At Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council presented a proclamation recognizing Women's History Month and heard a request from Our House about an upcoming egg hunt.
Mayor Lowe Cannell presented the proclamation.
"...I, Lowe Cannell, Mayor of the City of Fulton, do hereby proclaim March, 2023 at Women's History Month in the City of Fulton and call upon all citizens to celebrate the numerous contributions women have made to our community, state, nation and to the world," Cannell said.
Our House requested the use of the Morgan Soccer Complex for an upcoming egg hunt event. It will be on April 1.
A food truck will be at the egg hunt, and there will also be prizes available for winners of the hunt.
The council unanimously approved the request.
In other business, the council:
held a public hearing related to the re-classification of a tract of land located at 2011 King Carter Blvd. It would be rezoned from C-3 planned commercial district to C-2 commercial. Nobody spoke in favor or opposition of the rezoning.
heard from Tamara Tateosian, executive director of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce. She provided a quarterly chamber update to the council. Throughout 2023 so far, 36 entrepreneurs and clients have been counseled by the chamber. In 2022, a total of 55 clients were counseled. Tateosian spoke about a hotel needs assessment that was recently completed. The assessment showed that Callaway County had 10 hotel properties, four of which are in Fulton. The assessment also showed that Fulton could support additional hotels. She also highlighted the Be Pro Be Proud simulator that toured Callaway County high schools last week. Over 1,000 students got to experience the simulator, Tateosian said.
discussed a resolution to authorize the Mayor to approve an extension of the current contract with the City of Fulton Housing Authority. This is for the provision of supplemental police services, and would not last longer than two months. The council unanimously passed the resolution.
discussed the first reading of a bill to rezone a tract of land at 2011 King Carter Blvd. A public hearing was held at this meeting for this bill, and nobody spoke in favor or opposition. The council unanimously passed the first reading, and a second reading will take place at the next council meeting.
discussed the second and final reading of a bill to amend Fulton's city code related to animal control officer. This bill amends the city code by repealing a section and enacting another. The council unanimously passed the bill.
discussed the second and final reading of a bill to authorize the Mayor to sign the necessary documents for the Missouri Department of Transportation application for federal/state assistance. This application is for project design by Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly, Inc. for an airport runway lighting project. The council unanimously passed the bill.
The next Fulton City Council meeting will be April 11 at 7 p.m. Election Day is April 4, and polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.