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City Council Meeting Minutes - December 10, 2018

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting
December 10, 2018

 

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


Pledge of allegiance was recited; invocation was given by Randy Boonstra.


Visitors at the meeting included; Phil & Wendy Ottens, Erin Cole, Daniel Nardini, Ronald Coplan, Neil Luker, Evelyn Medenblik, Jan Olson, Chuck Dykstra, Anthony Corelis, Jill Nederhoff, John Rohlf and Zach Ratcliff. Wendy Ottens presented the council with a letter she submitted to the editor of the paper, she wanted to make sure everyone received a copy of it. The letter is about the Drives Building.


Mayor Ottens asked if there are any questions on the consent agenda; approve meeting minutes from November 26, 2018 and approve the bill list. Ald. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Business


Approve ordinance to revise our policy on sexual harassment. The policy was passed last meeting, adopting ordinance. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve ordinance to revise policy on sexual harassment. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve ordinance accepting donation of property at 505 9th Ave from Wells Fargo. The closing of the property will happen on Wednesday. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve ordinance accepting donation of property at 505 9th Ave from Wells Fargo. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve the use of funds from Fund 65 to buyout the balance of the revolving loan fund loan to Danielson Properties of $11,804.72. Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve funds from Fund 65 to buyout balance of revolving loan to Danielson Properties in the amount of $11,804.72. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve ordinance for the 2018 Tax Levy at a 4.81% increase. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve 2018 tax levy increase to 4.81%. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve ordinance to abate the 2012A and 2012B bond tax levies for the 2018 taxes and abate the 2012C bond tax levies for 2018 taxes. Ald. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the ordinance to abate the 2012A, 2012B and 2012C bond tax levies for 2018 taxes. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve purchase of playground equipment for the Wooden Park/Klooster Memorial Park from Play and Park. Ald. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to purchase playground equipment from Park and Play for Wooden Park/Klooster Memorial Park. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve annual Christmas Bonus to city employees; full time employees $200 and part time employees $100. Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the annual Christmas bonus for city employees. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Approve ordinance amending the number of Class A liquor licenses from 6 to 5. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve amending the number of Class A liquor licenses from 6 to 5. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).


Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council entered the Committee of the Whole at 5:42 PM.


Ald. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to enter closed session to discuss litigation. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council entered closed session at 6:25 PM.


Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to exit closed session. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council exited closed session at 6:51 PM.


With no further discussion Ald. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:51 PM.


Minutes recorded by,
Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

 

City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
December 10, 2018


1. Public Input & Presentations
a. Erin Cole Executive Director of Clinton Regional Development Corporation- CRDC is celebrating its 65th Anniversary tomorrow, provided handout of new marketing flier to be used in books, magazines, online, etc.
b. Mediacom rate increase- Zach Ratcliff asked if the city has any way to stop the increase? Admin Boonstra said, “No the city does not have any way of the stopping the increase informed the increase is on four packages and a small amount. However, the city is still looking into becoming a ISP.”
c. Jeff Spencer requesting approval for new building- Jeff has already went to county for approval but since his property is 1.5 miles from town they request approval from the City as well. Will put on next agenda for approval.
d. New Industrial Park Access Road- needing to pick a name for the new road for official plat- some suggestions are Progress, Commerce, Opportunity or Fulton Way/Drive. The council would prefer Progress Drive.
e. National School Choice Week Proclamation (January 20-26, 2018)- City of Fulton support proclamation, put on next agenda for approval.
f. Next meeting to include opening bids for the sale of the Drives Building, if rejected motion to award contracts for abatement and demolition of Drives Building- Next meeting to be held Friday December 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM.


2. Committee Chair Reports
a. Budget/Finance- go over bonds at next meeting
b. Public Property Committee- N/A
c. Public Safety- N/A
d. Parks & Recreation- handout provided by Ald. Mask & VanKampen.
e. Marina- N/A
f. Zoning- N/A
g. Economic Development- N/A


3. Mayor’s Report- would like to set up a meeting to discuss roads in each ward for future projects.


4. City Administrator’s Report- included, would like to sign contract with Azavar to help find unpaid taxes city would receive 55% and Azavar would receive the other 45%. Attorney Shirk said there would need to be a motion by the council to move forward.


5. Aldermen Reports- N/A


6. Public Works- nothing new to report, thanks for the bonuses


7. Police Chief- appreciate the Christmas bonus, recent arrest of big dealer in town. Ald. Mask thought it was a good article in the paper. Ald. VanKampen asked if there could be a demonstration with Woz next year once it is nice out. Admin Boonstra is looking into setting up a talk with SRO Officer to discuss what is going on in the school.


8. Tourism Coordinator- Christmas walk was a wonderful event, awesome businesses to help support event.


9. Adjourn- Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to adjourn back to the regular council meeting. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council returned to the regular council meeting at 6:24 PM.

Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

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