities of East Moline,
         Moline, Rock Island and Silvis. Bi-State, as the applicant, would provide technical
         assistance to the coalition members by providing fund management services and
         programmatic oversight. The application is requesting up to one million ($1,000,000.00)
         dollars in grant funds with 20% match of all federal funds provided by the grant/loan
         recipients in the form of a hard cash match or soft in-kind match as approved by the loan
         board. Loan or grant recipients would also provide the 20% match to any project
         management or environmental oversight costs for the project..

         The Commission plans on using the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA)
         Site Remediation Program (SRP) as a prerequisite condition of any eligible applicant.
         The IL EPA will also conduct any technical environmental review for the program under
         a contractual agreement. It is proposed that up to 40% of the funds would be available,
         as grants to local governments to clean up publicly owned sites. Coalition member
         governments would have priority. Other Illinois local governments that are Commission
         members (see Attachment A) could also access grant funds for clean up of publicly
         owned eligible sites that have been enrolled in the IL EPA SRP on an as-available basis.
         The majority of the RLF fund, at least 60%, would be loaned for clean up of privately-
         owned sites that meet the SRP prerequisite under repayment terms determined by a loan
         board, thus assuring a long-term source of funds.

V.       RESPONSES TO REVOLVING LOAN FUND GRANTS

         1. Threshold criteria

            A. 	Applicant Eligibility. Bi-State Regional Commission is eligible as an applicant as
                a Regional Council. The Cities of East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis
                are eligible applicants within the coalition as General Purpose Units of Local
                Government. A letter from each of these cities agreeing to be part of the coalition
                is included with this application in Attachment I.




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           B.	 Community Notification. The intention to submit a pre-application was discussed
               and approved at a public meeting of the Bi-State Regional Commission on
               December 18, 2002. Notice of this intention will also be placed in a newspaper of
               general circulation in the Illinois Quad Cities area.

           C. 	Legal Authority to Manage a Revolving Loan Fund. A legal opinion that
               demonstrates that Bi-State Regional Commission has authority to perform the
               actions necessary to manage a revolving loan fund is included as Attachment C.

           D. Cleanup Authority and Oversight Structure.
              1. 	 Oversight of clean up at the site will be contracted to the Illinois
                   Environmental Protection Agency. All sites funded through the proposed
                   RLF would have to be enrolled in the Illinois EPA Site Remediation Program
                   (SRP) as a prerequisite of funding eligibility.

               2.	 Local government sponsors would access and secure sites as allowed as a
                   general-purpose government. A general opinion that local governments have
                   this authority is included as Attachment D.

           E. Cost Share.
              1. 	 It is proposed that applicants would provide 20% cost share of the project loan
                   or grant, with additional funds to cover the 20% cost share of programmatic
                   services and environmental oversight costs. Actual conditions of the cost
                   share in terms of soft match or cash will be determined by a loan board.

               2. A hardship waiver of the cost share is not requested at this time.

           F.	 Letter from the State or Tribal Environmental Authority. A letter to the Illinois
               Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA) requesting support of this proposal
               was submitted December 9, 2001. A copy of the letter of support from the Illinois
               EPA is included as Attachment E.

           G. 	Description of Sites.
               Description detail is presented as provided by the local government with
               jurisdiction.

               MOLINE BROWNFIELD SITES FOR RLF

               1. Bass Street Landing 17th Street and Mississippi River (detailed description in
                  Attachment H)

               2. 	 Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility 4th Street and 12th Avenue (detailed
                    description in Attachment H)




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               Additional Potential Sites:

               3. 	 TIF 1. - Moline Centre Redevelopment Area
                    �� 428 - 19th Street, Mike Auto Repair (former filling station)
                    �� 1801 Second Avenue, Moline Welding Co.
                    �� 2500 River Drive, ABC Supply Co. (former air filter mfg. facility)
                    �� 1311 Fourth Avenue , Meltons Tree Service
                    �� 1302 Fifth Avenue - Esterdahls storage building (former filling station)

