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City Council Meeting
August 8, 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 1 304-918-0732‬ PIN: ‪452 637 448‬#
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the July 25, 2022 Study Session and City Council Meeting.

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

Update Rock Island

9.

Announcement of the 2022 Rock Island Citizen of the Year Award Winners.

10.

Proclamation declaring August 3, 2022 as The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt Awareness Day in Rock Island.

11.

Consent Agenda


All items under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by a single motion and subsequent roll call vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless an Alderperson so requests, in which case, the item will be moved from the Consent Agenda and considered as the first item after approval of the Consent Agenda. 

a.

Claim - Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $14,442.00 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of July 2022.

b.

Claims for the week July 15, 2022 through July 21, 2022 in the amount of $292,026.98; week of July 22, 2022 through July 28, 2022 in the amount of $1,087,253.35; and payroll for the weeks of July 11, 2022 through July 24, 2022 in the amount of $1,650,826.24.

c.

ACH Report for June 2022 in the amount of $2,446,906.06.

d.

Purchase Card claims for the period of May 27, 2022 through June 27, 2022 in the amount of $84,921.83.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve Consent Agenda items a through d.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
12.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding contract negotiations with HRGreen of Cedar Rapids, IA for engineering services for Funding Assistance for the Water System Standby Power.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to allow the Public Works Department to negotiate a contract with HRGreen for the Water System Standby Power.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request for a temporary construction easement at 1500 1st Avenue to improve US 67 (15th Street) from 2nd to 5th Avenue for the Pedestrian Ramp Project in order to improve pedestrian access.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the IDOT's acquisition of a temporary construction easement at 1500 1st Avenue and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a Request for Proposal for a site redevelopment assessment, recommending the proposal be awarded to Shive-Hattery Architecture & Engineering of Bettendorf, IA not to exceed $50,000.00.

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Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the proposal as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a recommendation to initiate approval of a downtown special services area (SSA) ordinance. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to consider the SSA initiating ordinance, begin the sixty-day public comment period, and direct staff to prepare notices for a public hearing to follow comment period as required by law.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 1323,1324, and 1325 6th Avenue (PIN 0735127014) to Brett Ackerland for $722.50.00 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

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

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a variance request from Brandon Albertson, owner of Brandon's Pub & Grille to allow two principal structures on one parcel at 3008 7th Avenue.

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding the CY 2021 Firefighters and Police Pension Fund Assumptions.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the recommended pension assumptions.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from the Finance Department regarding the Municipal Compliance Reports for the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2021 from the Police Pension Fund and the Fire Pension Fund.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Municipal Compliance Reports for the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2021 for the Police Pension Fund and the Fire Pension Fund.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2022 budget, increasing the Library Fund (251) expenditures by $144,319.90 for long range building plans.

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

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding an Activity Permit and Resolution from the Quad City Bandits to hold their annual Quad City Bandits Race to Home 5K event on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended and adopt the resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 630 9th Street, to hold their annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with street closures at 9th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues; and a request for sound amplification.

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

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a Plaza Activity Event request from Kyle Born of The Smoking Dog Pub for an outdoor fenced event with games and live music from Thursday, September 1, 2022 through Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in conjunction with the Rock Island Grand Prix.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the event and requests, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations, contacting the Fire Department for fire and safety considerations, and subject to being closed down early if complaints are received.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding street closing and sound amplification requests from Evelyn Day to hold a block party on 43rd Street, 20th to 21st Avenues on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding an Activity permit application from the Cornbelt Running Club for their 33rd annual Nancy Kapheim Memorial Classic 5K and 10K Run on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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

Other Business

28.

Closed Session.


5 ILCS 120/2(c)(11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding must be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting. 

Motion:
Motion whether or not to enter Closed Session for the exception sited.
29.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Adjourn to August 22, 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.