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City Council Meeting

January 10, 2022

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

Alderpersons 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 1 413-398-0461‬ PIN: ‪724 413 077‬#.


3.

Roll Call

4.

Moment of Silence

5.

Public Comment

6.

Minutes from the December 20, 2021 Study Session and City Council Meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
7.

Minutes from the December 20, 2021 Closed Session.

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

State of the City Address by Mayor Thoms.

9.

Proclamation declaring January 17, 2022 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

10.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $11,584.49 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of December 2021

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $24,000 to Duke's of W. Syracuse, NY for parts, travel, and repairs to the Shadybrook subdivision water pressure relief valves.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $15,209.60 to United Systems & Software, Inc. of Benton, KY for the purchase of 2iTron CN80 handheld computers, an iTron mobile radio, and onsite training.

d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $37,796.76 to Brandt Construction Co., Milan, IL. for an emergency water main repair at 2335 38th Street.

e.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #7 in the amount of $675,000 to Johnson Controls, Inc. of Moline, IL for services provided October 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow claim items a through e.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Claims for the week of December 3, 2021 through December 16, 2021 in the amount of $680,246.44; week of December 17, 2021 through December 23, 2021 in the amount of $2,631,940.75; and week of December 24, 2021 through December 30, 2021 in the amount of $91,064.86; and payroll for the weeks December 13, 2021 through December 26, 2021 in the amount of $1,498,946.64.

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

ACH Report for November 2021 in the amount of $7,376,371.87.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Purchase Card Report for November 2021 in the amount of $72,379.04.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Other Business

15.

Motion to Adjourn Sine Die.


Oath of Office -  Alderperson Bill Healy.

RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Call to Order

17.

Roll Call

18.

Public Comment

19.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a contract extension for the 2021 Water Service & Sanitary Lateral Repair Program maintenance contract with McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc. of Silvis, IL in the amount of $355,000.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a Local Agency Agreement and Resolution with the Illinois Department of Transportation to make improvements to the traffic signals at the intersection of Andalusia Road and the Rock Island Parkway.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement; adopt the resolution; and authorize the Mayor to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center regarding a request to continue the community needs assessment with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. in a defined portion of the west corridor of the City.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the continuation of a community assessment and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents subject to minor attorney modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from Community and Economic Development Department regarding the purchase of real estate at 1016 6th Avenue, 602 11th Street, and 618 11th Street from Rick Hovanec for $35,000 plus closing costs for a potential development of townhomes. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase of properties; authorize the City Manager to execute the sales agreements; and consider the ordinances.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment to the CY 2022 budget by increasing the Library Fund expenditures by $100,000 and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center expenditures by $100,000 for a total of $200,000.

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding approval of a refund to Green Thumb Industries (GTI) in the amount of $222,168.96 for utility service overpayments in 2021.

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

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding the appointment of Carlos Jimenez to the Police Community Relations Commission.

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

Report from the City Manager regarding the appointments of Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act Officers for 2022.

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

Other Business

28.

Closed Session.


5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding must be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting. 

5 ILCS 120/2(c)(2) Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives  

Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Closed Session for the exceptions cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Adjourn to 6:45 p.m., Monday, January 24, 2022.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.


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