City of Moline Committee of the Whole met Jan. 7.
Here is the minutes provided by the committee:
PRESENT: Mayor Stephanie Acri (Chair)
Alderman Scott Williams (Ward 1)
Alderman David Parker, Jr. (Ward 2)
Alderman Mike Wendt (Ward 3)
Alderman Richard “Dick” Potter (Ward 4)
Alderman Sam Moyer (Ward 5)
Alderman Kevin Schoonmaker (Ward 6)
Alderman Mike Waldron (Ward 7)
Alderman Sonia Berg (Alderman At-Large)
STAFF: J.D. Schulte, Interim City Administrator
Janine Hollembaek Parr, City Clerk
Rodd Schick, Interim Public Works Director
Alison Fleming, Human Resources Manager
Greg Johnson, Interim Parks Recreation Director
Don Goff, Information Technology Manager
Bryon Lear, Library Director
Darren Gault, Chief of Police
Jeff Snyder, Fire Chief
Scott Hinton, City Engineer
Carol Barnes, Finance Director
Jeff Anderson, City Planner
K.J. Whitley, Community Development Program Manager
Chris Mathias, Property Management Coordinator
Leah Miller, Human Resources Specialist
Tony Loete, Utilities Manager
OTHERS: Derke Price, Ancel Glink
Margaret Kostopulos, Ancel Glink
Sarah Hayden, Dispatch
Maggie Tinsman, Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery
Kaelly Danielson and Pauline Gordon, Family Resources’ Braking Traffik Program
Mayor Acri called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Alderman Moyer, seconded by Alderman Wendt, moved to approve the remote electronic attendance of 2nd Ward Alderman David Parker, at the Committee-of-the-whole and City Council meetings of January 7, 2020, due to personal illness or disability. Motion passed unanimously.
Oath of Office
Oath of office for promotional appointment of Derrick Cullison to the rank of Police Sergeant, effective January 5, 2020.
A Proclamation from Big Brothers Big Sisters to declare January, 2020, as “National Mentoring Month.”
A Proclamation from Iowa Network Against Trafficking and Slavery, and Family Resources’ Braking Traffik Program to declare January, 2020, as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month.”
Questions on the Agenda
There were no questions on the Agenda.
1. A Special Ordinance authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute and attest to a Consent Agreement between the City of Moline and USCOC of Greater Iowa, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, to permit a modification of equipment on City-owned property located at 1531 17th Avenue, Moline. Chris Mathias, Property Management Coordinator, explained that the City of Moline has a Water Tank Lease Agreement with USCOC of Greater Iowa, LLC (hereinafter “USCOC”) to allow antennae facilities on City premises located at 1531 17th Avenue. USCOC has notified the City that it would like to modify the existing equipment at the site. USCOC is proposing to remove three (3) antennas and three (3) radio units and replace them with six (6) new antennas and nine (9) new radio units at the same mount height. Corporation Counsel has reviewed this request and determined that the Lessee is exercising its rights in the Water Tank Lease Agreement and that an amendment of the existing lease is not required. A motion was made by Alderman Wendt to approve. Seconded by Alderman Schoonmaker. Motion passed unanimously.
2. A Resolution authorizing the Community and Economic Development Department, on behalf of the City of Moline, to apply to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) for an Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund Single Family Rehabilitation (SFR), Round 3 with Roof Only Option (SFR-R) and Disaster Contingency Award (DCA) Grant in the amount of $435,000; and authorizing City staff to do any and all things necessary to apply for the Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) for an Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund Single Family Rehabilitation (SFR), Round 3 with Roof Only Option (SFR-R) and Disaster Contingency Award (DCA) Grant. KJ Whitley, Community Development Program Manager, stated that the City has a list of households waiting to participate in the Community Housing Services Program and are currently working through forty plus active applications, which demonstrates a need for additional resources for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in the City. The Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund Single Family Rehab Program (SFR), Round 3 with Roof Only Option (SFR-R) and Disaster Contingency Award (DCA) program will assist low-income and very low-income homeowners with repairs to their homes and will also remove health and safety hazards by repairing or replacing costly maintenance items. The City is requesting $435,000 for the SFR/SFR-R Program. Each eligible property would receive assistance up to a maximum of $45,000 and will support the City’s continued partnership with neighboring communities. A motion was made by Alderman Wendt to approve. Seconded by Alderman Moyer. Motion passed with Alderman Berg abstaining due to her membership on the IHDA board.
3. A Resolution authorizing approval of Change Order #1 with Walter D. Laud Inc. for Project #1312, 10th Avenue Reconstruction, in the amount of $11,419.85. Rodd Schick, Interim Public Works Director, indicated that in order to make the final payment to the contractor and close out the contract, a change order is needed in the amount of $11,419.85. This change order increases the original contract value of $1,382,944.45 by 0.8% to $1,394,364.30. The change order reflects actual quantities constructed and includes additional costs for pavement extensions, old water main and service maintenance during construction, and unanticipated storm sewer costs along 10th Avenue. A motion was made by Alderman Wendt to approve. Seconded by Alderman Schoonmaker. Motion passed unanimously.
4. An Ordinance amending Chapter 4, “ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR,” of the Moline Code of Ordinances, by amending Sections 4-3302 to 4-3307, 4-3309, 4-3310 and 4-3315, regarding the retail sale of single serving containers of certain alcoholic liquors. Derke Price, Corporation Counsel, shared that the City adopted Council Bill/General Ordinance No. 3028-2019 on November 19, 2019, to enact a new section, Section 4-4110, to regulate the retail sale of single serving containers of certain alcoholic liquors in their original packaging. The restricted sales apply to any holder of a City of Moline Class A, AA, B, C, CC, CCC, D, E, F, FF, G, H or K liquor license. The ordinance language regarding minimum quantities has resulted in questions from liquor licensees, and Corporation Counsel has determined that certain language regarding minimum quantities in the above-referenced sections should be removed to avoid confusion. This ordinance will remove all specific references of “fifty-one milliliters or larger” from those sections to align with the new Section 4-4110. A motion was made by Alderman Wendt to approve. Seconded by Alderman Williams. Motion passed unanimously.
There was no public comment.
The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.