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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
January 13, 2014

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Presentation on Comprehensive Plan.
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
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1. Mayor Pauley will call the meeting to order.

2. Roll Call.

3. Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Invocation by Alderman Hotle.

5. Minutes of the meeting of January 6, 2014. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. State of the City Address by Mayor Dennis E. Pauley. 
  7. Proclamation declaring January 20, 2014 as Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
RC* 8. A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space at 2355 39th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)  
RC*  9. A Special Ordinance removing a handicapped parking space between the residences at 2900 5 1/2 Avenue and 2846 5 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*  10. A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space at 1818 5th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 11. A Resolution in support of HR 3022 legislation regarding the National Discovery Trail Act of 2013 that would add the category of Discovery Trails to the National Trails System and would recognize the existing American Discovery Trail as the first in this category. (Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution.)
RC*  12. Tax Abatement Resolutions
  a. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $217,975.00, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues, Wastewater and Park funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Refunding Bonds, series 2005.

b. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $427,200.00, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues and Wastewater funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2007.

c. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $535,785.00, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues, TIF, Hydropower and Gaming funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2008A and General Obligation Bonds, series 2008B.

d. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $303,882.50, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Downtown TIF fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2008D. 

e. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $50,971.67, 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.

f. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $865,475.00, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues, Parks and Recreation and Tax Increment Financing funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2009A and General Obligation Bonds, series 2009B.

g. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $571,516.26, 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. 

h. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $613,500.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Services fund, Gaming and Water fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2010B.

i. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $229,450.00, such funds to be provided from the Debt Service fund and Sewer to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2011A.

j. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $510,787.52, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Service fund, Gaming, Sunset Marina and Water funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2012A.

k. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $740,687.73, 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.

l. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $113,933.78, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Gaming fund to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2013B. 
   (Motion whether or not to adopt the resolutions)
RC* 13. Claims
a. Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $6,264.36 to Kutsunis and Weng P.C. for legal services rendered for the month of December.

b. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $22,500.00 to Elliott Equipment for the rental of two refuse packers for the 2013 Fall Leaf Collection. (002) 

c. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #4 in the amount of $96,089.17 to Brandt Construction for services provided for the Quad City Botanical Center - Children's Garden project. (005)

(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC* 14. Claims for the week of January 3 through January 9 in the amount of $868,205.61. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC* 15. Payroll for the weeks of December 23 through January 5 in the amount of $1,329,998.46. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC*  16. Report from the Public Works Department regarding an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for leases to two parcels of land at Hennepin Canal. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (001) 
RC*  17. Report from the Human Resources Department regarding a Resolution for the adoption of IMRF Form 6.74 that includes taxable expense allowances reported as IMRF earnings for currently retired employees receiving a pension from IMRF. (Motion whether or not to approve the recommendation as stated and adopt the resolution.)
RC* 18. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the Jumer's Casino Rock Island TIF Surplus, recommending to declare a surplus of funds in TIF 4 in the amount of $540,361.07 and authorize a budget adjustment to pay out these funds. (Motion whether or not to declare the surplus of funds as recommended, authorize the budget adjustment and authorize the Finance Director to return these surplus funds to the Rock Island County treasurer for distribution.)
RC* 19. Report from the Public Works Department regarding an increase in sewer utility rates, recommending a 3.0% sewer rate increase effective April 1, 2014 and a 3.0% sewer rate increase effective January 1, 2015. (Motion whether or not to approve the sewer rate increases as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) 
  20. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tavern to hold an outdoor tented event for St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 11:30 pm at 1228 30th Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations and subject to being closed down early if noise complaints are received.)
21. Other Business.

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

23. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, January 20, 2014.
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