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City Council Meeting Agenda March 16, 2015

CITY OF FULTON
Regular City Council Meeting
March 16, 2015
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Approve March 2, 2015 Regular Council Meeting and February 7th Budget Workshop Meeting minutes (pages 1-5)

6. Approve Bill List

7. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 6-13)

8. Items for Consideration

A. April 2nd, 2015 Junior Achievement Day Proclamation (Page 14)

B. Parade and Event Parking Guidelines recommendation (Page 15)

C. ORDINANCE AMENDING THE RATES, CHARGES AND FEES FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT SERVICE IN SECTION 50.04 (A) and WATER SERVICE IN SECTION 51.065Water/Sewer Rate (pages 16-17)

  • Summary: This ordinance enacts the water/sewer rate increase approved by the City Council during the February 23, 2015 Regular City Council Meeting. The new rates go into effect April 21, 2015 and will be reflected in Fulton water customer’s June 1st water bill.
  • Action: Approve Ordinance

D. Multi-family Housing Opportunities

  • Summary: Two developers have expressed interest in developing Section 42 Senior housing in Fulton. Both developers are requesting the City Council confirm the proposed development meets city approval and that the City of Fulton will negotiate the purchase of the city-owned property should the developer obtain Tax Credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The deadline for applying for Section 42 tax credits is March 27, 2015. (pages 18-20)
  • The first developer, Bear Development from Kenosha, WI, is interested in the old JT Cullen site. The developer is asking whether the City of Fulton is willing to rezone to property form Industry to Multi-Family and, if so, to agree negotiate a purchase agreement for the property.
  • The Second developer is Brian Fritz with Pioneer Property Management, Inc. Mr. Fritz is interested in developing senior housing by the Fulton Marina. Mr. Fritz is inquiring whether the Fulton City Council would consider a land package that includes the boat repair facility and surrounding land, as well as the two ball fields in Kiwanis Park. Mr. Fritz is also inquiring if Fulton is willing to relocate the two ball fields and rezone the land from Industry to Multi-Family.
  • Action: Affirm each development proposal meets with city approval relating to rezoning and the assembly of land for the purpose of developing Section 42 Senior Housing.

9. Old Business

10. Reports

  • Mayor - (page 21)
  • Administrator - (pages 22-30)
  • Chief of Police – (page 31)
  • Tourism/Community Services Director (pages 32-33)
  • Marina Committee
  • Aldermen Reports

11. Closed Session to Discuss Collective Bargaining Matters

12. Return to Open Session

13. Adjourn