Sale of senior center building approved, no smoking ordinance dies for lack of second

December 11, 2018

Meeting in regular session tonight at Fulton's City Hall, Mayor David Prater, Commissioners Martha Vowell, Elaine Forrester, Darcy Linn and Jeff Vaughn took the first step toward the sale of property currently housing the Fulton Senior Citizens Center on Commercial Avenue, to Jeff Campbell, owner of The Meadows Hotel.

Following a brief adjournment from open session to closed executive session, the commission returned to open session with Mayor Prater's announcement and reading of a Written Determination of the City of Fulton Kentucky, Pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute 82.083, which included a legal description of property known as 107 and 109 Commercial Ave.

"Whereas, the City of Fulton, Kentucky desires to transfer, sell and convey to The Meadows Hotel, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through its sole Member, Jeffrey J. Campbell, certain real property", the document states, with reference to the two tracts. It goes on to designate a conveyance by warranty deed the tracts, for the purchase price of $49,000, with a special stipulation ensuring the Fulton County Senior Citizens shall have possession until April 30, 2019, by such time that the premises is to be vacated.

The city further included in the document, the retention of a right of reversion back to itself, at the original purchase price of $49,000, to be conveyed to the Buyer, if The Meadows Hotel, LLC fails to develop the adjacent property for hotel purposes and officially open for business within three years from the date of the warranty deed.

City Manager Mike Gunn indicated his intention to communicate to the Interim Director of the Fulton County Senior Citizens centers, as well as board members, the same information included in the document.

Another item on the agenda, listed for the second and final reading prior to publication and adoption, the City Ordinance Restricting and Prohibiting Certain Use of Tobacco Products in Buildings Open to the Public and other Public Areas, died for lack of a second following the second reading by City Attorney Allison Whitledge and Mayor Prater.

Commissioner Martha Vowell, as advocate for the ordinance made the motion to approve the second and final reading, with no second offered by Commissioners Linn, Forrester or Vaughn.

For the complete detailed story, see this week's edition of The Current, online or in print Dec. 12.