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City Council Meeting

February 22, 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 1-339-545-4186 and use PIN: 157 213 405#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the February 8th, 2021 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 vacating a section of alley right-of-way between 9th and 10th Streets, south of 4th Avenue. (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment to Ms. Mary Cutkomp in the amount of $5,299.86 for a General Liability Claim.

b.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment to State Farm Insurance in the amount of $4,119.77 for a General Liability Claim.

c.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment to Pappas & Wright, P.C., Rock Island, IL for legal services rendered during the month of January, 2021.

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

Claims for the week of February 5th through February 11th, 2021 in the amount of $1,108,353.32; the week of February 12th through February 18th, 2021 in the amount of $582,282.47; and payroll for the weeks of January 25th through February 7th, 2021 in the amount of $1,558,622.55.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the 24th Street Water Tower Retaining Wall Removal and Storm Sewer Improvements, recommending the bid be awarded to Valley Construction, Rock Island, IL for the amount of $227,383.40.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the Levee Maintenance Riprap Placement Project, recommending the bid be awarded to Langman Construction, Inc., Rock Island, IL for the amount of $125,350.60.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the bid as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the Illinois Housing Development Authority's Strong Communities Grant in the amount of $175,000.00 and the required resolution to be submitted to the State.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as recommended, authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Certificate of Incumbency and authorize the City Manager to sign any future agreements subject to minor attorney modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Mayor's office recommending amendments to the Alcoholic Liquor Ordinance, eliminating Section 3-9, paragraph 1b titled, Extended Hours, three o'clock a.m. option and amending two related paragraphs, specifically Section 3-5, paragraph 10 regarding Annual Training Sessions and Section 3-5, paragraph 11 regarding recording systems.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance changes.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Mayor's office recommending amendments to Chapter 8, Division 4, Section 8-232 Vendor Permits and Division 6, Section 8-234, Prohibited Activities, as they pertain to the 3 a.m. alcoholic liquor license extended option.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend and pass the ordinance changes.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment of $230,580.00 related to the HUD-CDBV-CV (Covid-19) award received in August 2020 and a second adjustment in the amount of $288,556.23 related to obligated PY 2020 CDBG-CV funding also awarded in 2020.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the total budget increase of $519,136.23 to the CY 2021 CDBG-CV budget as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment, increasing the North 11th Street TIF Fund (Fund 203) expenditures for CY 2021 by $25,775.00 to assist Friendship Manor with the demolition of property located at 1114-1116 21st Avenue.

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

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment increasing the Columbia Park TIF Fund (Fund 205) expenditures for CY 2021 by $20,000.00

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

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment, increasing the CDBG Fund (Fund 242) expenditures for CY 2021 by $335,585.01.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Request from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request for a handicapped parking space in front of 1030 11th Avenue. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request for a handicapped parking space in front of 805 44th Street. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Mayor's office regarding the reappointment of Mary Garrison to the Labor Day Parade Advisory Committee and the reappointments of Brenda Carmen, William Healy, Jon Keim and Paul Guse and the Appointment of Jason Watts to the Health Code Board of Appeals.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the reappointments and appointment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding the St. Patrick's Day Parade, changing the previously approved parade date from March 13th to August 28th, 2021.

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

Other Business

26.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, March 8th, 2021.



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