               4. 5th Avenue Historic Buildings
                  �� 1217-1221 Fifth Avenue, Miller Buildings
                  �� 1223 Fifth Avenue, SWK building
                  �� 1225 – 1227 Fifth Avenue , Zenon Photography building
                  �� 1229 – 1231 Fifth Avenue, vacant restaurant building

               5. Vacant Land
                  �� Phillips Building parking lot – 1318 Fifth Avenue
                  �� 1300 Sixth Avenue, Kehoe vacant land
                  �� 3909 – 4th Avenue, Ramos Auto Sales (former filling station)
                  �� 48th Street/4th Avenue (former filling station)
                  �� 5027 – 4th Avenue, Jacobs Energy (former manufacturing facility)

               ROCK ISLAND BROWNFIELD SITES FOR RLF

               1. Roth Tank, 2416-2420 Fourth Avenue
                  This property is owned by the city and enrolled in IEPA’s Site Remediation
                  Program through a Brownfield Redevelopment Program Grant. On November
                  19, 2002, the city filed its Remedial Action Plan for this site. During the
                  assessment phase, soil contamination was identified at two locations and
                  additional soil borings were performed to better pinpoint the area of
                  contamination and estimate cost of cleanup. Estimated cost of remediation is
                  $25,000-$30,000. This does not include abatement of asbestos for which the
                  building has not been surveyed. The presence of asbestos was noted in the
                  phase one environmental assessment.

                   This property consists of two joined, multi-story buildings with a footprint of
                   54,275 square feet. The buildings formerly housed a fuel and water tank
                   manufacturer. Manufacturing operations ceased in 1996, and the building was
                   used for storage until the city acquired it in 2002. The previous owner was
                   not involved in the manufacturing operation and was unable to maintain the
                   building, which needed extensive repair. The City plans to demolish the
                   buildings within the next two years and market the site for commercial
                   development.




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               2. Taxi Barn, 2016 Third Avenue
                  This property is one of ten sites in Rock Island’s Brownfield Remediation
                  Program. A former auto repair shop, the property consists of two connected
                  buildings on four lots. The buildings are crumbling and will be demolished by
                  the city prior to April 1, 2003. The city purchased the site in November 2002
                  from the Rock Island County Trustee. The trustee acquired the property after
                  the owner failed to pay three years of property taxes. The former owner was
                  cited by the city for numerous code violations; at the time the city acquired the
                  property, the owner had accumulated $108,000 in fines for violations of the
                  abatement of dangerous building code.

                   On July 2001, the city was awarded a Brownfield Redevelopment Grant from
                   IEPA for site assessment of six properties including the subject property.
                   Missman, Stanley and Associates was hired to perform environmental
                   assessments. The property was entered into IEPA’s Site Remediation Program
                   in August of 2001 with the cooperation of the former owner. A remedial
                   action plan was approved by IEPA in March 2003.

                   Following demolition, this property will be combined with an adjacent
                   property and marketed for commercial development. This site is in an area
                   where two multi-million dollar commercial buildings are under construction.

               SILVIS BROWNFIELD SITES FOR RLF

               1. Borrower/Owner: RailTech Group L.L.C., 5111 Utica Ridge Road,
                  Davenport, Iowa 52807
               2. Site name: Quad City Railport.
                  Operational history: Former site of Rock Island Lines rail yard, which has
                  been unused since the railroad declared bankruptcy in 1980.
                  Environmental concerns: Because of the site’s historic utilization as a railroad
                  facility, practices such as fueling, metalworking, maintenance, etc. had the
                  potential to impact soil and groundwater below the subject property.
                  Current site use and activity: Site has been undergoing assessment under the
                  Illinois EPA Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Program. A draft No Further
                  Remediation (NFR) letter was received by the City of Silvis November 25,
                  2002. Conditions for cleanup will have been spelled out in the draft NFR
                  letter. The intent is to redevelop the site into a rail-truck intermodal facility
                  pending cleanup.
               3. Eligibility: The site is eligible for funding and does not meet any of the
                  conditions that would require a property-specific determination.

               4. Owner: RailTech L.L.C.
               5. 	 Contamination: The site was perceived to have been contaminated by
                    historical use as a rail yard and was entered into the Illinois EPA Site
                    Remediation Program (SRP). A site assessment and remediation plan have
                    been recently completed.


