The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Royann Mathews gave the invocation.
Visitors present at the meeting included Nick Moffitt (Clinton Herald), Jerry Lindsey (Fulton Journal) and Barb Suehl-Janis.
Mayor H. VanZuiden asked if there were any questions regarding items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration Approve Meeting Minutes from January 3, 2017, Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approve Bill List. With no questions Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes).
Mayor VanZuiden made recommendation to update committee assignments by adding Mike VanZuiden to the Executive committee and Dale Sikkema to represent the City of Fulton on the Whiteside-Carroll County Enterprise Zone Management Organization. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to add Mike VanZuiden to the Executive Committee. Roll call vote (7 yes). Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to have Dale Sikkema represent the City of Fulton on the Whiteside-Carroll County Enterprise Zone Management Organization. Roll call vote (7 yes).
Ald. Letcher brought to councils attention about a complaint of all the trees being cut by the bike path and ballpark. During the tree cutting process a project for bats was removed. Director Clark said this was an Eagle Scout project from years ago and the boxes were rotted away. Ald. Letcher asked if some of the bat boxes could be replaced. Director Clark will look into it. With no further questions the council moved to the next item on the agenda.
Ald. Mask gave a report on the Fidelity/Drives Historic Building. She requested to add Chuck Dykstra to the project. There are two volunteers cleaning up the building to get it ready before tours. There is one window rotted that needs to be replaced. There are three grants in the works, currently focusing on one. At this point in time they are just asking for pledges, no money taken. Will be updated again in the future.
With no further business Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:00 PM.
Minutes recorded by,
Fulton City Clerk