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City Council Meeting

January 28, 2019

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.

Roll Call

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Moment of Silence

5.

Minutes of the January 14, 2019 meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
6.

Minutes of the Executive Session of January 14, 2019.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Executive Session minutes.
7.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

8.

Presentation of the 2018 Commercial Beautification Awards

9.

Presentation of the 2018 Holiday Lighting Awards

10.

Proclamation declaring January 2019 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

11.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Deborah Freiburg for a Special Use Permit to maintain the operation of a bed and breakfast business at her residence at 2702 30th Avenue.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the special use permit as recommended, subject to the stipulations as stated in the report, and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

A Special Ordinance removing a handicapped parking space at 716 30th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Claims

a.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment in the amount of $11,427.06 to DLT Solutions, Inc. of Herndon, VA for the Autodesk annual subscription.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $12,615.36 to CJ Now Plumbing of Rock Island, IL for a water service repair at 1717 25th Street.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $38,525.06 to the Illinois Department of Transportation of Springfield, IL for the 18th Avenue Resurfacing: 17th Street to 46th Street Project.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payment as recommended for Claims items a through c.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $37,263.60 to Valley Construction Company of Rock Island, IL for an emergency sewer repair on 27th Street and 18th Avenue.

e.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 in the amount of $330,713.75 to Langman Construction Co. of Rock Island, IL for the 2018 MFT Funded Parkway Repair Project for services provided from October 8, 2018 through November 30, 2018.

f.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #10 in the amount of $81,884.57 to Centennial Contractors of the Quad Cities, Inc. of Moline, IL for the 2017/2018 Sidewalk and Pavement Patching Program for services provided from January 1, 2019 through January 15, 2019.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payment as recommended for Claims items d through f.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims for the weeks of January 11 through January 17 in the amount of $1,540,031.71 and January 18 through January 24 in the amount of $466,252.80; and payroll for the weeks of December 31, 2018 through January 13, 2019 in the amount of $1,484,327.37.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Fire Department regarding the sole source purchase of two Bullard thermal imaging cameras from Dinges Fire Company of Amboy, IL in the amount of $16,200.00.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the purchase of a Fecon FMX36 Excavator Mulcher, recommending the bid be awarded to Pillar Equipment of Silvis, IL in the amount of $14,900.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the purchase.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property at 1316 10th Street to Mildred Huff for $5.00 plus closing costs.

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

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property at 2100 1st Street to Debra Bernauer for $5.00 plus closing costs.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase agreement as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents; and consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property at 1217 9th Avenue to Shirley Clark for $5.00 plus closing costs.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase agreement as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents; and consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property at 1014 6th Avenue to Cathy Terrell for $5.00 plus closing costs.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase agreement as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents; and consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the surplus of approximately 700 48-gallon refuse containers, recommending that the items be declared as surplus.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended; refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance; and authorize staff to dispose of the items in a manner that is most advantageous to the City of Rock Island.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding two requests from Lance Clark, Principal of Frances Willard School:

a.

For removal of the one-way for eastbound traffic on 25th Avenue between 9th and 11th Streets on school days between the hours of 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
b.

For removal of the "No Parking, Stopping or Standing" signs from the south side of 25th Avenue from 9th Street to the gymnasium and for the installation of these signs on the north side of 25th Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street during school days from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to deny the second request as recommended or alternatively to approve the request and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Gervaise Mangrum for the installation of a handicapped parking space in front of her home at 726 24th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Traffic Engineering Committee regarding a request from Doug Moslehi for the installation of a parking space in front of 1625 2nd Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the installation of one 4-hour parking space in front of 1625 2nd Avenue as recommended and refer to the City Attorney for an ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Mayor regarding an appointment to the Bi-State Regional Commission.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment as recommended.
26.

Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Steve's Old Time Tap to hold an outdoor event with music for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with street closures of 17th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue and 3rd Avenue between 17th Street and 18th Street; with sound amplification; and the sale and consumption of alcohol in the fenced-in area.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event and requests as recommended, subject to complying with all Plaza and liquor license regulations and subject to being shut down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Other Business / Public Comment

28.

Executive Session:


5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.

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 Executive Session for the exceptions cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to 6:45 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2019.



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 City Clerk Judith Gilbert at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.