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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
December 19, 2011

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Study Session will begin with an Executive Session discussing
Personnel, followed by discussion on the Capital Improvement Plan.

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 December 12, 2011. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
 RC* 7. Tax Abatement Resolutions
  a. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $103,700.00, such funds to be provided from Tax Increment Financing, Gaming revenues, Sewer revenues and Sunset Marina revenues to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Refunding Bonds, series 2002.
 
b. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $450,862.50, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues, Debt Service, Wastewater and TIF funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation  Bonds, series 2004.

c. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $230,225.00, 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.

d. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $425,000.00, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues and Wastewater funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2007.

e. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $637,947.50, such funds to be provided from Public Benefit revenues, Wastewater, Hydropower and Gaming funds to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2008A and General Obligation Bonds, series 2008B.

f. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $297,627.50, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Downtown TIF fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2008D.

g. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $51,928.33, 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.

h. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $971,618.76, such funds to be provided from revenues of Public Benefits, 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.

i. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $80,130.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Tax Increment Financing fund to pay principal and interest on Taxable General Obligation Bonds, series 2009C
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j. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $574,333.76, 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.

k. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $687,550.00, such funds to be provided from revenues of the Debt Services fund, Park fund, Sunset Marina fund and Water fund to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2010B.

l. Resolution authorizing Tax Abatement in the amount of $342,731.11, such funds to be provided from the Debt Service fund and Special Assessments to pay principal and interest on General Obligation Bonds, series 2011A
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 (Motion whether or not to adopt the resolutions)
RC*  8. Claims
a. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $5,556.01 to Kutsunis and Weng for legal services rendered for the month of December.
 
b. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $19,662.10 to Brandt Construction Company for an emergency water main repair on 38th Street and Blackhawk Road. (343)

c. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 and final in the amount of $157,466.75 to Brandt Construction, Inc. for services provided for the 2011 Asphalt Street Milling and Patching Program. (345)

d. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 and final in the amount of $63,946.23 to Walter D. Laud, Inc. for services provided for the 25th Street Reconstruction: 4th Avenue to 5th Avenue project. (346)

e. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 and final in the amount of $134,307.93 to Miller Trucking & Excavating for services provided for the 15th Street Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Replacement project. (347)

f. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $131,655.00 to Langman Construction, Inc. for services provided for the 2011 Catch Basin and Manhole Program project. (348)

g. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #3 in the amount of $220,046.27 to General Constructors, Inc. for services provided for the Turkey Hollow Road Bridge Replacement project. (349)

h. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 and final in the amount of $25,490.42 to National Power Rodding Corporation for services provided for the 2011 Sewer Cleaning and Televising Program project. (350)

i. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $134,782.44 to Hoerr Construction for services provided for the 2011 Joint Sewer Lining Program project. (351)

j. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $49,389.91 to Western Waterproofing for services provided for the 2011 Parking Ramp Renovation project. (352)

k. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #3 in the amount of $1,515,045.47 to Civil Constructors, Inc. for services provided for the Wet Weather Treatment System project. (354)


(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC* 9. Claims for the week of December 9 through December 15 in the amount of $973,979.39. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC* 10. Payroll for the weeks of November 28 through December 11 in the amount of $1,207,381.22. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC* 11. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding a contract for Labor Counsel Services with Califf and Harper, recommending a one-year extension at the rate of $185.00 per hour for Mr. Eggers and $140.00 per hour for an associate for calendar year 2012. (Motion whether or not to approve the one-year extension as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*  12. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency related to the use of groundwater or water well ordinances as environmental institutional controls. (Motion whether or not to approve the memorandum of understanding as recommended and authorize the City Engineer to execute the document.) (344)
RC* 13. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a proposal from the HNTB Corporation for engineering services related to the I-280 and IL 92 development. (Motion whether or not to approve the proposal in the amount of $93,000.00 as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (353)
RC* 14. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an agreement with Vierbicher Associates for a market analysis and development feasibility study for a tract of land at the northeast corner of Interstate 280 and Illinois Route 92. (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 Community and Economic Development Department regarding an amendment to the agreement with Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation, recommending extending the completion date to April 30, 2012 for the construction of a parking lot at 1620 to 1624 2nd Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the amendment as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC* 16. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an amendment to the  agreement with the Development Association of Rock Island (DARI), recommending extending the completion date to April 30, 2012 for the construction of a small business incubator at 1700/1702 2nd Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the amendment as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*  17. Report from the Finance Department regarding an Ordinance  providing for the levy, assessment and collection of taxes for the City of Rock Island for fiscal year April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
  18. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove the handicapped parking space at 1824 10th Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (328)
19. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request (neighborhood petition) to allow parking on the north side of 25th Avenue between McMillan Court and the fire hydrant west of McMillan Court. (Motion whether or not to approve parking on the north side of 25th Avenue from the fire hydrant west of McMillan Court to McMillan Court except 20 feet on the east and west side of the east entrance of Hickory Parking Condos and McMillan Court, and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)  (330)

20. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove residential parking on the east side of 22nd Street between 18th and 20 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (331)
  21. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove residential parking on the east side of 23rd Street between 18th and 20th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (332)
RC*  22. Report from the City Clerk regarding a Resolution approving the full release of the listed Executive Session Minutes. (Motion whether or not to approve the full release of the listed executive session minutes as recommended and adopt the resolution.) 
23. Other Business.

24. Executive Session on Personnel.

25. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, January 9, 2012.
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