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City Council Meeting

March 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 1-314-474-2086 and use PIN: 690 243 100#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the March 8, 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.

Proclamation declaring April 1, 2021 Junior Achievement Day in the City of Rock Island.


10.

A Special Ordinance establishing a Handicapped Parking Zone in front on the east and west side of 33rd Street, 50 feet north of 17th Avenue and 50 feet south of 17th Avenue. (Second Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Claims

a.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment to Harris Computer System, Chicago, IL in the amount of $69,208.84 for the annual software maintenance renewal.

b.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment to System Innovators, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $19,617.49 for the iNovah System annual support maintenance contract.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc., Silvis, IL, in the amount of $19,932.27 for the Sewer Lateral Repair Program, Project 2564, for services provided at 2525 21st Avenue and 3305 31st Avenue.

d.

Report form the Public Works Department regarding payment to McClintock Trucking and Excavating, Silvis, IL, in the amount of $5,750.12 for payment for the Water Service Repair Program, Project 2526, for services provided at 2215 26th Street.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #02 and final to Valley Construction, Rock Island, IL, in the amount of $90,233.13 for the 31st Avenue Culverts Rehabilitation, Project 2787, for services provided August 31st, 2020 through February 28, 2021.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Clams Item E
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Claims for the week of March 5th through March 11th, 2021 in the amount of $1,595,205.47; March 12th through March 18th, 2021 in the amount of $252,399.77; and payroll for the weeks of February 22nd through March 7th, 2021 in the amount of $541,565.23.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

ACH payments for the month of February, 2021 in the amount of $1,340,537.48.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the ACH payments.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Purchase Card Claims for the period of January 27th, 2021 through February 26th, 2021 in the amount of $47,305.30.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase card claims.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Police Department regarding the purchase of Axon in-squad camera system from Axon Enterprise, Inc., a sole source provider, for the total price of $255,975.00 and a CY 2021 payment of $101,175.00.

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

Report from the Police Department regarding a request to purchase the Panasonic FZ-55 Toughbooks and docking stations through CDS Office Technologies in the amount of $100,256.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Information Technology Department regarding an agreement with Modern Woodmen of America to lease two unused strands of fiber optic cable managed by the City.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended and authorize the City Manager to sign the agreement, subject to any minor City Attorney modifications.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a settlement agreement with Thinc Management, Plant City, FL in the amount of $84,105.00 to fulfill certain obligations in connection with a previous consulting and marketing service agreement.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the settlement agreement and payment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment, increasing the Downtown TIF Fund (Fund 201) expenditures for CY 2021 by $130,988.20.

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

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment, increasing the General Fund revenue and expenditure budgets for CY 2021 by $37,043.00 based on a grant received by the Police Department from the US Department of Justice, Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Program.

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

Report from the Finance Department requesting a budget adjustment, increasing the North 11th Street TIF Fund (Fund 203) expenditures for CY 2021 by $67,400.00 for the trimming and removal of trees.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Request from the Public Works Department recommending certain items items be declared as surplus and that permission be given to dispose of these surplus items in a manner that will be advantageous to the City.

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

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department requesting approval of the final plat of the three lot minor subdivision located at 1719 78th Avenue West.

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

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding an update to the Zoning Map to reflect updated code and correct certain land use issues.


Motion:
Motion to approve the updated Zoning Map with the Planning Commission's adjustments and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the farm lease agreement with Kenneth Flack.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement as recommended, subject to minor modifications by the City Attorney, and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove a handicapped parking space in front of 1816 39th Street. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding street closing and sound amplification requests from Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 929 14th Street, with the purpose of closing 10th Avenue between 14th Street and 14 1/2 Street on Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an Easter Sunday outdoor worship service.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding a request from Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tavern for outdoor entertainment with sound amplification and the outdoor sale and consumption of alcohol on their landing (deck) on Wednesdays and thursdays until 9:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 11:30 p.m., and on Sundays until 9:00 p.m. for 2021.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended subject to complying with all liquor license regulations and subject to being shut down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Other Business

30.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, April 12th, 2021.



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.