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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
July 11, 2011

Study Session 5:00 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: NSP Program update, 2nd Avenue Demolition, Retail Incubator,
 MetroLink update, and follow-up on CDBG Budget and Code Enforcement.
Executive Session: None. 

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

1. Mayor Pro Tem Austin will call the meeting to order.

2. Roll Call.

3. Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Invocation by Alderman Foley.

5. Minutes of the meeting of June 20, 2011. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.)   
RC* 6.  A Special Ordinance prohibiting the drilling of potable water wells within the area of the City bounded by 18th Avenue to the alley between 18th Avenue and 19th Avenue and 17th Street to a distance of 280 feet east of 17th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 7. A Special Ordinance providing for the sale of property at 2425 5th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 8. Claims

a. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $30,000.00 to Crawford & Company for Workers Compensation settlement for Ricky Hitchcock.

b. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $5,332.97 to Kutsunis and Weng for legal services rendered for the month of June.

c. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $27,080.66 to Brandt Construction Company for an emergency water main repair on 17th Street and 31st Avenue. (184)
 
d. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $3,948.96 to KONE, Inc.  for the annual maintenance agreement for the elevator at City Hall. (192)

e. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $71,000.00 to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the annual NPDES fees. (193)

f. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 and final in the amount of $25,063.34 to Settle, Inc. for services provided for the 2011 Seal Coating Program project. (196)

g. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #6 in the amount of $539,860.19 to General Constructors, Inc. for services provided for the Public Works Street Garage project. (197)

h. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $26,968.50 to Langman Construction, Inc. for services provided for the 26th Avenue Reconstruction from 32nd to 34th Streets project. (198)

i. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 and final in the amount of $90,415.45 to Langman Construction for services provided for the 2011 PCC Street Patching project. (199)

j. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $205,917.75 to Walter  D. Laud, Inc. for services provided for the 25th Avenue Reconstruction from 17th Street to 24th Street  project. (200)

k. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 and final in the amount of $75,537.80 to Walter  D. Laud, Inc. for services provided for the 2011 Brick Street Patch Program project. (201)

l.Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #6 in the amount of $40,355.55 to General Constructors, Inc. for services provided for improvements to outfalls 011 and 012. (202)

m. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $172,553.17 to Valley Construction for services provided for the Rock Island Parkway Improvements project. (203)

n. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #9 in the amount of $4,668.00 to the Treasurer of the State of Illinois for the City's share of  IL. 92 Resurfacing from 38th Street to the Moline border project. (205)

(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)

RC* 9. Claims for the weeks of June 17th through June 23rd in the amount of $441,213.17, June 24th through June 30th in the amount of $362,890.93 and July 1st through July 7th in the amount of $235,977.41. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC* 10. Payroll for the weeks of June13th through June 26th in the amount of $1,328,480.90. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
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11. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the joint purchase of utility supplies, recommending the bids be awarded to Ferguson Waterworks and Utility Equipment Company in the combined amount of $43,680.50. (Motion whether or not to award the bids as recommended and authorize purchases.) (185)

RC* 12. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a contract with Utility Service Company for the Reservoir Water Tower Repair project. (Motion whether or not to approve the contract as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (157)
RC* 13.Report from the Public Works Department regarding a contract with Midland Davis Corporation for the Curbside Recycling Program. (Motion whether or not to approve the contract as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (210)
RC* 14. Report from the Public Works Department regarding the lease for Custom Covers Upholstery Shop, recommending releasing the business from its lease effective June 30, 2011 and accept delinquent lease payments in the amount of $500.00 per month. (Motion whether or not to approve the release and accept the delinquent payments as recommended, and authorize the City Attorney to prepare the necessary documents for signature by the business owner and the City Manager.) (208)
RC* 15. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a Memorandum of Understanding with Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation and the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District and contribute an amount not to exceed $9,000.00 towards the development of a project planning document. (Motion whether or not to approve the memorandum of understanding and the contribution as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC* 16. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) for a USEPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund subgrant in the amount of $300,000.00 for remediation of soil and construction of an engineered barrier on the portion of the site housing the Jackson Square development. (Motion whether or not to approve the subgrant from the City's USEPA-funded Revolving Loan Fund as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the RLF agreement.) 
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17. Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget, recommending increasing the Riverboat Gaming Fund in the amount of $3,500.00, which will be transferred to the General Fund. (Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.) (019)

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18. Report from the Board of Local Improvements regarding two Special Assessment Ordinances for improvements to 15th Avenue from 33rd Street to 38th Street and improvements to 16th Avenue from 33rd Street to 38th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinances.)

RC* 19. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a revised Resolution that includes the release of all City liens on properties purchased by tax buyers at the County's annual tax sale. (Motion whether or not to adopt the revised resolution.)
  20. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from the Mandus Group for permission to reconstruct the existing loading dock that is currently within the 25th Street right-of-way at 2435 5th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended, subject to that within 30 days upon being granted permission, a certificate of liability insurance be submitted to the City Clerk listing the City as additional insured.)  

21. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from Cool Beanz Coffeehouse at 1325 30th Street to use the Right-of-Way in front of their business for cafe style chairs and tables. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended.) (211)
RC* 22. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding parking and signage for Train Festival 2011, recommending to allow free parking for Train Festival attendees in Lot C, Lot D and the City parking ramp from July 21 through July 25, 2011, and allow placement of temporary directional signs and festival banners. (Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended.)
23. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove the designated Horace Mann School crossings on 30th and 38th Streets along with numerous signs associated with the crossings and removal of the yellow flashing lights. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (179)

24. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request for the installation of a handicapped parking space at 1604 8th Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (187)

25. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove the handicapped parking space at 726 43rd Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (188)

26. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request for the installation of stop signs at the intersection of 6th Street and 14th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to deny the request as recommended.) (189)

27. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to restrict parking to 4-hours on the east side of 23rd Street from the driveway at 2300 18th Avenue to 18th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (190)

28. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove the handicapped parking signs at 1504 41st Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (191)

29. Report from the Mayor regarding appointments to the Property Maintenance Board of Appeals, and reappointments to the Electrical Code Board of Appeals and Stormwater Board of Appeals. (Motion whether or not to approve the appointments and reappointments as recommended.)

30. Report from the City Clerk regarding a Plaza Ordinance change, recommending that one additional night time vendor be created for the Plaza area. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)

31. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from the Greater Antioch Baptist Church for a Street Closing at 10th Avenue between 14th Street and 14½ Street including the alleys between the parking lot and in back of the church, and a Sound Amplification permit for Friday, July 29, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended.) 

32. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from the Fraternal Order of Eagles to hold an outdoor event for St. Jude Children's Cancer Research on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 5103 11th Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended.)

33. Report from the City Clerk regarding a modification to a Plaza event application from RIBCO, recommending revising the original scheduled set up time for the River City Beer Festival from August 27, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, to Friday, August 26, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Motion whether or not to approve the modification as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor and Plaza regulations.)

34Report from the City Clerk regarding a request for a Street Closing at 21st Street between 16th Avenue and 17th Avenue on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a block party. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended.)

35. Items from the City Manager’s Memorandum Packet.

36. Other Business.

37. No Executive Session.

38. Motion to recess to 5:00 pm, Monday, July 25, 2011.  

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