COMMISSIONERS … Fulton County Commissioners work on approving numerous agenda items during the week’s meetings. (PHOTO BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
The Fulton County Commissioners held their first meeting of the week on Tuesday, May 3rd. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Commissioners first moved to approve the minutes for the previous meeting that took place on April 26th before also approving the agenda as presented.
Approval was then given to pay the bills as presented. A review then took place regarding received correspondence from Palmer Energy pertaining to the 2022 electric budget update.
A discussion then took place regarding a bridge inspection report from Mannik and Smith.
The following agenda items were then approved.
-Resolution 2022-306 For the increase & transfer of appropriations for various departments.
-Resolution 2022-307 To approve legal and authorize an ad for the 2022 asphalt resurfacing project on behalf of the engineer.
-Resolution 2022-308 To execute a letter in support of a grant application with ODOT for Triangular Processing.
-Resolution 2022-309 To accept the resignation of a maintenance employee.
-Resolution 2022-310 To approve a personnel request on behalf of JFS.
-Resolution 2022-311 To approve submitted purchase orders and travel requests.
The meeting then moved to recess at 9:08 a.m. before reconvening at 9:29 a.m. Upon the groups return, a presentation was given to all those in attendance regarding a petition for ditch no. 2145 branch 2a Swancreek Lucas no. 2. The petition was given by Rod Creager who is the Chief Deputy County Engineer.
Mr. Creager spoke regarding the work that will need to be done to mitigate the numerous flooding issues that is affecting homeowners in the area.
It was explained that a comprehensive study will be completed that will show what work will need to be completed, and how much the cost will add up to be.
Individual property assessments will be figured up and presented to homeowners at the next meeting that will take place once the information is gathered.
Mr. Creager also explained that this study will show whether the benefit outweighs the cost, which is estimated at this point to be $124,442.29. Of that amount, $116,926.69 is for construction costs.
He also explained that the price is higher now because pvc piping has doubled in price since last year. Following the presentation, Commissioners voted to continue on with performing a detailed study to receive estimates.
The date and time for the engineer’s report for the study was also set for August 4th. The meeting was then adjourned at 10:19 a.m.
Commissioners then held their second meeting of the week on Thursday, May 5th. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Commissioners first moved to approve the minutes from the previous meeting that took place on May 3rd. The following reviews then took place.
A review of the sales tax report for April 2022, month end financial report for April 2022, the treasurer to auditor balancing report, the amended certificate for estimated resources, and a certificate of non-compliance. A discussion also took place regarding a water tap request before Commissioners moved to approve the following agenda items.
-Resolution 2022-315 For the increase & transfer of appropriations for various departments.
-Resolution 2022-316 To approve oversight of contract 2022-52 with the National Youth Advocate Program on Behalf of JFS.
-Resolution 2022-317 To approve Type-1 expedited annexation for 2022-001- Kinsman.
-Resolution 2022-318 To approve purchase orders and travel requests.
-Resolution 2022-319 For the discussion of a water tap request.
-Resolution 2022-320 To approve a permit for an oversized or overweight vehicle.
With no other items to attend to, Commissioners moved to adjourn the meeting for the morning.
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