Pro Tem Mayor VanZuiden called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and directed the City Clerk to call the roll. On roll call Ald. Mike VanZuiden, Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Dan Nederhoff, Sue VanKampen, Barb Mask and Keith King. Mayor Ottens and Paul Banker were absent. Also in attendance Randy Boonstra, Tammy Garibay, Dan Clark, Dale Sikkema, Dave Bartels, Officer Nick Neblung and Officer Cory Flack.
Pledge of allegiance was recited; invocation was given by Pastor Kevin Verhoven.
Visitors at the meeting included; Jeff Soenksen, Zach Ratcliff, Jane Luker, Bill Council, Charles Dykstra, John Rohlf and Daniel Nardini.
Approve consent agenda; approve meeting minutes from December 19, 2019, bill list and credit card statement. Questions on the bill list included increase in amount of salt purchased, tripod and O2 sensor needing to be replaced, fee to Frary Lumber in the amount of $28.50, fuel usage increase (Public Works used three times as much as Police) and $1,800 for Fulton Christmas Walk Light Display forms (this was the minimum to order and can be used for years to come). Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Approve motion to reduce the number of Class A Liquor Licenses by one if the Paddlewheel/Large One’s surrenders their license. Ald. Field does not believe we should reduce the number available as another business could need the license. Admin. Boonstra informed the council a business must turn in their license after 60 days of not being in business. Suggest to reduce the number of licenses to avoid gaming dens, if one is available cannot deny. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve reducing the number of Class A Liquor Licenses by one if Paddlewheel/Large One’s surrenders their license. Roll call vote (6 yes, 1 no, 1 absent).
Approve motion to consider the Mayor’s veto of the Police Department Reorganization plan. As part of the plan change rank from Lieutenant to Sargent. This means they can patrol as a Sargent, wouldn’t if stayed Lieutenant. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. King to override the Mayor’s veto of the Police Department Reorganization plan. Roll call vote (6 yes, 1 no, 1 absent). Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to pay retroactive from payroll starting October 25, 2019 for Officer Neblung and November 4 ,2019 for Officer Hamilton. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council entered the Committee of the Whole at 5:54 PM.
With no further discussion Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:22 PM.
Minutes recorded by,
Lindsey Nederhoff, Fulton City Clerk
City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
January 13, 2020
1. Public Input & Presentations
a. Acknowledge JT Cullen for being awarded the Clinton Regional Development’s “Industry of the Year Award for 2019”- plan to invite owners to future meeting to accept award.
b. Council Budget Workshop is Saturday January 18, 2020- reminder of workshop from 9-12
c. Snow obstructing sidewalks- citizen questions City of Fulton policy, currently does not say how to enforce or length of time before being enforced/penalty. Chief Bartels said it is going to be tough to enforce just like mowing. Suggested a part time city official to handle these types of issues. Ald. Crosthwaite said this request failed in the past because not all residents have sidewalks. Ald. VanZuiden suggested a friendly reminder on water bill, does not believe there is a good way to enforce. Zach Ratcliff as a concerned citizen would like to remind people not to put snow back into the road. Admin. Boonstra will reach out to citizen who did not clean sidewalks and remind them to get it done.
d. Approval announcement for Funding from DCEO for the 8th Street road project- received confirmation for approval of funding on 8th Street project.
e. Training request approval for Public Works employee, Devin Bly- training for licensing
2. Committee Chair Reports
a. Budget/Finance- notes included, reminder checking account needs to be closed from audit
b. Public Property- N/A
c. Public Safety-N/A
d. Parks & Recreation- N/A
g. Economic Development-N/A
3. Mayor’s Report- N/A
4. City Administrator’s Report- included
5. Aldermen Reports- Continue to work with Moring on new contract, under review by Attorney Shirk. Ald. Mask wants to make sure citizens who have a doctor’s note can have trash picked up and can returned to door.
6. Public Works Director-N/A
7. Police Chief- included, continued issues with squad care, 1 currently in shop. Ald. Nederhoff asked for statistics on K9 dog to be included for next meeting.
8. Adjourn- Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn back to the regular council meeting. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council returned to the regular meeting at 6:21 PM.
Fulton City Clerk