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City Council Meeting

December 11, 2017

Agenda 6:45 p.m. Watch Live
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Moment of Silence

5.

Minutes of the December 4, 2017 meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.
Documents:
  1. Minutes 120417.pdf
6.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

7.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding the Calendar Year 2018 Budget.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing and reconvene the regular meeting.
8.

Tax Abatement Resolutions

Motion:
Motion whether or not adopt the Resolutions a through q as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
a.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $476,437.50, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Tax Increment Financing, Hydropower, Wastewater and Gaming funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2008A and General Obligation Bonds, series 2008B.

b.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $49,058.33, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Hydropower fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, series 2008C.

c.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $80,130.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Tax Increment Financing fund to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2009C.

d.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $572,706.26, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Water fund and Wastewater fund to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2010A BABs.

e.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $109,450.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service, Gaming and Water funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2010B.

f.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $229,525.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service fund and Sewer fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2011A.

g.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $316,387.52, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service, Gaming, Sunset Marina and Water funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2012A.

h.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $740,818.76, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service fund and Gaming to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2013A.

i.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $115,920.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Gaming fund to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2013B.

j.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $667,512.50, such funds to be provided from revenues of Gaming to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2014A.

k.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $501,463.50, such funds to be provided from revenues of Tax Increment Financing and Sales Tax to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2014B.

l.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $542,712.50, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service and Gaming funds to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2015A.

m.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $752,200.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service, Gaming and Sewer funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Refunding Bonds, series 2015B.

n.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $255,050.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Gaming fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2016A.

o.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $82,468.76, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Tax Increment Financing fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2016C.

p.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $501,281.26, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Hydroplant, Parks and Gaming funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2017A.

q.

Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $582,700.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Tax Increment Financing funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2017B.

9.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $18,230.37 to Dave Morrison of Rock Island, IL for legal services rendered for the period of October 24, 2017 through November 20, 2017.

b.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $18,800.50 to Broadspire of Atlanta, GA for Workers' Compensation claim.

c.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $5,500.00 to Broadspire of Atlanta, GA for Workers' Compensation claim.

d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $559,252.00 to General Constructors, Inc. of Bettendorf, IA for the 007 Outfall Relocation Project for services provided from November 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claim items a through d as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Claims for the week of December 1 through December 7 in the amount of $950,824.98 and payroll for the weeks of November 20 through December 3 in the amount of $1,462,436.90.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding the purchase of GIS Software licenses from ESRI of Redlands, CA in the amount of $6,300.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding bids for the demolition of three residential properties, recommending the bid be awarded to Valley Construction of Rock Island, IL in the amount of $61,821.64.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an Ordinance for the levy, assessment, and collection of property taxes for the City of Rock Island for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a Special Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4, Article VIII, Sec. 4-175 through Sec. 4-182, Sec. 4-183, and Sec. 4-186 as it relates to residential rental property.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an Ordinance adopting the budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Finance Department recommending an increase in the local gas tax rate of $0.01 from $0.02 to $0.03 per gallon of motor fuel.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the increase in the local gas tax as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Fire Department recommending an increase in fees for ambulance emergency services.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ambulance rate increases as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding an amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article VI, Division 7, Sec. 2-289 as it relates to the meeting date of the Sunset Marina Boaters Advisory Committee.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the amendment to the Code of Ordinances as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending an increase of 3% in the waste water rates for 2018.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the waste water rate increase as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending an increase in the refuse service rates of $1 per month from $10 per month to $11 per month.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the refuse rate increase as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Mayor regarding an appointment to the Liquor Control Commission.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment as recommended.
22.

Other Business

23.

Motion to Adjourn

Adjourn to 6:45 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2017.



This agenda may be obtained in accessible formats by qualified persons with a disability by making appropriate arrangements from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, by contacting City Clerk Judith Gilbert at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.