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City of Rockford City Council met August 5

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City of Rockford City Council met Aug. 5.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

I. CALL TO ORDER

Mayor McNamara called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m.

A. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

The invocation was given by Rev. Eddie Huntley from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor McNamara.

B. Roll Call

Attendee Name

Organization

 Title

  Status

Arrived

Tim Durkee

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Absent

 
Chad Tuneberg

City of Rockford

Alderman

Present

Kevin Frost

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Present

Venita Hervey

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Present

 
Natavias Ervins

City of Rockford

Alderman

Present

Ann Thompson-Kelly

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Absent

Karen Hoffman

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Present

 
Bill Rose

City of Rockford

Alderman

Absent

Franklin C. Beach

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Absent

Tuffy Quinonez

City of Rockford

Alderman

Present

John C. Beck

City of Rockford

Alderman

Absent

Linda McNeely

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Present

 
Joseph Chiarelli

City of Rockford

Alderman

Present

Tony Gasparini

City of Rockford

 Alderman

Present

6:20 PM

C. Acceptance of the Journal

1. Journal of Proceedings for the City Council meeting held on July 15, 2019.

Alderman Chiarelli moved to accept the Journal of Proceedings for the City Council meeting held on July 15, 2019, seconded by Alderman Hervey. MOTION PREVAILED with a voice vote (Aldermen Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach and Beck were absent).

II. PUBLIC HEARING

1. Public Hearing concerning the intent of the City Council of the City of Rockford to sell General Obligation Bonds (Sales Tax Alternate Revenue Source) not to exceed $23,100,000.

Mayor McNamara called upon Alderman Frost to conduct the Public Hearing. Alderman Frost called the Public Hearing to order at 5:42 p.m. pursuant to 30 Illinois Complied Statutes 350/1 et seq. for the proposed sale of General Obligation Alternate Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $23,100,000. Notice of this hearing was given by publication in The Rock River Times on July 24, 2019. Alderman Frost stated the bonds will be used to construct and equip a convention center, a police evidence facility and parking lot improvements.

Alderman Frost asked for questions or comments from the general public with regard to the proposed bond sale. Hearing none, the hearing was adjourned at 5:43 p.m.

RESULT: DISCUSSED

2. Public Hearing concerning the intent of the City Council of the City of Rockford to sell General Obligation Bonds (Waterworks System Alternate Revenue Source) not to exceed $25,600,000.

Alderman Frost called the Public Hearing to order at 5:44 p.m. pursuant to 30 Illinois Complied Statutes 350/1 et seq. for the proposed sale of General Obligation Waterworks System Alternate Revenue Bonds in an amount not to exceed $25,600,000. Notice of this hearing was given by publication in The Rock River Times on July 24, 2019. Alderman Frost stated the purpose of the bonds is to fund improvements to water meters and related infrastructure improvements.

Alderman Frost asked for questions or comments from the general public with regard to the proposed bond sale. Hearing none, the hearing was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

RESULT: DISCUSSED

III. PROCLAMATIONS

1. Mayor McNamara presented a proclamation proclaiming the month of August 2019 to be "WINNEBAGO BUY LOCAL MONTH" in Rockford, Illinois.

2. Mayor McNamara presented a proclamation proclaiming Tuesday, August 6, 2019, to be "NATIONAL NIGHT OUT" in Rockford, Illinois.

IV. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. Planning and Development Committee

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. Memorandum from Lafakeria Vaughn, Assistant City Attorney, regarding proposed amendments to Chapter 5, Article III, Division 10, Section 5-536 of the City of Rockford Code of Ordinances - Adult Entertainment Establishments. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

2. Memorandum from Martin Bloom, Project Manager - Permits and Special Events, regarding upcoming special events which include Screw City Beer Festival, Greek Fest, Tamale Fest IV and 2019 Fall for Rockford. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

3. Memorandum from Jeremy Carter, P.E., Traffic Engineer regarding an Honorary Street Name Change on South Madison Street from East State Street to Walnut Street to Maffioli Avenue in honor of Louie Maffioli, fourth generation of the first Italian family in Rockford, President and CEO of Wilson Electric Company. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

4. Traffic Commission Agenda for the meeting to be held on August 14, 2019 and Minutes from that meeting for consideration at the Code and Regulation Committee on August 26, 2019. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

5. Memorandum from Kelly Nokes, Engineering Operations Manager, regarding a Right of Way Vacation request for 717 John Street and 706 Salem Street. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

6. Memorandum from Nicholas Meyer, Legal Directors, regarding an Intergovernmental Agreement with Rockford Public School District 205 for police services, video monitoring and integration. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. Alderman Frost opened a bid for the sale of property located at 4XX Short Horsman from Timothy and Beverly Davis of Rockford, Illinois in the amount of for $575.00. Referred to Finance and Personnel Committee.

