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The Fulton City Council discussed ordinances dealing with natural gas prices and speed limits in school zones during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Councilman Ballard Simmons read a resolution authorizing Mayor Lowe Cannell of the behalf of the City of Fulton to sign all necessary documents and authorize expenditures in relation to long-term natural gas prices with Interstate Municipal Gas Agency for the term of 2024-28.

He made a motion to amend it to include the purchase of 30 percent long-term. The resolution was passed with a 7-1 vote.

Council members heard the second reading of two ordinances.

The first ordinance is for amending Section 110-248 on speed limits within the Fulton City Code by adding a street to be designed as a school zone and establishing an effective date.

Councilmen Mike West made a motion to amend it to be 750 feet north of the Fulton Education Center driveway and 750 feet south of the driveway with a 4-4 vote with Mayor Cannell making the deciding vote in favor of the amendment.

After a lot of discussion and clarification, members decided to moved the ordinance as amended to a third reading at the next regular council meeting. It moved forward with a 7-1 vote.

The second ordinance is for amending Chapter 42 about elections by repealing certain legislation, enacting new legislation in lieu thereof and establishing an effective date, which moved to a third reading with a 8-0 vote.

Members then heard a third reading of an ordinance adopting the official Budget and Capital Improvement Program and appropriating the funds of the city for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2022, and ending Dec. 31, 2022.

It was passed with a 7-1 vote.

Councilman John Braun mentioned Fulton Parks and Recreation are accepting donations to help Festival of Lights to grow.

He then made a motion to make a $2,500 donation to Festival of Lights out of the council discretionary fund, which all members approved.

Under the consent agenda, board members approved to appoint Larry Doyle Jr. to the Tourism Board as the City/County Representative, as well as re-appoint Andrea Ravelo and Monique Jensen to the Tourism Board as City Representatives.

The next city council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Fulton City Hall, 18 E. Fourth St.

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