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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
December 2, 2013

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Discussion on Alley Cost Analysis 
and Presentation on Emerald Ash Borer
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 Foley.

5. Minutes of the meeting of November 18, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
RC* 7. 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 pass the ordinance.)
RC* 8. 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 pass the ordinance.) 
RC* 9. Claims
a. Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $5,751.27 to Kutsunis and Weng P.C. for legal services rendered for the month of November.

b. Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment in the amount of $18,350.00 to ESRI, Inc. for the annual GIS software maintenance.

(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC* 10. Claims for the week of November 15 through November 21 in the amount of $4,391,430.49. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC*  11. Payroll for the weeks of November 11 through November 24 in the amount of $1,351,903.74. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC*  12. Report from the Fire Department regarding bids for the installation of diesel generators at Fire Stations 2, 3 and 4, recommending the bid be awarded to Rock River Electric in the amount of $75,994.00. (Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*  13. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding bids for the exterior restoration of the Centennial Bridge Commission Office Building, recommending the bid be awarded to Evans-Mason, Inc. in the amount of $16,335.00. (Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*  14. Report from the Finance Department regarding an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Office of the Comptroller and the City of Rock Island regarding access to the Comptroller's Local Debt Recovery Program. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*  15. Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, recommending budget transfers decreasing one gaming fund supported project in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $169,550.00, and increasing two gaming fund supported projects in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $169,550.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.)  
  16. Report from the Human Resources Department regarding a modification to the residency ordinance for non-affiliated employees. (Motion whether or not to approve the modifications as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) 
  17. Report from General Administration regarding the cancellation of the City Council meeting on Monday, December 23, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the cancellation as recommended and authorize staff to take the necessary actions to notify the public and the media of the cancellation.)
RC*  18. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the College Hill Revitalization Plan. (Motion whether or not to approve the plan as recommended.)
RC*  19. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Program (APP) Grant, recommending submittal of the APP grant application and provide a letter of support if necessary for the projects as outlined in the report. (Motion whether or not to approve submittal of the grant application as recommended and authorize the letter of support.) 
  20. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Mr. and Mrs. Ronald George Trich, Jr. to remove a handicapped parking space at 2830 5 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (163)
  21. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Chief Tom Phillis of the Office of Public Safety/Security at Augustana College to ban parking on both sides of 9th Avenue 34th to 35th Street, 9 1/2 Avenue 34th to 35th Street and 35th Street 9th to 9 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (164)
  22. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Trixie Griffin to install a handicapped parking space at 529 23rd Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (182)
  23. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Mary McBride of 2960 12th Street #1 to install a handicapped parking space in front of her building. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (183)
  24. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Benjamin Crabb to remove a handicapped parking space at 3325 7 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (184)
  25. Report from the Mayor regarding appointments to the Fire Pension Board and Beautification Commission and a reappointment to the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District. (Motion whether or not to approve the appointments and reappointment as recommended.)
26. Other Business.

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

28. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, December 9, 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