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City Council Meeting

January 25, 2021 

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 1-419-746-5561 and use PIN: 725 493 546#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the January 11th, 2021 City Council Meeting.

Motion:
Motion to approve the minutes as printed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
8.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

9.

Proclamation declaring January, 2021 as National Mentoring Month.

10.

Presentation of the 2020 Commercial Beautification Awards.

11.

A Special Ordinance authorizing the sale of City owned property described as 415 9th Street, Parcel 091951, Pin 0734413003 to Tequilla Horne for $762.50 plus closing costs. (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

A Special Ordinance authorizing the sale of City owned property described as 509 5th Avenue, Parcel 091900, Pin 0734402007 to Wanda Shelton for $764.00 plus closing costs. (Second Reading)

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

A Special Ordinance vacating a section of the 42nd Avenue right-of-way near the Rock River, Parcel 101274. (Second Reading)

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

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $4,724.07 to McClintock Trucking and Excavating, Inc., Silvis, IL, for the Sewer Lateral Repair Program, Project 2564, for services provided at 3329 26th St. 2021-004.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $16,633.24 to McClintock Trucking and Excavating, Inc., Silvis, IL, for the Water Service Repair Program, Project 2526, for services provided at 1031 10th Avenue. 2021-005.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims Items A and B.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Claims for the weeks of January 8th through January 14, 2021 in the amount of $1,043,167.89 and January 15th through January 21, 2021 in the amount of $191,225.32; and Payroll for the weeks of December 28th, 2020 through January 15th, 2021 in the amount of $1,572,214.07.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

ACH Payments for the month of December, 2020 in the amount of $3,386,258.26.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Purchase Card Claims for the period of November 28th through December 28, 2020 in the amount of $55,875.89.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Fire Department regarding the bids to purchase three new thermal imaging cameras, recommending the bid be awarded to Dinges Fire Company, Amboy, IL in the amount of $24,300.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the 2020 Sidewalk and Pavement Patching Program, Projects 2140, 2142, 2377, 2411, 2434, and Parks Path, recommending the maintenance contract with Walter D. Laud, Inc., East Moline, IL be extended through 2021.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to extend the contract as recommended and authorize the City Manager to sign any contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding repairs to the City's 2002 Fire Pumper, requesting authorization to have Alexis Fire Equpment, Alexis, IL complete the repairs as listed in the amount of $35,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and authorize Fleet Services to have Alexis Fire Equipment complete the listed repairs.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the General Administration Department regarding a contract with the Quad Cities Chamber to provide Executive Management for Downtown Rock Island.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the contract as recommended and authorize the City Manager to sign the documents, subject to minor attorney modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community and Economic Development regarding the update to the comprehensive Zoning Map, which reflects changes to several zoning districts revised in the new Zoning Ordinance. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the updated Zoning Map as recommended and consider the Ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the Motor Fuel Tax Amended Resolution for Street Maintenance in 2020.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the proposed Motor Fuel Tax Resolution for street maintenance for 2021.

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment, increasing the Health Insurance Fund (Fund 626) expenditures for CY 2020 by $343,072.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an alley right-of-way vacation between 8th and 9th Streets north of 4th Avenue and conveyance of said property to Nathan Morehart.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the vacation and conveyance as recommended, provided that the appropriate utility easements be put in place; and consider the Ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Other Business

28.

Executive Session


5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(6)  The setting of a price for sale or lease of property owned by the public body.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, February 8, 2021.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.



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