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City Council Meeting

May 10th, 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 1-929-324-2649 and use PIN: 809 898 975#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes of the April 26th, 2021 City Council meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
8.

Minutes from the April 12th and May 10th, 2021 Executive Sessions.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Executive Session minutes.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
9.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

10.

Proclamation declaring May 16th through May 22nd, 2021 as National Public Works Week.

11.

Proclamation declaring the month of May, 2021 as Historic Preservation Month.

12.

A Special Ordinance establishing a handicapped parking space at 2022 43rd Street - Second Reading.

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

A Resolution approving an amended employment agreement with the City Manager and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract documents.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $415,503.90 to Walter D. Laud, Inc., East Moline, IL, for 2020 and 2021 Sidewalk and Pavement Patching Program, project numbers 2140, 2142, 2377, 2411 2434, and Parks Path for services provided February 21st through March 19th, 2021.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $13,335.23 to Langman Construction, Inc., for an emergency water main repair at 3901 6th Street.

c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $16,980.21 to Langman Construction, Inc., Rock Island, IL, for an emergency water main repair at 26th Avenue and 40th Street.

d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $21,095.22 to Langman Construction, Inc., Rock Island, IL, for an emergency water main repair on 20th Street and 16th Avenue.

e.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $33,788.00 to Greenspace Associates, Davenport, IA, for payment #12 of the Sod Replacement Program, Project 2141 and 2740 for services provided from December 30, 2020 through April 7th, 2021.

f.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $18,059.32 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered in April, 2021.

g.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $9,544.10 to Marjory Tallman for payment of a General Liability Claim.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims Items A through G as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Claims for the week of April 16th through April 22nd, 2021 in the amount of $512,523.17; April 23rd through April 29th, 2021 in the amount of $417,735.95; April 30th through May 6th, 2021 in the amount of $726,275.01; and payroll for the weeks of April 4th through April 18th, 2021 in the amount of $1,539,159.03 and for the weeks of April 19th through May 2nd, 2021 in the amount of $1,547,375.44.


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

Other Business

17.

Motion to Adjourn Sine Die


Oath of Office - Mayor Mike Thoms, Alderman Moses Robinson Jr., Alderwoman Judith Gilbert, Alderman Dylan Parker and Alderman Dave Geenen.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Call to Order

19.

Roll Call

20.

Public Comment

21.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the construction contract with Pillar Construction, Bettendorf, IA, for work on the City's rehab house located at 1435 15th Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the contract with Pillar Construction, subject to minor City Attorney modifications, for an amount not to exceed $230,015.00 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request to vacate a section of the street right-of-way (sidewalk portion only) between 5th Avenue and the alleyway bisecting the 500 block of 18th Street north of 6th Avenue and convey said property to the YWCA of the Quad Cities - First Reading.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request the vacation and conveyance as recommended, that a utilities easement be put in place for same; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the rezoning from R-4 (multi-unit residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) located approximately at 2001 7th Avenue (Parcel 095289).


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requested rezoning and accompanying PUD site plan with all requested variances.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the City Attorney's Office regarding changes to the Liquor Ordinance, specifically as it relates to issuing licenses to applicants who have previously been convicted of a felony.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from Denise Browning, General Manager of Sunset Marina to host Fun Food Friday's at the Marina during the 2021 boating season.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended, subject to complying with all licensing regulations and subject to being shut down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Mayor's office regarding the appointment of Dr. Pandora Lawrence and the reappointments of Kevin Day, Nicole Parker and Bill Sowards to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the appointment of Dr. Yolanda Grandberry Pugh and the reappointments of Patrick Mahar and Karen Phillips to the Library Board of Directors.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointments and reappointments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding a request and a resolution from the Quad Cities Marathon Committee for the temporary closure of the easternmost northbound land of US 67 (Master Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge) and the temporary closure of the eastbound and westbound lanes of IL 92 and 17th Street to the intersection of 24th Street and 4th Avenue


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended and adopt the Resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding a request from Augustana College to use sound amplification on Friday, May 21st, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Lindberg Stadium, 520 38th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sound amplification permit as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Other Business

30.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, May 24th, 2021.



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