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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
November 18, 2013

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Presentation on College Hill Plan and
RCC Consultant Presentation
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 November 11, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
  7. Proclamation declaring the month of December as Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month.
RC* 8. A Special Ordinance amending Chapter 10, Article 1, Sec. 10-9 of the Code of Ordinances regarding the hunting of deer with a bow and arrow in the city of Rock Island. (Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.)
RC*  9. A Special Ordinance amending Chapter 14, Article II, Sec. 14-20, Paragraph (3) of the Code Ordinances regarding the prohibition against discharging of a firearm shall not apply to the hunting of deer with a bow and arrow. (Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.)
RC*  10. A Special Ordinance amending a Special Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit at 2300 18th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*  11. A Special Ordinance vacating a segment of a north/south alley right-of-way south of 5th Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.) 
RC*  12. A Special Ordinance amending a zoning district and zoning map for the addresses as indicated in the ordinance for a consolidated development site between 5th and 7th Avenues and 12th and 13th Streets. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 13. An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013A for financing the new police station project and street improvements. (Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance.) 
  Note: A second reading will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 for final consideration. 
RC* 14. An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of Taxable General Obligation Bonds, Series 2013B for  financing property for future development at the intersection of IL 92 and I-280. (Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance.)
  Note: A second reading will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 for final consideration. 
RC* 15. Claims
a. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #5 in the amount of $31,751.69 to Greenspace Associates for services provided for the 2013 Sod Replacement Program. (223) 

b. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #4 in the amount of $390,664.80 to Valley Construction for services provided for the Landing at Schwiebert Park. (224)

c. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding payment in the amount of $13,800.00 to H. Coopman Trucking for services provided for the emergency demolition of 4429 8th Avenue.

(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC* 16. Claims for the week of November 8 through November 14 in the amount of $399,356.22. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC* 17. Payroll for the weeks of October 28 through November 10 in the amount of $1,294,486.20. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.) 
RC* 18. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the purchase of a blended anti-ice product, recommending the bid be awarded to Ossian, Inc. in the amount of $12,000.00. (Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize purchase.)  (227)
RC* 19. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the 2013 Tree Trimming, Removal and Stump Grinding contract, recommending the bid be awarded to Turkle's Tree Service in the amount of $27,730.00. (Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (228) 
RC* 20. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a standard agreement with MidAmerican Energy Company for interconnection of distributed generation facilities as it relates to the wastewater treatment facility. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)  (226) 
RC* 21. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a proposal from EnviroNet, Inc. for professional environmental services for the future site of the Rock Island Police Department in the amount of $17,200.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the proposal as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC* 22. Report from the Finance Department regarding a public hearing on the December property tax. (Motion whether or not to confirm that a public hearing on the December property tax will not be needed because the levy increase will not exceed five percent.)
  23. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from Joseph and Kathy Gusse to apply for a Special Use Permit to operate an architect's office out of their new residence at 4510 42nd Avenue. (Motion whether or not to allow for the application of the special use permit as recommended.) 
RC*  24. Report from the City Clerk regarding an application and Resolution for the Center for Active Seniors (CASI)  to hold their 5K Road Race on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended and adopt the resolution.)
 

25. Report from the City Clerk regarding an application from the Spring Forward Learning Center requesting to hold a 5K Run on Saturday, April 5, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am. (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended.)

RC* 26. Report from the City Clerk regarding requests from the businesses in the College Hill District for utilization of funds from the College Hill District fund in an amount not to exceed $825.00, permission to decorate street posts, place signage in the City’s right-of-way and luminaria along the streets and to place three trash receptacles at the west end of the district for their annual Holiday Walk to be held on December 5, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (Motion whether or not to approve the requests for utilization of funds, decorations, signage and luminaria as recommended and authorize staff to place trash receptacles at the west end of the district, subject to the businesses removing luminaria by 8:30 pm December 5th, removing signage by December 9th and removing the decorative bows by January 3, 2014.)
27. Other Business.

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

29. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, December 2, 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