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City Council Meeting Minutes - August 12, 2019

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting & Public Hearing
August 12, 2019


Public Hearing


Any input on the proposed street improvement bonds. The street improvement bond would be for 10 years but when the next bond comes due would roll them into one and it would be for 15 years. Jackie Wilkin would like to see the council use a set amount to come from revenue source video gaming instead of 50%. If video gaming continues to increase would like to see extra funds be put into parks as originally planned. Admin. Boonstra said this is a possibility but would need to be passed on by the council. With no further comments the Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to close the Public Hearing at 5:38 PM. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Regular Meeting


Mayor Ottens called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and directed the City Clerk to call the roll. On roll call Ald. Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Dan Nederhoff, Sue VanKampen, Barb Mask and Paul Banker. Ald. Mike VanZuiden and Keith King were absent. Also in attendance Randy Boonstra, Bill Shirk, Tammy Garibay, Amanda Fosdick, Dan Clark, Debi Ervin and Dave Bartels.


Pledge of allegiance was recited; invocation was given by Pastor Wayne Wiersema.


Visitors at the meeting included; Kathy Kuebel, Daniel Nardini, John Rohlf, Katie French, Barb Frantz, Jackie Wilkin, Sue Olsen, Zach Ratcliff and Amber Sanderson. Barb Frantz was present on behalf of the Kiwanis Club to present the City of Fulton with a check to purchase a wheel chair swing for the park. Excited to help donate the wheelchair swing and check it off the list of improvements.


Approve consent agenda; approve council meeting minutes from July 22, 2019, approve Treasurer’s report and approve Bill List.

Ald. Mask asked about item on Bill List on bump stops. Admin Boonstra said the bump stops are parking stops for parking lot. Ald. Nederhoff asked about item on Bill List to Frary Lumber for $6515. Dan Clark said it is for metal to replace the pavilion roofs at Cattail and School Park. Ald. VanKampen had a questions on an item listed on the addendum, reason for needing so many taser refills for officers. Chief Bartels said they are or about to expire and must replace them, usually keep so many on hand.


Business


Approve request from Parks Committee to make improvements at the School Park in the amount of $10,044 to come from video gaming. Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the request from the Parks Committee to make improvements at the School Park in the amount of $10,044 from video gaming fund. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve ordinance to repeal existing tobacco age ordinance and replace with a new ordinance that reflects recent legislation. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve ordinance to repeal existing tobacco age ordinance and replace with a new ordinance that reflects recent legislation. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve training for Donnie Pridemore “Investigative Statement Analysis” in Gatlinburg, TN on August 26 and 27, 2019. Chief Bartels said the training will help during interrogations of people on new ways to identify how and if they are telling the truth. This training is usually a lot farther away, closest it has been and didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to send him to it. Officer Pridemore usually conducts 5-6 interrogations a week. Ald. VanKampen would like a report from the training at a future meeting. Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. Banker to approve training for Donnie Pridemore “Investigative Statement Analysis” in Gatlinburg, TN on August 26-27, 2019 with funds to be used from Drug Fund. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve wage adjustment for Tammy Garibay from $21.75 to $23.63. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve wage adjustment for Tammy Garibay from $21.75 to $23.63. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council entered the Committee of the Whole at 5:52 PM.


Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to enter closed session to discuss personnel and sale/purchase of property. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council entered closed session at 6:52 PM.


Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to exit closed session. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council exited closed session at 7:09 PM.


With no further discussion Ald. Mask motioned, seconded Ald. VanKampen to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 7:10 PM.


Minutes recorded by,


Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

 

City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
August 12, 2019


1. Public Input & Presentations
a. Mayoral Appointment of Ad Hoc Committee for School Park Improvements- Mayor Ottens appoints Jackie Wilkin as chair, Katie French, Kathy Kuebel, Zach Ratcliff and Brad Housenga. The committee will work closely with Administrator Boonstra and the Parks Committee. The first meeting will be held Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
b. Proposed Zoning Changes for Fences in the City- Officer Sikkema presented the changes for fence ordinance, will put as ordinance on next agenda.
c. Proposal to develop a “Special Events Policy”- Example of Clinton’s Special Use Form is included and plan to use something similar and see how it goes. Ald. Mask pointed out if the event would need ambulance present they must make request with the Fire Department.
d. Ask Executive Committee to look at policy for transfers “from within”- If someone would transfer to a different department would they keep vacation, sick time, etc. Do not have a current policy if this would happen.
e. Street Funding Process/Update- Found out funds from DECO cannot be used for School Park Drive, instead can use on 8th St. but need to do survey which could take 3-6 months. 8th Street would then not be completed until Spring. Ald. Mask reminded council to vote and change amount form video gaming to $40,000 once a year.
f. Renewal of SRO with fee adjustment- Went over the contract renewal with River Bend and all were happy. As a reminder River Bend pays 75% of the salary, Albany 5% and City of Fulton 20%. School is happy with program and looks to continue.


2. Committee Chair Reports
a. Budget/Finance- minutes included
b. Public Property- N/A
c. Public Safety-N/A
d. Parks & Recreation- N/A
e. Marina- N/A
f. Zoning- N/A
g. Economic Development- N/A


3. Mayor’s Report- Wanted to remind council members about the IML meeting they can attend.


4. City Administrator’s Report- included


5. Aldermen Reports-N/A


6. Public Works Director- included. Ald. VanKampen has had many happy citizens with gravel filling holes in alleys.


7. Police Chief- The Dodge Ram truck is in need of the engine being replaced. Looking into ordering new vehicle in September, will take 3-6 months to get, vehicle is a Chevy Tahoe. Also talked with a company that reconditions police vehicles and sells them at a much cheaper price then new, might be able to sell them the truck and purchase a vehicle from the company if needed down the road.


8. Tourism Coordinator- A tractor ride went through town today. Last Summer Nights tomorrow at Heritage Canyon. Also updates the Heritage Canyon Brochures. Had a good turnout for the American Queen. Car show to be held August 17, 2019 at 1st Reformed Church.


9. Adjourn- Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to return back to the regular council meeting. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council returned to the regular meeting at 6:52 PM.

Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

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