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City Council Meeting

October 12, 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 256-907-0276 and use PIN: 133399602#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the September 28th, 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 24th, 2020 as World Polio Day

10.

Presentation of the 2020 Community Gardens Certificates of Appreciation Winners

11.

Presentation of the 2020 Rain Gardens Award Winners

12.

A Special Ordinance Establishing a No Parking Zone on the East side of 24th Street, from 31st Avenue North to the driveway of Jordan Catholic School and St. Pius X Church, Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and installing Pick Up and Drop Off signs in the appropriate locations (First Reading)

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

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 Streets (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or to pass the Ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

A Special Ordinance replacing Chapter 4, Article V, "Abandoned Buldings" of the Code of Ordinances with "Registration and Management of Foreclosed, Vacant, and Abandoned Property" (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 the property at 716 24th Street from R-4 (one to six family residence) to B-3 (general business) (Second Reading)

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

A Special Ordinance amending the HOME Program to allow residentially zoned City-owned properties to be sold through the program (Second Reading)

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

A Special Ordinance amending Chapter 3, Section 3-8 of the Code of Ordinances limiting the sale of single container wine, beer and alcohol (Second Reading)

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

Claims for the week of September 25th through October 1, 2020 in the amount of $427,242.59 and Payroll for the weeks of September 21st through October 4th, 2020 in the amount of $1,495,647.40

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment to David G. Morrison, Rock Island, IL in the amount of $18,845.62 for legal services rendered from September 1st through September 30th, 2020

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #7 to Greenspace Associates, Davenport, Iowa for the 2019/2020 Sod Replacement Program, Project 2141 for services provided from June 11th through July 7th, 2020 in the amount $13,490.00

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow Claim Item A and B
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Valley Construction, Inc., Rock Island, Illinois, for the emergency water main repair on Ridgewood Road at 14th Street West in the amount of $14,685.74

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow Claims Item C
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding the purchase of the Cityworks annual support maintenance

Motion:
Motion whether not to approve the purchase as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the purchase of the residence at 721 - 14th Street

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a grant for the emergency sewer lateral repair at the Hickman Center, recommending the bid for the work be awarded to Peterson Plumbing and Heating, Davenport, Iowa

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid to Peterson Plumbing as recommended for amounts not to exceed $14,805.00 for repair option #1 and $30,551.00 for repair option #2 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Police Department regarding the bid for the lease of undercover vehicles, recommending the bid be awarded to Hiland Toyota

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding an agreement with Unite Private Networks for Fiber-Optic Use

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents subject to any minor City Attorney modifications
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the Fleet Services Division vehicle lease agreement proposals, recommending an open ended lease agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management Inc., St. Louis, MO for the listed 38 vehicles

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the lease agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment to the CY 2020 Budget, increasing the Community and Economic Development Fund (Fund 207) expenditures and revenues by $10,500.00

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the termination of the Hydroelectric Plant lease.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to terminate the lease as recommended and authorize the City Attorney to prepare the appropriate paperwork.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the intention to dispose of surplus equipment located in the Hydroelectric Plant

Motion:
Motion whether or not to declare the listed items as surplus and grant permission to dispose of the surplus equipment in a manner that will be advantageous to the City.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Report from the Mayor's office regarding the appointment of Kenny Williams to Housing Authority Board to complete a vacated term to expire October, 2021

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

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding street closing and sound amplification requests from Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 929 14th Street, with the purpose of closing 10th Avenue between 14th Street and 14 1/2th Street on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for an outdoor worship service.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
31.

Other Business

32.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, October 28th, 2020.
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.