De Immigrant Windmill

City of Fulton Council Meeting Agenda, March 27, 2023



MARCH 27, 2023

5:30 PM

(Please click link below to view the entire Council Meeting)


 1.         Call to order

2.         Roll Call

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

4.         Recognition of Volunteers

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

6.         Presentations

  • Drive’s Historic Building – Jane Orman Luker, Betty Steinert, Greg Anderson, Curt Temple

7.         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 Special Council Meeting Minutes, Council Meeting Minutes and Public Hearing Minutes from March 18, 2023, March 13, 2023, and February 27, 2023 (pages 1A, 1-5) (6-9)
  • Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 10-17)
  • Approve Bill List (pages 18-31)

8.         Business (All Items listed may be acted upon)

A.  Approve Petition to move forward with annexation for Sloan Implement - into the corporate limits of the City of Fulton, IL (pages 32-35)

            Motion:  To Approve

B.  Approve the City Hall/Police Department Generator ($12,000) 

Motion:  To Approve

C.  Approve a Marina Loan, in the amount of $150,000 at 5% interest for 10 years through Central Bank

Motion:  To Approve

D.  Approve a Backhoe Loan, in the amount $62,750 at 3.75% interest for 3 years through Central Bank

Motion:  To Approve

E.  Approve to waive bids for Progress Drive – project amount $120,000

Motion:  To Approve

F.  Approve Calendar Parking

Motion:  To Approve

G.  Approve April 6, 2023, as Junior Achievement Day (pages 36-38)

Motion:  To Approve

H.  Approve a Baseball Banner Sign in the amount of $200, requested by Barb Frantz

Motion:  To Approve


            I.  Approve Drives Historic Building Donation – $100,000 request

            Motion:  To Approve

J.  Approve a one-time donation to the Impact Program – amount to be determined by the council

K.  Approve recommendation from Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a garage addition that exceeds 960 square feet – Owner, Jessica North VanKampen – 1028 9th Ave. (page 39)

Motion:  To Approve

L.  Approve recommendation from Zoning Board of Appeals to grant rezoning from Industrial to Business for the old Harbor Crest Nursing Home, located at 817 17 Street, owner Jason Marcus. (page 39)

Motion:  To Approve

9.         Discussion

  • Business Registration Form (pages 40-41)
  • Band Shell

            C.  Liquor License Ordinance

D.  Council Input on the Committee of the Whole as part of the agenda

E.  Cattail Building Rental Rates – (currently at $40 for Fulton, in-town residents, $75 for out-of-town patrons, with a $40 refundable deposit) – Proposed rates from the Parks and Rec Committee……$100 for Fulton, in-town residents, $150 for out-of-town patrons, with a $100 refundable deposit

10.       Committee Reports

  • Finance
  • Personnel

            C.  Economic Development

            D.  Parks & Rec (page 42)

            E.  Public Safety

            F.  Marina (page 43)

            G.  Zoning

11.       Mayor’s Report – Update on property nuisance violations

12.       Aldermen Report

13.       City Administrator’s Report (pages 44-59)

14.       Chief of Police Report (pages 60-63)

15.       Public Works Director Report (page 64)

16.       Fulton Tourism (page 65)

17.       Historical Society (page 66)

18.       Adjourn to Closed Session to discuss personnel and salaries

19.       Return to Regular Meeting

20.       Adjourn