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               6. Petroleum: LUST Trust fund money has not been spent at this site nor is it
                  subject to a response under the Oil Pollution Act.

               7. Property Acquisition: RailTech Group L.L.C. purchased the site from the
                  Maytag Corporation.
               8. Application: The RLF applicant does not own the site nor is it responsible for
                  any environmental concerns at the site. The site is not subject to any
                  environmental enforcement actions.

               EAST MOLINE BROWNFIELD SITES FOR RLF

               1. The Quarter project. East Moline was successful in obtaining a USEPA
               Demonstration Pilot Project Grant, and a $120,000 IL EPA Brownfields
               Redevelopment grant in 1998. Because of these grants, investigation and
               remediation was performed, NFR letters were issued, and residential development
               is now underway in one section of The Quarter Project. The Quarter is a former
               industrial site near the Mississippi River that is being redeveloped into a mixed-
               use project that will include residential, commercial and recreational
               opportunities. In 2001, East Moline was awarded an additional $150,000 USEPA
               Brownfields grant for assessment of additional sites in The Quarter. In 2003, East
               Moline was awarded an additional $120,000 through an IL EPA Brownfields
               Redevelopment grant for additional assessment of sites in The Quarter. These
               lots have under gone environmental assessment there exists a need for additional
               funding for remediation.


               2. Great River Industrial Park (GRIP). The City of East Moline needs assistance
               to further assess and remediate Brownfields property located in its Great River
               Industrial Park (GRIP). This park, located at a former industrial site near East
               Moline’s Central Business District (CBD), is being redeveloped into light
               industrial and commercial uses which includes a manufacturer and a bus transfer
               station. Development of this property will return it to productive reuse and
               stimulate economic growth in the neighborhood and CDB.



       2. Ranking Criteria

           A. Community Need
              1. 	 The target community for the RLF proposal includes the participating
                   coalition members of the Cities of East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and
                   Silvis, Illinois. The Bi-State Regional Commission as applicant, may include
                   other Illinois member governments that have sites that meet eligibility criteria.
                   However, the focus is on local governments in what is known as the Illinois
                   Quad Cities area. All of the Illinois member governments in the Bi-State
                   Regional Commission are under 100,000 in population with the exception of
                   Rock Island County. Additional selected demographic information is
                   provided.


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               2. 	 The historical development pattern of the Quad Cities area began with
                    commercial and industrial development along the Mississippi River. In the
                    Illinois Quad Cities in particular, manufacturing operations were concentrated
                    in the oldest parts of the cities, near the riverfront. These oldest
                    neighborhoods are also where the poor and minority households are
                    concentrated.

                   This concentration is reflected in the data of Attachment F, which shows
                   percentages of minorities and indicators of poverty as higher in the coalition
                   cities than in the surrounding counties. The Quad Cities area was hard hit by
                   the farm recession of the mid 1980’s, and manufacturing sites related to the
                   farm implement business were closed, leaving behind abandoned, obsolete
                   structures. The Quad Cities Laborshed includes those who are unemployed or
                   underemployed who have skills and job experience related to manufacturing.
                   Currently, the Bi-State region and surrounding area is experiencing several
                   closures and restructuring of industrial firms essential to the area economy.
                   Recent reductions and announce closings have resulted in 1,201 layoffs and
                   5,163 job losses in the manufacturing sector (Attachment G). The Cities of
                   East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis have each identified sites that
                   could be redeveloped but for the perceived contamination of a brownfield site.

           B. Leveraging of Additional Resources
              1. 	 Cleanup costs have been estimated for particular sites as noted in Part G
                   above.

               2. 	 Bi-State Regional Commission offers the coalition technical assistance with
                    programmatic management and expertise in managing the RLF. Funding in
                    support of cleanup costs would come from loan/grant applicants. Coalition
                    member governments may also provide staff time/in-kind with economic
                    development staff assisting to bring projects forward. In-kind resources may
                    also include board participants’ time.

