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City Council Meeting Minutes

Starting November 1, 2017 the City Council will meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  The City Council meets in the Council Chambers of Fulton City  Hall, 415 11th Avenue.  Council meetings are open to the public.

To view the August 1, 2016, City Council Meeting Agenda, please click on the link below:

 

August 1, 2016 City Council Meeting Agenda

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2016

Pro Tem Mayor H. VanZuiden called the meeting to order at 5:32 PM and directed the city clerk to call the roll. On roll call Ald. Barbara Mask, Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher, Dan Nederhoff and Pro Tem Mayor Howard VanZuiden answered, “present.” Mayor Russell and Ald. M. VanZuiden were “absent.” Also in attendance were, Ed Cannon (City Administrator), Jeremy Leitzen (Police Officer), Bill Shirk (City Attorney), Dan Clark (Public Works Director), Regina Lehman (Tourism Director), and Amanda Fosdick (City Treasurer).

The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Royann Matthews gave the invocation.

During the communication from visitors all were present regarding an issue on the agenda. Present as visitors were Adam Cooprider, Lynn Zahnle, James Driscoll, Clink Kettler, Ron Shear and Chuck Dykstra.

Pro Tem Mayor H. VanZuiden asked if there were any questions regarding the items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration are the July 5, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes, Appoint Ald. Gene Field and re-appoint Ald. Margaret Crosthwaite to Marina Committee, Approve Treasurer’s Report and Approve Bill List. Ald. Mask asked a few questions regarding the Bill List, Director Clark was able to clarify since they were related to Public Works. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Unfinished business:

Ald. VanKampen asked for the status of the Ludvigson house. Attorney Shirk requested the title information as to who owns the property. The next step in the process is costly, just need to decide if wanting to move forward. With no further discuss the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

It was recommended the Zoning Board of Appeals updated the fee schedule for building permits and petitions. Admin. Cannon stated the fees have not been updated for many years. Research was done to compare fees to neighboring towns; we are not out of line compared to Morrison and Savanna. Ald. Mask did not like the idea of fee increases, she does not feel it is right to penalize homeowners who are wanting to do upgrades to their homes or put up a fence as a safety precaution for their children. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the net item on the agenda.

Township Supervisor Chuck Dykstra brought to the City Councils attention the money being paid to the City of Fulton from the Fulton Township Levy. Currently the money is being put into the City’s account as reserves. Mr. Dykstra would like to see the money being used to fixed roads, which is what it was meant for. The recommendation is to allocate Township Road Tax to Fulton capital street projects beginning in 2018. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

New Business:

James Driscoll requested a variance to allow an accessory building to be constructed with material other than what is listed in Fulton municipal code. The Fulton Zoning Board of Appeals recommends denying the variance. Ron Shear was present from the Zoning Board and mentioned they had a long discussion. Ald. Letcher did not see a reason why not to grant the variance after seeing a picture of what the building would look like from the exterior. Ald. Crosthwaite asked if they could set a timeframe as to how long before he would be required to cement the floor inside the building, Attorney Shirk said, “No, must be done with Special U’s.” With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to grant the variance to Mr. Driscoll and review the ordinance for future variance requests. Roll call vote (4 yes, 2 no, 1 absent).

The next item on the agenda is to approve the Grand Administration Agreement with Community Funding & Planning Services (CFPS) for $406,000 CDBG Sewer Lining Grant. By accepting the agreement with CFPS and City of Fulton it would waive bids and approve the agreement. Admin. Cannon suggested not to work with anyone else besides CFPS. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the contract between CFPS and City of Fulton for the Third Ward sewer lining project. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Reports:

Administrator Cannon included his written report.

Police Chief Rhoades included his written report.

The Finance Committee report was included to be reviewed.

Regina Lehman included the Tourism Report.

With no further business Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to adjourn. With voice agreement the meeting adjourned at 6:52 PM.

Minutes recorded by,

Lindsey Renkes
Fulton City Clerk

CITY OF FULTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
July 18, 2016
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Consent Agenda (All items in the consent agenda will be enacted by a single motion and roll call vote. Any item may be removed upon request by the Mayor or any Alderman and considered individually after all other items of business on the consent agenda).

