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City Council Meeting

November 23, 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 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 1-484-687-2955 and use PIN: 111 562 639#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the November 9, 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 Saturday, November 28th, 2020 as Small Business Saturday in the City of Rock Island, Illinois


10.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Truth in Taxation Public Hearing for discussion on a proposed property tax increase for the City of Rock Island for 2020.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing and reconvene the regular meeting.
11.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $572,366.00 to USI/IPMG for the renewal of the consolidated liability insurance program


b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $21,390.22 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc. of Silvis, IL for services provided at 1002 83rd Avenue West, 4301 25th Avenue, and 606 34th Street as part of the Sewer Lateral Repair Program


Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow Claims Items A and B
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Claims for the week of October 30, 2020 through November 5, 2020 in the amount of $465,321.45; for the week of November 6, 2020 through November 12, 2020 in the amount of $582,038.76 and payroll for the weeks of November 2, 2020 through November 15, 2020 in the amount of $1,534,389.38.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

ACH Payments for the Month of October, 2020 in the amount of $9,123,821.25


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Purchase Card Claims for the period of September 29, 2020 through October 26, 2020 in the amount of $55,980.53


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned real estate described as 916 7th Avenue, Parcel 092276, Pin 091360100 to Christopher Rice for $842.50 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.
16.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City owned real estate described as 922 7th Avenue, Parcel 092277, Pin 0734440002 to The Jackson Group for $842.50 plus closing costs (First Reading)


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale, 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 an amendment to the existing approved Special Use Permit at 3204 27th Avenue allowing The Jackson Group to add private business offices and a storage area for their rental property business on the first floor of the main structure (First Reading)


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

Report from the Finance Department regarding adjustments to the CY 2020 budget, inreasing the General Fund (101) expenditures, the Library Fund (251), the Water Fund (501), the Wastewater Fund (506) and the Parks and Recreation fund (555) for the Johnson Control, Inc. project (6458)


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Finance Department regarding adjustments to the CY 2020 budget, increasing the MLK ILDHS (906) revenues by $61,948.00 and the MLK Activity Fund (901) by $26,000


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from the Rock Island River Terminal Corporation to utilize the Foreign Trade Zone designation at the City-leased property at 700 Mill Street


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and direct the City Attorney to prepare the attestation letter.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a split-zoned property located in Southwest Rock Island along Turkey Hollow Road, known as Parcel 11358-3, for which a subdivision dividing the property into two lots is proposed


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the final plat to resolve the split zoned situation and create two separate lots for development meeting Subdivision Ordinance requirements.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an amendment to the CDBG Optional Relocation Assistance Policy


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the CDBG Optional Relocation Assistance Policy.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a reimbursement to Gorman and Company, Oregon, WI, as part of an overall incentive package not to exceed $11,000 for a Phase II Environmental Assessment at the Solomon Townhomes project


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve reimbursement of the cost of Phase II Environmental Assessment for the Solomon Site in an amount not to exceed $11,000 and authorize the City Manager to execute the attached memorandum of understanding.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the appointment of Brandy VandeWalle to the Arts Advisory Commission to complete a vacated term to expire June, 2021


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

Other Business

26.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, December 14th, 2020.



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