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City Council Meeting

September 12, 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 1 785-379-6836‬ PIN: ‪731 811 208‬#. 


3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the August 22, 2022 Study Session and City Council Meeting.

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

Minutes from the June 27, 2022 Closed Session.

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

Minutes from the August 22, 2022 Closed Session.

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

Update Rock Island

11.

Proclamation declaring September 9 - 18, 2022 as National Welcoming Week in the City of Rock Island.

12.

Consent Agenda


All items under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by a single motion and subsequent roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless an Alderperson so requests, in which case, the item will be moved from the Consent Agenda and considered as the first item after approval of the Consent Agenda.  

a.

Claims for the week of August 12 through August 18, 2022 in the amount of $268,685.74; for the week of August 19 through August 25, 2022 in the amount of $625,330.61; for the week of August 26 through September 1, 2022 in the amount of $1,040,506.14; and payroll for the weeks of August 8 through August 21, 2022 in the amount of $1,597,153.69.


 

b.

Claim - Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $17,568.36 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of August 2022.

 

c.

ACH Report for July 2022 in the amount of $4,660,063.73.

d.

Purchase Card claims for the period of June 28, 2022 through July 26, 2022 in the amount of $77,187.90.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Consent Agenda items a through d.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $24,946.36 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for an emergency sewer main repair at 1515 7th Avenue.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $64,551.15 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc. of Silvis, IL for the Water Service Repair Program, Emergency Sewer Repair, and the Sewer Lateral Repair Program.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the 2022 Joint and Crack Sealing Program, recommending the bid be awarded to Denler, Inc. of Joliet, IL in the amount of $158,295.15.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the Downtown Parking Ramp Demolition and Parking Lot Construction Project, recommending the bid be awarded to Langman Construction of Rock Island, IL in the amount of $1,963,813.01.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Public Works Department requesting permission to negotiate contracts with Edgewater Resources, Madison, WI for the rebuild of the 400 Dock, and IMEG, Rock Island, IL for electrical repairs and upgrades as part of the FEMA Public Assistance Program Project at Sunset Marina.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to authorize City staff and the General Manager of Sunset Marina to negotiate the contracts.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a Floodplain Prairie Restoration Project at Sunset Park.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the partnership with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service and authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending the use of Project Labor Agreements (IMPACT agreements) for all new construction projects with a value great than $500,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the use of labor (IMPACT) agreements for all new construction projects led by the Public Works Department.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from the Illinois Department of Transportation's for a temporary construction easement at 201 15th Street (IDOT US 67) from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue and the acquisition of a permanent Right of Way for a total compensation of $660.00 for the Pedestrian Ramp Project.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the IDOT's acquisition of a temporary construction easement at 201 15th Street and a permanent Right of Way for a total of $660.00 and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the City Attorney's Office recommending approval of $5,323.70 in damages for settlement in the case of a five-car collision at 18th Avenue and 30th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the settlement amount of $5,323.70 and authorize the City Attorney to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center regarding an amendment to the ordinance governing the Rock Island Human Rights Commission. (First Reading)

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

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property of a parcel zoned I-2 containing approximately 36 acres (PIN 1627200009) to Saia Motor Freight Company, LLC, for $336,000.00 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase agreement; authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents, subject to minor attorney modifications; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

A Resolution authorizing the election of the Standard Allowance of American Rescue Plan Act funds for revenue loss and to allocate those funds for the provision of government services (police and fire salaries).

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Resolution declaring the City of Rock Island's support for the submittal of an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant application for the 44th Street/Black Hawk Road (IL-5) Reconstruction Project.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Resolution declaring the City of Rock Island's support for the submittal of the Railroad Crossing Removal Grant application for the 44th Street Corridor between 4th and 6th Avenues (IL-92) project.

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

Report from the Public Works Department recommending support for the City of Moline's application of the Railroad Crossing Grant Elimination Program.

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding Resolutions for the American Bank & Trust bank accounts for banking services.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolutions as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Rock Island Public Library Fund (251), increasing revenue and expenditure budgets for CY2022 by $1,300.00.

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Community and Economic Development Fund (207), increasing revenue and expenditure budgets for CY2022 by $65,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
30.

Report from the Parks and Recreation Department recommending $150,000.00 of ARPA funding be allocated for the Hauberg Estate Carriage House Project.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the allocation of $150,000.00 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Hauberg Carriage House Project.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
31.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding appointments to the Arts Commission and the Police Community Relations Commission.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the reappointments and appointment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
32.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from St. George Greek Church, 2930 31st Avenue, to use sound amplification on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. both days for a church festival.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sound amplification permit as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
33.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Michael Batz of 1625 21st Street to close 22nd Street between 16th and 17th Avenues on Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a neighborhood block party.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the street closing request.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
34.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Penni Steen, owner of Skellington Manor, to close the southern half of 18th Street, 4th to 5th Avenues, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. spanning the dates of September 30 through October 30, 2022 (14 days total) as part of their haunted house attraction.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the street closing request as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
35.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Tim Ott with Emmaus Procession to use City roads as part of a walk on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
36.

Other Business

37.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Motion to adjourn to September 26, 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.