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City Council Meeting

March 9, 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.

Roll Call

3.

Pledge of Allegiance

4.

Moment of Silence

5.

Minutes of the February 24 and February 28, 2020 meetings.


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

Public Comment

7.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

8.

Proclamation declaring Saturday, March 21, 2020 as Royal Neighbors of America Day.

9.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing on a request from Sean Kaiser and Nicole Stoneking to apply for a Special Use Permit for the two vacant lots west of 812 47 Avenue to maintain an outside equipment and wood splitting/recyling storage yard for their tree trimming business.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting and entertain a motion.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the application for a Special Use Permit as recommended
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

An Ordinance amending Chapter 7, Article VI, Division 4 of the Code of Ordinances regarding Urban Chickens.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

An Ordinance establishing certain requirements for Urban Beekeeping in the City of Rock Island.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $4,059.56 to MidAmerican Energy Company, Davenport, Iowa, for a general liability claim.

b.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $15,616.76 to David Morrison of Rock Island, IL for legal services rendered from January 31, 2020 through February 25, 2020.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 in the amount of $51,371.10 to Utility Dynamic Corp., of Oswego, IL for the 11th Street Sidewalk / Lighting Repairs, Project 2822, for services provided from October 25, 2019 through February 21, 2020.

d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $15,168.79 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc., of Silvis, IL for the Sewer Lateral Repair Program, Project 2564, for services provided at 5 Knoll Court and 2370 39 Street.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #2 and final in the amount of $120,263.15 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for the Pavement Patching Program, project 2140, for services provided from January 1, 2020 through February 19, 2020.

f.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $19,165.90 to Langman Construction, Inc., Rock Island, IL for an emergency storm sewer repair at 8424 Ridgewood Road.

g.

Report from Public Works regarding payment #27 in the amount of $115,793.17 to Civil Constructors, Inc. of East Moline, IL for the Water Filtration Facility, Project 2760, for services provided November 22, 2019 through December 21, 2019.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payment as recommended for Claims e through g.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Claims for the week of February 21, 2020 through February 27, 2020 in the amount of $714,997.33; for the week of February 28, 2020 through March 5, 2020 in the amount of $405,383.59, and payroll for the weeks of February 10, 2020 through February 23, 2020 in the amount of $1,488,696.61.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Fire Department regarding the inventory of old SCBA equipment, recommending that the listed 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.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Fire Department regarding the purchase and installation of a new warning siren from Braniff Communications of Crestwood, IL in the amount of $11,885.00 as part of the Capital Improvement Plan.




Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the purchase.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the purchase of 213,840 paper yard waste bags for the 2020 Leaf Pickup Program, recommending the previous contract be extended and the bid be awarded to Pabco Industries, Inc. of Newark NJ in the amount of $87,032.88.


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 Public Works Department regarding bids for the 2020 Pavement Marking Program, recommending the contract be extended and the bid awarded to Precision Pavement Marking of Pingree Grove, IL in the amount of $100,000.00

Motion:
Motion whether or not to extend the bid as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents; and authorize the Public Works Department to execute the necessary change orders.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of 15 City owned parcels located along 11th Street, between 5 and 7 Avenues to Gorman and Company.

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 Mayor regarding the appointment of Deb Kuntzi and the reappointments of Linda Anderson, Robert Braun and John Daley to the Rock Island Preservation Commission.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment and reappointments as recommended.
20.

Other Business

21.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to 6:45 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2020.



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 the City Clerk's Office at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.