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City Council Meeting Minutes March 12, 2018

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting
March 12, 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, Dan Nederhoff, Barb Mask, Keith King and Paul Banker. Margaret Crosthwaite and Sue VanKampen were absent. Also in attendance Randy Boonstra, Bill Shirk, Dave Bartels, Tammy Garibay, Debi Ervin, Dan Clark and Dale Sikkema.


The pledge of allegiance was recited. Invocation was given by Pastor Kevin Verhoven.


Visitors at the meeting included; Clink Kettler, Roy & Mary Jo Nelson, Wendy Ottens, Jane Luker, Paul Wolf, Heidi Kolk, Jacqueline Covey, Chuck Dykstra, and Barb Janis. Paul Wolf is concerned with dirt/mud coming down 3rd Ave. The catch basins at the end of 3rd Ave are full causing mud to be washed to driveways on 4th St. Also been trying to clean out basin next to driveway so it doesn’t come in driveway or house. Heidi Kolk is concerned about how the road is being repaired, tar from previous “fix” was washed into yard. Also having issues with sinkholes in yard.


Mayor Ottens asked if there are any questions on the consent agenda; approve council meeting minutes from February 26, 2018 and approve the bill list. Correction to Committee of the Whole Minutes, should be dated February 26, 2018 instead of the 22nd. With no questions or concerns Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approve the consent agenda with the correction of date on COTW minutes. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Business


Appoint city administrator Randy Boonstra to the Whiteside County Enterprise Zone Committee. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to appoint Randy Boonstra to the Whiteside County Enterprise Zone Committee. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Appoint Josh Proud to the Zoning Board of Appeals Committee. Ald. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. King to appoint Josh Proud to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Consider fiscal year 2017-2018 audit contract with Wipfli, LLP. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve firm Wipfli, LLP as the contracted auditors for City of Fulton annual audit. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve pavilion to be built at the Andresen Nature Center and to allow updates in the Education Center area to provide additional space for displays. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve a 22x28 ft. pavilion at the Andresen Nature Center and updates to the education center area to provide additional space for displays. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve resolution honoring the following families; Fritz’s, Clancy’s, Christiansen’s and Drolema’s for the generous monetary donation for the cleanup of Heritage Canyon after the storm. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approve drawing up the resolution honoring the following families; Fritz’s, Clancy’s, Christiansen’s and Drolema’s. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve rate increase for employee’s health insurance plan. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Banker to approve the employee’s health insurance plan rate increase. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve changing alley between 10th and 11th to one-way going east. Tabled vote until future meeting.


Approve ordinance to repeal Chapter 114 of the old Mediacom Franchise agreement. Regulation under Chapter 114 is cable tv does not apply anymore as it is regulated. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve ordinance to repeal Chapter 114 of the old Mediacom Franchise Agreement. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Ordinance to sell heritage park lot, must place back as surplus property. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve ordinance to sell Heritage Park Lot. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Approve public hearing for Blecha lot exchange. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. King to approve the public hearing for the Blecha lot exchange. Roll call vote (7 yes, 2 absent).


Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. King to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole. The council adjourned the regular council meeting at 5:53 PM. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).


Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:29 PM.


Minutes recorded by,
Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
March 12, 2018

1. Public Input- N/A
2. Doug Holesinger made an adjustment to the land for crop rental from $275 per acre to $235 per acre. Admin Boonstra and Ald. Nederhoff suggest to accept rental agreement as presented, price aligns with rental prices in the area.
3. Committee Chair Reports
• Budget committee- holding budget workshop Saturday March 17, 2018 at 10 am.
• Public property- N/A
• Public Safety- N/A
• Parks & Recreation- N/A
• Marina- N/A
• Zoning- detailed on page 2 on how council would like to address construction that does not happen within the first year.
• Economic Development- N/A
• City Administrator’s Report- Going over budget on Saturday
4. Mayor’s Report- N/A
5. Aldermen Reports- N/A
6. Public Works Director- Should have a date of 3rd Ave road completion by next meeting
7. Police Chief- N/A
8. Tourism Coordinator- N/A
9. Fulton Historical Society- Included financial report, continuing with demo of summer kitchen
10. Adjourn- Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to adjourn the Committee of the Whole back to regular council meeting. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent).

Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

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