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City Council Meeting

March 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 1 262-674-8741‬ PIN: ‪609 842 307‬#.
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3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the February 28, 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 February 28, 2022 Closed Session.

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

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $14,074.63 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of February 2022.

b.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment to Harris-Govern, Chicago, IL for the Govern software maintenance in the amount of $32,942.36 for business licenses, permits, and the inspection system.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to John Robert Westpfahl of Milan, IL in the amount of $3,300.00 for the 2022 annual land set aside program.

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

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $7,900.00 to Ms. Diana Sanchez of Bettendorf, IA for a general liability claim.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claims item d.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
e.

Report from the Legal Department regarding payment in the amount of $412,500.00 to Bozeman Neighbour Patton & Noe, LLP of Moline, IL representing the insurer for Augustana College on a subrogation claim.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claims item e.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
f.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $26,555.69 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating of Silvis, IL for an emergency sewer main repair at 2510 30th Street.

g.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $55,314.58 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating of Silvis, IL for an emergency storm sewer repair on 8th Street and 11th Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claims items f and g.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Claims for the week of February 11, 2022 through February 17, 2022 in the amount of $2,616,948.82; week of February 18, 2022 through February 24, 2022 in the amount of $351,716.50; and payroll for the weeks of February 7, 2022 through February 20, 2022 in the amount of $1,478,841.15.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Amendment to Article III, Sec. 6-48 of the Code of Ordinances regarding the Fire Pension Fund Board. (Second Reading)

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the purchase of dry barrel fire hydrants and two-bolt wide range couplings, recommending the bid for fire hydrants be awarded to Core & Main of Washington, IL in the amount of $62,086.65; and the bid for couplings be awarded to Zimmer & Francescon, Inc. of Moline, IL in the amount of $20,858.73.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the installation of an automated entry gate, recommending the bid be awarded to Sampson Fence of Blue Grass, IA in the amount of $26,415.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the contract.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the purchase of Weed and Feed, recommending the contract be awarded to Advantage Weed and Feed of Bettendorf, IA in the amount of $34,940.00 for a three-year period.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the contract.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Police Department regarding the emergency purchase of a replacement S2 Controller system from Midwest Alarm Services, Davenport, IA in the amount of $15,750.00.

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

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a request for a loan extension agreement.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the loan agreement extension request as recommended and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding contract negotiations with IMEG Corporation of Rock Island, IL for the 31st Avenue Resurfacing project between IL92 and 11th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the Public Works Department to negotiate a contract with IMEG Corporation.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding contract negotiations with Hutchison Engineering of Moline, IL for the 30th Street Street Resurfacing project between 5th and 18th Avenues.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the Public Works Department to negotiate a contract with Hutchison Engineering for the 30th Street Resurfacing project.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Fire Department regarding an agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forest Services in order to acquire excess federal property to be utilized for fire operations.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2022 budget, increasing the Federal Drug Prevention Fund in the amount of $15,750.00 to cover the emergency purchase of a S2 Controller system for the Police Department.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department amending Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adding Article XI, Section 17H to the Zoning Code for Regulating Intermodal and Portable Storage Containers. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the proposed amendments to the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding an Ordinance rezoning (from R-2 one and two unit residence to B-3 community business) to Martin Pizano, owner of Pizano Holdings, LLC for property located at 734 24th Street. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the rezoning and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from General Administration regarding amendments to Chapter 8 of the Code of Ordinances regarding video gaming licenses. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the proposed amendments to the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Resolution appropriating $800,000.00 of the Motor Fuel Tax funds for street maintenance in 2022.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the reappointment of Greg Hass to the Fire & Police Commission Board.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the reappointment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the appointment of Todd Thompson as City Manager.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment as recommended, adopt the resolution, and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Other Business

28.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Motion to adjourn to March 28, 2022.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.




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