Lew Steinbrecher

submitted / City of Moline

Moline City Administrator, Lisa Kotter, has resigned.

She's only been in the position for five months.

Tuesday's city council agenda includes a mutual agreement for Kotter to leave her job, effective immediately. 

Another item is to appoint Public Works Director J. D. Schulte Interim City Administrator with a 10% increase in his salary. 


A new city administrator could start working for Moline next month. Tuesday night the city council will vote on hiring Doug Maxeiner after a nationwide search.

Moline is inching closer to hiring a new city administrator. The city council will hold private interviews with two finalists Wednesday night, and three more Thursday night.

About 50 people applied for a key position in Moline that's been vacant for several months. Former city administrator Lew Steinbrecher retired in November. And late last year, the city council hired GovHR USA to help search for his replacement.

Seventh Ward Alderman, Mike Waldron, says a recruiter from the firm has been reviewing the applications and, by the end of the week, will provide a list of the top ten candidates.

Two months after Moline's city administrator retired, the search for his replacement is ready to begin. A recruiter from the search firm hired by the city will spend the day Friday meeting with city staff and leaders.


One month after the city administrator announced his retirement, Moline may hire a professional search firm to find a replacement. Tuesday night, alderman will consider hiring GovHR USA, based in Northbrook, Illinois, having used the same firm several times in the past when it was called the PAR Group.

City of Moline

Despite a budget stalemate in Illinois, Moline is moving forward with the construction of an Amtrak station. Last night, the city council approved the proposal by Moline and MetroLink to begin funding the project. City Administrator, Lew Steinbrecher, says five years ago, Illinois committed to a 20 percent match of a ten million dollar federal grant. It would pay for the city-owned O'Rourke Building to be renovated into a train station and hotel.But, the state legislature has not put the funds in the budget. So, the project has been on hold, until recently, when the state gave Moline and MetroLink the option to pay for it. 

WVIK Staff

What could be a new anchor store for Southpark Mall in Moline is now open. Company and city officials, and new employees, all helped cut the ribbon this afternoon at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Moline Hotel Agreement

Feb 10, 2015
WVIK Staff

Hoping to prevent rising costs from blocking construction of a new Amtrak station and hotel in downtown Moline, city officials have re-negotiated their agreement with the developer. And tonight, they'll ask aldermen to approve an incentive for Moline Promenade Investors.