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City Council Meeting

October 10, 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 1 518-547-0854‬ PIN: ‪520 006 470‬#


3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the September 26, 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.

Minutes from the September 26, 2022 Closed Session.

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

Update Rock Island

10.

Presentation of the 2022 Labor Day Parade Awards.

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.

Claims for the week of September 16 through September 22, 2022 in the amount of $479,224.21; for the week of September 23 through September 29, 2022 in the amount of $365,408.46; and payroll for the weeks of September 4 through September 18, 2022 in the amount of $1,609,028.83.

b.

Claim - Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $17,436.88 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of September 2022.

c.

Claim - Report from the Information Technology Department regarding the Milestone system annual maintenance renewal and payment in the amount of $11,308.00 (4.5% increase) to Tri City Electric, Davenport, IA for video surveillance administered by the Police Department.

d.

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #10 to Johnson Controls, Inc. of Moline, IL in the amount of $341,798.00 for services provided June 1 through August 31, 2022.



e.

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payments 6, 7, and 8 to Greenspace Associates of Davenport, IA in the amount of $77,958.00 for the Sod Replacement Program, Project 2141.

f.

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment #1 and final to Precision Pavement Markings, Inc. of Pingree Grove, IL in the amount of $132,060.68 for the 2022 Pavement Marking Program, Project 2749.



g.

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Augustana College of Rock Island, IL in the amount of $32,200.00 for the Lead Service Line Replacement Project #6563.



h.

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to CDM Smith of Chicago, IL in the amount of $15,378.97 for the Mill Street Plant Anaerobic Digester Maintenance Project for services provided January 20 through July 21, 2022.




i.

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to CDM Smith of Chicago, IL in the amount of $29,192.31 for the Underground Potable Water Storage Project for services provided from January 20 through July 16, 2022.

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

Claim - Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment to Langman Construction of Rock Island, IL in the amount of $216,618.32 for the 2022 Asphalt Street Milling and Patching Program, Project 2434 for services provided April 1 through July 28, 2022.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding sealed bids for the Rock Island Arsenal backflow testing and maintenance, recommending the bid be awarded to Schebler Heating and Air, Inc. of Bettendorf, IA in the amount of $58,292.00.



Motion:
Motion whether or not to award the bid as recommended and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Report from the Public Works Department requesting permission to negotiate contracts with Shive-Hattery, Inc. of Bettendorf, IA for design services for the Water Treatment Plant Roof Replacement Project.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to authorize City staff to negotiate a contract with Shive Hattery, Inc. for architectural design services on the Water Treatment Plant Roof Replacement Project.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to acquire a permanent Sanitary Sewer Easement on Rock Island Parcels 07-36102-001 and 07-36-101-001 for $3,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers acquisition of a permanent Sanitary Sewer Easement for $3,000.00 and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from City Attorney David Morrison regarding a settlement agreement for pending litigation involving the Blackhawk Fire Protection District.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the settlement agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Police Department regarding a Memorandum of Understanding with Rock Island County and the City of Moline for the 2022 Justice Assistance Grant.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as recommended and authorize the Mayor, City Clerk, and City Attorney to sign the agreement.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
18.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the sale of City-owned property located at 1100 6th Street (PIN 1603215005) to Phyliss Phillips for $1,642.50 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.
19.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a land donation of twenty-three parcels in Southwest Rock Island from Riverstone Group for $1 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase of twenty-three parcels from Riverstone Group for $1 plus closing costs; subject to minor attorney modifications; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
20.

Report from Public Works Department regarding a Resolution declaring the City of Rock Island's allotment of Motor Fuel Tax funds for Phase I Engineering of the CRI Job 2831; 30th Street Resurfacing/Reconstruction from 5th Avenue to 18th Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to adopt the Resolution declaring the City of Rock Island's Motor Fuel Tax funds be utilized for Phase I Engineering of the CRI Job 2831.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department requesting permission to negotiate a contract with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce for a downtown place management organization.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Resolution and direct the City Manager and other City staff to negotiate a contract with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce for downtown place management services.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
22.

Report from General Administration regarding a Resolution endorsing the overall American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) plan.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to endorse the ARPA plan and adopt the Resolution.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Public Works Department Fund (501), increasing revenue and expenditure budgets for CY2022 by $113,500.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding the Honorary Street Name Dedication Policy and Application.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the policy and application as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Traffic & Engineering Committee regarding a request to remove the handicapped parking space in front of 2837 9th Avenue (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Traffic & Engineering Committee regarding a request to reduce the speed limit to 20 mph on 14th Street between 32nd and 42nd Avenues.

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

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding reappointments to the Police Community Relations Commission and the Rock Island Housing Authority.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the reappointments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Project Now to close 19th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a mobile food pantry distribution.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the street closing request as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Report from the City Clerk's office regarding a request from Alderperson Robinson to close 9th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues on Monday, October 31, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a community event with sound amplification.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the requests as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
30.

Other Business

31.

Motion to Adjourn.


Motion to adjourn to October 17, 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.