CITY OF FULTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Mayor Russell called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and directed the city clerk to call the roll. On roll call Ald. Barbara Mask, Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Dan Nederhoff, Sue Van Kampen, Len Janis, Mike Van Zuiden and Howard Van Zuiden answered “present.” Also in attendance were Ed Cannon- City Administrator, Dan Clark- PW Director, Regina Lehman- Tourism & Community Services Director, James Rhoades- Chief of Police, and Clink Kettler- Zoning Officer.
The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Kevin gave the invocation.
Mayor Russell asked if there were any communication from visitors. Representatives from Morning Disposal thanked the Council for choosing them for garbage services for the past 25 years. They asked if the Council had any questions and the Council commended them for their great service.
Mayor Russell asked if there were any questions or comments on the last regular City Council meeting minutes. With no further discussion Ald. Mike Van Zuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Janis to approve the October 19, 2015 regular Council Meeting minutes. Roll call vote/all yes/ motion carried.
Mayor Russell addressed the first item on the agenda which was an ordinance granting special use permit for Paul Banker to construct an 1820 sq. ft. accessory building for personal storage without a personal residence at 407 24th Ave. Ald. Mike Van Zuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Van Kampen to approve Ordinance Authorizing Special Use Permit for Certain Property. Roll call vote/all yes/ motion carried.
Second, was another ordinance granting a special use permit for Zaye D. Bass to use an accessory building for commercial purposes at 2317 4th Street. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Van Kampen to approve Ordinance Authorizing Special Use Permit for Certain Property. Roll call vote/all yes/ motion carried.
Third, Administrator Cannon reviewed the Development Agreement between the City of Fulton and Dispensary Holding Company, LLC. The developer will construct a $1.4M, 10,500 sq. ft. commercial building consisting of a medical cannabis dispensary and at least two additional commercial units at the southeast corner of IL Rt. 136 and IL Rt. 84. The agreement includes an 80% property tax reimbursement for TIF eligible expenses, and a 20% reimbursement of all sales taxes generated at the location. Ald. Mike Van Zuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the agreement. Roll call vote/all yes/ motion carried.
Mayor Russell included his written report. Ald. Mask asked to reconvene the Steering Committee to discuss the status of all the Fulton Forward projects. Mayor asked that it be put on the agenda to discuss whether Fulton continues to market itself for tourism.
Administrator Cannon included his written report. He stated that the Garbage Service Contract is up on December 1, 2015. He will present proposals from two different companies at the next meeting. Also, he’d like to schedule a budget priority workshop for November 19th at 6:30 PM. Tourism can be discussed at this meeting.
Regina Lehman, Tourism & Community Services Director, updated the Council on activities taking place the RFCC. They had 26 women attend a wreath-making class recently. She also has a survey out to high school students to see what type of activities they’d like to see in the RFCC.
With no further business, Ald. Howard Van Zuiden moved, seconded by Ald. Janis to adjourn. With voice agreement, the meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.
Minutes recorded by,
Fulton City Clerk