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City Council Meeting

June 8, 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.” This Executive Order was re-issued by the Governor on May 29, 2020 as part of Executive Order 2020-39 and remains in effect.


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 1-361-596-6751 and use PIN: 185653081.
2.

Call to Order

3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Minutes of the May 18, 2020 meeting and the May 26, 2020 special meeting.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the minutes as printed.
7.

Public Comment

8.

Update Rock Island by Mayor Thoms

9.

Proclamation declaring June, 2020 as Pride Month.

10.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding an application to amend the Special Use Permit held by Richard Lopez, allowing him to operate a restaurant business with additional outdoor seating at 3055 38th Street.


Mayor Thoms will close the Public Hearing, reconvene the regular meeting, and entertain a motion.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the amendment to the Special Use Permit, subject to the stipulations included in the report.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
11.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment to David Morrison, Rock Island, IL in the amount of $16,300.19 for legal services rendered from May 1 through May 29, 2020.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $11,362.02 to Seneca Companies, Davenport, IA for emergency service work at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept the reports and authorize payment as recommended for Claims items a and b.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Claims for the week of May 15 through May 21, 2020 in the amount of $803,328.18 and May 22 through May 28, 2020 in the amount of $169,155.58 and payroll for the period of May 4 through May 17, 2020 in the amount of $1,484,126.41 and May 18 through May 31, 2020 in the amount of $1,556,120.55.

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

ACH Payments for the Month of April 2020 in the amount of $779,621.32.

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

Resolution approving the appropriation of funds from the City's Gaming Funds for the payment of land acquisition expenditures as part of the City Wide Residential Construction Reimbursement Program.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the Resolution as written and authorize the Mayor to sign the document.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Resolution to accept the transfer of Grant IL 04475T181809 from the Rock Island Housing Authority to the City of Rock Island on behalf of the DeLaCerda House.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the Resolution as written and authorize the Mayor to sign the document.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Resolution authorizing the appropriation of funds from the City's Gaming Funds for the payment of land aquisition expenditures on behalf of the Rock Island Milan School District.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution as written and authorize the Mayor to sign the document.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2020 Budget, reducing the General Fund budget by $1,010,848.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2020 budget, increasing the HUD CDBG Funds by $1,513,602.00.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a storm sewer repair contract and easement agreement at 2343 27 Street, Rock Island.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the agreement and easement as written and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City owned real estate located on the south half of 1423 6 Street, Parcel 095837, PIN 1603232002, to Johnny Bragg for $421.25 plus closing costs.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale of the property as recommended, authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement and consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City owned property, Parcel 09567, PIN 1601119004, to Dana Smith for $858.00 plus closing costs.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale of the property as recommended, authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement and consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of the City owned property located on the north half of Parcel 092141, PIN 0734405005, to Marcelino Cruz for $571.25 plus closing costs.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale of the property as recommended, authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement and consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Mayor's office regarding the appointment of Stacey McIntosh to the Arts Advisory Commission to fill a vacated three year term to expire June 2022 and reappointing Bob Towler to the Beautification Commission a 4 year term to expire June 2024.

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

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding an Activity / Event application from the Quad Cities River Bandits to hold their annual Race to Home 5K event on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and a Resolution authorizing the temporary closure of the easternmost northbound lane of Highway 67 / Master Sergeant Stanley Talbot Memorial (Centennial) Bridge to 2nd Avenue and IL Highway 92 from 16 1/2 Street to 18 Street.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended and adopt the resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding an activity application from the YWCA Quad Cities revising their 2020 event, the YWCA's 2nd Race Against Racism, to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 between 9:00 a.m. and noon with a street closure on 17 Street between 2 and 3 Avenues during that time.


Note:  this event was originally approved by City Council in October, 2019 for the event to be held in April, 2020, but had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event and street closure as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Other Business

27.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, June 22, 2020.



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