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 City Council Meeting

April 25, 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 1 314-474-2113‬ PIN: ‪766 065 854‬#
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the April 11, 2022 City Council Meeting.

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

Minutes from the April 11, 2022 Closed Session Meeting.

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 Nicole Watson Lam, The Urban Reserve for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a Liquor License at 1711 2nd 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.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Kenneth Allen, The Gathering for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a Liquor License at 1718 2nd 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.
12.

Request from Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 1822 24th Street to vacate a section of an alleyway located between two properties they own to locate two ground mounted solar arrays. (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 $11,652.54 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of March 2022.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc. of Silvis, IL in the amount of $14,185.47 for the Water Service and Sanitary Lateral Repair Program, Project Numbers 2526 and 2564.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding final payment to Centennial Contractors of Moline, IL in the amount of $256,960.76 for the 35th Street Reconstruction 6th and 7th Avenues Project, CRI 2833.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claim items b and c.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims for the week of April 1 through April 7, 2022 in the amount of $591,968.70; April 8 through April 14, 2022 in the amount of $281,351.35; and payroll for the weeks of March 21 through April 3, 2022 in the amount of $1,517,165.87.

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

ACH payments for the month of March 2022 in the amount of $843,389.37.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Purchase Card claims for the period of March 1 through March 28, 2022 in the amount of $69,534.20.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding sealed bids for the application of 9,000 square yards of asphalt-based rejuvenator at the intersection of 38th Street and 18th Avenue and the application of 30,000 square yards of maltene based restorative seal on Ridgewood Road, recommending the bid be awarded to Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC of South Roxana, IL in the amount of $48,570.00.

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.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding sealed bids for a five-year contract for landscaping beds on 4th and 5th Avenues between 15th and 24th Streets, recommending the bid for the contract be awarded to Yard Vets LLC, Davenport, IA in the amount of $160,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the bid for 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 a request to sell a City-owned parcel 11326 (Ridgewood Road Farm parcel) to the Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC for a distribution and truck terminal.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve to sell parcel 11326 to the Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC; authorize the Interim City Manager to execute the letter of intent; and direct staff to negotiate a purchase agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a resolution for the maintenance of streets and highways by the municipality under the Illinois Highway Code and request for expenditure/authorization of Motor Fuel Tax funds for the 35th Street reconstruction project between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended for the expenditure/authorization of Motor Fuel Tax Funds; adopt the resolution; and authorize the Interim City Manager and City Clerk to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Legal Department regarding amendments to Article VI, Division 5, Human Rights Commission Ordinance. (First Reading)

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2022 budget, increasing the Parks and Recreation Fund (555) revenue and expenditure budgets by $50,000.00.

 

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 adjustments to the CY 2022 budget, decreasing expenditures in the Fleet Amortization Fund and increasing expenditures in the General Fund by $30,316.50.

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

Report from the City Manager regarding the appointment of Richard Landi as Police Chief.


Upon City Council approval, the City Clerk will administer the Oath of Office. 

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

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the appointments and reappointments to the Preservation Commission, Commercial Industrial Revolving Loan Fund, Liquor Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Park Board, and Fire Pension Board.

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

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding requests from Othea Stevenson, Shiloh, IL to use sound amplification and close off 12th Street and 10th Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Avenue and Glenhurst Court/DeMar's Way on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of a block party against gun violence.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the street closing and sound amplification requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from the Augustana College Office of Student Life and Leadership to use sound amplification on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Lindberg Stadium, 520 38th Street as part of the 7th Annual Slough Fest.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sound amplification permit as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding an Activity Permit application and Resolution for the Cornbelt Running Club to hold their annual Quad Cities Distance Classic Half Marathon and 5K Run Road Races on Sunday, May 9, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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

Other Business

30.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Motion to adjourn to May 9, 2022.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.


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