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City Council Meeting

May 18, 2020

Agenda 6:45 p.m. Watch Live
City Council Chambers, City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL

1.

As part of his Executive Order in Response to Covid-19, #2020-07, section 6, Governor Pritzker announced in part that “During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5ILCS 120, requiring or relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended. Specifically, (1) the requirement in 5 ILCS 120/2.01 that ‘members of a public body must be physically present’ is suspended; and (2) the conditions in 5 ILCS 120/7 limiting when remote participation is permitted are suspended. Public bodies are encouraged to postpone consideration of public business where possible.”


The City Council meeting will be held remotely. The meeting can be viewed on Channel 9 for Mediacom customers living in Rock Island or on the City's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RockIslandIL/live. To participate during the Public Comment portion of the meeting or the Public Hearing please join by phone at 339-788-5268 and use PIN: 179284761.
2.

Call to Order

3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes of the May 11, 2020 meeting.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
Documents:
  1. MINUTES 051120.pdf
8.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

9.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding a request for a Special Use Permit by Justin Farley to operate a music studio and public event facility at 4401 7th 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 subject to the stipulations listed.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding a request for a Special Use Permit by Sean Kaiser to operate a tree cutting and trimming business on two vacant lots west of 812 47th Avenue


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to deny the request as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Claims for the week of May 1 through May 7, 2020 in the amount of $789,448.12 and the week May 8 through May 14, 2020 in the amount of $813,678.81.


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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding Amendment #1 to the Agreement with CDM Smith, Inc., Chicago, IL for additional construction services on the replacement for the Water Treatment Plant Filter Building for a cost not to exceed $189,700.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Amendment as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from Paquita and James Richardson, owners of P & J Tender Care, for assistance in repairing their building located at 2201 11th Street for an amount not to exceed $30,000.00.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the development agreement subject to minor attorney modifications; authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement; and consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a development agreement with the YWCA of the Quad Cities to assist in demolition of the building at 1704 5th Avenue, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the development agreement subject to minor attorney modifications; authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement; and consider, suspend the rules, and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2020 Budget for the Community & Economic Development Department in the amount of $30,000 related to an agreement with the owners of P&J Tender Care to assist in costs related to the development of the property located at 2201 11th Street.


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

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2020 Budget for the Community & Economic Development Department in the amount of $20,000 related to an agreement with the YWCA to assist in costs related to the property located at 1704 5th Avenue.


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

Other Business

18.

Executive Session:


5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body (or legal counsel for the public body).


19.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, June 8, 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.