A. Approve July 5, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes (pages 1-3)
B. Appoint Ald. Gene and Re-appoint Ald. Margaret Crosthwaite to Marina Committee
C. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 4-12)
D. Approve Bill List (back of packet)

Action: Motion to approve Consent Agenda

6. Rule on Items Removed from Consent Agenda

7. Unfinished Business

A. Building Permit and Zoning Board of Appeals Fees (page 13)

Summary: Recommendation to adjust building permit and Zoning Board appeal fees.

B. Township Road Tax Transfer (page 14)

Summary: Recommendation to allocate Township Road Tax transfers to Fulton capital street projects beginning in FY 2018.

8. New Business

A. Driscoll Variance Request – Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes (pages 15a-e, 15-17)
Summary: A Public Hearing held on July 14th to hear a variance request to allow an accessory building to be constructed with material other than what is listed in §155.001 of Fulton municipal code. Fulton Zoning Board of Appeals recommends denying the variance.

B. Grand Administration Agreement with Community Funding & Planning Services (CFPS) for $406,000 CDBG Sewer Lining Grant (pages 18-20)

Summary: $25,960.00 contract between CFPS and City of Fulton for grant administration for the Third Ward sewer lining project. Recommend waive bids and approve agreement with CFPS.

9. Reports

Administrator Report (page 21)
Police Report (page 22)
Finance Committee Report (page 23)
Tourism Report (pages 24-68)

10. Adjourn

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting Minutes
July 5, 2016

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, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher, Dan Nederhoff and Howard VanZuiden answered, “present.” Ald. M. VanZuiden was “absent.” Also in attendance were, Ed Cannon (City Administrator), Jeremy Leitzen (Police Officer), Bill Shirk (City Attorney), Dan Clark (Public Works Director) and April Eschelman (Director Chamber of Commerce).

The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Wayne Wiersema gave the invocation.

During the communication from visitors April Eschelman announced she started a new job with the Prison in Thomson, IL. April is still working with the chamber to work on getting the position filled her position as the Director of the Chamber of Commerce. Ald. Mask wished her luck on the new position. Other visitors at the meeting include Chuck Dykstra, Jane Orman-Luker, Darwin Johnson, and Mike & Jenny McClary.

Mayor Russell asked if there were any questions regarding the items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration are the June 20, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes and the Appointment of Dean Brackemyer to the Zoning Board of Appeals (replace Lynn Zahnle). Ald. Letcher made a correction to the meeting minutes regarding the repairs to the roof at the old Drives Building. The city is willing to pay up to $40,000 to make repairs to the roof. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Unfinished Business:

The Drives Building had a bad A/C that leaked and soaked the carpet; the carpet has to be torn up. Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning fixed the A/C and another one that was having an issue. These issues hopefully are going to be resolved before the American Queen stops in about three weeks. Admin. Cannon explained Beckwith repaired two parts of the roof but are not able to repair the North part until September/October. Public Works is going to be placing a tarp on the North section to prevent more damage. Jane Orman-Luker asked who will be checking the property and how often to make sure further damage does not occur to the building. Admin. Cannon expressed there is no requirement to check the building since it is not being used however he will be making regular visits until all repairs have been made.

New Business:
Awesome Town Music has recently relocated to the old Trinity Church on 13th Ave. They are currently leasing the property with the potential to buy in one year. Charlie Krieder was present to inform the council of the plans they have for the new location. From movie events, concerts, youth/adult programs and much more. They will be beginning to look for more volunteers in the near future.

Chuck Dykstra was present to discuss the Township Toad and Bridge Property Tax Transfer. As discussed previously from the handout (on green paper) the township levy gives $33,238 to the city each year, he is asking they use these funds to help fix the roads instead of putting it in reserves. The council will take this into consider the information and appreciate the information regarding the levy. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

Mayor Russell talked about the Sewer Backup Issues and Recommendations for the future. Mayor Russell expressed his sympathy to the homeowners that were affected during the storm. The findings show no one can be blamed for the results of this nature. If these types of incidents continue to happen the city will have to start a new program to survey problem areas to minimize illegal rainwater into the sanitary sewer system.