               3. 	 Loan and/or grant recipients will be responsible for matching requirements
                    with either a hard match in the form of cash, which may also come from Tax
                    Increment Financing (TIF) districts where applicable, or soft match in the
                    form of in-kind services in staff time or equipment. Bi-State will assist
                    members of the coalition to apply for other sources of funding to fill in any
                    gaps in project completion

               4. 	 The RLF grant will provide a source of funding for cleanup of sites, which
                    have been identified as eligible. With cleanup of sites, private funds will be
                    stimulated for redevelopment. Sites will become or remain viable and provide
                    tax revenue, jobs and induced development.

           C. Ability to Manage Grants/Management Structure
              1. 	 Bi-State Regional Commission has successfully managed federal funds on
                   behalf of its member governments. In addition to managing an Economic
                   Development Administration (EDA) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), Bi-State
                   also manages over $100,000 in two separate EDA planning grants. Bi-State
                   also manages Department of Transportation (DOT) programs in the amount of
                   $487,491. Bi-State is audited under OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States,



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                   Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations as a low risk auditee. Bi-
                   State maintains a record of clean audits with no findings and questioned costs.

               2. 	 Bi-State Regional Commission has provided the staffing to manage a
                    Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) since it was first capitalize with a grant from the
                    Economic Development Administration (EDA) in 1986. Bi-State staff also
                    assisted Henry County with the application for this same funding and with
                    administration services in the initial years. The RLF program targets
                    businesses that cannot obtain full financing because of conventional interest
                    rates and lend/exposure limits applied by local lending institutions. It is
                    intended to provide the funds that complete the financial package by financing
                    the “gap” created by these conditions. The Bi-State RLF has made sixty six
                    loans since the program started totaling $5,839,416 and leveraging total
                    investments of $94,385,930. Financial, analytical and record keeping
                    activities will be managed by Bi-State staff. Legal assistance will be provided
                    by local government sponsors for projects within their jurisdictions. Legal
                    assistance for Bi-State is provided by the Scott County, Iowa State Attorney’s
                    office as needed.

               3. 	 Bi-State Regional Commission will assume fund management for the
                    proposed RLF. However, environmental oversight will be contracted with the
                    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA). It is intended that
                    enrollment in the IL EPA Site Remediation Program (SRP) will be a
                    prerequisite for any site application to the proposed RLF.

           D. Description of Target Market for RLF loans and Subgrants
              1. 	 The target market for the RLF will be sites that have been enrolled in the IL
                   EPA Site Remediation Program (SRP). This will assure that sites have
                   progressed to the point of cleanup under IL EPA oversight. A number of sites
                   have already progressed to the point of cleanup, particularly within the
                   jurisdiction of the coalition members. For sites that are publicly owned, funds
                   may be subgranted. All privately-owned sites will be eligible for loans only
                   under terms set by the loan board. Marketing for loans will be targeted to
                   developers and small businesses through the network of business contacts
                   established through the existing Bi-State RLF for business start up and
                   expansion.

               2. Subgrants under the RLF
                  A. 	Creation of, preservation of, or addition to a park, greenway, undeveloped
                      property, recreational property, or other property used for nonoprofit
                      purposes. Subgrants would be made on a case-by-case basis. Creation or
                      preservation of, or addition to a park, greenway, undeveloped property,
                      recreational property, or other property used for nonprofit purposes will be
                      encouraged within the scope of the community’s comprehensive plan.

                   B.	 Extent subgrant will meet the needs of a community. All of the coalition
                       communities have populations well under 100,000. Municipal budgets
                       have been trimmed in all of the communities due to reduced tax receipts
                       and state assistance. Cleanup of identified sites will be limited by
                       available grant funding.

                   C. 	The extent to which a subgrant will facilitate the use or reuse of existing
                       infrastructure; All sites identified to date which might be eligible for


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                       subgrants are located in established urban areas with a full complement of
                       infrastructure which can be reused.

                   D. 	The benefit of promoting the long-term availability of funds from a
                       revolving loan fund for brownfield remediation. Cleanup of sites that are
                       privately owned will able to access loans. The terms of such loans would
                       be established by the loan board. While the repayment of loans with
                       interest will provide the long-term availability of funds, it is more
                       important to market the cleanup of unused sites that would draw private
                       investment wherever possible.




