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City Council Meeting

September 28, 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 1-575-425-0942 and use PIN: 131993622#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the September 14th, 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.

Proclamation declaring October 6th, 2020 as National Night Out in the City of Rock Island

10.

2020 Tell on Your Neighbor Presentation

11.

A Special Ordinance establishing a No Parking Zone on the east side of 25th Street, between 18th Avenue and the alley between 18th and 19th Avenues (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion to consider the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

An Ordinance replacing Chapter 4, Article V "Abandoned Buildings" of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Rock Island, Illinois with "Registration and Management of Foreclosed, Vacant, and Abandoned Property" (First Reading)


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

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

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

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

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

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) (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motions whether or not to pass the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

A Special Ordinance authorizing acquisition of four residential tax auction properties in the City of Rock Island (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

A Special Ordinance amending the Alcoholic Liquor License Ordinance by 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 (Second Reading)

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

A Special Ordinance regarding the 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 (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #8 to Greenspace Associates, Davenport, IA in the amount of $25,104.00 for the Sod Replacement Program, Project 2141 for services provided from July 7th, through July 30th, 2020

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the report and authorize payment as recommended for Claims item A
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #01 to Valley Construction, Rock Island, IL in the amount of $185,770.17 for the 31st Avenue culvert rehabilitation, Project 2787 for services provided July 31st through August 31, 2020

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #33 to Civil Constructors, Inc., East Moline, IL in the amount of $78,328.26 for services provided June 22nd through August 7th, 2020 at the Water Filtration Facility, Project 2760

d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Walter D. Laud, Inc. East Moline, IL, for the 2020 Sidewalk and Pavement Patching Program, Project Numbers 2140, 2142, 2377, 2411, 2434 and Parks Path in the amount of $414,846.06 for services provided from June 26th through July 15, 2020

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payments as recommended for Claims items b, c, and d
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Claims for the week of September 11th through September 17th, 2020 in the amount of $1,236,534.06; September 18th through September 24th, 2020 in the amount of $500,193.36; and payroll for the weeks of September 6th through September 20th, 2020 in the amount of $1,499,442.11

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

ACH Payments for the month of August, 2020 in the amount of $1,428,253.36

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Purchase Card Claims for the period of July 28th, 2020 through August 26, 2020 in the amount of $42,059.32

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Public Works Department recommending the purchase of ten Holophane light poles and LED Fixtures from Graybar Electric Supply, Davenport, IA in the amount of $41,510.40

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

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the rezoning request from Martin Pizano to change 716 24th Street from R-4 (one to six family residence) district to B-3 (general business) district (first reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the proposed rezoning and consider the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department amending the HOME Program to allow all residentially zoned City-owned properties to be sold through the Program (first reading)

Motion:
Motion to approve the amendments and consider the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Mayor's office amending Chapter 3 of the Code of Ordinances limiting the sale of single container wine, beer and alcohol (first reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the Coast Guard Auxiliary lease change and renewal at Sunset Marina recommending the City waive the current insurance requirement

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve waiving the current insurance requirement as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request from Jordan Catholic School to ban parking on the east side of 24th Street from 31st Avenue, north to the St. Pius Catholic Church / Jordan Catholic School Driveway Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and to install appropriate Pick Up/ Drop Off signs

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Report from the Mayor's office regarding the appointment of Paula Rummels to the Planning Commission for a term to expire April, 2023

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

Other Business

31.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, October 12th, 2020.



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