A new recommended fee schedule for Building Permits and Petitions to Fulton Zoning Board of Appeals has been put together. The current fees have not changed in over 10 years; the new fees are based off of other surrounding area town’s current fees. With the new permit cost each permit would cost a minimum of $55. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The last item on the agenda is the MFT Revised Resolution and Estimate of Maintenance Costs. The revised resolution includes updates to street patching projects and allocation of MFT reserves to replace the Salt Dome roof. Public Works Director Clark highlighted where the funds will be going and pointed out the other estimate they received to replace the dome roof was $40,000. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Mask to approve the MFT Revised Resolution and Estimate of Maintenance Costs. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Reports:

Mayor Russell included his written report.

Administrator Cannon included his written report.

Ald. Crosthwaite announced Saturday July 23, 2016 @ 10 AM there will be a dedication of the Andresen Nature Center.

July 5 Meeting Packet:  PACKET

 

CITY OF FULTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Consent Agenda (All items in the consent agenda will be enacted by a single motion and roll call vote. Any item may be removed upon request by the Mayor or any Alderman and considered individually after all other items of business on the consent agenda).

A. Approve June 20, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes (pages 2 - 4)
B. Appoint Dean Brackemyer to Zoning Board of Appeals (replace Lynne Zahnle)

Action: Motion to approve Consent Agenda

6. Rule on Items Removed from Consent Agenda

7. Unfinished Business

A. Drives Building

8. New Business

A. Awesome Town Music relocation
B. Township Road and Bridge Property Tax Transfer
C. Sewer Backup Issues and Recommendations (pages 5 – 8)
D. Proposed Fee Schedule for Building Permits and Zoning Board of Appeal Petitions (page 9)
E. MFT Revised Resolution and Estimate of Maintenance Costs (pages 10 – 11)
Summary: Incorporates updates to street patching projects and allocation of MFT reserves for Salt Dome roof replacement.

9. Reports

Mayor (pages 12 - 13)
Administrator Report (page 14)
Aldermen Reports
Committee Reports

10. Adjourn

City of Fulton
Regular Council Meeting Minutes
June 20, 2016

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, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher, Dan Nederhoff and Howard VanZuiden answered, “present.” Ald. M. VanZuiden was “absent.” Also in attendance were, Ed Cannon (City Administrator), James Rhoades (Police Chief), Regina Lehman (Tourism Director) and Amanda Fosdick (City Treasurer).

The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Royann Mathews gave the invocation.

During the communication from visitors everyone was present regarding a matter on the agenda except Chuck Dykstra. Mr. Dykstra asked an item to be added to the next agenda, township money to be spent on city roads. Present as visitors were Warren Amman, John Amman, Barb Suehl-Janis, Clink Kettler, and Jane Orman-Luker.

Mayor Russell asked if there were any questions regarding the items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration are the June 6, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes, Treasurer’s Report, and Bill List. Administrator Cannon pointed out a correction to the meeting minutes, should have stated, “Regular Council Meeting Minutes” instead of “Continuation.” Ald. Mask asked about the WiFi marina fee, Ald. Crosthwaite said it is an added feature marina slip renters have access to, they are the only ones with access to the password. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Unfinished Business:

The first item for consideration is the Drives Building Roof. Admin. Cannon explained the three bids they received from different contractors. Ed’s recommendation would to be going with Beckwith to repair necessary section and spot repairs. Ald. VanKampen believes the city needs to replace the roof. Ald. Letcher would like to see the city repair the roof as well and suggested putting off the bike path sealing until next year. Ald. Nederhoff thought the city needs to cut their losses or find an option for the building. Is there really a purpose for the building? He suggested the city spending no more than $34,000 to replace the roof now, if fundraising is completed, after 1 year the city will replace the rest of the roof. After discussion on the most the city is willing to spend on repairs Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to have the city spend no more than $34,000 to replace necessary portions of the Drives building roof. Roll call vote (5 yes, 2 no, 1 absent).

