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City Council Meeting

July 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 1 470-285-2051 PIN: ‪929 905 404‬#.


3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the March 2, 2022 City Council Closed Session.

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

Minutes from the July 11, 2022 City Council Closed Session.

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

Minutes from the July 11, 2022 Study Session and City Council Meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Update Rock Island

11.

Proclamation declaring July 26, 2022 as Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day.

12.

Proclamation declaring Tuesday, August 2, 2022 as National Night Out in the City of Rock Island.

13.

Motion whether or not to recommend to the Mayor/Liquor Commissioner to waive the signature requirement as requested and approve the liquor license.


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.
14.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding the amended HUD CDBG Program Year 2021 Annual Action Plan.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept and approve the Program Year 2021 Annual Action Plan as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Presentation of the Firefighters Pension Fund and Police Pension Fund Preliminary Actuarial Valuation results for January 1, 2022 and Assumption Discussion.

16.

Claims for the week of July 1 through July 7, 2022 in the amount of $340,218.18; for the week of July 8 through July 14, 2022 in the amount of $538,798.14; and payroll for the weeks of June 27 through July 10, 2022 in the amount of $1,653,981.93.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Memorandum of Agreement between the City and Augustana College to provide professional services related to the development of a Lead Service Line Material Inventory, with a budget not to exceed $113,500.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum of Agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

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.
19.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Augustana College to use sound amplification on Saturday, August 28, 2022 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. outside in the Lower Quad of the Augustana campus.

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

Report received from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Allen Shay of CCKMA requesting sound amplification on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for their annual Poker Run fundraiser event.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sound amplification permit as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Other Business

22.

Closed 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 must be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to enter Closed Session for the exception sited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Adjourn to August 8, 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.