V. PUBLIC SPEAKERS

1. Prophet Yusef of Rockford, Illinois recited scripture and voiced his concerns regarding the recent mass shootings and gun control.

2. Miami Roby of Rockford, Illinois thanked the council members for their support for the Rockford Area Arts Council. She invited the council members to attend the upcoming ArtsPlace Dance and Theater Performance of Found on Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th at the Nordlof Center.

3. John Tac Brantley of Rockford, Illinois recited scripture and thanked the local businesses that made it possible for him to arrange a trip to Magic Waters for a large group of children and their parents.

VI. APPOINTMENT OF SECOND WARD ALDERMAN

1. Appointment of Tony Gasparini as Alderman of the Second Ward. Mayor McNamara read in the appointment and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

VII. OATH OF OFFICE ADMINISTERED TO ALDERMAN GASPARINI

1. Swearing In Ceremony

Mayor McNamara asked Legal Director Nicholas Meyer to conduct the Swearing in Ceremony. Legal Director Nicholas Meyer administered the Oath of Office to Alderman Gasparini and congratulated him on his appointment.

VIII. MOTION TO RECESS THE MEETING

1. Motion to Recess the City Council Meeting

Alderman Hervey moved to recess the City Council meeting, seconded by Alderman Chiarelli. MOTION PREVAILED with a unanimous voice vote (Aldermen Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach and Beck were absent). The meeting recessed at 6:10 p.m.

Mayor McNamara called the meeting back into Open Session at 6:20 p.m. and the following aldermen were present: Gasparini, Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely and Chiarelli (Aldermen Durkee, Thompson- Kelly, Rose, Beach, and Beck were absent).

IX. NEW COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Planning and Development Committee

1. 2019-179-CR - Committee recommends approval of the Development Agreement for 134 N. Main Street with Joseph James Partners LLC. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Tuneberg, on behalf of the Planning and Development Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [8 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini

NAYS: Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. 2019-180-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Traffic

Commission's recommendation of “No Action” on the following items:

a. To establish a parking restriction of “No Parking Any Time” on the east side of 20th Street from 13th Avenue to 110’ south of 13th Avenue, thus repealing the existing Passenger Loading Zone restriction from 13th Avenue to 60’ south of 13th Avenue;

b. To establish an all-way stop at the intersection of Crosby Street and Highland Avenue, thus repealing the existing 2-way stop at the intersection of Crosby Street and Highland Avenue;

c. To establish an all-way stop at the intersection of Crosby Street and London Avenue, thus repealing the existing 2-way stop at the intersection of Crosby Street and London Avenue;

d. To establish an all-way stop at the intersection of Crosby Street and Rome Avenue, thus repealing the existing 2-way stop at the intersection of Crosby Street and Rome Avenue; and

e. To establish a yield or 2-way stop sign at the intersection of Marvin Street and Green Street.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report. Alderman McNeely moved to lay over item e. (To establish a yield or 2-way stop sign at the intersection of Marvin Street and Green Street). Alderman Hervey seconded the motion and the item was laid over to the August 19, 2019 meeting. The remaining items (a. through d.) were placed up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

2. 2019-181-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Traffic Commission's approval to establish a yield or stop sign at the intersection of Yonge Street and Tacoma Avenue. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

3. 2019-182-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Traffic Commission's approval to establish angle parking on the north side of Wills Avenue from 9th Street to 160 feet west of 9th Street. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

4. 2019-183-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Traffic Commission's approval to remove the “Through Street” designation on Crosby Street from Longwood Street to Calvin Park Boulevard. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

5. 2019-184-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Liquor and Tobacco Advisory Board's approval for the Sale of Tobacco Products in conjunction with a gas station and convenience store in an I-1, Light Industrial Zoning District at 425 South Winnebago Street (Rami Fakhouri dba City Fuel Inc./Applicant). Subject to conditions. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

6. 2019-185-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Liquor and Tobacco Advisory Board's approval for modification of an existing liquor license to allow a full liquor license for the Sale of Packaged Liquor in conjunction with a gas station and convenience store in a C-2, Limited Commercial Zoning District at 3135 North Rockton Avenue (Gurinder Kullar dba GP Petroleum Inc./Applicant). Subject to conditions. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

7. 2019-186-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Liquor and Tobacco Advisory Board's approval for:

a. The Sale of Beer and Wine by the Drink; and

b. The Sale of Packaged Beer and Wine in conjunction with a bakery café in a C-4, Urban Mixed-Use Zoning District at 116 North Madison Street, Suite 118 (Jargal Gendenbaatar dba Crust and Crumbles/Applicant).