The second item for consideration is Dangerous Building. Barb Suehl-Janis checked out the property the dangerous building is located on 4th Street. Barb says, “The home is still in the owners name, the lender has not tried to claim interest, the garage could be salvaged but not the home.” Come to the consensus the city needs to move on with the process to clean up lot. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The third item for consideration is Heritage Residential Bid. The council needed to decide whether or not they would like to accept or reject the Groh’s bid. The council would like the lot to be used to build a new home instead of sit empty. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Crosthwaite motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to reject the bid from the Groh’s. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The fourth item for consideration is the Amman Agreement. Admin. Cannon suggested waiving the requirement for Mr. Amman to reimburse the City of Fulton $1739.85 in engineering fees relating to the project. The Amman’s paid their own engineer and attorney to move forward with the project. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to accept the Amman Agreement and waive the engineering fee cost. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

New Business:

The fifth item for consideration is the Miscellaneous Street Patching recommended for year 2017. The attached document provided by Dan Clark) Public Works Director) is a list showing where the money should be used to repair city streets. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The sixth item for consideration is the Geertz Annexation. Admin. Cannon briefly when over Mr. Geertz’s plan to have new homes built on property he owns as long as the city zones the property single family residential. Mr. Cannon came up with a summary to give an estimate how much it would cost the city and how much the city could possibly make. Council members expressed a need to sit down with Mr. Geertz to make sure he has the funding to make this annexation happen before continuing with the process. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The seventh item for consideration is Windmill Donation Agreement. Hank and June Hielema wish to donate 13 more historic replica windmills to the City of Fulton for display in the Windmill Cultural Center. With no questions or concerns Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Letcher to account the donation of the 13 windmills. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The eighth item for consideration is the Budget amendment for Route 84 water main loop grant expenditures. This would amend the FY2017 municipal budget to allocate $6,335.00 from Fund 58, for grant writing and engineering costs. If the city would receive the grant, it must be used within 3 years or given back. With no final decision needing to be made Ald. Mask motioned, seconded by Ald. Letcher to suspend the decision of Fund 58 until a future meeting. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Reports:

Mayor Russell included his written report.

Administrator Cannon included his written report.

Chief Rhoades included his written report.

Tourism Director Regina Lehman included a report on the zombie crawl. The event was a huge success and was able to make a net income to be split between the EAC, Andresen Nature Center and RFCC.

With no further business Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to adjourn. With voice agreement the meeting adjourned at 7:14 PM.

Minutes recorded by,

Lindsey Renkes
Fulton City Clerk

CITY OF FULTON
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
June 20, 2016
5:30 PM

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of allegiance

4. Communication from visitors

5. Consent Agenda (All items in the consent agenda will be enacted by a single motion and roll call vote. Any item may be removed upon request by the Mayor or any Alderman and considered individually after all other items of business on the consent agenda).

A. Approve June 6, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes (pages 3 – 5)
B. Approve Treasurer’s Report (pages 6 – 13)
C. Approve Bill List (back of packet)

Action: Motion to approve Consent Agenda

6. Rule on Items Removed from Consent Agenda

7. Unfinished Business

A. Drives Building Roof (pages 14 - 16)
B. Dangerous Building (page 17)
C. Heritage Residential bid (pages 18 - 19)
D. Amman Agreement (pages 20 - 24)

Summary: Specifies terms and scope of work under which Amman may connect a private storm water drain to the City of Fulton Storm Water sewer system. Waive requirement for Amman to reimburse City of Fulton $1,739.85 in engineering fees relating to the project.

8. New Business

A. Miscellaneous Street Patching (pages 25 – 26)

Summary: Recommended FY2017 street patching projects

B. Geertz Annexation (pages 27 – 38)

Summary: First Reading

C. Windmill Donation Agreement (pages 39 – 42)

Summary: Hank and June Hielema wish to donate an additional 13 historic replica windmills to the City of Fulton for display in the Windmill Cultural Center.

D. Budget amendment for Rte. 84 water main loop grant expenditures

Summary: Amends FY2017 municipal budget to allocate $6,335.00 from Fund 58, W&S Capital Projects Reserves for grant writing and engineering costs. Current reserve balance $138,480.71.

9. Reports

Mayor (pages 43 - 44)
Administrator Report (pages 45 - 47)
Police Report (pages 48 – 49)
Tourism Report (pages 50 – 54)
Aldermen Reports
Committee Reports

10. Adjourn

City of Fulton
Continuation Council Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2016

Mayor Russell 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, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher, Dan Nederhoff M. VanZuiden and H. VanZuiden answered, “present.” Ald. Barbara Mask was “absent.” Also in attendance were Bill Shirk (City Attorney), Ed Cannon (City Administrator), James Rhoades (Police Chief) Dan Clark (Public Works Director), and April Eschelman (Chamber of Commerce Director).

