At Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council presented a retirement proclamation and held a public hearing for the levy rate for property taxes.
Mayor Steve Myers presented a retirement proclamation to engineering technician Courtney Coffelt.
She worked with the city for 25 years. June 19, 1998 was when she began her tenure as a solid waste refuse collector.
Fulton City engineer Kyle Bruemmer said he has worked alongside Coffelt for 19 years and praised her skills as a technician and a coworker.
"Courtney, it's just been a privilege to work with you," Bruemmer said.
He also presented a plaque to Coffelt in honor of her service to Fulton.
The council also held a public hearing to hear community feedback related to the rate of levy for property taxes for the 2023 calendar year.
The rate would be set at $.5271 for each $100 of the assessed valuation of all taxable property within city limits. This rate is the same as 2022.
Nobody spoke in favor or opposition to the rate of levy.
Later in the meeting, the council discussed a second reading of the bill related to the rate. The council unanimously passed the second and third reading of this bill.
In other business, the council:
heard the July director of administration report. The council unanimously accepted the report.
heard the July financial statement for Fulton. The council unanimously accepted the statement.
heard from Nicole Myers about an upcoming corn hole tournament to benefit the Central Missouri Honor Flight. The event would be on Sept. 23 from 3-10 p.m. at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport. The request was also asking permission for food trucks and entry fees. Myers said this is the first time they will host the corn hole tournament. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. The council unanimously approved the event.
discussed a resolution for the city to enter into a contract with Twillman Construction Company, of Fulton, for grave excavation services. Myers said this company has worked with the city for many years. The council unanimously approved the resolution.
discussed a resolution for an amendment to the Burns and McDonnell Agreement, which is related to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDSEP). The council unanimously approved the resolution.
discussed a resolution for an amendment to the Burns and McDonnell Agreement, related to the Wastewater Collection System Evaluation Services (WCSES) associated with the Integrated Management Plan Project. The council unanimously approved the resolution.
discussed a resolution to establish the city's intent to seek funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MODOT) Transportation Alternatives Program Grant. The council unanimously approved the resolution.
discussed the first reading of an ordinance to approve plat six of the Willow Creek subdivision. Bruemmer said this is just a preliminary plat, and he would like to see it delayed to do more research. One of the developers of the subdivision was present at the meeting, where he spoke about the timeline of the preliminary plat. The council unanimously approved the ordinance. It will have a second reading at the next meeting.
The next Fulton City Council meeting will be Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. There will be no meeting on Sept. 12.