Subject to conditions. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [8 TO 2]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey, Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

8. 2019-187-CR - Committee recommends sustaining the Zoning Board of Appeals' approval for a Special Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development consisting of a religious assembly, funeral home, food pantry, and charitable and non-profit office in a C-2, Limited Commercial Zoning District at 1110 Arthur Avenue (Khalid Siddiqui of ICNA Rockford/Applicant). Subject to conditions. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

9. Committee recommends sustaining the Zoning Board of Appeals' approval for a Variation to reduce the required front yard setback from 30 feet to 27 feet along Rowntree Lane for a 12 feet wide garage addition to the west side of the attached garage in a R-1, Single-Family Residential Zoning District at 1769 Red Oak Lane (Bradley Morton/Applicant). Subject to conditions. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, stated that the applicant and Alderman Durkee have requested that this item be held out.

RESULT: HELD OUT Next: 8/19/2019 5:30 PM

10. 2019-188-CR - Committee recommends approval of Plat No. 4 of Rockford Landing Subdivision.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

11. 2019-189-CR - Committee recommends approval of the proposed amendment to Section 117-5 of the City of Rockford Code of Ordinances - "Posting handbills, other advertising," to allow advertising on RMTD bus shelters. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

12. 2019-190-CR - Committee recommends approval of the Right of Way Vacation Request for the alley north of 107 Springfield Avenue. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

13. 2019-191-CR - Committee recommends approval of the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement between the Rockford Park District and City of Rockford for the expansion of police services. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. 2019-192-CR - Committee recommends approval of the vouchers in the amount of $6,560,225.55 as approved at the Finance and Personnel Committee meeting held on July 22, 2019.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

2. 2019-193-CR - Approval of the Fine Reduction Request for 3515 East State Street.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the committee report and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

X. OFFICERS REPORTS

A. Alderman Hoffman

Alderman Hoffman explained the point system for the Rockford Housing Authority vouchers. She also reported that there is only one resident remaining at Brewington Oaks and she stated she believes they have found a new home for that individual.

B. Alderman Frost

Alderman Frost congratulated Public Works Director Mark Stockman on his well- deserved retirement and he thanked him for his dedication and outstanding service to the City of Rockford. He shared Director Stockman always responded very quickly and efficiently to any issues that were reported.

C. Alderman Hervey

Alderman Hervey wished Director Mark Stockman all the best with his retirement and she stated she believes Kyle Saunders will do a fantastic job in his new position.

Alderman Hervey thanked her constituents for the outpouring of support and condolences that were extended to her during the loss of her brother.

D. Alderman Tuneberg

Alderman Tuneberg thanked Public Works Director Mark Stockman for his many years of service to the City of Rockford and he commended Director Stockman for always doing an incredible job and taking action to get projects completed in the Third Ward.

E. Alderman McNeely

Alderman McNeely expressed her gratitude to Public Works Director Mark Stockman for going above and beyond and always resolving issues promptly. She shared she will miss Director Stockman and she wished him all the best.

F. Alderman Ervins

Alderman Ervins congratulated Director Stockman and wished him well.

Alderman Ervins mentioned he attended a coaching event at Soar Assembly for men over the weekend. He shared the event was about bridging the gap between the older and younger generations.

G. Alderman Chiarelli

Alderman Chiarelli informed Kyle Saunders he has a large role to fill but he stated he believed Kyle would do a great job.

Alderman Chiarelli expressed his gratitude to Director Stockman for his 30 years of dedication to the residents of the Fourteenth Ward and throughout the City of Rockford. He wished Director Stockman the very best with his retirement.

Alderman Chiarelli extended his condolences to City of Rockford Firefighter Jimmy Krein and his family on the passing of his father, Jim Krein.

H. Alderman Quinonez

Alderman Quinonez congratulated Director Stockman on his retirement and thanked him for his many years of service.

I. Mayor McNamara

Mayor McNamara expressed his gratitude to Director Stockman for his 30 years of service to the City of Rockford. Mayor McNamara stated that since Director Stockman accepted the role of Public Works Director he has stabilized the Public Works Department, rebuilt the team and positioned the department for future success. He mentioned that the Public Works Department employees hold Director Stockman in very high regard. Mayor McNamara stated the impact that Director Stockman has made in the City of Rockford would be felt for years to come. He congratulated Director Stockman on an incredible career and wished him well during his well-deserved retirement.

