City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2016
Pro Tem Mayor H. VanZuiden called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and directed the city clerk to call the roll. On roll call Ald. Barbara Mask, Gene Field, Dan Nederhoff, Margaret Crosthwaite, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher, M. VanZuiden and Pro Tem Mayor H. VanZuiden answered, “present.” Also in attendance were Ed Cannon (City Administrator), Bill Shirk (City Attorney), Regina Lehman (Tourism & Community Services Director), James Rhoades (Chief of Police) Dan Clark (Public Works Director), Amanda Fosdick (City Treasurer) and Clink Kettler (Zoning Officer).
The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Roy Ann Matthews gave the invocation.
During the communication from visitors Larry Leonard from Large 1’s Pub wanted to notice the city that the annual Bike Blessing is to be held on June 5, 2016. Lilly Wisely and Tim Clark were here on behalf of the Clinton Humane Society. Mike Kirchhoff and Andy Sokolovich were present regarding the Clinton Regional Development Corporation to give an update. Jason and Brittany Brewer were present to get approval to keep a micro pig in their home, currently not allowed within city limits. John Rohlf was present on behalf of the Clinton Herald.
Pro Tem Mayor H. VanZuiden asked if there were any questions on the items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration are the April 4, 2016 Meeting Minutes, Treasurer’s Report and the Bill List. With no questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the items on the consent agenda. Roll call vote (8 yes).
On the list of items for consideration Administrator Cannon asked that 7 C. Heritage Canyon Caretaker Agreement Amendment be taken off the list. With no further questions on the issue it was removed from the agenda.
First item for consideration is the Mutts on the Mississippi Run/Walk. Lilly Wisely from the Clinton Humane Society was present to ask permission of the Fulton City Council to have the run/walk end in Fulton this year. The date set for Mutts on the Mississippi is October 8, 2016. Ald. Mask is excited that they have decided to end the walk in Fulton this year. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approved the Mutts on the Mississippi Run/Walk. Roll call vote (8 yes).
Second item for consideration is Clinton Regional Development Corporation. Mike Kirchhoff first talked about the retention and expansion of new businesses to the area. New businesses are looking for the cheapest place to make the most money. The CRDC is trying to make it possible to bring new businesses to the area. Andy Sokolovich is working with existing businesses in the area to help expand the current industry and help them make more money. Andy has been visiting Fulton businesses with Ed to grow both the relationship and business.
Third item for consideration is the Danielson Second Extension and Modification Agreement. The agreement is the extend the current revolving loan until April 15, 2021 with all remaining terms unchanged. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve the extension agreement. Roll call vote (8 yes).
Fourth item for consideration is the request to allow seine within city limits. Jason & Brittany Brewer are requesting approval to have a micro pig as a pet within the city limits. Jason & Brittany assured the council the pig will be kept in doors and it will use a litter box, they might possibly walk it on a leash. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to give the Brewer’s approval to keep the micro pig at their home within Fulton City Limits. Roll call vote (8 yes).
Administrator Cannon included his written report.
Chief Rhoades included his written report. The charts included compare calls and arrests related to the topics listed. Chief Rhoades stated calls and arrests have been consistent so fat this year. The other charts included in the report compare Fulton to Morrison showing the additional traffic we receive because of our location to the river and another state.
Public Works Director Report:
Director Clark included his written report. Dan wanted to remind everyone of John Blunts retirement, Public Works will be cooking out on April 21st, 2016 at noon.
Tourism and Community Services Director Report:
Director Lehman included her written report.
Tourism Committee Report:
The written report has been included.
Windmill Area Steering Committee Report:
The written report has been included.
Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Letcher to enter closed session to discuss collective bargaining and personnel. Roll call vote (8 yes). The council entered closed session at 6:35 PM.
Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Letcher to exit closed session. Roll call vote (8 yes). The council exited closed session at 6:43 PM.
With no further business, Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Van Kampen to adjourn. With voice agreement the meeting adjourned at 6:44 PM.
Minutes recorded by,
Fulton City Clerk