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City of Rockford City Council will meet February 18

By Michael Abella | Feb 17, 2020

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City of Rockford City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

B. Roll Call

C. Acceptance of the Journal

1. Journal of Proceedings for the Special City Council meeting held on January 27, 2020.

2. Journal of Proceedings for the City Council meeting held on February 3, 2020.

3. Journal of Proceedings for the Special City Council meeting held on February 10, 2020.

II. PROCLAMATIONS

III. PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

A. Planning and Development Committee

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda for the meeting to be held on February 19, 2020 and Minutes from that meeting for consideration at the Code and Regulation Committee meeting on February 24, 2020. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

2. Liquor and Tobacco Advisory Board Agenda for the meeting to be held on February 19, 2020 and Minutes from that meeting for consideration at the Code and Regulation Committee meeting on February 24, 2020. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

3. Memorandum from Lafakeria Vaughn, Assistant City Attorney, regarding the consideration of applications to modify existing liquor licenses to add one additional video gaming terminal. Referred to Code and Regulation Committee.

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. Memorandum from Carrie Hagerty, Finance Director, regarding revisions to the Water Ordinance. Referred to Finance and Personnel Committee.

2. Memorandum from Jennifer Cacciapaglia, Mayor's Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention, regarding the Illinois Heals Program Grant Award acceptance. Referred to Finance and Personnel Committee.

IV. PUBLIC SPEAKERS

1. Prophet Yusef

V. NEW COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Planning and Development Committee

1. Committee recommends approval of the 2020 Funding Agreement and Work Plan with Rockford Area Arts Council. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

2. Committee recommends approval of the 2020 Funding Agreement and Work Plan with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

3. Committee recommends approval of the renewal of a License Agreement between Zion Development Corporation and the City of Rockford for the use of 908 8th Avenue as a Strong House. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. Committee recommends:

a. Sustaining the Zoning Board of Appeals’ approval of a Special Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development consisting of a public library that includes a public plaza area, drive–through book drop/pick-up at 215 and 227 North Wyman Street, and 1xx West Jefferson Street; and

b. Reversing the Zoning Board of Appeals’ denial of three (3) wall signs in a C-4, Urban Mixed-Use Zoning District at 215 and 227 North Wyman Street and 1xx West Jefferson Street.

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

2. Committee recommends approval of the Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Rockford and the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Rockford (“Library”) for cooperation on certain improvements for Lot 3 of the Rockford Public Library Planned Unit Development and Access Easement Agreement. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. Committee recommends approval of the vouchers in the amount of $5,359,429.24 as approved at the Finance and Personal Committee meeting on February 10, 2020.

2. Committee recommends approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement for US Business 20 (West State Street) from Meridian Road to Springfield Avenue between the City of Rockford and the State of Illinois. The project includes the following:

Relocate Existing Traffic Signal Equipment $500.00 Engineering (15%) $75.00 Total City Participation $575.00

The funding source is Motor Fuel Tax funds. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

Committee recommends approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement for US Business 20 (East State Street) from Buckley Drive to Shaw Road between the City of Rockford and the State of Illinois. The City's portion of the signal improvements is listed below:

Traffic Signal Upgrades at Show Place Drive $2,691.00

Traffic Signal Upgrades at University Drive $2,691.00

Engineering (15%) $ 807.00

Total cost $6,189.00

The funding source is Motor Fuel Tax funds. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

4. Committee recommends approval of the sale of a city-owned property located at 728 South 6th Street to Maria C. Hernandez for the amount of $25,000.00. In lieu of payment, buyer shall perform all demolition, removal, backfill and labor associated with the property. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

5. Committee recommends approval of an Agreement to Terminate Financial Assistance Award for Barber Colman from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA Investment No. 06-01-06093). The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance.

VI. OFFICERS REPORTS

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS COMMITTEE REPORTS LAID OVER

A. Planning and Development Committee

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. Committee recommends sustaining the Traffic Commission's approval to establish a 20 mph School Speed Limit restriction on Harney Court from Fairview Avenue to Hawthorne Avenue. The Legal Director shall prepare the appropriate ordinance. (LAID OVER February 3, 2020)

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

VIII. APPOINTMENTS LAID OVER

1. Appointment of Jeremiah P. Griffin to the Community Action Agency Board to serve a three-year term and fill a vacant Client Sector Position. (Pursuant to Rule 18, this appointment will be up for passage after March 4, 2020.)

2. Appointment of Anqunette Parham as Executive Director of Human Services Department with an annual salary of $116,979.20.

IX. MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

A. Planning and Development Committee

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. Request for approval of a resolution for authority to intervene on the 2018 Property Tax Appeal Case for Rock River Tower, located at 913 North Main Street (PIN No. 11-23-206-011).