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VI.    ATTACHMENTS

ATTACHMENT A

List of Bi-State Regional Commission Illinois Members (2000 Census Population)

 Rock Island County (149,374)
      Village of Andalusia (1,050)
      Village of Carbon Cliff (1,689)
      Village of Coal Valley (3,606)
      Village of Cordova (633)
      City of East Moline* (21,431)
      Village of Hampton (1,626)
      Village of Milan (5,348)
      City of Moline* (43,768)
      Village of Oak Grove (1,318)
      Village of Port Byron (1,535)
      Village of Rapids City (953)
      City of Rock Island* (39,684)
      City of Silvis* (7,269)
Henry County (51,020)
      Village of Alpha (726)
      Village of Andover (594)
      Village of Annawan (868)
      Village of Atkinson (1,001)
      Village of Cambridge (2,180)
      City of Colona (5,173)
      City of Galva (2,758)
      City of Geneseo (6,480)
      City of Kewanee (12,944)
      Village of Orion (1,713)
      Village of Woodhull (809)
Mercer County (16,957)
      City of Aledo (3,613)
      City of Keithsburg (714)
      Village of Matherville (772)
      Village of Sherrard (694)
      Village of Windsor (720)

*RLF coalition member governments noted in bold




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ATTACHMENT G

Closure or Restructuring of Industrial Firms Essential to Area Economy

There has been a major shift in distribution of employment sectors from manufacturing to
service-oriented jobs, due in part to the multiple plant closings and layoffs of agriculturally based
manufacturing firms as a result of the farm crisis of the mid-1980's. New job creation occurring
during the past several years has been in the non-manufacturing sector, with the largest growth in
the non-professional services sector. Recently, the Quad Cities area is experiencing major
reductions in retail, service and other non-manufacturing areas.

The main employment sector indicating an actual loss over the last decade is in manufacturing
and machinery. According to census information, manufacturing jobs decreased from 31,092 in
1990 to 30,100 in 2001, a loss of 992 manufacturing jobs (3.19%). Machinery jobs decreased
from 11,342 in 1990 to 10,200 in 2000, a loss of 1,142 jobs (10.07%). More recently, the region
has experienced several closures and restructuring of industrial firms and related businesses. The
total number of projected manufacturing jobs to be lost is 5,163; manufacturing layoffs is 1,201.
The following is a summary of the recent reductions and announced closings in the region:

��	 Maytag Corporation, Galesburg, Illinois. (Located approximately 50 miles from the Quad
    Cities). Maytag Corporation will close its 1,600 employee refrigerator production plant by
    late 2004. Job cuts will begin in the second half of 2003. Maytag, a Newton, Iowa based
    company, determined that the plant in Galesburg is no longer “competitively viable” in a
    refrigeration market that is moving production to Mexico.

��	 Case New Holland, East Moline, Illinois. (Located in Quad Cities). Netherlands' based
    CNH Global announced in July 2000 that the plant will close down by May 2004. Total job
    loss is estimated at 900 manufacturing jobs. CNH is a manufacturer of combines and
    cotton-pickers, formerly an International Harvester factory. It is the only U.S. plant that
    produces Case IH cotton pickers. When the plant closes, that production as well as its
    combine production, will go to a CNH plant in Grand Island, Neb. The closing is a part of a
    company-wide consolidation and restructuring by CNH which was formed from the merger
    of New Holland NV and Case Corporation. Before May 2004, when the plant does close,
    corporation officials have indicated that production is going to mirror marketplace demands
    and there will be fluctuations in employment. Since its announcement, CNH has had several
    rounds of layoffs.

��	 ALCOA Davenport Works Plant, Riverdale, Iowa. (Located in Quad Cites). Laid off 221
    workers in January 2002. Both salaried and hourly workers were affected by the downsizing,
    which eliminated about 9 percent of the work force at the Davenport Works site. In October
    2001, the ALCOA Davenport Works announced that they were going to delay a $90 million
    expansion of the facility, which was intended to serve a projected 30 percent increase in
    demand for the plant's aerospace plate products. That expected increase vanished after the
    events of September 11th. Because of low aluminum prices and falling sales to aerospace,
    energy and telecommunications customers, profits continue to decline (third quarter reports
    for this year have shown a 43% decline).