The pledge of allegiance was recited. Pastor Royann Matthews gave the invocation.

During the communication from visitors everyone present was there regarding a matter on the agenda. Present as visitors were Randy Boonstra, Bob Witten, Clink Kettler and Chuck Dykstra.

Ald. Crosthwaite motioned item H Fulton Marina Refund be removed from the agenda, seconded by Ald. M. VanZuiden. Roll call (7 yes, 1 absent).

Mayor Russell asked if there were any questions regarding the items listed on the consent agenda. Items for consideration are the May 16, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes and the May 23, 2016 City Council Continuation Meeting Minutes. One correction was made to the minutes, Ald. Crosthwaite clarified she voted “No” on the Blessing of the Bikes request. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. M. VanZuiden to approve the consent agenda. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The first item for consideration is the Resolution recognizing William Brinkman for his service to the Fulton Community. Mayor Russell read the resolution out loud for everyone to hear, with no questions or concerns Ald. H. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. Letcher to approve the Resolution recognizing Mr. Brinkman. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The second item for consideration is the TCEDA update. Randy Boonstra gave the update explaining how the organization is out to help small businesses grow. He explained how the prison is on the right track to open in he near future. TCEDA has a link on their website that allows people moving to the area to see potential rentals in the tri-county, especially those moving for a job at the prison. He also mentioned the Board of Directors must change its by laws to include more members, they must now have two union members on the board, they only had one and he recently resigned. Randy asked if the City of Fulton was still willing to give to TCEDA, is it in the budget? It was originally mentioned they would donate $500. With no questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The third item for consideration is the Bluegrass Festival and Jordan Feliz Concert at Heritage Canyon. Present to talk about the Festival was Melissa Kane and Charlie Krieder. Charlie is hoping to have more than 1,000 people show up for the Bluegrass Festival, they have seen more out of town people at these types of events and want the festival to continue to grow. With these types of events continuing to grow they hope to have a different location for these types of events closer to the downtown area in the future. With no questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The fourth item for consideration is the Mainly marathons Street Closure Request. This group of runners stopped in Fulton last year and is back this year. With them coming to town they buy gas and stay at our hotel which it good revenue for businesses. With no further questions or concerns Ald. M. VanZuiden motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The fifth item for consideration is Fulton Summer Nights Events Street Closure Request. The event will be held three times this summer in June, July and August. Asking for approval of the street closure along with tables and chairs and some garbage cans. With no further questions or concerns Ald. VanKampen motioned, seconded by Ald. Crosthwaite to approve the street closure request for Fulton Summer Nights. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The sixth item for consideration is Disposition of Road and Bridge Tax Revenue. Charles Dykstra (Township Supervisor) was present to discuss the Fulton Township Levy Information. He explained how the levy is broken down with $33,238 being paid the City of Fulton. Mr. Dykstra discovered in previous years the money has been put the in city’s General Fund but would like it to be used to repair roads in town. With no further questions or concerns the council moved to the next item on the agenda.

The seventh item on the agenda is the City Ordinance Codification. The city has a budget of $7500 to get the updating completed. This type of update has not been completed since 2009. The estimate from American Legal Publishing is $5,100 to $5680 depending if they choose to have the ordinances listed online as well. Ald. Crosthwaite asked if it is really necessary to have the ordnances posted online. With no further questions or concerns Ald. VanKampen motioned to accept proposal from American Legal Publishing with optional services, seconded by Ald. Letcher. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The eighth item for consideration is the Collective Bargaining Agreement between City of Fulton and Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Local 790. An agreement has been made however City Attorney Shirk advised the council to accept pending clarification on page 48, Section 1. The attorney would like to review the Agreement and Declaration of Trust. If all looks fine the agreement will be accepted. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to approve the contract with the full0time non-management Public Works employees and administrative personnel at Fulton City Hall. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

The ninth item for consideration is Prevailing Wage Ordinance #1539. The city is required to adopt a prevailing wage ordinance annually; these rates are established by the US Department of Labor. With no further questions or concerns Ald. Letcher, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

Old Business:
The council needs to make a decision on the bid they received for the north lot in the Heritage Residential Subdivision. As it currently stands there is no requirement to build on the lot, can make that restriction. After discussion the council did not want to make a decision Ald. Letcher motioned, seconded by Ald. Field to table the vote until next meeting.

