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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
May 20, 2013

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Deer Population Presentation followed by
Discussion on Emerald Ash Borer if time allows.
Executive Session: on Personnel, Property Acquisition
 and Litigation.

Agenda 6:45 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL

1. Mayor Pauley will call the meeting to order.

2. Roll Call.

3. Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Invocation by Alderman Conroy.

5. Minutes of the meeting of May 13, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley. 
  7. Presentation by the Quad City Riverfront Council. 
  8. Presentation of the Rock Island Historic Preservation Awards.
  9. Proclamation declaring May, 2013 as National Preservation Month
RC* 10. A Special Ordinance amending a zoning district and zoning map at 520 18th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*  11. A Resolution urging Congress, the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense to again review Captain William Albracht's heroic actions at Firebase Kate, and if warranted, upgrade the Silver Star bestowed on him for those actions to the Medal of Honor.  (Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution.)
RC* 12. Claims for the week of May 10 through May 16 in the amount of $1,062,484.27. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC*  13. Payroll for the weeks of April 29 through May 12 in the amount of $1,407,273.39. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC* 14. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a proposal from Missman, Inc. for construction inspection services for the new Quad City Botanical Center's Children's Garden in the amount of $75,000.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the proposal as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC* 15. Report from the Public Works Department regarding the 2012 Sewer Cleaning and Televising Contract, recommending to extend the maintenance contract with C.T.R. Systems, Inc. in order to perform the 2013 required sewer cleaning and televising maintenance. (Motion whether or not to approve the extension as recommended.) 
  16. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request for annexation of undeveloped property located adjacent to the Rock Island Parkway and 56th Avenue West (Big Island Road) in Blackhawk Township. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)
RC*  17. A Special Ordinance annexing certain territory located adjacent to the Rock Island Parkway and 56th Avenue West (Big Island Road) in Blackhawk Township. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 18. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from the Arts Advisory Committee for financial support in the amount of $1,000.00 to The District for covering the cost to transport attendees of the One State Together in the Arts Conference to downtown Rock Island on Monday, June 24, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended.)  
RC*  19. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from the Quad City Botanical Center for a cash advance in the amount of $237,500.00 for fully utilizing their awarded Public Museum Capital Grant for the Children's Garden project. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended.)
  20. Report from the Mayor regarding appointments and reappointments to the Arts Advisory Committee. (Motion whether or not to approve the appointments and reappointments as recommended.) 
RC* 21. Report from the Parks and Recreation Department regarding a Highway Resolution for the closure of 1st Avenue between 17th Street and 20th Street on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 for Fireworks and the Family Fun Event at Schwiebert Riverfront Park. (Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution.) 
  22. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Denise Hiner owner of Legend's Corner Bar and Grille to serve alcohol outside in the fence enclosed patio during business hours at 3008 7th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations and subject to being closed down early if noise complaints are received.)
RC 23. Report from the City Clerk regarding requests from the College Hill District Organization to hold their Retro Rally event on Saturday June 29, 2013, requesting permission to allow vendors to utilize the City right-of-way along 30th Street and 14th Avenue, hang decorations and banners from signs and street posts, requesting an alley closing parallel to 30th Street between 30th Street and 31st Street and the alley next to Bike and Hike between 39th and 40th Streets and utilization of College Hill District funds in an amount not to exceed $450.00.(Motion whether or not to approve the event and requests as recommended, subject to College Hill District contacting the Police Department for traffic control and removing the decorations, banners and signage by July 2, 2013.) 
24. Other Business.

25. Executive Session on Personnel, Property Acquisition and Litigation.

26. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, June 3, 2013.
RC* Roll Call vote is needed.

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 Aleisha Patchin at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at:1528 Third Avenue Rock Island, IL, 61201