September 25, 2018 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

Village of Morrice Public Notice

VILLAGE OF MORRICE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

MORRICE VILLAGE HALL

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 10/09/18)

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Harold Dickerson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

President Dickerson reported that the Clerk swore Robert Peterson into office just prior to the start of this meeting.

Council Members Present: Harold Dickerson, Phyllis Dickerson, Cathy Mulholland, Andy Flynn,

Philip Hruska, and Robert Peterson.

Absent: Belinda Markell.

Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: Chris Johnson, Treasurer: Brian Swett, and

Clerk: Karen McGuire.

Additions / Deletions to Agenda: Add: 11.2 115 Main Street – Brian Swett

11.3 1100 W. Lansing Road – David Banker

11.4 Parade Permit and Temporary Road Closure

Guest Comments on the Agenda: None.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the agenda as amended. All ayes.

Motion carried.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Hruska to approve September 11, 2018 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

9.1 Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley reminded everyone that the school Homecoming is this Friday. The parade is at 5:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:00 p.m.

9.2 DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

H. Dickerson reported that the new doors have been installed at Village Hall and the DPW has the pipe for the new gate at the Transfer Station.

9.3 Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site

No Report.

9.4 Sewer / Codes

No Report.

9.5 Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA

No Report.

9.6 SSESA

Mulholland gave the run report for August. There were nine ambulance calls in the Village for the month and 158 fire and ambulance calls for all of SSESA. The year-to-date total for all of SSESA was 1,263 calls.

9.7 Homecoming

H. Dickerson reported that there was a Committee meeting last week and several volunteers attended. They have decided to try planning the Festival for next year. The tentative date will be June 29th.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 25, 2018

The next Homecoming meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. here at Village Hall.

9.8 Budget

No Report. A Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

10.1 Amend Personnel Manual

Copies of a revised draft of the manual were presented. The Table of Contents still needs revised. The revision was received too late to go in Council packets but has been received for review. Mulholland suggested Tabling to the next meeting for more time to review. All were in agreement.

10.2 Sale of Patrol Vehicle

Chief Balsley reported he has had two calls but no follow-up.

10.3 Property Line Dispute – 327 Main Street

Clerk reported that Gormley sent a draft of the Ordinance to be enacted at the October 9th Council meeting. Waiting for a reply back from Mr. Thorne along with payment and proof of insurance before acting on the matter. Johnson explained that the Ordinance will grant a temporary easement for the property leading to the stairs. No action at this time.

10.4 Medical Marihuana Grow Facility

H. Dickerson explained that he had a meeting with the proposed applicants and they no longer want to go forward with the process. This item will be removed from the agenda.

10.5 DPW Employee Wages

TABLED. Waiting on the Personnel Manual amendment.

NEW BUSINESS

11.1 Smith Insurance – 307 Main Street – Site Plan Request

Lyn Smith presented a drawing of the site plan and explained what they would like to be able to do. As part of the building and site plan review AGS has stated that they are required to have five off-street parking spaces. Mrs. Smith said that the requirement will not be economically feasible for them and they won’t be able to go forward with the project. She asked for some relief from the Zoning requirements. She can apply for a Zoning Variance which will require a Public Hearing. There are conditions that must be met for a Variance to be approved.

There was also discussion about the handicap parking spots on Main Street.

11.2 115 Main Street – Brian Swett

Mr. Swett explained that he submitted a building permit application to put an addition on his house. AGS hit a snag in the approval process when they realized that his house is a legal non-conforming building. In order for them to be able to approve the building permit the Zoning Board of Appeals must determine that his house is a Class A legal non-conforming structure and approve the expansion. This process requires a Public Hearing and notifications. There are standards to meet for this designation also.

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by P. Dickerson to hold a Public Hearing on this matter on October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. during the regular Council meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

11.3 1100 W. Lansing Road – David Banker

H. Dickerson explained that Mr. Banker has applied for a Special Use Permit to be able to have a storage unit facility on his property. There was a question about whether or not this will go before the Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Application says the ZBA. This will also require a Public Hearing and notifications.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 25, 2018

MOTION by Hruska, seconded by H. Dickerson to hold a Public Hearing on this matter on October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. during the regular Council meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

11.4 Parade Permit and Temporary Road Closures

Chief Balsley reported that the school turned in a Parade Permit for the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 28th. The parade will be from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will require the closure of Main Street from South Street to Mason Street during that time.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by H. Dickerson to approve the requested Parade Permit and Temporary Road Closures as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence

H. Dickerson reported that mail and other correspondence are on the table for review.

Guest Comments:

Joseph Bacigal commented on unpaid snow plowing charges being added to his property taxes and asked that it be removed.

Beckie Ehl asked if notices could be published in the Independent Newspaper rather than the Argus Press.

There was discussion about deadlines and costs.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Hruska to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Clerk