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City Council Meeting

October 26, 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.

This meeting will be conducted by audio and video conference without 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 public health concerns affecting the State and the City, the Mayor has determined that an in-person meeting at City Hall with all participants is not practical or prudent.


Aldermen and Staff may not all be physically present at City Hall due to the disaster and physical public attendance at City Hall may be limited. The meeting can be viewed on Channel 9 for Mediacom customers living in Rock Island or on the City's YouTube channel: HTTP://YOUTUBE.COM/USER/ROCKISLANDIL/LIVE. To participate remotely during the Public Comment or Public Hearing portion of the meeting, please join by phone at 1-415-604-0463 and use PIN: 9930167#.

3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the October 8th, 2020 City Council Special Meeting and the October 12th, 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 authorizing the acquisition of the property located at 721 14th Street, Rock Island, Parcel Number RI-754, Pin: 0735309006 - Second Reading

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Claims

a.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment to Promevo, LLC of Burlington, KY for GoogleG-Suite usage during CY 2020 for the total amount of $41,732.20

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Midland Davis Corporation, Moline, IL in the amount of $15,400.00 for the emergency disposal of storm cleanup debris from the August Derecho wind storm

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to McClintock Trucking and Excavating, Inc., Silvis, IL for the Water Service Repair Program, Project 2526 for services provided at 3155 37th Street for $319.85; 4034 35th Street for $612.64; and 2031 36th Street for $420.46; for a total payment due of $1,352.95

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims A through C as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Claims for the week of October 2nd through October 8th, 2020 in the amount of $1,345,672.85; for the week of October 9th through October 15th, 2020 in the amount of $363,545.42; for the week of October 16th through October 22nd 2020 in the amount of $339,073.42 and payroll for the weeks of October 5th through October 18th, 2020 in the amount of $1,497,354.94.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Report from the Police Department regarding the bid for the towing contract for 2021, recommending the bid be awarded to Quad City Towing, Inc., Rock Island, IL at a total unit cost of $1620.00.

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.
13.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from Thomas Spann to rezone two adjacent properties, 319 11th Street and 1109 4th Avenue from R-6 (multi-family residence) to B-3 (community business) to accommodate construction of an 8,000 sq ft commercial building on those sites

Motion:
Motion to approve the rezoning as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a proposed Self-Storage Facility Accommodations Tax effective January 1, 2021 - First Reading

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance as recommended, subject to minor attorney modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment reflecting use of budgeted and unspent gaming funds allocated in CY 2019, increasing the Community and Economic Development Fund (Fund 207) expenditures for CY 2020 by $45,000.00

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City owned real estate described as 1013 8th Avenue, Parcel 092271-A, Pin 0734441011 to LaShanta Williams for $10.00 plus closing costs - First Reading

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended, authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City owned real estate described as 614 12th Street, Parcel 097647, Pin 0734452001 to Masco and Leticia Taliafero for $898.50 plus closing costs - First Reading

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended, authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from Mike Bickle, T. Steele Construction, to connect into the City's water supply and sanitary sewer system at 1305 10th Avenue W, Milan, IL

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and authorize City staff to coordinate the construction, inspection, and connections to the City's water and sewer systems.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove the handicapped parking space in front of 2960 12th Street

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to ban parking in the 26th Avenue Court cul-de-sac

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the appointment of Tamra Holmes and reappointment of Daniel Mount to the Electrical Code Board of Appeals and the appointment of Rick Miers and reappointments of Kevin Koski and Robert Schroeder to the Stormwater Board of Appeals

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointments and reappointments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Other Business

23.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, November 9th, 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.