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��	 John Deere, Moline, Illinois. (Located in Quad Cities). Posting its biggest yearly loss in
    2001 since the farm crisis of the 1980's, Deere and Company eliminated approximately 250
    jobs or 10% of its workforce at its Moline Headquarters and laid off 81 hourly workers at the
    Deere Harvester Works in East Moline.

��	 Marely Pump, Davenport, Iowa. This company made Red Jacket Pumps. 108 workers
    were laid off in 1999 and an additional 160 jobs were eliminated when the plant closed in
    2002.
��	 Northwestern Steel and Wire Company, Sterling, Illinois (Located approximately 55
    miles from the Quad Cities). Closed plant in May 2001, with the loss of 1,400 high-paying
    manufacturing jobs.

��	 Cordova Nuclear Plant, Cordova Illinois. (Located in Quad Cities). Layoff of 21
    employees.

��	 Bandag, Muscatine, Iowa. (Located approximately 30 miles from the Quad Cities). The
    retread truck tire manufacturer laid off 180 workers in 1999.

��	 Curtis, Muscatine, Iowa. (Located approximately 30 miles from the Quad Cities). Office
    accessories manufacturer, laid off 87 in 1999.

��	 International Paper, Clinton, Iowa. (Located approximately 40 miles from the Quad
    Cities) A cardboard box manufacturer, laid off 400 in 1999-2001. An additional 345 jobs
    were lost when the plant closed in 2002.

��	 PCS Nitrogen, Clinton, Iowa (Located approximately 40 miles from the Quad Cities). A
    manufacturing industry, laid off 112 workers in 1999-2000.

��	 Jackson Industries, Maquoketa, Iowa. (Located approximately 45 miles from the Quad
    Cities). A manufacturing industry, laid off 24 workers in 2002.

��	 M.C. Industries, Maquoketa, Iowa. (Located approximately 45 miles from the Quad
    Cities). Manufacturer, laid off 24 workers in 2001.

��	 T.I., Maquoketa, Iowa. (Located approximately 45 miles from the Quad Cities).
    Manufacturer laid off 60 in 1999.

��	 Hon Industries, Muscatine, Iowa. (Located approximately 30 miles from the Quad Cities).
    Major office furniture manufacturer, laid off 300 workers in 2001.

��	 Allsteel, Muscatine, Iowa. (Located approximately 30 miles from the Quad Cities). An
    office furniture manufacturer, laid off 45 workers in 2001.

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��	 Hon Oak Laminate, Muscatine, Iowa. (Located approximately 30 miles from the Quad
    Cities). Manufacturer, laid off 28 workers in 2001.

��	 B.T. Prime Mover, Muscatine, Iowa. (Located approximately 30 miles from the Quad
    Cities). Manufacturer, 12 layoffs in 2001

��	 Midland Press, Davenport, Iowa. An information technology and printing firm, six laid off
    in 2002.




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BASS STREET LANDING Redevelopment Project

 �� Type of Grant           Cleanup Grant
 �� Dollar Amount           $200,000.00
 �� Site Name/              Bass Street Landing
    Information
 �� Location                17th Street and the Mississippi River
 �� Brief History of        This site consists of 5.4 acres located on the Mississippi riverfront.
    Each Site               The City of Moline acquired the property in approximately 1994.
                            Historically it had been utilized for residential, commercial and
                            industrial type uses. All the structures were demolished except for a
                            small office building used by city and a bridge ramp to a federal
                            military installation (Arsenal Island) that will be demolished and
                            relocated when construction starts.
 �� Applicant's             The site was entered into the State of Illinois Brownfields
    Relationship to         Redevelopment Grant Program in 2000. The Remedial Action Plan
    EPA	                    was approved and a Draft Comprehensive No Further Remediation
                            Letter was received in June 2001.
 ��	 Proposed Use of        Site cleanup
     Subtitle A Funds
 �� Community Need	         This site is part of a redevelopment plan for the riverfront and central
                            business district that will create jobs, new housing and increase
                            property and sales tax revenues. The city bought the property using
                            HUD Section 108 funds and a master plan for reuse of the site has
                            been prepared. Development agreements have been signed to
                            construct a mixed-use residential, commercial and retail
                            development. Site clean-up is the first step of the project.
 �� Leveraging of           This site is in a Tax Increment Financing District and Enterprise
    Additional Sources      Zone.
 �� Expected Benefits 	     Redevelopment of the site will create $25.0 million in new property
                            tax base, $3.0 million in new sales tax base, 275 retail/commercial
                            jobs created and 500 construction jobs. The total project cost is $40
                            million.
 �� Cleanup Activities	     The site is already entered into SRP and a remedial action plan has
                            been approved.
 �� Special Needs           Not Applicable
 �� Special                 TIF District (1986 – 2021) IL Quad Cities Enterprise Zone
    Considerations          Special Impact Area Designation - April 8, 1998. By: U.S. Dept. of
                            Commerce. Economic Development Administration




