The Fulton City Council discussed several ordinances concerning the city during its regular meeting Tuesday.
The board held a public hearing about adopting the City of Fulton's budget and Capital Improvement Program. No one came forward to speak for or against the presented budget and program.
Council members heard the first reading of an ordinance adopting the official Budget and Capital Improvement Program and appropriating the funds of the city for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2022.
"The budget this year is a balanced budget," said Director of Administration Bill Johnson. "We have revenues of almost 48 million and expenditures of almost 47 million dollars."
This, along with some acquired grants, will be going towards redoing the 2nd Street bridge, completing 2nd Street improvements and making improvements to South Business 54. All projects are to be done next year.
The board also heard a first reading of another ordinance, which would amend Section 110-248 on speed limits within the Fulton City Code by designing a speed limit for certain streets and establishing an effective date.
Both ordinances will be moved to a second reading at the next scheduled meeting.
Councilman Jeff Stone presented the second reading of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to sign all necessary documents in relation to a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Fulton and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for the continued implementation and maintenance of the Native Plants and Pollinators Pilot Project and establishing an effective date.
It was moved to a third reading at the meeting, and then moved to final approval where it passed with a 8-0 vote.
Board members heard from Garry Vaught, on behalf of the Brick District, who requested approval of street closures on 5th, 6th, Nichols and Court streets to ensure the children's safety, as well as an event request for downtown trick-or-treating from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31. His request was granted with an 8-0 vote.
Stephanie Vollmer, on behalf of Fulton Rotary Club, requested a fee waiver and the use of restrooms for Memorial Shelter for the Low Country Boil fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24. This event will include sales of food, alcohol and other items to support local nonprofits and schools. Her requested was granted with an 8-0 vote.
The next regular city council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the council chambers in the upper level of Fulton City Hall, 18 E. Fourth St.