By Natalie Zarowny
After weeks of two local organizations butting heads, a surprise outcome at Rock Island City Council's meeting Monday night.
CASI, or the Center for Active Seniors, called off their application for holding a bi-state 5k race.
"Well I think we were all probably definitely surprised that they decided to rescind their motion," said 5th Ward Alderman Kate Hotle.
CASI has been holding a St. Patrick's Day race in downtown Davenport for more than 31 years.
But this year, they wanted to make the 5k bi- state, crossing over from Davenport into Rock Island.
They said it would attract more crowds, and is a unique opportunity.
But the St. Patrick's Day Society, who holds the annual bi–state parade, is against it.
The society said there are too many safety and traffic concerns for it to work out.
The issue was brought up last month at a Rock Island city council meeting, and was tabled until Monday night.
But before the council could vote again, CASI revoked their application.
"We really didn't feel as if we had the support of the members of the council and we never think it's a good idea for two non for profits to get into a tug of war," said Laura Kopp with CASI.
CASI representatives said they'll try again next year to make the 5k bi–state.