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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
March 4, 2013

Study Session 5:30 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor,
1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
Topics: Rock Island County Referendum 
Presentation and College Hill District Business
Plan Presentation.
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 Alderwoman Murphy.

5. Minutes of the meeting of February 18, 2013 and Minutes of the meeting of February 23, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
  7. Proclamation declaring March 3 through March 9, 2013 as Women in Construction Week.

8. Proclamation declaring March 2013 as American Red Cross Month
RC* 9. Claims
a. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding payment in the amount of $7,660.51 to Kutsunis and Weng P.C. for legal services rendered for the month of February 2013.

(Motion whether or not to accept the report and authorize payment as recommended.)
RC*  10. Report from the Administrative Services Department regarding General Liability Claim settlements for the properties at 1523 36th Street, 1527 36th Street and 1525 36th Street, recommending to offer the residents at 1523 36th Street and 1527 36th Street 50% of the property value and 50% of any damaged personal articles, and 50% to the resident at 1525 36th Street for the repair to their finished basement along with any damaged personal articles in the total estimated amount of $114.056.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the general liability claim settlements as recommended.) 
RC* 11. Claims for the weeks of February 15 through February 21 in the amount of $2,094,138.89 and February 22 through February 28 in the amount of $480,842.42. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC*  12. Payroll for the weeks of February 4 through February 17 in the amount of $1,231,361.09. (Motion whether or not to allow the payroll.)
RC* 13. Report from the Public Works Department regarding the purchase of rehabilitation parts for primary clarifier #2 at the Mill Street wastewater treatment plant from Zimmer and Francescon, Inc. in the amount of $37,907.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.) (041)
RC*  14. Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the Quad City Botanical Center's Children's Garden, recommending the bid be awarded to Brandt Construction Company in the amount of $962,979.50. (Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)  (042) 
RC*  15. Report from the Finance Department regarding an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Office of the Comptroller and the City of Rock Island regarding access to the Comptroller's Local Debt Recovery Program. (Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.)
RC*  16. Report from the Public Works Department regarding an amendment to the agreement with Symbiont for additional engineering services related to the proposed wet weather treatment system at the Mill Street wastewater treatment facility in the amount of $77,330.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the amendment as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.) (040)
RC* 17. Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget, recommending increasing the Capital Improvement Fund budget in the amount of $239,184.00. (Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.)
RC*  18. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an amendment to an unrecorded ordinance vacating segments of 27th Street and a north/south alley for the Audubon School property. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
  19. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from Ericka Mcelrath to apply for a Special Use Permit to operate a day care center at 621 23rd Street. (Motion whether or not to allow for the application of the special use permit as recommended.)
  20. Report from the Mayor regarding appointments to Neighborhood Partners. (Motion whether or not to approve the appointments as recommended.) 
RC* 21. Report from the City Clerk regarding a Special Ordinance amending Chapter 8, Article XIII, Sec. 8-426 (b) Issuance; Fees; Display and Sec. 8-427 (a) Denial; Revocation as it relates to Transient Merchants. (Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.)   
RC*  22. Report from the City Clerk regarding an amendment to video gaming terminal fees, recommending to decrease the annual license fee of $250.00 per video gaming terminal to $125.00 per video gaming terminal, effective May 1, 2013. (Motion whether or not to approve the decrease in the annual license fee for video gaming terminals as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.)
  23. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Martinis on the Rock to hold a fundraising event outside in their pavilion on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from noon to 9:00 pm at 4619 34th Street. (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.)
  24. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Martinis on the Rock to hold live entertainment outside in their pavilion on Wednesday and Sunday nights beginning March 6 through April 28, 2013 from 8:00 pm to midnight at 4619 34th Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor licenses regulations and subject to being closed down early if noise complaints are received.)
  25. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Martinis on the Rock to hold live entertainment outside in their pavilion on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights beginning May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014 at 4619 34th Street. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations and subject to being closed down early if noise complaints are received.)
  26. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tavern to hold their annual Green Bucket Party outside on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 1228 30th Street. (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.)
27. Other Business.

28. Executive Session on Personnel, Property Acquisition and Litigation.

29. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, March 11, 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