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City Council Agenda September 21, 2015

Regular City Council Meeting
September 21, 2015
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Approve September 8, 2015 Regular Council Meeting minutes (pages 1-3)

6. Approve Bill List (end of packet)

7. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 4-13)

8. Items for Consideration

A. Presentation by Fulton Lodge #189

Summary: Fulton Masonic Lodge is presenting a donation for the Community Neighborhood Park

B. Ordinance No 1527 Authorizing Sale of Municipally Owned Real Estate, and Cash Sale Real Estate Contract (pages 14-20)

Summary: Ordinance authorizes the sale of 407 24th Ave. to Mr. Paul Banker for $3,200.00. Mr. Banker proposes to construct a 1,600 St. Ft. storage facility on the site, which will require a zoning variance.

Action: Approve Ordinance and Real Estate Contract

C. First Addendum to Grant Agreement, and Community Benefit Agreement for the Illinois Attorney General National Foreclosure Settlement. (pages 21-24)

Summary: The First Addendum changes Fulton from a “funded” to a “non-funded” partner of the Northwestern Illinois Housing Coalition. The Community Benefit Agreement specifies how Fulton will share in the developer’s fees and specifies the utilization of local contractors.

Action: Approve First Addendum to Grant Agreement and Community Benefit Agreement

D. Peace Corp Fellow

Summary: As a MAPPING community, Fulton is eligible to receive a graduate WIU student intern. In spring 2015 Fulton elected not to participate in the internship program because of the $10,000 fee. WIU has since received new grant funding and can now offer the internship to Fulton at $5,000. The internship program is 11 months, and the intern would live in the Fulton community work 37.5 hours a week. Intern candidates are completing their final year of graduate studies at WIU in various disciplines, including Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Funding for the Peace Corp fellow would be divided between FY 2016 and FY 2017 ($2,500 each year).

Action: Approve Peace Corp Fellow

9. Old Business

A. Section 42 Housing

Summary: Bear Development is ready to resubmit the PPA for family Section 42 housing at the old Cullen site in December 2015. Pioneer Development still expresses interest in Fulton, but does not have land assembled.

Action: Approve Bear Development as Section 42 housing developer.

10. Reports

Administrator (pages 25-44)
Tourism/Community Center
Public Works Director
Police Chief Rhoades – PD (page 42)
Martin House Museum Financial Report (page 43)

11. Adjourn