2. St. Patrick's Day Parade

This event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 14th from Noon to 5:00 p.m. The parade step-off is at 3:00 p.m. The parade will follow the traditional route beginning at 7th Street and 5th Avenue; North on 7th Street to State Street; West on State to Madison; North on Madison Street ending at Prairie Street

3. Meltfest

This event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Prairie Street Brew House, 200 Prairie Street and 500 North Madison from Lafayette to just north of Prairie Street. The run will begin and end in the Prairie Street Brew House lot

4. Midsommar Festival

This event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 404 South 3rd Street in the lot across from the Erlander Home Museum

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. Award of Bid: 2020 Demolition Program Group 9 to Northern Illinois Service Co., of Rockford, Illinois in the amount of $139,897.00 for the demolition of 1123 Green Street, 1216 Green Street 1227 Green Street (both structures), 330 South Central Avenue, 329 South Central Avenue, 1209 Chestnut Street, 1328 Chestnut Street, 331 Tay Street, 2311 Hecker Avenue, and 1016 Broadway. The funding source is Community Development Block Grant and Broadway TIF.

2. Award of Non-Competitive Contract: Starcom Radio Backup to Rock River Service Company Inc., of Rockford, Illinois in the amount of $54,694.00. The funding source is Police Operating Budget.

3. Award of Professional Services Contract for Engineering Services: 2020 Water System Improvements (Design and Inspection Services) to Fehr Graham, of Rockford, Illinois for a contract amount based on hourly rates (estimated budget $650,000.00). The contract duration is one-year with an option to extend for two one (1) year periods by mutual consent of both the City and the Consultant. The funding source is Water Replacement Improvement Account (WRIA).

4. Resolution for Improvement under the Illinois Highway Code - US Business 20 (West State Street) from Meridian Road to Springfield Avenue for Relocation of Traffic Signal Equipment in the amount of $5,000.00. The funding source is Motor Fuel Tax funds.

5. Resolution for Improvement under the Illinois Highway Code - US Business 20 (East State Street) from Buckley Drive to Shaw Road for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades in the amount of $10,000.00. The funding source is Motor Fuel Tax funds.

6. Resolution authorizing the Central Services Manager to execute the contract for Natural Gas Supply to City Facilities for up to three-year term, at rates refreshed on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

X. NEW BUSINESS (ORDINANCES)

A. Planning and Development Committee

1. An ordinance approving the 2020 Funding Agreement and Work Plan with Rockford Area Arts Council.

2. An ordinance approving the 2020 Funding Agreement and Work Plan with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful.

3. An ordinance approving the renewal of a License Agreement between Zion Development Corporation and the City of Rockford for the use of 908 8th Avenue as a Strong House.

B. Code and Regulation Committee

1. An ordinance approving a Special Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development consisting of a public library that includes a public plaza area, drive–through book drop/pick-up and three (3) wall signs in a C-4, Urban Mixed-Use Zoning District at 215 and 227 North Wyman Street and 1xx West Jefferson Street. (APPROVAL REQUIRES 10 VOTES)

2. An ordinance approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Rockford and the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Rockford (“Library”) for cooperation on certain improvements for Lot 3 of the Rockford Public Library Planned Unit Development and Access Easement Agreement.

3. An ordinance establishing a 20 mph School Speed Limit restriction on Harney Court from Fairview Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue.

C. Finance and Personnel Committee

1. An ordinance approving an Intergovernmental Agreement for US Business 20 (West State Street) from Meridian Road to Springfield Avenue between the City of Rockford and the State of Illinois. The project includes the following:

Relocate Existing Traffic Signal Equipment $500.00 Engineering (15%) $75.00 Total City Participation $575.00

The funding source is Motor Fuel Tax funds.

2. An ordinance approving an Intergovernmental Agreement for US Business 20 (East State Street) from Buckley Drive to Shaw Road between the City of Rockford and the State of Illinois. The City's portion of the signal improvements is listed below:

Traffic Signal Upgrades at Show Place Drive $2,691.00

Traffic Signal Upgrades at University Drive $2,691.00

Engineering (15%) $ 807.00

Total cost $6,189.00

The funding source is Motor Fuel Tax funds

3. An ordinance approving the sale of a city-owned property located at 728 South 6th Street to Maria C. Hernandez for the amount of $25,000. In lieu of payment, buyer shall perform all demolition, removal, backfill and labor associated with the property.

4. An ordinance approving an Agreement to Terminate Financial Assistance Award for Barber Colman from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA Investment No. 06-01- 06093).

XI. CLOSED SESSION

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

XII. ADJOURNMENT

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