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City Council Agenda October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Consent Agenda (All items in the consent agenda will be enacted by a single motion and roll call vote. Any item may be removed upon request by the Mayor or any Alderman and considered individually after all other items of business on the consent agenda).

A. Approve October 3, 2016 and October 13, 2016 City Council Minutes (pages 1-4)
B. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 5-13)
C. Approve Bill List (back of packet)

Action: Motion to approve Consent Agenda

6. Rule on Items Removed from Consent Agenda

7. Old Business

A. Ordinance #1549 Authorizing the Acquisition of a certain parcel of Real Property by City of Fulton (pages 14-15)

Summary: Authorization to acquire the Ludvigsen property at 1516 4th Street, Fulton. City would pay $1605.69 in outstanding taxes on the property and be responsible to a portion of the 2016 taxes due (Est. at $786). The City would then have clear title to the property and can proceed with demolition.

Action: Approve Ordinance

B. Ordinance #1550 Authorizing a variance of certain property within the city of Fulton pursuant to the revised Zoning Ordinance (pages 16-17)

Summary: Ordinance to allow Eddie L. Wosoba, 506 16th Ave., a variance to build a carport on the properties line. Recommended by Zoning Board of Appeals and granted by City Council on October 3, 2016.

Action: Approve Ordinance

C. Sale of 5 acres in the Fulton Industrial Center

Summary: Eastern Iowa Propane requests the City sell 5 acres at $15,000/acre ($75,000) in the southwest corner of the Industrial Center

Action: Approve Sale

8. New Business

A. Emergency Dewatering Contract (pages 18-21)

Summary: Heavy-duty dewatering equipment is needed to complete emergency repairs of the sanitary sewer line break on 4th St by the Marina entrance. The collapse occurred on Tuesday, October 4th; a high ground-water level is causing the excavated walls to collapse creating unsafe conditions for PW staff and is preventing repairs. Funds will be used from water/sewer/new/rebuild infrastructure (available balance $44,025).

B. Police Officer Manning (pages 22-29)

Summary: Chief Rhoades proposes increasing patrol officer manning levels to 7

Action: Discussion

C. Rezoning of Property located at 2423 4th Street within the City of Fulton, Illinois, owned by Todd Mueller (pages 30-35)

Summary: Todd Mueller is petitioning to grant rezoning of property located at 2423 4th Street, Fulton, IL. This would include Lots 2 & 3 of Block 12. Said property is currently zoned “Single Family.” Mr. Mueller requests a rezoning to “Industry”, in order to construct a Pole Shed for personal use and rental space.

Action: Approve Rezoning

9. Reports

Administrator Report (page 36)
Finance Committee Report (pages 37-39)
Police Chief Report (page 40)

10. Closed Session to discuss personnel

11. Return to open session

12. City Administrator’s Contract

13. Adjourn