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City Council Meeting Agenda Aug. 14, 2023



August 14, 2023

5:30 PM

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Regular Meeting

1.         Call to order Council meeting for the City of Fulton.

2.         Roll Call

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

4.         Appointments – Mayor Wendy appointed Alderperson Mindy Burggraaf to the Economic Development Committee. (Alderperson Wilkin will step down from that committee as she is already on 2 other committees.)

            Mayor Wendy appointed Alderperson Burggraaf to the Marina Committee.


5.         Recognition of Volunteers

6.         Communication from Visitors (Any communication that is NOT on the agenda for             consideration)

7.         Presentations

8.         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 Aldermen and considered individually after all other items of business on the consent agenda.)

  • Approve Council Meeting Minutes from July 24. 2023 (pages 4-7)
  • Approve Bill List (pages 8-18)
  • Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 19-26)

9.         Business

  • Motion to Approve

An Illinois certified police officer for a sign-on bonus.

Incrementally given out: $1,000.00 upon hire; $1,000.00 at 6 months; $1,000 after 1st year; then the final $2,000.00 being paid out at the end of the 2nd year.

  • Motion to Approve

Bus route trial with City of Clinton/Clinton MTA for the cost of $10,000.00 beginning on August 21, 2023, and ending on December 1, 2023. (pages 27-29)

  • Motion to Approve

As per previous years, Fulton Christmas Walk, Inc. to receive $2,000.00 from the City for the 2023 Christmas Walk. Fulton Fall Festival to receive $1,500.00 from the City for the 2023 Fall Festival.

Committee of the Whole - Discussion

  • Update from the Personnel Committee on the search for a new City Administrator.
  • Liquor License given to Dandelion Wishes (B License) it was granted because it was available.

      Liquor License given to Gatherings, Chuck Dykstra, (D License) also granted because it

      was available.

  • Where are we at with road and sidewalk replacements?
  • Dolan property sale complete, waiting for attorneys to set closing date, it will be soon.
  • Safety Committee – have you met regarding the Code Enforcement Officer requirements? How is it going?
  • Presentation from Terry Boonstra for shirts.
  • Signs coming into Fulton are in such disrepair. They reflect badly on our town when they are not updated. Fix them or set a short-term goal to replace them with digital signage. Let’s make a decision soon.
  • Where are we at with the bandshell and new restrooms at Drives Park?

3.         Committee Reports

  • Finance
  • Personnel

            C.   Economic Development

            D.   Parks & Rec

            E.   Public Safety

            F.   Marina

            G.  Tourism

            H.   Zoning


4.         Mayor’s Report – Washington,  D.C. trip details.

Whiteside County/Northwest Illinois Economic Development Update (pages 30-31) Meeting with Senator Win Stoller and the presentation of the Highway 30 project with 5 other presenters.

Northern Illinois Mayors’ Association, Amboy, IL (page 32)

5.         Aldermen Report – Does anyone have anything to report on.

6.         City Administrator’s Report

7.         Chief of Police Report

8.         Public Works Director

9.         Historical Society Report (page 33)

Closed Session for Personnel, Litagation or Sale of Property

10.       Adjourn