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City Council Meeting

May 24, 2021

Agenda 6:45 p.m. Watch Live
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL

1.

6:45 p.m. Oath of Office - Alderman Dylan Parker


2.

Call to Order

3.

This meeting will be conducted by audio and video conference without 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 public 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.

Aldermen 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 1-772-228-1417 and use PIN: 414 318 264#.
4.

Roll Call

5.

Pledge of Allegiance

6.

Moment of Silence

7.

Public Comment

8.

Minutes from the May 10, 2021 meeting.


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

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

10.

Proclamation declaring the month of June, 2021 as Pride Month in the City of Rock Island.


11.

A Special Ordinance amending section three of the local Liquor Ordinance, specifically as it relates to issuing licenses to applicants who have previously been convicted of a felony. (Second Reading)


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

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $603,070.00 to Johnson Controls Inc. of Moline, IL for services provided from March 1, 2021 through May 30, 2021.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Claims for the week of May 7 through May 13, 2021 in the amount of $1,649,475.28.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an Ordinance rezoning from R-4 (multi-unit residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) the property located approximately at 2001 7th Avenue (Parcel 095289) - First Reading.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the Ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the Local Agency Agreement and Resolution from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for the patching and resurfacing of Andalusia Road from IL-92 to US Route 67.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Local Agency Agreement and Resolution and authorize the Mayor to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding the approval of a four-year labor agreement with AFSCME B.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the proposed four-year labor agreement between the City and the AFSCME B for the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Finance Department regarding modifications to the City's Investment Policy.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the recommended modifications to the investment policy to include changes related to state statutes and internal compliance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request from Georgina Hicks to install a two-way stop sign on 4th Street at the intersection of 11th Avenue.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to deny the request.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request from Tom Sheil to install a four-way stop on 27th Street at the intersection of 21st Avenue.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to deny the request.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Mayor's office regarding the appointment of Alderman Moses Robinson, Jr. to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center Board, and appointments of Alderwoman Judith Gilbert and Venessa Taylor as well as the reappointments of Bill Anderson and John McEvoy to the Park Board.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointments and reappointments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 929 - 14th Street, for sound amplification and to close off 10th Avenue between 14th Street and 14th 1/2 Street on Sunday, June 13th and Sunday, June 27th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for outdoor church services on those days.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the street closing and sound amplification requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Other Business

23.

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

24.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Tuesday, May 25th, 2021.



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.