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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
December 17, 2012

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Update on Marketing Program, and Fire
Department Update. 
Executive Session: on Litigation following the regular meeting.

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 10, 2012. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
  7. Mayor Pauley will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding a plan by the City to issue its Retirement Facility Revenue Bonds (Friendship Manor Project), Series 2012 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $10,000.000.00. 
   Mayor Pauley will close the Public Hearing and reconvene the regular meeting.
RC* 8. An Ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of Retirement Facility Revenue Bonds (Friendship Manor Project), Series 2012 in the principal amount of $8,650,000. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*  9. A Special Ordinance removing a handicapped parking space at 1414 43rd Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.) 
RC 10. A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space at 724 30th Street. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.) 
RC*  11. A Special Ordinance amending Chapter 8, Article VII, Division 6 of the Code of Ordinances regarding Prohibited Activities. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.) 
RC* 12. Claims
a. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $66,733.23 to Azavar for the Cable Franchise settlement according to the agreement.

b. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #7 and final in the amount of $31,661.88 to General Constructors, Inc. for services provided for the Turkey Hollow Road Bridge Replacement project. (289)

(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC* 13. Claims for the week of December 7 through December 13 in the amount of $3,315,264.01. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC* 14. Payroll for the weeks of November 26 through December 9 in the amount of $1,321,205.59. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC*  15. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the Watchtower Plaza Redevelopment, recommending to authorize the purchase of property owned by GNC, L.P. in the amount of $1,500,000.00. (Motion whether or not to authorize the purchase of property as recommended, subject to minor modification being implemented by the parties legal counsel prior to execution and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents at his discretion.)
RC*  16. 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, 2012 through March 31, 2013. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC*  17. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from the Development Association of Rock Island for a contribution in the amount of $60,000.00 to support the purchase of 2711 18th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and authorize staff to make a budget adjustment for the contribution.)
18. Other Business.

19. Executive Session on Litigation.

20. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, January 7, 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