Mayor McNamara congratulated Alderman Gasparini on his appointment and he shared that he is looking forward to working with him.

XI. APPOINTMENTS LAID OVER

1. Reappointment of Val Olafson to the Historic Preservation Commission for a three-year term, expiring in June 2022. (Pursuant to Rule 18, this reappointment is up for passage.)

Mayor McNamara read in the appointment and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

2. Reappointment of Jeff DiBenedetto to the Rockford Housing Authority Board for a five-year term, expiring in June 2024. (Pursuant to Rule 18, this reappointment is up for passage.)

Mayor McNamara read in the appointment and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: APPROVED [8 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini

NAYS: Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

3. Reappointment of Mokhtar Mohamed to the Building Board of Appeals for a five- year term, expiring in June 2024. (Pursuant to Rule 18, this reappointment is up for passage.)

Mayor McNamara read in the appointment and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

4. Appointment of Tara Williams to the Community Action Board for a three-year term. (Pursuant to Rule 18, this appointment will be up for passage after September 4, 2019.)

RESULT: LAID OVER Next: 8/19/2019 5:30 PM

XII. MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Planning and Development Committee

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. 2019-158-R - Review of City Council Closed Session Minutes. Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

2. 2019-159-R - Tough Mudder Chicago This event is scheduled for:

Saturday, August 24th 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 25th 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event will be held at Chicago Rockford Airport, 2 Airport Circle.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

3. 2019-160-R - Cycle on 2nd and IDOT Resolution

This event is scheduled for Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to

11:00 a.m. (roads close at 7:00 a.m.)

The event route will run southbound N. 2nd St. from Auburn St. to Walnut, E. State St. from 2nd St. to Madison, Madison St. north to Y Blvd. with activities at The Park District Trolley Station patio.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

4. 2019-161-R - Greenwich Village Art Fair and IDOT Resolution This event is scheduled for:

Saturday, September 14th 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event will be held at 711 North Main Street, Riverfront Museum Park.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

5. 019-162-R - Drop Shot Fest

This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to

3:00 p.m.

The event location is North and South Main Street (on blocks between Mulberry to the north and Elm St. to the south).

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. 2019-163-R - Award of Bid: Public Works Materials to William Charles Construction, of Rockford, Illinois, Rock Road Companies, of Janesville, Wisconsin, and N-TRAK Group, of Loves Park, Illinois for an estimated annual value of $250,000.00 based on unit pricing. The contract duration is one (1) year. The funding source is Departmental Operating Budgets.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

2. 2019-164-R - Award of Bid: 2019 Church Street and Court Street Water Main Replacement to Northern Illinois Service, of Rockford, Illinois in the amount of $268,827.00. The funding source is Water Replacement Improvement Account (WRIA).

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

3. 2019-165-R - Rescind/Award of Bid: 2018 Demolition Group 4. Staff recommends rescinding the award to Rodman Services, of Rockford, Illinois and awarding to N-TRAK Group, LLC, of Loves Park, Illinois in the amount of $33,982.00 for the demolition of 3110 15th Street, 620 Trenton Street, and 412 North 3rd Street. The contract duration is 45 days. The funding source is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Abandoned Property Program (APP) Round 3.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

4. 2019-166-R - Award of Joint Purchasing Contract: Direct-Link Crisis Response Throw Phone Systems to Enforcement Technology Group Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the amount of $26,614.00. The funding source is Police Operating Budget.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

5. 2019-167-R - Award of RFP: SCADA Consulting and Support Services to Enhanced Networks Inc., of Mundelein, Illinois and Concentric Integration, of Crystal Lake, Illinois for an estimated annual contract value of $125,000.00, based on unit pricing as listed on the fee schedules. The contract duration is one (1) year with four (4) possible annual extensions. The funding source is Water Fund.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

6. 2019-168-R - Contract Amendment: Administration of the On-Site Clinic with Marathon Health Inc., of Winooski, Vermont for an annual service fee of $882,839.00 with no annual increases for the duration of the contract. The duration of the contract is three (3) years beginning July 1, 2019 through September 30, 2021, including the option for renewal of two (2) additional one (1) year terms. The funding source is Health Fund.

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personnel Committee, read in the resolution and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

XIII. NEW BUSINESS (ORDINANCES)

A. Planning and Development Committee

1. 2019-163-O - An ordinance approving the Development Agreement for 134 N. Main Street with Joseph James Partners LLC.

