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Reception for Outgoing and Incoming Council Members
6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
 
City Council Meeting

May 13, 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 22, 2019 meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
Documents:
  1. Minutes 042219.pdf
6.

Minutes of the Executive Session of April 22, 2019.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Executive Session minutes.
7.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

8.

Presentation of Appreciation Plaque to Friends of Douglas Park

9.

Presentation of the 2018 Rock Island Historic Preservation Awards

10.

Proclamation declaring the week of May 19 through May 25, 2019 as National Public Works Week.

11.

A Special Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit at 1406, 1412, and 1416 6th Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space at 1527 29 1/2 Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space at 830 21st 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 establishing a handicapped parking space at 506 6th Street.

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

A Resolution approving an amended employment agreement with the City Manager and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract documents.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

A Resolution supporting the City of Rock Island local gas tax revenue be used for the maintenance and improvement of Rock Island City streets.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $18,269.94 to David Morrison of Rock Island, IL for legal services rendered from March 4, 2019 through April 30, 2019.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $89,043.80 to Greenspace Associates of Davenport, IA for the 2019 Sod Replacement Program for services provided from January 1, 2019 through April 19, 2019.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $22,725.00 to Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Inc. of Chicago, IL for the rental of pumps during the flood for services provided from March 13 through April 9, 2019.

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 in the amount of $17,148.70 to Miller Trucking & Excavating Company of Silvis, IL for an emergency water main repair at 2810 5th Avenue.

e.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $11,027.58 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for an emergency water main repair on 27th Avenue and 9th Street.

f.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $12,154.14 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for an emergency water main repair on 35th Street and 7th Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payment as recommended for Claims items d through f.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Claims for the weeks of April 19 through April 25 in the amount of $825,491.14, April 26 through May 2 in the amount of $280,193.40, and May 3 through May 9 in the amount of $752,738.05; and payroll for the weeks of April 8, 2019 through April 21, 2019 in the amount of $1,490,235.09 and April 22, 2019 through May 5, 2019 in the amount of $ 1,511,533.17.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Cities of Moline and Davenport for the completion of the 2020-2025 Housing Needs Assessment.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the intergovernmental agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement subject to minor City Attorney modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a consent to assignment of the redevelopment agreement with 2nd Avenue Investment Group, Inc. to IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union for the renovation of the property located at 1709 2nd Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the consent to assignment of the redevelopment agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement subject to any City Attorney minor modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2019 Budget increasing the Downtown TIF Fund (201) expenditures by $100,000.00 in order to comply with the executed agreement with Koffee Break Restaurant.

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

Report from the City Attorney regarding procedural rules for City Council meetings.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the procedural rules as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from QC Pride, Inc. for a date change of their QC Unity Pride Parade to June 22, 2019 due to the flooding in Davenport.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the date change for the parade as recommended and adopt the revised resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Other Business / Public Comment

25.

Motion to Adjourn Sine Die


Oath of Office - Alderman Randy Hurt and Alderwoman Jenni Swanson
26.

Call to Order

27.

Roll Call

28.

Mayor Thoms will close the Regular Meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Nasreen Akhter for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a liquor license at 2730 5th 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.
29.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Ryan Arguello for a waiver of the signature requirement to secure a liquor license at 1722 2nd 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.
30.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from the Broadway Historic District Association for the installation of banners on City-owned and MidAmerican Energy-owned poles by the Public Works Department.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the execution of the banner installation as recommended and authorize the Public Works Department to execute the "license for banners" permit with MidAmerican Energy.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
31.

Report from the Mayor regarding an appointment to the Water Pollution Control Board and reappointments to the Liquor Commission, Water Pollution Control Board, and the Plumbing Code Board of Appeals.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment and reappointments as recommended.
32.

Report from the City Clerk regarding requests from the Rock Island Moose Lodge for outdoor entertainment with sound amplification and the outdoor consumption of alcohol in the fenced-in parking lot for a fundraising event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 4410 9th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor 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 requests from Igor's Bistro for outdoor entertainment with sound amplification and the outdoor consumption of alcohol and food in the fenced-in parking lot for an event on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 3055 38th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations and subject to being shut down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
34.

Other Business / Public Comment

35.

Executive Session:


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.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Executive Session for the exception cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
36.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to 6:45 p.m., Monday, May 20, 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.