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HERITAGE WOODS ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Redevelopment Project

�� Type of Grant      Cleanup Grant 

�� Dollar Amount      $200,000.00 

�� Site Name/         Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility

   Information
�� Location           4th Street and 12th Avenue
�� Brief History of  From 1985 to 1999 the site was a open-air bus transfer site for the local
   Each Site         metropolitan transit agency. In 1998, the agency opened a new facility
                     two block north in the John Deere Commons which has indoor waiting
                     space, restroom facilities, transit offices, gift shop and meeting space.
                     The former site was transferred to the city from the transit agency in
                     approximately 1998. The City and metropolitan transit authority
                     purchased the property for the bus transfer site using HUD-CDBG and
                     FTA funds. The property was historically utilized for residential,
                     commercial and industrial type uses. Review of Sanborn Fire insurance
                     maps dated around the turn of the century revealed the presence of
                     machine shop and several commercial structures (i.e. toys, jewelry,
                     furniture). Currently, the property is mostly vacant and the majority of
                     the site is covered with concrete. The Moline Centre redevelopment plan
                     calls for a 90-unit assisted living facility to be constructed on the site.
                     The economic impact includes $5.5 million in new property tax base and
                     fifty skilled and semi-skilled health care and administrative positions will
                     be created. The total project cost is $12.0 million.
�� Relationship      The site was entered into the State of Illinois Brownfields Redevelopment
   with EPA          Grant program in August 2001. The Remedial Action Plan was approved
                     and a Draft Comprehensive No Further Remediation Letter was received
                     May 31, 2002.
�� Use of Subtitle A Site cleanup
   Funds
�� Community         This site is part of a redevelopment plan for the riverfront and central
   Need              business district that will create jobs, new housing and increase property
                     and sales tax revenues. Currently, the property is mostly vacant and the
                     majority of the site is covered with concrete. The Moline Centre
                     redevelopment plan calls for a 90-unit assisted living facility to be
                     constructed on the site.
�� Leveraging of      This site is in a Tax Increment Financing District and Enterprise Zone.
   Additional
   Sources




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��	 Expected           This site is part of a redevelopment plan for the riverfront and central
    Benefits           business district that will create jobs, new housing and increase property
                       and sales tax revenues. The City of Moline was approached in August
                       2000 regarding redevelopment of a vacated bus transfer site into an
                       assisted living facility. An Exclusive Offer to Negotiate and Option to
                       Purchase was executed with the developers upon approval of the City
                       Council. This site consists of approximately two acres of land located in
                       the downtown, approximately four blocks south of the Mississippi River..
                       The economic impact includes $5.5 million in new property tax base and
                       fifty skilled and semi-skilled health care and administrative positions will
                       be created. The total project cost is $12.0 million.
�� Cleanup             The site is already entered into SRP and a remedial action plan has been
   Activities          approved.
�� Special Needs       Not Applicable
�� Special             TIF District (1986 – 2021) , Illinois Quad Cities Enterprise Zone, Special
   Considerations      Impact Area Designation - April 8, 1998. By: U.S. Dept. of Commerce
                       ,Economic Development Administration




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       ATTACHMENT I

       LETTERS OF PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT FROM COALITION LOCAL
       GOVERNMENTS




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