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City Council Meeting

September 14, 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.

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 1-252-423-4132 and use PIN: 322565798#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the August 24th, 2020 City Council meeting

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

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

9.

A Special Ordinance establishing a four way stop at the intersection of 82nd Avenue and 8th Street West (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space in front of 1236 24th Avenue (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

A Special Ordinance amending a Zoning District and Zoning Map changing 14.74 acres at 2300 79th Avenue West from R-7 (mobile home manufactured housing) to R-1 (one family residence) (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

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 to City owned street lights, all at an estimated cost of $13,860,000.00 (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

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.
14.

A Resolution creating a moratorium on Class A, B, C, D and E liquor licenses in the downtown area

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the Resolution
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment to David G. Morrison, Rock Island, IL in the amount $14,631.95 for legal services rendered from August 1st through August 31st, 2020.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Valley Construction Company, Inc., Rock Island, IL in the amount of $25,048.16 for an emergency water main repair on 15th Street and 5th Avenue.


c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #32 to Civil Constructors, Inc., East Moline, IL in the amount of $552,001.47 for the Water Filtration Facility, Project 2760 for services provided May 22 through June 21, 2020.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow Claims items B and C
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Claims for the week of August 21st through August 27th, 2020 in the amount of $404,159.91; August 28th through September 3rd, 2020 in the amount of $303,183.23; September 4th through September 10th, 2020 in the amount of $255,371.53 and payroll for the weeks of August 10th through August 23rd, 2020 in the amount of $1,531,814.05 and August 24th through September 6th, 2020 in the amount of $1,505,126.53

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

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the purchase of four tax auction properties for a total cost of $3,676.00, including recording fees

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding bids for the emergency repair of the sewer lateral at the Hickman Center, recommending the bid be awarded to A+ Plumbing for amounts not to exceed $4,000.00 for Option 1 and $25,000.00 for Option 2 if the Option 2 scope of work is required

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.
19.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the Solomon Site Purchase agreement, changing the "satisfaction of conditions" date to July 1st, 2021 and the closing date to October 1st, 2021

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase agreement extension request as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the amended contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an Ordinance to authorize the certification agreement for the local CURE program

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Mayor's office recommending amendments to the Alcoholic Liquor Ordinance, eliminating Section 3-9, paragraph 1b titled Extended Hours, three o'clock a.m. option, and amending two related paragraphs, specifically Section 3-5, paragraph 10, regarding Annual Training Sessions and Section 3-5, paragraph 11 regarding recording systems

Motion:
Motion to renew consideration of the motion to pass the ordinance changes.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Mayor's office recommending amendments to Chapter 8, Division 4, Section 8-232 Vendor Permits and Division 6, Section 8-234, Prohibited Activities, as they pertain to the 3 a.m. alcoholic liquor license extended option

Motion:
Motion to renew consideration of the motion to pass the ordinance changes
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

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 to renew consideration of the motion to pass the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2020 Budget, increasing the Columbia Park TIF (Fund 205) expenditures by $82,600.00

Motion:
Motion to approve the budget adjustment as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Optional Relocation Assistance Policy

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

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request to ban parking on the east side of 25th Street from 18th Avenue south to the alley between 18th and 19th Avenues.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Mike and Penni Steen, owners of Skellington Manor, to close the southern half of 18th Street, 4th to 5th Avenues on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm spanning the dates of September 25th through November 1, 2020 (18 days total) to allow the patrons space to properly practice social distancing as they wait in line to attend their haunted house attraction


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the street closing request as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Other Business

29.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, September 28, 2020.



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.