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City Council Meeting

July 11, 2022

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 also be conducted by audio and video conference without the requirement of 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 health concerns affecting the State and the City, the Mayor has determined that an in-person meeting at City Hall with all participants may not be practical or prudent.

Alderpersons 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 1 470-241-4750‬ PIN: ‪223 759 260‬#.



3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the June 15, 2022 Special City Council Meeting.

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

Minutes from the June 27, 2022 City Council Meeting.

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

Minutes from the June 27, 2022 Closed Session.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Closed Session minutes.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
10.

Update Rock Island

11.

Motion whether or not to recommend to the Mayor/Liquor Commissioner to waive the signature requirement as requested and approve the liquor license.


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

Motion:
Motion whether or not to recommend to the Mayor/Liquor Commissioner to waive the signature requirement as requested and approve the liquor license.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Presentation of the Auditor's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for CY 2021.

13.

Claims

a.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $13,385.03 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of June 2022.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #9 in the amount of $310,000.00 to Johnson Controls, Inc. of Moline, IL for services provided March 1, 2022 through May 31, 2022.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claim items a and b.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
c.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $57,353.30 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for an emergency sewer main repair on 39th Street and 14th Avenue.

d.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $11,620.46 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc. of Silvis, IL for the Water Service Repair Program and Sewer Lateral Repair Program at 2519 31st Street and 1201 12th Street.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claim items c and d.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims for the week of June 17 through June 23, 2022 in the amount of $602,784.22; for the week of June 24 through June 30, 2022 in the amount of $1,455,037.53; special claims for June 29, 2022 in the amount of $211.58; and payroll for the weeks of June 13 through June 26, 2022 in the amount of $1,667,077.52.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the claims and payroll.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request to negotiate a contract with CDM Smith, Inc. of Chicago, IL for engineering services for the Wastewater Treatment Plants Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Study/Optimization Plans.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the Public Works Department to negotiate a contract with CDM Smith, Inc.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a lease renewal agreement with the renter of the Sunset Marina apartment.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the lease as written and authorize the City Manager to execute the lease agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 2517 7th Avenue (PIN 0736306009) to Jeff Konrad for $1.00 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 1731 14th Street (PIN 0735309008) to Jennifer Freeman for $1.00 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
19.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 1327 6th Avenue (PIN 0735127015) to Brett Ackerland for $802.50 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sale as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the sale agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a request from Jacob Meisenbach to vacate the westerly 25 feet of the 80 foot street right-of-way of 13th Street, located to the north of 2nd Avenue for construction of a storage structure on the property to be used for his lawn care business. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the vacation request as recommended; that a public utilities easement be put in place for the same; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Finance Department regarding the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other audit documents for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2021.

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

Report from the Finance Department and General Administration regarding an adjustment to the CY 2022 budget, increasing American Rescue Plan Act Fund (248) expenditures by $459,302.00.

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

Report from the City Clerk's Office regarding a request from Bally's Quad Cities for sound amplification on Saturday, July 16, 2022, Friday August 19, 2022, and Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as part of a series of lawn concert events.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the sound amplification permits as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 929 14th Street, for sound amplification and to close off 10th Avenue between 14th Street and 14 1/2 Street on Sunday, July 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an outdoor church service.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the applications for street closing and sound amplification requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a Plaza Activity / Event application from Steve's Old Time Tap for the 10th annual CCKMA Car & Bike Show on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with street closures of 17th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue, and 3rd Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets; a request for the outdoor consumption of alcohol in the fenced-in area in the adjacent parking lots; a request for sound amplification; and a request for the waiver of the permit fee (charitable fundraiser).

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event and requests as recommended including street closures and waiver of the fee, subject to complying with all Plaza and liquor license regulations, and subject to being closed down early if complaints are received
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Other Business

27.

Closed Session.


5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(21) Discussion of minutes of meetings lawfully closed under this Act, whether for purposes of approval by the body of the minutes or semi-annual review of the minutes as mandated by Section 2.06.


Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Closed Session for the exception cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Adjourn to July 25, 2022.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.


 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.