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City Council Meeting

August 24, 2020 

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.

As part of his Executive Order in response to Covid-19, #2020-07, section 6, Governor Pritzker announced provisions of the Open Meetings Act requiring in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended, specifically the requirement that a public body must be physically present and the conditions limiting when remote participation is permitted.


On Friday, June 12, 2020, the Governor signed P.A. 100-640 (SB2135) into law amending the OMA to expressly authorize public bodies to meet remotely without the otherwise required quorum present during a declared public health disaster such as those related to Covid-19.  In keeping with this amendment, a roll call vote will be taken with every action item on this agenda.

This City Council meeting will be held both in person and remotely. The meeting can be viewed on Channel 9 for Mediacom customers living in Rock Island or on the City's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RockislandIL/live. To participate remotely during the Public Comment or Public Hearing portion of the meeting, please join by phone at 1-470-655-0465 and use PIN: 273536405#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes of the August 10th, 2020 City Council Meeting

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
Documents:
  1. MINUTES 081020.pdf
8.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

9.

Proclamation declaring all Essential Workers as Rock Island's Citizens of the Year

10.

Presentation of the Financial Management Report for the Second Quarter 2020

11.

A Special Ordinance removing the handicapped parking space in front of 1528 44th Street

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

A Special Ordinance placing the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center parking lot, 630 9th Street, under City Ordinance enforcement

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

An Ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020 for large meter replacements, full aeration process improvements at both wastewater treatment plants, HVAC system upgrades at various City buildings, interior lighting conversion to LED at various City facilities and LED upgrades for City owned street lights, all at an estimated cost of $13,860.000 (First Reading)


Note:  A second reading will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 for final consideration.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Kraft Power Corporation, Gaylord, MI, in the amount of $33,685.00 for the engine service work performed at the Mill Street Treatment Plant

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims Item A as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Langman Construction, Inc. Rock Island, IL in the amount of $16,853.83 for the emergency water main repair on 34th Avenue between 14th and 16th Streets

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims Item B as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Claims for the week of July 31st through August 6th, 2020 in the amount of $601,863.62; August 7th through August 13th, 2020 in the amount of $452,323.58; August 14th through 20th, 2020 in the amount of $353,874.64 and payroll for the weeks of July 27th through August 9th, 2020 in the amount of $1,515,738.08

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

ACH Payments for the Month of July, 2020 in the amount of $4,913,725.48

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Purchase Card Claims for the period of June 27th through July 27th, 2020 in the amount of $36,232.18

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding bids for the demolition project, CED-ID 20200728 for 12 residential properties, awarding the bid to JIMAX Corp of Peoria, IL for the maximum cost of $262,577.38

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract agreements.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding an agreement with Mr. Matthew Anselmi, Moline, IL for the disposal of breakout debris at no cost to the City

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

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an Ordinance amending the boundaries of the Quad Cities Enterprise Zone and Intergovernmental Agreement

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from J. Mainlander for the rezoning 14.74 acres at 2300 79th Avenue West from R-7 (mobile home manufactured housing) to R-1 (one family residence)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the rezoning request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordiance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the solicited proposals for a comprehensive analysis of the City's water and sewer fees and rates, recommending the study be awarded to Stanley Consultants, Muscatine, IA, for the proposed $37,115.00

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the selection as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to install a handicapped parking space in front of the residence at 1236 24th Avenue

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for the necessary paperwork.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to install a 4-way stop at the intersection of 82nd Avenue West and 8th Street West

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

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the reappoinments of Dan Lee and Berlinda Tyler-Jamison to the Ethics Commission

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

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding street closing and sound amplification requests from Dorothy Cotton and Evelyn Day to hold a block party on 43rd Street, 20th to 22nd Avenues on September 12, 2020

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Other Business

28.

Executive Session


5ILCS 120/2 (c)(12) The establishment of reserves or settlement of claims as provided in the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, if otherwise the disposition of a claim or potential claim might be prejudiced, or the review or discussion of claims, loss or risk management information, records, data, advise or communications from or with respect to any insurer of the public body or any intergovernmental risk management association or self insurance pool of which the public body is a member.

5ILCS120/2 (c)(1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body (or legal counsel for the public body).
Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Executive Session for the reasons cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, September 14, 2020.



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