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City Council MeetingRock Island logo
July 25, 2011

Study Session 5:00 pm
Personnel Conference Room, City Hall, basement,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Tour of Cascade Gardens. At 6:00 p.m., discussion on the nuisance
deer report and the consultant's presentation on the police study.
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 July 11th, 2011. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.

7. Proclamation declaring Monday, August 1st, 2011 National Night Out
RC*   8. Mayor Pauley will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Ashley Harris, Manager for the G-5 Dance Club for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a Youth Dance license at 502 11th Street.

Mayor Pauley will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting and entertain a motion. (Motion whether or not to approve the request, subject to completing the remaining work regarding code issues and submitting a certificate of liability insurance to the City Clerk listing the City as additional insured.)  
RC*    9. Mayor Pauley will again close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Chris Thompson, owner of Ganson's Neighborhood Bakery and Cafe, for an amendment to the Special Use Permit allowing for additional cooler and freezer space.

Mayor Pauley will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting and entertain a motion. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended.)
RC*   10. A Special Ordinance amending a Special Ordinance granting a special use permit for Ganson's Neighborhood Bakery and Cafe, 3055 38th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass or ordinance.)
RC*   11. An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2011A  to finance street improvement projects and the refunding of prior bonds. (Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance.)

Note: A second reading will be held on Monday, August 8, 2011 for final consideration.
RC*    12. A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space 1604 8th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*   13. A Special Ordinance removing a handicapped parking space at 1504 41st Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*    14. A Special Ordinance establishing a stop intersection at 6th Street regulating northbound and southbound traffic at its intersection with 14th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*    15. A Special Ordinance establishing a restricted parking zone on the east side of 23rd Street from the driveway of 2300 18th Avenue north to 18th Avenue, restricting parking to 4-hours, Monday through Friday only. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*    16. A Special Ordinance removing a handicapped parking space at 726 43rd Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*   17.  A Special Ordinance removing a school speed zone, school crosswalks and yellow flashing warning lights on 30th Street and 38th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*    18.  A Special Ordinance amending Chapter 8 Article VII, Sec., 222 of the Code of Ordinances regarding  definitions for vendor. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*   19.  A Special Ordinance amending Chapter 8 Article VII, Sec., 232 of the Code of Ordinances regarding  the number of vendor permits. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*   20. Claims

 
a. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #8 in the amount of $284,214.82 to General Constructors, Inc. for Public Works Street Garage. (212)

b. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 in the amount of $262,824.98 to Walter D. Laud, Inc. for 25th Avenue Reconstruction; 17th Street to 24th Street. (215)

c. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #5 in the amount of $4,963.59 to Centennial Contractors of the Quad Cities, Inc. for the 2010 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Tree Program. (216)

d. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $48,348.00 to Maguire Iron, Inc. for the 14th Street and 42nd Avenue Water Tower Replacement. (219)

e. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $33,940.90 to the Treasurer, State of Illinois, for the City's final payment for the Mill Street Rehabilitation Project. (222)

f. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $342,793.93 to the Treasurer, State of Illinois, for the City's final payment for the 11th Avenue - Augustana Trail project. (223)

g. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $19,384.00 to Harris Computer Systems for the annual Govern (business license) software maintenance.

(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC*   21. Claims for the weeks of July 8th through July 14th in the amount of $1,840,553.83 and July 15th through July 21st in the amount of $330,654.82. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC*   22. Payroll for the weeks of June 27th through July 10th in the amount of $1,320,819.51. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC*   23. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the 2011 Sod Replacement Program, recommending the bid go to Bush Sports Turf in the amount of $30,700.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (218)
RC*   24. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the 2011 Sewer Cleaning and Televising, recommending the bid go to National Power Rodding Corporation in the amount of $35,032.33. (Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (217)
RC*       25. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the 2011 Parking Ramp Renovations, recommending the bid go to Western Waterproofing in the amount of $51,566.70.  (Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (220)
RC*   26. 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)

Note: Item #26 was deferred for two weeks at the July 11, 2011 Council meeting.
RC*   27. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a contract with Civil Constructors for the Mill Street Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion. (Motion whether or not to approve the loan agreement with Illinois EPA, award the contract as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (221)
RC*   28. Report from the Police Department regarding a contract with the Joint Law Enforcement Training System. (Motion whether or not to approve the contract as recommended and authorize the Chief of Police and City Clerk to execute the contract documents.)
RC*    29. Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment to FY 2012 budget, recommending increasing the Capital Improvements Fund by $33,303.93. (Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.)
RC*   30. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an agreement with the Development Association for the establishment of a retail business incubator. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*   31. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an agreement with Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation for demolition of structures at 1620, 1622, and 1624 2nd Avenue and construction of a parking lot on the properties. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) 
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32. 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 pass the ordinances.)

    33. Report from the Police Department regarding an amendment to an ordinance recommending adding Loitering as an offense that can be heard by the Administrative Hearing Officer. (Motion whether or not to approve the amendment as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)
    34. Report from Gerald Jones regarding a request from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center to hold an outdoor event on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the King Center, 630 9th Street.  (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended, subject to being closed down early if noise complaints are received.)
    35.Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Junior’s Tap to hold an outdoor event on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 2536 5th Avenue. (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.)  
     36. Report from the City Clerk regarding a revised Plaza activity application from RIBCO requesting an additional day as part of their annual outdoor Summer Concert Series for Saturday, July 30, 2011. (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor and Plaza regulations.)

 

37. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Martinis on the Rock to hold a fundraising event outside on Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Motion whether or not to approve the outdoor event as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations and subject to being closed down early if noise complaints are received.) 

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

39. Other Business.

40. Executive Session.

41. Motion to recess to 5:00 pm, Monday, August 8, 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