Tuesday, August 12, 2014

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 08/26/14)


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


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


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


Absent: None.


Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: John Gormley, Treasurer: Brian Swett,

and Clerk: Karen McGuire.


Additions / Deletions to Agenda: Add: 11.5  St. Mary’s Festival and Parade Permit

11.6  Police Car Computer


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 Cameron to approve the July 22, 2014 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to approve the August 5, 2014 Special Meeting minutes. All ayes. Motion carried.


Special Guests: Ben Frederick, Mayor of Owosso

Mr. Frederick addressed the Board with an update on the Big Red Barrel Project. The program has been in place for about a year now with four drop off sites in the area. Its purpose is to provide a free, safe, and anonymous way to dispose of unused prescription medications and controlled substances. No liquids or syringes can be accepted. The barrels are provided by a partnership of the Kiwanis Club of Owosso and the Memorial Healthcare Foundation. It is an on-going project and they asked for help in getting the word out.




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

Chief Balsley presented the complaints report for July and stated that everything is running smoothly in the Department.


9.2       DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

Dickerson reported that he discussed the trucks with the DPW and they are still concerned about the cost of repairing the white truck. He recommends selling the old red plow truck and the orange leaf truck and using those proceeds to offset the cost of repairing the white truck. He wanted to hold off until the road repair is done but then would like to have Chief Balsley list them on Craig’s List. H. Dickerson will let Balsley know when to post the sale.


9.3       Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site

No Report.



Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 12, 2014


9.4       Sewer / Codes

No Report.


9.5       Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA

Gormley commented that the Zoning Committee needs to set a meeting. The last zoning amendment did not include a Schedule of Regulations for the Public Lands zoning.


9.6       SSESA

No Report.


9.7       Homecoming

No Report.


9.8       Budget

No Report.




10.1     Construction Board of Appeals

The Board still needs to appoint a member. There were some names mentioned but no firm suggestions.

  1. Dickerson will contact Dick Bolek to see if he is interested.


10.2     Morrice-Perry Mutual Aid Agreement

Chief Balsley relayed that he and H. Dickerson has another meeting with the Perry Mayor and Police Chief. They brought what their attorney recommended and compared it to what Gormley suggested for the Village Department. The two attorneys will meet to iron out the details of the agreement and present it to the respective Boards for discussion.




11.1     Planning Commission / Master Plan / Future Land Use Plan

Gormley explained that the Board needs to officially create a Planning Commission. Since the Planning Enabling Act was passed in 2008 the Village is supposed to have a master plan and a future land use map. The DDA has been unofficially working on a master plan and they can serve as the Planning Commission but they need to be officially nominated to do so.


MOTION by P. Dickerson, seconded by H. Dickerson to have Gormley draw up the necessary documents to establish a Planning Commission by nominating the DDA to serve as such and having them create a master plan and a future land use plan/map. All ayes. Motion carried.


11.2     Lagoon Property Lease

The current lease expires at the end of December 2014. There was discussion about renewing this lease or putting it out for bids. H. Dickerson will check with the current lessee to see if he wants to renew at the same rate for another four years or if we need to send it out for bids.


11.3     H.S.A. Deposits

In February Gentner asked to have the H.S.A. employer contributions put on the agenda for review. Clerk compiled some numbers regarding the State limitation on contributions, the budget limitation, amounts paid out so far, premium costs, and remaining balances. This is basically a statement of position to date.


11.4     ACT 51 Annual Certification of Employee- related Conditions

Clerk explained this is a new State requirement of documentation that must be provided in order to continue receiving Act 51 street funding. It is similar to the EVIP requirements for Revenue Sharing.

The Village must be in compliance for employee compensation plans and have financial information

available on a searchable website. The due date is September 30th. Swett will submit documentation.

Village Of Morrice

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 12, 2014


11.5     St. Mary’s Festival and Parade Permit

Chief Balsley reported that St. Mary’s Festival will be September 5 – 7 this year. They have requested a parade permit for September 6th and requested some street closures during the event. The closures will be the same as last year. The Department will handle traffic control during the parade. Balsley recommended that the permit be approved.


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Williams to approve the event/parade application as presented.

All ayes. Motion carried.


11.6     Police Car Computer


MOTION by Gentner, seconded by Cameron to approve the purchase of a laptop for the Police Department – the Dell Latitude E6430 ATG for $2,742.78.


Balsley explained that the computer will be for the Ford cruiser and that it has been without one for about four years now. This computer will be compatible with the transition to air cards that the County is going through and has been recommended by the County technician. It will also improve safety and will be able to be transferred to another car when a new one is purchased.


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


Review Financial Statements / Pay Bills


MOTION by Gentner, seconded by Kollek-Jewell to pay the bills as presented. (List attached).


Roll Call: Ayes: Gentner, P. Dickerson, Williams, Kollek-Jewell, Cameron, Mulholland, H. Dickerson.

Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried.


Announcements / Correspondence

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


Guest Comments: None.


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


Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.




Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk

Author: Village of Morrice