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 City Council Meeting

April 11, 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 1 413-346-5866‬ PIN: ‪673 453 473‬#.


3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the March 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 March 28, 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.

Proclamation declaring April 2022 as Earth Month.

11.

Proclamation declaring April 11-15, 2022 as National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW).

12.

Proclamation declaring April 12, 2022 as Brea Beal Day.

13.

Public Hearing regarding the HUD CDBG Program Year 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance Report.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Program Year 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance report as submitted.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims for the week of March 18 through March 24, 2022 in the amount of $582,067.62; week of March 25, 2022 through March 31, 2022 in the amount of $812,467.80; and payroll for the weeks of March 7, 2022 through March 20, 2022 in the amount of $1,493,744.73.

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 sealed bids for the 2022-2025 City-owned Facilities Mowing Contract, recommending the bid be awarded to Finer Finish Grounds Care LLC, Newark, IL in the amount of $146,850.00.

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.
16.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding sealed bids for the 2022-2025 City-owned Parcels Mowing Contract, recommending the bid be awarded to Finer Finish Grounds Care LLC, Newark, IL in the amount of $135,000.00.

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.
17.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a lease renewal agreement with the Coast Guard Auxiliary at Sunset Marina.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the lease renewal agreement and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending a contract be awarded to IMEG Corporation of Rock Island, IL in the amount of $287,400.00 for Phase I and II design services for the 31st Avenue resurfacing project located between Illinois Route 92 and 11th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the contract as recommended and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the renewal of annual non-irrigated farm land lease agreements with Mr. Andrew Kordik, Mr. Scot Doxstader, and Mr. Kenneth Flack for 2022; and a recommendation to increase the price of annual leases by $20 per tillable acre each year until the average price per acre has been reached.

 

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the 2022 farm lease agreements along with the scaled rent increase, subject to minor attorney modifications; and authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a request from Good Shepherd Presbyterian at 1822 24th Street to vacate a section of an alleyway located between two properties they own to locate two ground mounted solar arrays. (First Reading)


MOTION:

Motion whether or not to approve the vacation request as recommended; that the approval be contingent upon the Church applying for and obtaining the required electrical permits, meeting all Zoning Ordinance requirements within one year; that a utility easement be put in place for the same; and consider the ordinance.

RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 1435 15th Avenue to Johana Perez for $92,000 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended; authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 806 7th Avenue (PIN 0913702350) to Rhonda Hart for $1,002.50 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended; authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the sales agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 3314 11th Street (PIN1611305032) to Olser Houston for $1.00 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

 

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended; authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a resolution to approve the utilization of Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds in the amount of $550,000.00 for reconstruction of 46th Street between 37th and 39th Avenues.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution; and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Local Public Agency Agreement for Federal Participation and a resolution to approve the utilization of Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds in the amount of $1,600.000.00 for reconstruction of the intersection located at the Rock Island Parkway and 85th Avenue West.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement; adopt the resolution; and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the City Clerk regarding a resolution approving the partial release of Closed Session minutes and the destruction of audio recordings for the same Closed Session meetings.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the partial release of Closed Session Minutes as recommended and adopt the resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding amendments to Chapter 3 of the Code of Ordinances regarding alcoholic liquor. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding variance requests for the new Federal Office Building located at 1701 4th Avenue.

 

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the variance requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a resolution recommending the Community & Economic Development Director serve as the City's representative on the Land Bank Board.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
30.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding reappointments to the Library Board.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the reappointments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
31.

Other Business

32.

Closed Session.


5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body (or legal counsel for the public body).

Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Closed Session for the exception cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
33.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Motion to adjourn to April 25, 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.