March 11, 2014 – Regular Council Meeting






Tuesday, March 11, 2014

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 03/25/14)


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


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Council Members Present: Phyllis Dickerson, Robert Gentner, Christine Williams, Harold Dickerson, Cathy Mulholland, and Tom Cameron.


Absent: Kim Kollek-Jewell.


Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley and Attorney: John Gormley.


Additions / Deletions to Agenda: None.


Guest Comments on the Agenda: None.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.


MOTION by P. Dickerson, seconded by C. Williams to approve the February 25, 2014 minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.


Special Guests: None.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley warned about scams going around.


9.2       DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

H. Dickerson reported that the white truck broke down and the new one is two to three weeks from delivery. May have to rent a truck to put down cold patch.


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

No Report.


9.7      Homecoming

The next Committee meeting will be April 1st at 4:00 p.m.


9.8       Budget

Cameron reported that the Budget appears to be in good shape.



Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

March 11, 2014




10.1     Personnel Manual Revisions

Tabled. The Committee needs to have a meeting to discuss a general update.


10.2     Property Maintenance

Tabled. Chief Balsley is still working with AGS.


10.3     Additional Sewer Bond Payment

Gentner suggested the Board consider paying an extra $70,000.00 in May. Action should be taken at the next meeting.


10.4     Davis Street

The Ordinance was published March 1st. Waiting for the 20 day time requirement to pass. Will be able to adopt the Resolution of Dedication at the next meeting.


10.5     Sidewalk Snow Removal




11.1     Employee Wage Increase

The funds for a 3% increase have been approved in the new Budget. A Personnel Committee recommendation and Board action are required to implement the wage increase.


MOTION by Gentner, seconded by H. Dickerson to give the following employees a 3% raise: Full Time – Karen McGuire, Bob Tribley, Frank Vavricka, Matt Balsley, and Phil Hruska; Part Time – Brian Swett, Paul Cameron, and Ted Scott.


Roll Call: Ayes: C. Mulholland, Cameron, Gentner, Williams. P. Dickerson, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: Kollek-Jewell. Motion carried.


Review Financial Statements / Pay Bills


Clerk will provide Treasurer’s complete financial report for next meeting.


MOTION by Gentner, seconded by H. Dickerson to authorize the clerk to pay all necessary bills and provide a report of all payables at the next meeting.


Roll Call: Ayes: Williams, Cameron, Mulholland, Gentner, P. Dickerson, H. Dickerson. Nays: None. Absent: Kollek-Jewell. Motion carried.


Announcements / Correspondence

H. Dickerson announced that mail and other correspondence is on the table for review.


Guest Comments: None.


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


Meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.


Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice