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. Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Dan Nederhoff, Sue VanKampen. Keith King, Paul Banker and Barb Mask were absent. Also in attendance Randy Boonstra, Debi Ervin, Dan Clark and Dave Bartels.
Pledge of allegiance was recited; invocation was given by Wayne Wiersema.
Visitors at the meeting included; John Rohlf, Daniel Nardini, Jackie Wilkin, Jill Nederhoff, Jane Luker, Zach Ratcliff.
Approve the consent agenda, approve council meeting minutes from June 24, 2019 and bill list. Ald. Nederhoff motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).
Approve design #2 for City Plaza at corner of 4th Street and 10th Ave. Design #2 does not have the extra trees but instead the extra seating. Ald. Nederhoff would like to know the cost of the project/design, hard numbers. Admin Boonstra said the approval is to pay the consultant for the designs and we have budgeted $20,000. The next step is to get estimates and approve final cost later. Ald. VanKampen said she received a suggestion to name the corner Town Square instead of Plaza, there is no official name yet. Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve design #2 for City Plaza located at corner of 4th Street and 10th Avenue. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent)
Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to table items B, E, F, G, H and J on the agenda. There are not enough aldermen present to vote on item B. Items E, F, G, H and J are being referred to the finance committee for review. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).
Approve installing Lincoln Highway Mural/signage on the north side of Mike Knott’s building at the southeast corner of 4th Street and 10th Avenue. Ald. Nederhoff asked the cost of moving the mural. Admin Boonstra said they had city employees take the pieces down and they would put them back up in the new location. Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve installing the Lincoln Highway mural/signage on the north side of Mike Knott’s building at the southeast corner of 4th Street and 10th Avenue. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).
Approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the City of Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois, hire Chapman and Cutler as council, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,100,000 to finance street improvements in and for the City and for the payment of the expenses incident thereto. Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve ordinance #1631 as stated above. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).
Approve creating position of Business Manager to be filled by Tammy Garibay. Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to create position of Business Manager to be filled by Tammy Garibay. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).
Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).
The council entered the Committee of the Whole at 5:48 PM
With no further discussion Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:02 PM.
Minutes recorded by,
Fulton City Clerk
City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
July 8, 2019
1. Public Input & Presentations
a. Historical significance of boundary marker at Brunch House- the boundary marker is actually a mailbox post, looking for a mailbox. Need a couple more weeks for further investigation.
b. 2019 Street Improvement Plan (small additions)- the additions would be less than $10,000, small section off highway between Fulton Dental Associates and Dollar General and 13th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street.
c. Approval and support for renewing the annual “Christmas in July” event for employees and council members- Always busy in December, used to have it and suggesting for it to be July 24, 2019. Employees would be done at noon, golf at Sandburr Run ($18 per person) starting at 1 PM, and dinner at 5 PM ($10 per person).
2. Committee Chair Reports
a. Budget/Finance- minutes included
b. Public Property- N/A
c. Public Safety- N/A
d. Parks & Recreation- held meeting and received lots of helpful input, will be meeting again on 7/15/19 @5:30 for Mayor to puck ad hoc committee.
e. Marina- N/A
f. Zoning- N/A
g. Economic Development- N/A
3. Mayor’s Report- N/A
4. City Administrator- included
5. Aldermen Reports- N/A
6. Public Works- Met with Dan Kirk (IML Representative) to talk about parks and ensure they are ADA approved, minor changes to Klooster Memorial Park to meet compliance.
7. Police Chief- N/A
8. Tourism Coordinator- had a busy month of June and July looking to be the same. Informed council about card from Sandy Hammer and planning to come back. Next week group in town completing 7 marathons, 7 states and in 7 days. Zach Ratcliff suggested adding website information to the water bill to inform citizens.
9. Adjourn- Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to adjourn back to the regular council meeting. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent). The council adjourned the Committee of the Whole at 6:02 PM.
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