Reports:

Mayor Russell included his written report.

Administrator Cannon included his written report.

Ald. VanKampen asked what was being done about the dangerous building on 4th St and 15th Ave. In order to move on in the process two people need to be appointed to the committee. It was decided Ald. M. VanZuiden and Randy Boonstra would be appointed to the committee.

Ald. Crosthwaite noted the Zombie Crawl was a success; there were a lot of people from out of town that participated in the event.

Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. VanKampen to not enter closed session to discuss personnel, it will be discussed at another time. Roll call vote (7 yes, 1 absent).

With no further business Ald. Field motioned, seconded by Ald. Nederhoff to adjourn. With voice agreement the meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.

Minutes recorded by,

Lindsey Renkes
Fulton City Clerk

CITY OF FULTON REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING June 6, 2016 5:30 PM 1. Call to order 2. Roll call 3. Pledge of allegiance 4. Communication from visitors 5. Consent Agenda (All items in the consent agenda will be enacted by a single motion and roll call vote. Any item may be removed upon request by the Mayor or any Alderman and considered individually after all other items of business on the consent agenda). A. May 16, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes (pages 4 - 6) B. May 23, 2016 City Council Continuation Meeting Minutes (page 7) 6. Rule on Items Removed from Consent Agenda 7. Items for Consideration: A. Resolution recognizing William Brinkman for his service to the Fulton Community (page 8) B. TCEDA Update (pages 9 - 11) C. Bluegrass Festival and Jordan Feliz Concert at Heritage Canyon Report (pages 12 - 14) D. Mainly Marathons Street Closure Request (page 15) Summary: Mainly Marathons is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, with a start time of 5:00 AM. Request to close 1th Street between 11th and 9th Avenues from Tuesday, June 7th at 3:30 PM until Wednesday, June 8th at 4:00 PM. Action: Approve street closure request E. Fulton Summer Nights Events Street Closure Requests (pages 16 - 19) Summary: Summer Night Events scheduled for June 9, July 14th, and August 11th. Action: Approve street closure requests F. Disposition of Road and Bridge Tax Revenue (pages 20 – 21) Summary: Fulton receives over $27,000 a year in road and bridge tax revenues. The tax is levied by the Fulton Township and distributed to the City of Fulton. Action: Discussion G. City Ordinance Codification (pages 22 - 28) Summary: Proposal from American Legal Publishing Corp. to update our municipal code and post code on-line. Last update was February 2009. Action: Motion to waive bids and accept proposal from American Legal Publishing H. Fulton Marina Refund Summary: Discussion on Mayor’s actions relating to marina slip fee refunds Action: Discussion I. Collective Bargaining Agreement between City of Fulton and Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Local 790 (pages 29 – 50) Summary: Initial collective bargaining agreement to cover all full-time non-management Public Works employees and administrative personnel at Fulton City Hall. Action: Approve contract J. Prevailing Wage Ordinance #1539 (pages 51 - 63) Summary: Fulton is required to adopt a prevailing wage ordinance annually. Prevailing wage rates are established by the US Department of Labor. Action: Motion to approve Consent Agenda 8. Old Business A. Heritage Residential Lot Bids (pages 64 - 65) Summary: Review bid received for the north lot in Heritage Residential Subdivision Action: Vote on bid 9. Reports Mayor Report (pages 66 - 83) Administrator Report (pages 84 - 85) Aldermen 10. Closed Session to discuss personnel 11. Return to Open Session 12. Adjourn

City of Fulton
Continuation Council Meeting Minutes
May 23, 2016

Mayor Russell called the meeting to order at 6:00 and directed the city clerk to call the roll. On roll call Ald. Barbara Mask, Gene Field, Margaret Crosthwaite, Sue VanKampen, Wes Letcher, Dan Nederhoff and H. VanZuiden answered, “present.” Ald. M. VanZuiden was “absent.” Also in attendance were Bill Shirk (City Attorney), Ed Cannon (City Administrator), Tammy Garibay (City Collector), James Rhoades (Police Chief) Dan Clark (Public Works Director), and Regina Lehman (Director of Tourism).

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