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City Council Meeting

April 22, 2019

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.

Roll Call

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Moment of Silence

5.

Minutes of the April 8, 2019 meeting.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
Documents:
  1. Minutes040819.pdf
6.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

7.

Proclamation declaring April 2019 as Alcohol Awareness Month.

8.

Proclamation declaring May 4, 2019 as Keep Rock Island Beautiful Day.

9.

Proclamation declaring the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019 as Exchange Club of the Quad Cities Week.

10.

Proclamation declaring the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019 as Municipal Clerks Week.

11.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Sarah Zepeda for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a Liquor License at 1831 3rd Avenue.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to waive the signature requirement as requested and motion whether or not to recommend to the Mayor/Liquor Commissioner to approve the liquor license.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Jose and Alicia Gomez for a Special Use Permit to operate a landscaping business office, parking lot, and accessory equipment storage buildings at 1406, 1412 and 1416 6th Avenue, zoned R-4 (one to six family residence) district.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion.
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
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

A Special Ordinance allowing for the installation of a bus shelter for use by MetroLINK in the City right-of-way on the east side of 9th Street at approximately 3705 9th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

A Special Ordinance allowing for a "Bus Parking Only" bus parking zone on the north side of the 9th Street entrance to Douglas Park.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $14,967.30 to A+ Plumbing of Davenport, IA for a sewer lateral repair at 1517 9th Avenue.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $164,000.00 to Fab Tech Wastewater Solutions of O'Fallon, MO for the Wastewater Grit Channel Replacement Project for services completed through March 26, 2019.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $117,727.48 to the Illinois Department of Transportation of Springfield, IL for construction costs for the 18th Avenue Resurfacing: 17th Street to 46th Street Project.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payment as recommended for Claims items a through c.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #13 and final in the amount of $57,049.97 to General Constructors, Inc. of Bettendorf, IA for the 007 Outfall Relocation Project for services provided from October 1, 2018 through March 29, 2019.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the report and authorize payment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Claims for the weeks of April 5 through April 11 in the amount of $2,184,191.22 and April 12 through April 18 in the amount of $428,368.86; and payroll for the weeks of March 25, 2019 through April 7, 2019 in the amount of $1,472,025.07.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

ACH payments for the month of February 2019 in the amount of $2,209,436.50.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Purchase Card Claims for the period of January 29, 2019 through February 26, 2019 in the amount of $42,515.08.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the emergency purchase of the remanufactured Waukesha engine from Kraft Power Corporation of Gaylord, MI in the amount of $42,500.00.

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

Report from General Adminstration regarding an Intergovernmental Agreement for the construction of an integrated P25 emergency radio system.

Motion:
Motion whether or to approve the intergovernmental agreement as recommended and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Project Development Agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. of Arlington Heights, IL for the development of a performance contract for energy capital improvement projects.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to enter into the project development agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a five-year extension of the lease agreement with DeSoto Community Artists for space located at 2324 3rd Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the terms of the lease agreement as recommended and authorize execution of the lease agreement by the City Manager subject to any City Attorney minor modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a five-year extension of the lease agreement with Quad Cities Woodturners, Inc. for space located at 2324 3rd Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the terms of the lease agreement as recommended and authorize execution of the lease agreement by the City Manager subject to any City Attorney minor modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a Mutual Settlement Agreement and Release with Thomas Egolf and Sandra Negus of Blue Grass, IA.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement and release as recommended subject to minor attorney modifications; authorize the disposal of the houseboat; and authorize the write-off amounts due from Thomas Egolf.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a Special Ordinance ceding the City's 2019 private activity volume bonding cap to the Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a Resolution designating areas of the city as "deteriorated or deteriorating."

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as written.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2019 Budget, recommending increasing the Water Fund (501) expenditures by $8,637,642.00 for the Water Filtration Facility project.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request for installation of a handicapped parking space at 1527 29 1/2 Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request for installation of a handicapped parking space at 830 21st Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
30.

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request for installation of a handicapped parking space at 506 6th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
31.

Report from the Mayor regarding a reappointment and appointments to the Rock Island Public Library Board.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the reappointment and appointments as recommended.
32.

Report from the City Clerk regarding requests from El Patron Express for outdoor entertainment with sound amplification, outdoor sale and consumption of alcohol, and outdoor sale and consumption of food for their Cinco de Mayo event in their parking lot on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 3850 Blackhawk Road, Suite H5 and H7.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor and food license regulations and subject to being shut down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
33.

Report from the City Clerk regarding a Sound Amplification Permit application from CCKMA for a fundraiser event to be held at Sunset Marina on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sound amplification permit as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
34.

Other Business / Public Comment

35.

Executive 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).

5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.

5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Executive Session for the exceptions cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
36.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to 6:45 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019.



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 Judith Gilbert at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.