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City Council Meeting Minutes February 6, 2017

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting Minutes
February 6, 2017

Mayor H. VanZuiden called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and directed the City Clerk to call the roll. On roll call Mayor H. VanZuiden, Ald. Barbara Mask, Gene Field, Dan Nederhoff, Margaret Crosthwaite, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher and Mike VanZuiden answered present. Also in attendance James Rhoades (Chief of Police), Dan Clark (Public Works Director), Regina Lehman (Tourism Director), Officer Pridemore (Police Officer), Bill Shirk (City Attorney), Dale Sikkema (Zoning Director) and Tammy Garibay (Deputy Clerk).

The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Kevin Verhoeven gave the invocation.

Visitors present at the meeting included Nick Moffitt (Clinton Herald), Jerry Lindsey (Fulton Journal), Mike Ottens, Chuck Dykstra and Barb Suehl-Janis. Mike Ottens asked if the Drives Building is going to become a place to rent and go against local businesses such as Manny’s, Triple Play, King Pins and Denny O’s. Ald. Mask responded by saying, “The flyer sent out in the mail to businesses was just a plan/ideas and nothing is set in stone.” She also reassured Mr. Ottens no taxpayer money is going into the operation of the Drive’s Building. Ald. M VanZuiden asked if there should be a “plan” of what’s going to be done or maybe the city should just sell the building. With no further discussion the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

Mayor H. VanZuiden asked if there were any questions regarding items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration Approve Meeting Minutes from January 16th, 2017 and Special Meeting Minutes from January 28th, 2017. With no questions Ald. M. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes).

Unfinished Business

The funds received from the sale of property to Justin Thoms have been applied to the General Fund. Ald. Mask asked the funds be used to pay towards land debt. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to apply $32,865 from sale of property to loan debt at Central Bank as a principal only payment. Roll call vote (7 yes).

New Business

The Revolving Loan Fund numbers have been submitted to Springfield, this is done semi-annually. Currently there is $191,172.80 available in the Revolving Loan Fund. This fund was originally started with JT Cullen and Wildwood Farms and the original amount started at $703,619. With no further discussion the council moved to the next item on the agenda.
Director Clark has been talking with Mr. Nathan Smith about leasing the marina. The lease agreement presented to Mr. Smith has the same terms as the previous agreement. The lease has been included in the packet for review. Once everything has been settled with Doug the previous lease he would like to get into the building. With no further discussion the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

Tourism Director Lehman has reviewed the rental procedures and rates for Heritage Canyon and decided we need to make some changes to be more in line with other facilities in town and surrounding communities. The rental agreement must be turned in with deposit to reserve date. Attorney Shirk requested some of the language be changed in the polices and procedures, after the changes have been made the City Council can vote on it at the next meeting. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

Need authorization to add Ald. Sue VanKampen as a signer on all bank accounts. Ald. M. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Letcher to authorize Ald. VanKampen as a signer to all bank accounts with Central Bank. Roll call vote (6 yes, 1 abstain).

Action needed to appoint Ald. Crosthwaite to the Health Insurance Committee. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to appoint Ald. Crosthwaite to the Health Insurance Committee. Roll call vote (6 yes, 1 abstain).

Asking to reschedule the next council meeting from Monday February 20, 2017 to Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 5:30 due the observance of “President’s Day Holiday.” Ald. M. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to move the next council meeting to Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM.

Reports

Zoning Officer Sikkema included his written report.

Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to enter closed session to discuss personnel. Roll call vote (7 yes). The council entered closed session at 6:17 PM.

Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to exit closed session. Roll call vote (7 yes). The council exited closed session at 6:27 PM.

With no further business and voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:28 PM.

Minutes recorded by,

Lindsey Renkes
Fulton City Clerk