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 City Council Meeting

February 14, 2022

Agenda 6:45 p.m. Watch Live
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL

1.

Call to Order

2.

This meeting will also be conducted by audio and video conference without the requirement of a physically present quorum of the Rock Island City Council due to the disaster declaration issued by Governor Pritzker.


Because of this order related to COVID-19 health concerns affecting the State and the City, the Mayor has determined that an in-person meeting at City Hall with all participants may not be practical or prudent.

Alderpersons and Staff may not all be physically present at City Hall due to the disaster and physical attendance at City Hall may be limited. To participate remotely during the Public Comment or Public Hearing portion of the meeting, please join by phone at 1 620-869-1488‬ PIN: ‪230 861 354‬#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the January 24, 2022 Study Session and City Council Meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
8.

Minutes from the January 24, 2022 Closed Session.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Closed Session minutes.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
9.

Update Rock Island

10.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Khalid Grewal, Essentials Plus for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a Liquor License at 3015 18th Avenue.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion. 

Motion:
Motion whether or not to recommend to the Mayor/Liquor Commissioner to waive the signature requirement as requested and approve the liquor license.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Special Ordinance regarding installation of a 3-way stop sign at the intersection on 41st Streets at its intersection with 20th Avenue and 22nd Avenue. (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Special Ordinance requesting removal of a handicapped parking space located at 2203 16th Street. (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $16,295.74 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of January, 2022.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1, #2, and Final in the amount of $119,320.74 to Precision Pavement Markings, Inc. of Pingree Grove, IL for the 2021 Pavement Marking Program, Project 2749.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #3, #4, and #5 in the amount of $161,337.05 to Greenspace Associates of Davenport, IA for the 2021/2022 Sod Replacement Program, Project 2141.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claim items a through c.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $66,252.33 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc., of Silvis, IL for the Water Service and Sanitary Lateral Repair Program, Project Numbers 2526 and 2564.

e.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding #4 and Final payment in the amount of $230,733.60 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for the Blackhawk Hills Drive and River Heights Reconstruction Project 2815.

f.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $17,738.42 to Valley Construction Co. of Rock Island, IL for an emergency water main repair on 3rd Avenue and 19th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claim items d through f.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims for the week of January 14, 2022 through January 20, 2022 in the amount of $441,052.06; week of January 21, 2022 through January 27, 2022 in the amount of $739,414.45; the week of January 28, 2022 through February 3, 2022 in the amount of $1,161,049.33; and payroll for the weeks of January 10, 2022 through January 28, 2022 in the amount of $1,548,716.63.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the purchase of 160,000 paper yard waste bags for the 2022 Leaf Pickup Program, recommending that all bids be rejected and the order be placed through Grainger, Inc. of Lake Forest, IL in the amount of $79,040.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending a contract be awarded to CDM Smith, Inc. of Chicago, IL in the amount of $175,985.00 for maintenance repairs on the storage domes at the Water Treatment Plant.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the contract and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding a one-year contract extension for labor counsel legal services with Pappas and O'Connor of Rock Island, IL.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the one-year contract extension as recommended; and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the contract.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding an amendment to the Motor Fuel Tax Resolution with the Illinois Department of Transportation appropriating $794,127.30 of Motor Fuel Tax funds for street maintenance in 2021.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding items be declared as surplus and that permission be given to dispose of the surplus item in a manner that will be advantageous to the City.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a request to declare the Blackhawk Statue at Watchtower Plaza surplus property, and that it be donated to Blackhawk Bank & Trust.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended with the requirement that Blackhawk Bank & Trust install a plaque acknowledging the City of Rock Island's donation.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Community and Economic Development Department to increase revenues and expenditures by $127,878.03 in the Community/Economic Development Fund (207) for the Homestead Rehabilitation Program.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Community and Economic Development Department in the amount of $422,436.12 related to HUD CDBG Funds.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Parks Department increasing the Parks Department revenue by $75,000.00 and expenses by $1,328,249.78 (Parks Fund 555) for the Highland Springs Clubhouse.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Library Fund (Fund 251) in the amount of $44,705.38 for a comprehensive audio-video project at the new Watts-Midtown Library.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the National Park Service African American Heritage Grant.

Motion:
Motion whether or not approve option 1, 2, or 3 as indicated in the memo.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the appointment of Tammy Pauwels to the Rock Island Housing Authority.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Other Business

28.

Closed Session.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific individuals who serve as independent contractors in  a park, recreational, or educational setting, or specific volunteers of the public body (or legal counsel of the pubic body).    

Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Closed Session for the exception cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Motion to adjourn to February 28, 2022.
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 the City Clerk's Office at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.