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City Council Meeting

July 12, 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 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 1-515-519-5074 and use PIN: 573 851 506#.
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes of the June 28, 2021 City Council meeting.

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

Minutes of the June 28, 2021 Executive Session.

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

Update Rock Island

10.

Presentation of the Firefighters Pension Fund and Police Pension Fund Preliminary Actuarial Valuations results for January 1, 2021 and Assumption Discussion.

11.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding the amended HUD CDBG Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan.


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

Motion:
Motion whether or not to accept and approve the Program Year 2020 Annual Action Plan as amended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 1923 9th Street (Parcel 103536, PIN #1602304006) to Ms. Ruby Perkins for $815.00 plus closing costs. (Second Reading)

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

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $29,407.79 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc., Silvis, IL for services provided at 2607 31st Avenue, 4005 4th Street, 4502 8th Avenue, and 2400 29 1/2 Street as part of the Sewer Lateral Repair Program (Project 2564).

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $13,563.90 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc., Silvis, IL for services provided at 2132 23rd Avenue as part of the Water Service Repair Program (Project 2526).

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims Items A and B.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
c.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $20,586.84 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of June, 2021.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Claims Item C.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims for the week of June 25 through July 1, 2021 in the amount of $771,136.98; July 2 through July 8, 2021 in the amount of $278,815.07; and payroll for the weeks of June 14 through June 27, 2021 in the amount of $1,568,114.65.

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 proposal for maintenance repairs to the settling plates and supporting framework at the water treatment facility (Project 2843), recommending the contract be awarded to General Constructors, Inc., Bettendorf, Iowa in the amount of $128,625.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the contract as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a one-year agreement with Quad City Arts to develop and operate a public arts program for the City at a cost of $18,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Arts Program Services Agreement and direct the City Manager to execute said agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request to vacate a group of improved and unimproved alleyways adjacent to or surrounded by properties owned by Augustana College. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the vacation of the described sections of rights-of-way and and their conveyance to Augustana College; that a utilities easement be put in place for the same; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 721 14th Street (Parcel 097454, PIN #0735309006) to Mr. Kenneth Clark for $1,000.00 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 Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove a handicapped parking space in front of 1112 3rd Avenue. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to install residential parking (Type B) on the east and west side of 37th Street between 12th and 14th Avenues. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request to ban large truck traffic on 7th Street between 4th and 7th Avenues. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from the Human Resources Department regarding the appointment of City Manager Randy Tweet as the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Authorized Agent pending the hiring of a new Human Resources Director.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointment as recommended, and authorize Human Resources to complete IMRF form 2.20 and submit it to IMRF.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a Plaza Activity / Event application from Steve's Old Time Tap for the 9th annual CCKMA Car & Bike Show on Saturday, August 22, 2021 from 10:00 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, as the event is a 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.
24.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Steve's Old Time Tap to hold an outdoor event with music for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with street closures 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; and a request for sound amplification.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event and requests as recommended, subject to complying with all Plaza and liquor license regulations and subject to being shut down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a Plaza Activity / Event application for the Rock Island Grand Prix to be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday, September 5, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; a request to close 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Avenues between 17th and 20th Streets, close 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Streets north of 5th Avenue and south of 1st Avenue; and close 4th Avenue at 24th Street from Friday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. to Monday, September 6, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.; a request to use a portion of Parking Lot C from Wednesday, September 1 through Monday, September 6, 2021 for the storage of equipment; and a request for a waiver of the permit fee.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event and requests as recommended including street closings; and the waiver of the permit fee.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Other Business

27.

Motion to Adjourn


Adjourn to Monday, July 26, 2021.

RC
Roll Call vote is needed.




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