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City Council Agenda August 17, 2015

Regular City Council Meeting
August 17, 2015
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Approve August 3, 2015 Regular Council Meeting minutes (pages 1-2)

6. Approve Bill List (Located at end of packet)

7. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 3-9)

8. Items for Consideration

A. Resolution to dedicate and name Third Ward Park (page 10)

Summary: Resolution to dedicate and name the new public park in Fulton’s Third Ward as “Community Park” to commemorate the outpouring of donations and support from the Fulton community. A park dedication ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Action: Approve resolution

B. Street Closure Request for Calvary Hill Run

Summary: Jean Roeder is requesting street closures to conduct a run to raise funds on behalf of the Fulton Township for restoration work at the Calvary Cemetery. The run is scheduled in conjunction with the Fulton Fall Festival and will start at 8:00 AM on September 26th.

Action: Approve request

C. Resolution Directing the Sale of Certain Real Estate (pages 11-13)

Summary: Declares the city-owned property at 407 24th Ave as “Surplus” and allows the city to sell the parcel at terms determined by the City Council to be in the best interest of the city, but at no less than 80% of its appraised value.

Action: Approve resolution

D. Request to purchase 2015 Chevrolet Truck for Public Works Department (pages 14-15)

Summary: Requesting to purchase 2015 Chevrolet truck to replace a 1993 truck with 170, 000 miles and is used to check buildings and stations 7 days a week. Money will come from the vehicle replacement fund which Public Works has been paying into for 3 years.

Action: Approve request

E. Request for additional funds to repair the clarifier at the WWTP (page 16)

Summary: Requesting additional funds to repair the clarifier at the WWTP. The gear reduction unit has been replaced but further repairs are needed to get the unit in working condition. Funds will come from the water and sewer reserves.

Action: Approve request

F. Consideration of Lighting Impacts on Neighboring Properties

Summary: Numerous Fulton residents have complained about the impact of exterior lighting from neighboring properties causing a nuisance.

Action: Discussion only

G. Zoning Board of Appeals

Summary: Petition by Carl Conover, 811 12th Avenue, in the City of Fulton, IL - for an additional 6.5 ft. - side yard setback, for the purpose of constructing a garage.

Action: Approve/Deny Request

9. Old Business

10. Reports

Mayor - (page 17)
Administrator - (page 18)
Public Works Director – (page 19-20)
Police Chief – (page 21)
Tourism/Community Center Report (page 22)
Miller Meeting Minutes – (pages 23-24)
Windmill Area Steering Committee Minutes – (pages 25-26)
Tourism Committee Minutes – pages 27-29)
Aldermen Report

11. Adjourn