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City of Fulton Council Meeting Minutes - February 11, 2019

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting
February 11, 2019


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. Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Dan Nederhoff, Barb Mask and Paul Banker. Ald. Sue VanKampen and Mike VanZuiden were absent. Ald. King showed up late, at the start of the Committee of the Whole. Also in attendance Randy Boonstra, Bill Shirk, Dave Bartels and Dan Clark.


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


Visitors at the meeting included; Becky Field, Jan Olsen, Evelyn Medenblik, Daniel Nardini, Chuck Dykstra, Bob Anderson, Neil & Jane Luker, Gerlabh Singh, Matt & Sarah Mitchell, Kathy Kingery.


Approve consent agenda as presented; approve meeting minutes from January 28, 2019 and approve bill list. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Business


Renew farm lease with Doug Holesinger for land in the Industrial Park. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approve renewing the farm lease with Doug Holesinger for the land in the Industrial Park. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Approve agreement with Downtown Auto Clinic for service on police vehicles. Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the agreement with Downtown Auto Clinic. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Approve training request for Donnie Pridemore, Nick Neblung and Dwayne Hamilton to attend the Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association Training Conference on March 20-22, 2019. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the training request for Officers Donnie Pridemore, Nick Neblung and Dwayne Hamilton. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Approve creating an ordinance to allow a loan for Public Works equipment. The loan would be for a new Jet/Vac Truck. The loan would be in the amount of $252,479. Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve creating ordinance to purchase a Jet/Vac Truck for Public Works in the amount of $252,479. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Approve request to use depreciation funds to replace one pump and repair a 2nd for the Waste Treatment Plant. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve request to use depreciation funds to replace one pump and repair a 2nd for the Waste Treatment Plant. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Approve request from Jeff Spencer to construct a building in Whiteside County. Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the request from Jeff Spencer. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Mayor Ottens presented letter to veto liquor license ordinance passed at meeting on 1/28/19. Will be put on next agenda for council to vote to override. In order to override the council needs a 2/3 vote. The council will be able to discuss topic before voting at the next meeting.
Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn to the Committee of the Whole. Roll call vote (5 yes, 3 absent).


Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to enter closed session to discuss personnel. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council entered closed session at 6:04 PM.


Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to exit closed session. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council exited closed session at 6:18 PM.


With no further discussion Ald. King motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to adjourn. With voice agreement the council adjourned at 6:18 PM.


Minutes recorded by,
Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

 

City of Fulton
Committee of the Whole
February 11, 2019


1. Public Input & Presentations
a. Proceed with advertising for bids to sell the Drives Building- Put on next agenda to have Attorney Shirk draw up ordinance for sale of Drives Building. Vote to pass ordinance must be 7/9. Currently city pays advertising costs with proceeds from sale. Would like to change ordinance to include having buyer pay advertising costs.
b. Mayoral proposal to investigate the sale of two small sections of public streets that lay along the river- Two sections of land along 4th street could be sold to bring in money. Attorney Shirk said an adjoining land owner would have to buy the property. Will look into it and get back to council on selling land.


2. Committee Chair Reports
a. Budget/Finance- N/A
b. Public Property- N/A
c. Public Safety- N/A
d. Parks & Recreation- met on the first Monday of the month, talked about Klooster Park with neighbors. Had people come with and without kids. Will have suggestions at a future meeting.
e. Marina- N/A
f. Zoning- N/A
g. Economic Development- N/A


3. Mayor’s Report-N/A


4. City Administrator’s Report- Highlighted a few items. Look at providing council members with tablets to view meeting agendas. It costs the city $2,500 a year to print all the packets. Would save money in just one year by using tablets. The Revolving Loan Fund has been closed out and check being sent to DECO for $323,000. Will get funds back to work on projects. New law has passed the Senate to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Illinois. Suggest calling Toni McCombie and Neil Anderson to tell them how you feel, we don’t want this in Illinois.


5. Aldermen Reports- N/A


6. Public Works Director- Salt for roads approaching budgeted amount, can buy more if they have it.


7. Police Chief- 2016 squad car needed to be repaired. Only has 44,000 miles and had to put in new starter and radiator for $1,300.


8. Tourism Coordinator- N/A


9. Adjourn- Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn back to the regular council meeting. Roll call vote (6 yes, 2 absent). The council returned to the regular council meeting at 6:08 PM.


Lindsey Nederhoff
Fulton City Clerk

 

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