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Rock Island logoCity Council Meeting
March 14, 2016

No Study Session.
Executive Session:
on Personnel, Property
Acquisition and Litigation after regular meeting
if needed

Agenda 6:45 pm
City Council Chambers, City Hall, third floor, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL
1. Mayor Pauley will call the meeting to order.

2. Roll Call.

3. Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Invocation by Alderman Clark.

5. Minutes of the meeting of March 7, 2016. (Motion whether or not to approve the Minutes as printed.) 

6. Update Rock Island by Mayor Pauley.
  7. Proclamation declaring March 13 through March 19, 2016 as Brain Awareness Week. 
  8. Proclamation declaring March 20 through March 26, 2016 as Public Radio Week.
RC* 9. A Special Ordinance amending a Special Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit at 1202 19 1/2 Avenue. (Motion whether or not to consider, suspend the rules and pass the ordinance.)
RC* 10. Claims
a. Report from the Information Technology Department regarding payment in the amount of $40,478.20 to Harris Computer Systems for the annual software maintenance contract for Northstar.

(Motion whether or not to accept the report and authorize payment as recommended.)
RC* 11. Claims for the week of March 4 through March 10 in the amount of $2,344,456.55. (Motion whether or not to allow the claims.)
RC*  12. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a Resolution approving the Greenbush Neighborhood Plan as a component of the City's Comprehensive Plan. (Motion whether or not to adopt the resolution.) 
RC*  13. Report from the Finance Department regarding an adjustment to the CY 2016 Budget, recommending increasing the Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Fund in the amount of $7,448.78. (Motion whether or not to approve the budget adjustment as recommended.)
RC*  14. Report from the Parks and Recreation Department regarding funding for the demolition of the Fire Station at Douglas Park, recommending to utilize carryover funds in the amount of $20,000.00 and contingency or other funds within the Parks Department budget for removal of the building. (Motion whether or not to   approve removal of the fire station using carryover funds and contingency funds or other funds as recommended.)
  15. Report from the Community and Economic Development Department regarding a request from William Clay for rezoning from a R-3 (one and two family residence) district to a B-3 (community business) district at 2033/2035 9th Street. (Motion whether or not to deny the request as Planning staff recommended because it does not conform to the Comprehensive Plan and the adjacent zoning and land use in the surrounding  neighborhood and allow the applicant to apply for a special use permit amendment.)
  16. Report from the Mayor regarding an appointment and reappointments to the Historic Preservation Commission. (Motion whether or not to approve the appointment and reappointments as recommended.) 
  17. Report from the Mayor regarding a reappointment to the Police and Fire Commission. (Motion whether or not to approve the reappointment as recommended.) 
RC*  18. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from the Blue Cat Brew Pub to hold an event (Camp Kesem Fundraiser) outside on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 113 18th Street and a request for a waiver of the event fees. (Motion whether or not to approve the event and waiver of fees as recommended, subject to complying with all liquor license regulations.) 
  19. Report from the City Clerk regarding a request from Principal Tim Wernentin of Rock Island High School to block off approximately five parking spaces and 50 to 60 feet of curb space in front of the Stern Center at 1713 3rd Avenue for a Hummer limo from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016 for Rock Island High School's Junior/Senior Prom. (Motion whether or not to approve the request as recommended and authorize the Public Works staff to provide the barricades.)
RC* 20. Report from the City Clerk regarding an application and Resolution for the Cornbelt Running Club to hold their Quad Cities Distance Classic Half Marathon and 5K Road Races on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. (Motion whether or not to approve the event as recommended and adopt the resolution.) 
21. Other Business.

22. Executive Session on Personnel, Property Acquisition and Litigation.

23. Motion to recess to 5:30 pm, Monday, March 21, 2016.
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 City Clerk Aleisha Patchin at (309) 732-2010 or visiting in person at: 1528 Third Avenue Rock Island, IL, 61201