Alderman Tuneberg, on behalf of the Planning and Development Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [8 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini

NAYS: Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. 2019-164-O - An ordinance approving the establishment of a yield or stop

sign at the intersection of Yonge Street and Tacoma Avenue.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

2. 2019-165-O - An ordinance approving the establishment of angle parking on the north side of Wills Avenue from 9th Street to 160 feet west of 9th Street.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

3. 2019-166-O - An ordinance approving the removal of “Through Street” designation on Crosby Street from Longwood Street to Calvin Park Boulevard.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

4. 2019-167-O - An ordinance approving the Sale of Tobacco Products in conjunction with a gas station and convenience store in an I-1, Light Industrial Zoning District at 425 South Winnebago Street (Rami Fakhouri dba City Fuel Inc./Applicant).

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

5. 2019-168-O - An ordinance approving a modification of an existing liquor license to allow a full liquor license for the Sale of Packaged Liquor in conjunction with a gas station and convenience store in a C-2, Limited Commercial Zoning District at 3135 North Rockton Avenue (Gurinder Kullar dba GP Petroleum Inc./Applicant).

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [8 TO 2]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey, Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

6. 2019-169-O - An ordinance approving the Sale of Beer and Wine by the Drink in conjunction with a bakery café in a C-4, Urban Mixed-Use Zoning District at 116 North Madison Street, Suite 118 (Jargal Gendenbaatar dba Crust and Crumbles/Applicant).

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [8 TO 2]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey, Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

7. 2019-170-O - An ordinance approving the Sale of Packaged Beer and Wine in conjunction with a bakery café in a C-4, Urban Mixed-Use Zoning District at 116 North Madison Street, Suite 118 (Jargal Gendenbaatar dba Crust and Crumbles/Applicant).

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [8 TO 2]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey, Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

8. 2019-171-O - An ordinance approving a Special Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development consisting of a religious assembly, funeral home, food pantry, and charitable and non-profit office in a C-2, Limited Commercial Zoning District at 1110 Arthur Avenue (Khalid Siddiqui of ICNA Rockford/Applicant).

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Venita Hervey

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

9. An ordinance approving a Variation to reduce the required front yard setback from 30 feet to 27 feet along Rowntree Lane for a 12 feet wide garage addition to the west side of the attached garage in a R-1, Single- Family Residential Zoning District at 1769 Red Oak Lane (Bradley Morton/Applicant).

RESULT: HELD OUT Next: 8/19/2019 5:30 PM

10. 2019-172-O - An ordinance approving the amendments to Section 117-5 of the City of Rockford Code of Ordinances - "Posting handbills, other advertising," to allow advertising on RMTD bus shelters.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

11. 2019-173-O - An ordinance approving the Right of Way Vacation Request for the alley north of 107 Springfield Avenue.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

12. 2019-174-O - An ordinance approving the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Rockford Park District and City of Rockford for the expansion of police services.

Alderman Chiarelli, on behalf of the Code and Regulation Committee, read in the ordinance and placed it up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [9 TO 1]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, Chiarelli, Gasparini, McNamara

NAYS: Linda McNeely

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

XIV. CLOSED SESSION

1. Motion to Convene into Closed Session in order to discuss Labor Negotiation matters

Alderman Chiarelli moved to convene into Closed Session in order to discuss labor negotiation matters, seconded by Alderman Hervey. MOTION PREVAILED with a roll call vote (Aldermen Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach and Beck were absent). The meeting convened into Closed Session at 6:52 p.m.

Mayor McNamara called the meeting back into Open Session at 7:05 p.m. and the following aldermen were present: Gasparini, Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely and Chiarelli (Aldermen Durkee, Thompson- Kelly, Rose, Beach and Beck were absent).

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

XV. NEW BUSINESS (ORDINANCES) CONTINUED

A. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. 2019-175-O - An ordinance approving the AFSCME Local 1058/1058-B Collective Bargaining Agreement which includes: a two percent (2%) wage increase in 2019, 2020, and 2021; changes to Article 15.2 – Insurance Coverage and Contributions; and a $300 stipend for bargaining unit members. The Collective Bargaining Agreement will expire on December 31, 2021. (SUSPEND RULE 15)

Alderman Frost, on behalf of the Finance and Personal Committee, read in the ordinance and moved to suspend Rule 15. Alderman Hervey seconded the motion. MOTION PREVAILED with a unanimous voice vote (Aldermen Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach and Beck were absent). The ordinance was then placed up for passage.

RESULT: ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES: Tuneberg, Frost, Hervey, Ervins, Hoffman, Quinonez, McNeely, Chiarelli, Gasparini

ABSENT: Durkee, Thompson-Kelly, Rose, Beach, Beck

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

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