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, Keith King and Sue VanKampen. Paul Banker was absent. Also in attendance Randy Boonstra, Amanda Fosdick, Dave Bartels, and Bill Shirk.
Pledge of allegiance was recited; invocation was given by Keven Verhoven.
Visitors at the meeting included; Troy & Drake Chase, Daniel Nardini, John Rohlf, Chuck Dykstra, and Chuck Miller.
Mr. Miller wants to know where the issue stands as he was told to address the council. Admin Boonstra informed the council the Skaaland’s have gotten a lawyer involved and a no contact order filed. Their attorney Mr. Copeland sent a letter to the City of Fulton. Ald. VanZuiden said at this point it is a civil matter between two people/parties and the city is not involved and does not want to get involved. The Skaaland’s stopped landscaping as requested.
Mayor Ottens asked if there are any questions on the consent agenda; approve meeting minutes from November 12, 2018, special council meeting minutes from November 15, 2018 and treasurer’s report. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). Treasurer Fosdick will go back to the old report but want alderman opinion on what to include in the report, will send out email.
Approve revised policy on Sexual Harassment. Already have harassment policy, just a couple of changes to amend including the time frame to report such incidence. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approve the revised policy on Sexual Harassment. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Approve $1,500 request from city to non-city sponsored group to operate Christmas Walk on December 7, 2018. The group is looking to purchase items that can be used again in the future. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve $1,500 request from city to non-city sponsored group to operate Christmas Walk on December 7, 2018. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Approve ordinance authorizing sale of municipally owned real estate (10 acres in Industrial Park) to Drake Chase. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve ordinance authorizing sale of municipally owned real estate to Drake Chase. Roll call vote (8 yes, 1 absent).
Approve cash sale real estate contract with Drake Chase. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve cash sale real estate contract with Drake Chase to close on or before January 15, 2019. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Approve option to purchase real estate. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve option to purchase real estate. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Approve dedication of right of way for road and utility purposes. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve dedication of right of way for road and utility purposes. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Approve Ordinance amending Chapter 111, Entitled alcoholic beverages to add provision for an additional license classification for restaurants. Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. VanZuiden to approve amending Chapter 111 ordinance to make one Class C license available for a fee of $1000 (Monday – Saturday) and for an additional $250 (Sunday) and musts close at 10 PM. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).
Ald. King 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 While at 6:00 PM.
Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to enter closed session to discuss sale of property and personnel. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council entered closed session at 6:23 PM.
Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to exit closed session. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council exited closed session at 6:42 PM
With no further discussion Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. King to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:42 PM.
Minutes recorded by,
Fulton City Clerk
City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
November 26, 2018
1. Public Input & Presentations
a. Introduction of Erin Cole- reschedule December 10, next meeting
b. Request to use funds from Fund 65 (Revolving funds Danielson Properties in the amount of $11,804.72)- payments will be applied to street depreciation, will fulfill note at not discounted rate.
c. 2018 Tax Levy/Requesting a 4.81% increase to be submitted to County Clerk by the third week in December 2018- standard cost of living increase, to approve at next meeting.
d. Request from Rich Kummerer to proceed with vacation alley next to his house- the cost is $1,500 for the alley to be vacated put on next agenda for approval.
e. Request from City Administrator and Public Works Director to purchase playground equipment for Wooden Park/Klooster Memorial Park- Received information on closeout playground equipment to cost $24,000. Ald. Mask wants to know a price on putting in rubber chips around equipment at next meeting. Originally Charles Thacker wanted to purchase land if city was willing to sell. Ald. VanKampen does not want the city to sell the property, Klooster Memorial Park. Put on next agenda for approval.
f. City Administrator recommends approval of the annual Christmas Bonus to all City Employees- Full Time Employees $200, Part Time Employees $100, put on next agenda
g. City Administrator recommends moving forward with major IT upgrades for the city- It will cost $6,000 for a new server. IT person Rob Andersen suggests using cloud and having no servers, it would be a monthly payment and no need to buy a new server. Could store videos from police department, secure for data and off site storage if anything should ever happen. Put on next agenda for approval.
2. Committee Chair Reports
a. Finance- N/A
b. Public Property- N/A
c. Public Safety- N/A
d. Parks & Recreation- Will hold monthly meeting the 1st Monday of the month starting in January at 6 PM.
e. Marina- N/A
f. Zoning- N/A
g. Economic Development- N/A
3. Mayor’s Report- N/A
4. City Administrator’s Report- Showed report on the decrease in crime in Fulton, safe community to live in and how we receive sales tax from our local businesses. Also must pass ordinance of acceptance of property 505 9th St. at next meeting.
5. Alderman Reports- N/A
6. Public Works- not present
7. Police Chief- continues to hear new governor to sign ordinance legalizing cannabis, waiting to hear about rules/laws once signed
8. Tourism Coordinator- not present
9. Adjourn- Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. King to adjourn back to regular council meeting. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent). The council returned to regular council meeting at 6:22 PM.
Fulton City Clerk