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City Council Meeting

November 14, 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 1 636-649-4392‬ PIN: ‪651 633 236‬#
3.

Roll Call

4.

Pledge of Allegiance

5.

Moment of Silence

6.

Public Comment

7.

Minutes from the October 24, 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.

Proclamation declaring November 2022 through November 2023 as The Year of the Rock Island Public Library.

10.

Proclamation declaring Saturday, November 26, 2022 as Small Business Saturday.

11.

Rock River Watershed Plan Update - Presentation from River Action and EnviroNET

12.

Mayor Thoms will close the regular meeting and open a Public Hearing regarding a Southwest Area Hunting Exemption application from Mr. Mike McMillan.


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

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the hunting exemption application as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
13.

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 October 14 through October 20, 2022 in the amount of $613,837.70; for the week of October 21 through October 17, 2022 in the amount of $454,566.94; for the week of October 28 through November 3, 2022 in the amount of $797,434.49; payroll for the weeks of October 3 through October 16, 2022 in the amount of $1,595,744.47; and payroll for the weeks of October 17 through October 30, 2022 in the amount of $1,636,132.07.

b.

Claim - Report from the Human Resources Department regarding payment in the amount of $9,704.74 to David G. Morrison, City Attorney, for services rendered during the month of October 2022.

c.

Claim - Report from the Police Department regarding renewal of a one-year contract with Burke's Cleaners at a cost of $11,452.50 (no increase) for cleaning of police uniforms.

d.

Claim - Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding renewal of the lease agreement with LRC Developers, Inc. for a period of ten (10) years with the option to renew the lease for an additional ten (10) years.

e.

Claim - Report from the Police Department regarding renewal of a one-year contract with Quad City Towing, Inc. at a total unit cost of $1,620.00 (no increase) for towing vehicles.

f.

Claim - Report from the Information Technology Department regarding renewal of the ESRI/GIS system annual maintenance agreement with ESRI, Inc., Redlands, CA in the amount of $19,500.00

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve consent agenda items a through f.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
14.

Claims

a.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $10,878.85 to McClintock Trucking & Excavating, Inc. of Silvis, IL. for the Water Service Repair Program.

b.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding payment in the amount of $36,307.13 to Langman Construction, Inc. of Rock Island, IL for an emergency sewer main repair.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve claim items a and b.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
15.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the purchase of a tandem dump truck body replacement from Bonnell Industries, Inc., of Dixon, IL in the amount of $16,685.14.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
16.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the emergency purchase of a replacement gripper arm assembly from Elliott Equipment of Davenport, IA in the amount of $47,900.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
17.

Report from the Public Works Department - Fleet Services Division for the purchase of eight (8) 37,000 GVW Single Axle Cab and Chassis vehicles from RDO Truck Centers, of Davenport, IA in the amount of $1,104,480.00.

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

Report from the Public Works Department - Fleet Services Division for the purchase of eight (8) 37,000 GVW Single Axle Cab and Chassis vehicles from Bonnell Industries, Inc., of Davenport, IA in the amount of $1,062,479.92.

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

Report from the Public Works Department regarding the purchase of one (1) 58,000 GVW Tandem Axle Cab and Chassis vehicle from RDO Truck Centers, of Davenport, IA in the amount of $150,000.00.

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

Report from the Public Works Department - Fleet Services Division for the purchase of one (1) 58,000 GVW Tandem Axle Cab And Chassis vehicle from Tristate Trucking Equipment of Dubuque, IA in the amount of $40,500.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
21.

Report from the Public Works Department regarding bids for the Longview Park Maintenance Garage Roof Replacement project, recommending the bid be awarded to Economy Roofing of Bettendorf, IA for $77,820.00.

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

Report from the Public Works Department recommending a contract be awarded to CDM Smith, Inc. of Chicago, IL in the amount of $173,960.00 for a Phosphorus Removal Feasibility Study and Phosphorus Removal Optimization Plan.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the contract and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
23.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding a second amendment to the LRC Developers, Inc. redevelopment agreement at the Quad Cities Industrial Center (QCIC) property. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the Second Amendment to the Redevelopment Agreement with LRC Developers, Inc.; authorize the City Manager to execute the documents; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
24.

Report from the Police Department regarding a two-year contract with a one-year extension option for the purchase of police uniforms and related equipment recommending the contract be awarded to Ray O'Herron Inc. in the amount of $19,601.85 for Group A (uniform pants and shirts), $17,221.00 for Group B (Uniform Outerwear & Accessories), $12,600.00 for Group C (Leather Goods and Accessories); and Lawmen's and Shooters' Supply in Group D (Badges and Bars) for $4,543.90.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the contract and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
25.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department regarding the purchase of tax auction property located at 710 7th Avenue for $750.00 plus closing costs. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the purchase as recommended; authorize the City Manager to execute the purchase agreement; and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
26.

Report from the Rock Island Public Library requesting approval of $500,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for HVAC upgrades for the new Watts-Midtown Library.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the allocation of $500,000.00 of ARPA funds for HVAC upgrades in the Watts-Midtown Library.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
27.

Report from the Community & Economic Development Department requesting approval of $50,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the Façade Improvement Program.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the allocation of $50,000.00 of ARPA funds for the Façade Improvement Program.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
28.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Community and Economic Development Fund (207) increasing the expenditure budgets for CY2022 by $50,000.00.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
29.

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Community and Economic Development Fund (207), increasing the expenditure budgets for CY2022 by $50,000.00.

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

Report from the Finance Department regarding a budget adjustment for the Rock Island Public Library increasing the ARPA Fund (248) expenditure budget for CY2022 by $500,000.00.



Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
31.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request from Ronald Gruhlke to install 4-way stop signs on 26th Street at the intersection of 16th Avenue.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to deny the request as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
32.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request from William Weston to install a handicapped parking space in front of 1413 8th Street. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
33.

Report from the Traffic and Engineering Committee regarding a request from Nathan Johnson to install a handicapped parking space in front of 1021 15th Street. (First Reading)

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and consider the ordinance.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
34.

Report from the Mayor's Office regarding appointments to the Arts Commission.

Motion:
Motion whether or not to approve the appointments as recommended.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
35.

Other Business

36.

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 shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.

5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body (or legal counsel for the public body).

Motion:
Motion whether or not to go into Closed Session for the exceptions cited.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.
37.

Motion to Adjourn.

Motion:
Motion to adjourn to November 21, 2022.
RC
Roll Call vote is needed.

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