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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
January 7, 2013

Study Session 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Discussion on Proposed Signage for
Schwiebert Riverfront Park.
Executive Session: None.

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 December 17, 2012. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
RC* 7. Mayor Pauley will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Wendy Frieden for a Special Use Permit to maintain operation of a property management office out of her residence at 3320 14th Street Court.
   Mayor Pauley will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting and entertain a motion. (Motion whether or not to approve the Special Use Permit as recommended, subject to the stipulations as stated in the report and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)
RC*  8. A Special Ordinance establishing a four-way stop intersection at 26th Street and 22 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 9. Claims
a. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $867.00 to Jeff Purcell for General Liability Claim.

b. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $15,684.50 to Pappas, O'Connor and Fildes, P.C. for legal services rendered for the month of November 2012.

c. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $8,349.10 to Kutsunis and Weng P.C. for legal services rendered for the month of December 2012.

d. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #15 in the amount of $1,152,711.41 to  Civil Constructors, Inc. for services provided for the Wet Weather Treatment System project. (297)

e. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 and final in the amount of $212,826.87 to Walter D. Laud, Inc. for services provided for the 44th Street Reconstruction, 41st Avenue Court to Blackhawk Road project. (298)

f. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 and final in the amount of $80,756.83 to Tri-City Electric for services provided for the Fiber Optic - Phase 5 project. (299)

g. Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 and final in the amount of $75,709.91 to Centennial Contractors of the Quad Cities, Inc for services provided for the 44th Street Reconstruction, 29th Avenue to Saukie Golf Course project. (301)


(Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended.)
RC* 10. Claims for the weeks of December 14 through December 20 in the amount of $810,762.97, December 21 through December 27 in the amount of $103,092.84 and December 28 through January 3 in the amount of $111,817.76. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC* 11. Payroll for the weeks of December 10 through December 23 in the amount of $1,266,708.34. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC* 12. Report from the Public Works Department regarding a professional services agreement with Shive-Hattery, Inc. for study services related to the Central Fire Station Entryway/Windows and the 30/31 Library Branch Lighting projects. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended at the proposed fee schedule as stated in the report and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC* 13. Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget, recommending increasing the Capital Improvement Fund in the amount of $110,816.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.)
  14. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from three residential property owners to vacate the east/west alley between 22nd Street and 23rd Street and between 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to deny the request as recommended because it would eliminate a mid-block access for this long block and would be detrimental to the neighborhood.) 
  15. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Maria Austin to install a handicapped parking space at 1625 33rd Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.) (293)
  16. Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Herman Reed to install a handicapped parking space at 3213 17th Avenue. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)  (294)
17. Other Business.

18. No Executive Session.

19. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, January 14, 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