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City Council Agenda October 19, 2015

Regular City Council Meeting
October 19, 2015
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Approve October 5, 2015 Regular Council Meeting minutes and October 8, 2015 Public Hearing Meeting minutes (pages 1-5)

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

7. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 6-15)

8. Items for Consideration

A. Rezoning and Street Vacation Request by Timken Drives

Summary: Timken Drives requests the property located at 812 18th Ave. in Fulton be rezoned from residential to industry. Additionally, Timken requests the city vacate approximately 100 feet of the eastern end of the 800 block of 18th Street that dead ends at the Timken Drives property line.

B. Zoning Variance Request (page 16)

Summary: The Fulton Zoning Board of Appeals is presenting a recommendation to grant a zoning variance to Zaye Bass and Paul Banker.

Action: Approve variance

C. Dispensary Development Agreement (pages 17-44)

Summary: First reading of TIF agreement with Dispensary Holding Company LLC.

Action: Discussion

D. State Shared Revenue Distributions (page 45)

Summary: The state has halted distribution of certain revenues shared with municipalities due to the budget impasse in Springfield.

Action: Discussion

E. IMRF Early Retirement Incentive (ERI) Program (pages 46-53)

Summary: The City of Fulton has 5 employees who are eligible for early retirement under the IMRF Early Retirement Incentive (ERI) program.

Action: Deny IMRF ERI program

F. 4th Street One-Way Traffic Flow Proposal

Summary: Members of Fulton Forward propose changing 4th St. from 10th Ave. to 13th Ave. from two-way to one-way flowing north. A public hearing was held Oct 8, 2015.

Action: Vote on one-way proposal

G. Handicap Parking in Down Town Fulton

Summary: Discussion to determine timeline for modifying down town parking to comply with the Americans with Disabilities act. Estimated cost of modification: $140,000.

Action: Discussion

H. Restricting oversized vehicle parking in angled stalls on west side of 4th Street between 10th Avenue and 13th Avenue.

Summary: Discussion to restrict oversized vehicle parking in angled parking stalls in down town Fulton. Oversized vehicles cause southbound traffic to swerve into the opposing lane of traffic and create a limited sight distance hazard at down town intersections.

Action: Discussion

I. 4th Street Traffic Enforcement

Summary: Discussion on traffic enforcement on 4th Street

Action: Discussion

J. Drives Exploratory Committee Update

Summary: Update on progress to date and plans going forward.

Action: Discussion

9. Old Business

A. Permanent Stage at Heritage Canyon

Summary: Bob Whitten will present an update on the stage construction at Heritage Canyon.

Action: Discussion

B. Handicap parking accessibility violations in municipal parking lots

Summary: The Illinois State Attorney General office has approved our recommendations to correct handicap parking accessibility violations at the Robert Fulton Community Center and the River Bend School District office parking lots.

Action: Discussion

10. Reports

Administrator (pages 54-59)
Public Works Director (page 60)
Tourism/Community Center Report (pages 61-63)
Windmill Area Steering Committee Report (page 64)
Aldermen Reports
Andresen Center Report

11. Closed Session to discuss Collective Bargaining Issues and Purchase/Sale of Public Owned Real Estate

12. Return to Open Session

13. Adjourn